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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Series
No.: GR0048.001SF.0009
TITLE: Public Affairs Bureau miscellaneous files
DATE RANGE: 1899-1988
EXTENT: 1.39 m of textual records and other materials
Includes 229 photographs, 149 maps, 14 posters, and 1 watercolour.
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SCOPE AND CONTENT: The series consists of documents, published reports and maps transferred directly from the Public Affairs Bureau. The documents comprise weekly reports, incorporating photographs, from J.L. Irwin, an Alberta government clerk, pertaining to settlement and economic development in 1931, primarily in Grande Prairie and Peace River region but also one report from Calgary; organizational charts; and a list of ministers, departments and acts that the ministers administered. The photographs are images of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, 1899-1926, 1952; formal portraits of members of the British royal family, 1906-1936; photographs of the Ukrainian festival in Vegreville, 1974; and a 1980 Culture Branch photograph. The posters include items from the Solicitor-General Check-Stop program, Alberta Environment, an exhibit at Alberta House in London, England, prints of the coats of arms of Canada and Alberta, the Wild Rose of Alberta, and a 1936 illustrated poem. The maps depict information pertaining to forestry, agriculture, planning, land inventories, oil sands, population, municipalities, electoral boundaries, recreation and park facilities, and hydrogeology of various regions of Alberta. The published reports include the Government of Alberta’s submissions to various commissions on federal-provincial relations, highway development, and the coal industry, 1938-1950; a 1950 economic study of Calgary; publications gathered by the Publicity Bureau including lists of municipalities and officers, Alberta Golden Jubilee articles, Alberta legislation pertaining to taxation from 1960-1961, a copy of the 1959 Alberta throne speech, Jubilee Auditoria tuning, and material regarding industrial development; biographies and photographs of the 1971 Alberta Cabinet; newsprint publications of the Public Affairs Bureau including Rap and Profile; a 1973 pollution control booklet; and reports on the Alberta Housing Commission, the oil sands industry, the collapse of the First Investor Group and associated companies, and water levels of various lakes in Alberta. The watercolour is an image titled, “The Athabasca Valley,” painted by D.G. Sanderlands, ca. 1931.
LANGUAGE NOTE: The material is in English.
RELATED SOUS-FONDS: GR0048.001SF (Public Affairs Bureau sous-fonds)
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