Fonds F0036 - Stevenson Raines fonds

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Stevenson Raines fonds


  • 1905-1978 (Creation)

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ca. 49,000 drawings and other material

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Administrative history

The firm of Stevenson Raines is Calgary's oldest architectural firm, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century when it was known as Lawson & O'Gara. The drawings represent projects from all phases of the firm's development and reflect the architectural activity of Calgary in particular and southern Alberta in general.

Archival history

Acquired by donation in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1992.

Stevenson Raines

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The fonds consists of drawings, models, display materials, specifications, correspondence and office files of the architectural firm Stevenson Raines, 1905-1978. Significant projects include: various Calgary Exhibition and Stampede buildings; Calgary International Airport ; Mount Royal College; Braemar Lodge; Knox United Church; Bailey Residence; Sacred Heart Church Addition; MacEwan Hall (University of Calgary); Calgary Public School Board Education Centre; Lacombe Vocational High School.

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Further accruals expected.

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For certain project numbers, hc/ refers to historical collection.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Also includes ca. 90 microfilm reels, ca.350 aperture cards, 3 models, ca. 25 display materials, 1 cassette tape, ca.11 negatives, ca.15 plates, and ca.210 m of textual records.


Includes record nos: 25A/77.77, 37A/78.25, 50A/79.06, 68A/80.03, 79A/80.14, 81A/80.16, 90A/80.25, 91A/80.26, 94A/80.29, 114A/81.18, 123A/82.08, 149A/83.04, 152A/83.07, 154A/83.09, 156A/83.11, 158A/83.12, 159A/83.14, 163A/83.18, 165A/83.20, 166A/83.21, 167A/83.22, 178A/83.33, 179A/83.34, 188A/84.09, 199A/84.20, 208A/85.01, 230A/86.10, 237A/87.05, 256A/92.01


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