Collection C0194 - Main Street Claresholm Project collection

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Main Street Claresholm Project collection


  • Copied 1988-1990 (originally created 1904-1982) (Creation)

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30 cm of textual records. – 89 photographs

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Biographical history

The Main Street Claresholm Project was organized to collect documentation of the townscape of downtown Claresholm, Alberta and encourage revitalization of the community’s traditional business district. Archival materials were borrowed from the Town of Claresholm and from citizens, and were loaned to the Glenbow Archives for copying.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Loaned for copying by Main Street Claresholm Project.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of copies of news articles and memorabilia pertaining to the history of Claresholm; an undergraduate essay by Stuart G. Adams and Stewart R. Cavanaugh on the community (1971); and views of Claresholm, its buildings, and its public events including many from the 1960s by Paul C. Anderson.

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No restrictions on access.

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Language and script notes

The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but the photos have been digitized.

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Existence and location of originals

Originals were returned to owners.

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Records of the Claresholm Horticultural Society and the St. Andrew's Society of Claresholm District are also at Glenbow.

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The lenders of the materials were the Town of Claresholm, Claresholm Museum, Lucy Seymour, Don Welbourne, Alice Van Deveren, and Irma Clark.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Wednesday, March 21, 2018




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