Fonds F2239 - Calgary Television Ltd. fonds

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Calgary Television Ltd. fonds


  • [ca. 1935-1990] (Creation)

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ca. 8000 photographs. -- 8 audio cassettes. -- 1 m of textual records. -- ca. 100 video cassettes. -- ca. 300 films

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Biographical history

Calgary Television Ltd. was incorporated in 1953 as a joint project of CFAC, CFCN and CKXL radio stations in Calgary, Alberta. The station was licenced with the call letters CHCT. In 1955 studios were built at 955 Rideau Road SW. In 1957 the station joined the CBC cross-Canada microwave network. In 1967 the station was purchased by Selkirk Holdings and in July 1971 the call letters changed to CFAC-TV. In September 1975 the station became independent of CBC. In 1981 the studios moved to Centre Avenue and Barlow Trail NE. For further information see Anybody Watching / Jim Mackenzie. -- Calgary : Mack Parlor Press Limited, 1984; and 40 Years of Calgary Television / Calgary : CICT Independent Calgary Television, 1994.

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Gifts of CFAC-TV and Calgary Television Ltd., 1972-2005.

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The fonds consists of photographs of personalities, scenes and politicians; research material and slides for "The Last Complete Show", about the Capitol Theatre; and sound recordings of "Gaslight" productions on Sam Livingston, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, oil industry, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Crowsnest Pass, railways, Louis Riel, and law makers and law breakers; script of broadcast re Eric Harvie (1975)

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No restrictions on access.

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      The material is in English.

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      The records of CFAC Radio are also held by Glenbow.

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      Dates of creation revision deletion

      Thursday, November 01, 2018




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