Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0176 - Glenbow Archives Posters collection
ACU GBA C0176
Glenbow Archives Posters collection
- [ca. 1845-1968] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
ca. 200 posters
Name of creator
Since the mid-1950s, Glenbow Archives has acquired posters documenting the history of Alberta and Canada. Posters which do not belong to other fonds held by the Glenbow Archives have been artificially placed into this collection.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of various donors.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of posters related to a wide variety of topics including the promotion of immigration to Canada; the sale of Victory bonds and recruitment for the wars; political campaigns; advertisements for rail and steamship travel; and announcements of auction sales, sports meets, and social events.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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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 primarily in English. One immigration poster is in Ukrainian.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
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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Dates of creation revision deletion
Friday, August 01, 2014