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Fonds F0001 - Alberta Association of Architects fonds

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Alberta Association of Architects fonds


  • 1906-1978 (Creation)

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18.9 m of textual records

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The Alberta Association of Architects is a self-governing professional association charged under the Architects Act with the registration of Architects and the licensing of Licensed Interior Designers and with the regulation of the practice of Architecture in the Province of Alberta. The Association regulates the practice of architecture for the protection of the public and the administration of the Profession.

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Acquired by donation in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985 and 1986.

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Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, membership lists, correspondence, and office files of the Association of Alberta Architects, 1906-1978.

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Further accruals expected.

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The material is in English.

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Includes record nos: 3A/76.01, 18A/77.67, 29A/78.02, 87A/80.22, 96A/80.31, 106A/81.10, 107A/81.11, 122A/82.07, 125A/82.10, 130A/82.15, 133A/82.18, 134A/82.19, 185A/84.06, 187A/84.08, 210A/85.03, 227A/86.07


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For the most part, the Association’s records, dating from 1906, were found in chronological order by subject or file title. This order has been maintained. Where file titles varied from year to year, some artificial consistency has been introduced. Also: file titles categorized as “Committee for…”, have, generally, been reversed in order to indicate the subject involved. Such instances have been indicated in square brackets in the Inventory with an appropriate crossreference. The original title, as found, has been maintained on the archival file folder.

Files which have a time-range greater than the annual one have also been noted. Where a major subject interest is apparent, crossreferences have also been made, again in square brackets to indicate archival interpolation, e.g. [Education] and [Ethics].

Jean Tener
September 1976


Two further consignments of papers were received in quick succession from the Association. Some of this material followed chronologically that already inventoried, beginning with 1970 and ending with 1973.

But many of the Correspondence files dated as far back as the late 1950s, and it was, therefore, decided to interpolate these files with those already inventoried, rather than splitting the chronological sequence among the various accessions.

In order to facilitate this interpolation, the file numbering system of Section III; CORRESPONDENCE was changed to accommodate the added files and leave room for possible future additions to the already existing sequence.


The Co for CORRESPONDENCE has been maintained, followed by the last two digits of the file year and a Cutter number for the file title. The Cutter system of identification facilitates interpolation of further files without having to re-number all subsequent files.

The numbering system for files in all other sections has been maintained, apart from some minor adjustments for the sake of consistency and alphabetical order.

Most sections of the Inventory are preceded by a short description pointing out special features and peculiarities of that section.

Research into the history of the Association has been initiated, as has the compilation of an alphabetical listing of members but, due to other pressing work resting on the shoulders of the Archives’ staff, publication of these two additions to the Inventory will have to wait until a later date.

Annalise K. Walker
April 1981

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