Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0212 - Glenbow Archives Oddments collection
ACU GBA C0212
Glenbow Archives Oddments collection
- [ca. 1880-1995] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
3 m of textual records and other material
Name of creator
The Glenbow Archives has created this artificial collection from orphaned items which are not properly part of the archival fonds in our holdings, but which still have research and exhibition value. The items are predominantly “advertiques”, which are advertisements for businesses, services or organizations which were distributed to the public in the form of give-aways such as blotters, coasters or paper placemats. The collection has been organized in alphabetical order by the name of the business, organization or person named on the item.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of many donors, 1955-2010.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of paper artifacts including advertiques (blotters, paper placemats, etc.); transit and railway tickets; savings coupons from breakfast cereals, tea, coffee, etc.; various licences and certificates; soap wrappers; laundry bills; ration books; and other items.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Friday, October 20, 2017