CA ACU GBA C0179
- 1924-2002, predominant 1960-2002 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
Name of creator
Hugh Dempsey, former chief archivist of the Glenbow Archives, and his Blood wife, Pauline Dempsey, collected these posters over the years, at various predominantly First Nations sporting, cultural and political events which they and their family attended. The events were held primarily in Western Canada and north-western American states, especially in Alberta and Montana, but include other locations in Canada and the United States, and a few international events in England and France.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Hugh Demspey, 2003.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of posters advertising and promoting pow-wows, rodeos, sports (boxing, basketball, wrestling and hockey), various “Indian Days” and “Native
Awareness” events, art and museum exhibits, dance competitions (especially Prairie Chicken), conferences and seminars, Indian Association of Alberta meetings, and Treaty 7-related commemorations.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access. Glenbow does not hold copyright for these posters.
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. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/hugh-and-pauline-dempseys-first-nations-posters-collection/
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
Place access points
Name access points
- Dempsey, Pauline (Subject)
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Description control area
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Friday, March 04, 2016