Series - Alberta Pioneers oral history project records

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Alberta Pioneers oral history project records

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    • 1956-1964 (Creation)

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    169 audio reels
    48 photographs
    8 photographic negatives

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    The Publicity Bureau was established in 1959 when it was transferred from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. It was transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Tourism in 1961.

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    The Publicity Bureau was established in 1948 when it was transferred from the Ministry of Trade and Industry. It was transferred to Provincial Secretary in 1959.

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    The Publicity Bureau was transferred from Provincial Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Development in 1961. It was subsequently transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Tourism in 1968.

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    The series consists of records related to the Alberta Pioneers oral history project, an initiative begun by Minister of Economic Affairs A. Russell Patrick in 1956 that was assigned to the Advertising Unit of the Publicity Bureau in April 1957 and continued until approximately 1964. The files include recorded interviews, memorabilia from individuals being interviewed, photographs, as well as correspondence regarding interviews.

    The series also includes recordings of a meeting of the Southern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association in 1957 as well as the opening ceremonies of the Fort Macleod Museum in 1959.

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    The records were acquired by direct transfer.


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        Some tape summaries and interview transcripts are available.

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        Includes all or parts of accessions GR1967.0173, GR1967.0174, GR1967.0175, GR1967.0176, GR1967.0177, GR1967.0178, GR1967.0179, GR1967.0180, GR1967.0181, GR1967.0182, GR1967.0183, GR1967.0184, GR1967.0185, GR1967.0186, GR1967.0187, GR1967.0188, GR1967.0189, GR1967.0190, GR1967.0191, GR1967.0192, GR1967.0193, GR1967.0194, GR1967.0195, GR1967.0196, GR1967.0197, GR1967.0198, GR1967.0199, GR1967.0200, GR1967.0201, GR1967.0202, GR1967.0203, GR1967.0204, GR1967.0205, GR1967.0206, GR1967.0207, GR1967.0208, GR1967.0209, GR1967.0210, GR1967.0211, GR1967.0212, GR1967.0213, GR1967.0214, GR1967.0215, GR1967.0216, GR1967.0217, GR1967.0218, GR1967.0219, GR1967.0220, GR1967.0221, GR1967.0222, GR1967.0223, GR1967.0224, GR1967.0225, GR1967.0226, GR1967.0227, GR1967.0228, GR1967.0229, GR1967.0230, GR1967.0231, GR1967.0232, GR1967.0233, GR1967.0234, GR1967.0235, GR1967.0236 and GR1967.0237.

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