Fonds F0348 - Calgary Downtown Business Association fonds

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Calgary Downtown Business Association fonds


  • 1954-1980 (Creation)

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1.4 m of textual records. -- 6 photographs

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The issue of the availability of downtown parking brought a group of businessmen in Calgary, Alberta to form the Calgary Downtown Business Association in 1955. An agreement was drawn up between the City and the Association to form the Calgary Downtown Parking Corporation, a body designed to provide adequate and reasonably inexpensive parking in the city core. In the early and mid-1960s Association members played a major role in the City's planning advisory committee. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the Association was concerned with the extension of Light Rail Transit.


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Gift of Calgary Downtown Business Association, 1982, 1985.

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  • The fonds consists of agreement with City, minutes (1954-1978), financial records, membership lists (1958-1973), correspondence, committee records, project and promotion records, scrapbooks and miscellany.
  • RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: George Atkins, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Canadian Car and Bus Advertising Ltd., Greyhound Lines of Canada, Gridoil Freehold Leases, George E. Hill, and shopping malls.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Title based on contents of records.


Photoprints are with M 6263.

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