Fonds MG 261 Red Deer and District Museum Society fonds - Red Deer and District Museum Society

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Red Deer and District Museum Society

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RED MG 261 Red Deer and District Museum Society fonds

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2.695 m of textual records
1352 photographs : prints, negatives, slides
97 audio cassettes
59 architectural drawings
58 videocassettes
32 posters
25 drawings
7 optical discs
6 computer disks : 3"
1 collage
1 painting : acrylic

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Administrative history

The Red Deer & District Museum Society began as a Steering Committee of the Central Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association with a Museum space in the basement of the Recreation Centre. The Society focused on building a collection, hiring staff for the Red Deer Museum, and on building a permanent museum, opening the new facility in 1978.
In 1983, an addition provided the Atrium, Stewart Room, two galleries, a second reserve storage room and enlargement of the Archives. Subsequently, in 1993 and 1994, an additional storage area was constructed for the Museum and Archives collections. The Society has up to twelve volunteer Board members and currently uses a Policy Governance model to govern the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

Custodial history

Records were transferred in 51 accessions between 1978 and 2018. Records created as per daily business and operation function of the Red Deer & District Museum Society. Some records from other organizations were interfiled among these Museum-related records and removed from these accessions during processing.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated, and used by the Red Deer & District Museum Society during their activities programming and running the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

The types of records include administrative and organizational documents. This includes committee reports, minutes, policies, newsletters, correspondence, grant reports, annual reports and financial statements, architectural plans for the Museum building, Heritage Community Foundation information, transcripts, audio and video recordings, and permission agreements for projects (including Gay Life Project and International Women's Exchange Program / SUCH program, and the Oral History project), exhibit posters and photographs (including Century Books of Honour), staff photographs, awards certificates, and the World's Most Boring Postcard.

Records also include items accumulated in the course of museum activities, including Red Deer Public School annual education reports accumulated through the Historica School Fairs activities, the Friends of Sunnybrook Farm Museum society, the Red Deer Native Friendship Centre, Heritage Canada, Red Deer & District Archives, and CARMN.

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Physical condition

Records are in good condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

Records were acquired via the Red Deer & District Museum Society.


Original order is unknown.

Language of material

  • English

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Restrictions on access

Some restrictions indicated: copyright and PIPA on some files.

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Some items restricted by copyright.

Finding aids

File list available.

Associated materials

MG 262 Waskasoo Museum Foundation fonds
MG 263 Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society fonds
MG 554 Sunnybrook Farm Museum fonds
MG 581 CARMN Society fonds


Further accruals are expected.

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Red Deer and District Archives

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  • English

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