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Archives Programs

About the Programs Catalogue

The Programs Catalogue contains descriptions of over 1100 programs of concerts, dinners, openings, commemorations, theatre productions, graduations, political rallies, and sporting events held in Alberta (predominantly in Calgary) from 1886 to the 1900s.

Search Tips

To do a wildcard search use "*" at the end of a string of letters. Example: "music*" will find music, musician, musical, etc.

To narrow a search (boolean "and") use "&" between the search terms. Example: "grand & music*" will find records in which both words occur, such as musical events held in the Grand Theatre.

To broaden a search (boolean "or") use "/" between the search terms. Example: "drama / theatre / opera" will find records in which one of these terms occurs.

To search for one term but not another use "!" between the search terms. Example: "dinner ! palliser" will find records related to dinners which were not held at the Palliser Hotel.

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Note: use &, /, and ! for and, or and not

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