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Desk and Derrick Club of Calgary fonds


Physical Description:
9 m of textual records. -- ca. 3000 photographs

The Desk and Derrick Club of Calgary, Alberta was formed in 1950 as an affiliate of the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs of North America. The purpose of the club was to provide women employed in the petroleum industry with a clear understanding of the industry. This is accomplished through educational films, speakers from the oil industry, and petroleum-oriented field trips. Members were also involved in various social events and conventions. Originally the club membership was largely composed of clerical staff in the industry. Membership was opened to men around 1995, and the club shifted its focus to networking among the various professions involved in the industry. The club folded in 2011.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of club bulletins (Black Gold), scrapbooks regarding club activities and events, programs, newsclippings, photographs, membership lists, certificates and correspondence.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Desk and Derrick Club, Lynne Grose, Dianne Partington, Helen Turgeon and Marian Standring, 1981-2018.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-6070, M-6249, M-6446, M-8173, M-8974, M-9173, M-9508, M-9598, M-9661, M-9751, M-9877, PA-2298, PB-620, PD-386

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