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Fonds F3230 - Petrolettes

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  • [ca. 1968-1984] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

50 cm of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Petrolettes were first organized in 1966 as a branch of the Oil Service Charitable Organization (OSCO) based in Edmonton, Alberta. Members of this service organization were primarily the wives of men employed in the petroleum industry. They decided to incorporate independently under the new name in 1970. Their major activity was to raise funds through teas, bazaars and corporate donations to support the handicapped in Calgary, Alberta.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Glenda Nyberg, 2016.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The fonds consists of minutes, scrapbook of newsclippings, photographs, etc. relating to fundraising efforts and projects supported.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

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Language and script notes

The material is in English.

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Finding aids

No finding aid, but a few of the photos of the Petrolettes in the Calgary Herald fonds have been digitized.

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There are photos of the Petrolettes in the Calgary Herald fonds at Glenbow.

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Notes area


Title based on contents of records.


Link added to Archives Photographs on September 20, 2016.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, September 20, 2016




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