Collection C0212 - Glenbow Archives Oddments collection

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Glenbow Archives Oddments collection


  • [ca. 1880-1995] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 m of textual records and other material

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Biographical history

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.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of many donors, 1955-2010.

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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.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Title based on contents of records.


Oddments boxes

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Friday, October 20, 2017




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