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Collection C0221 - Mary Valentich's Red Mile research collection
ACU GBA C0221
Mary Valentich's Red Mile research collection
- 2004-2008 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
25 cm of textual records
Name of creator
During the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs, when the Calgary Flames hockey team made it into the finals, local celebrations in Calgary, Alberta were held on a stretch of 17th Avenue SW which became known as the "Red Mile", red being the colour of the Flames' jerseys. Thousands of fans gathered for generally non-violent partying, which featured a large number of women flaunting social convention by baring their breasts. Mary Valentich, Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, interviewed many of these women and later presented her findings to various academic conferences.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Mary Valentich, 2011.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of Valentich's research materials for her Red Mile project.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Friday, April 08, 2016