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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Series
No.: GR0048.001SF.0005
TITLE: Publicity Bureau files
DATE RANGE: 1939-1972, predominant 1945-1961
EXTENT: 12.98 m of textual records and other materials
Includes 172 audio reels, 41 negatives and 48 photographs.
ADMINISTRATIVE
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The series consists of the administrative and operational files of the Publicity Bureau and its branches, which dealt with government advertising, government publicity, and promotion of travel and tourism within Alberta to the rest of the world. The records include correspondence, reports, radio broadcast scripts, press releases, newspaper clippings, departmental advertising requests, artwork, and subject files. The subject files pertain to all aspects of promotion, tourism and advertising campaigns throughout Alberta, Canada, United States and around the world. The subject files also contain records addressing topics such as Alberta newspapers and magazines, advertising agencies, tourism conferences, fishing, national parks, skiing, film, radio, tourist information, highways and roads, displays, exhibitions, and events coordinated or attended by the Bureau staff. The events represented in the files include the 1954 Grey Cup, the opening of the Jubilee Auditoria, Calgary Stampede, and the Canadian National Exhibition. The files also include supporting material for publications produced by the Government of Alberta, such as tourist guide books. The administrative files comprise financial records, expense claims, staff meetings, staff attendance sheets, statistical reports of Bureau activities, and personal files of the Director of the Bureau containing speeches, articles, and correspondence. Also included are interviews with pioneers conducted by Bureau staff from 1956 to 1961 as part of the Bureau’s activities during the Alberta Golden Jubilee celebrations.
LANGUAGE NOTE: The material is in English.
RELATED RECORDS: Related records can be found in the Department of Provincial Secretary and the Department of Industry and Development. The personal records of Dan Campbell, Director of the Publicity Bureau, can be found in PR1533.
RELATED SOUS-FONDS: GR0048.001SF (Public Affairs Bureau sous-fonds)
RELATED FILES: Display FileList


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