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- Multiple media
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- City of Red Deer Culture Services section
- Red Deer, Alberta
- One accession includes items from 1946 but they were accumulated after 1982.
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91 photographs : col.
82 signage boards, plans, and transparencies
45 technical drawings
41 optical discs : CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R
20 video cassettes : VHS, mini-DV
1 computer disk : 3.5" floppy
1 drawing : ink
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The functions of the Culture Services section started as programming under the Recreation section when it was established in 1951. In 1985, the Community Services directorate was created taking responsibility for the Recreation, Parks, and Family and Community Support Services departments. The responsibility for cultural programming continued to be fulfilled by a programmer in the Recreation department.
In 1988, the name of the Recreation department was changed to the Recreation and Culture department. The Cultural and Creative Programs Director position was reclassified and retitled to the Cultural Programs Superintendent and then the Cultural Development Superintendent.
With the reorganization of Community Services into a division in 1995, the department was again revised to become the Recreation, Parks, and Culture department. The department oversees the Culture Services section and its various business units, including Heritage.
In 2006, Culture Services reorganized into two units: Culture Development, and Heritage and Archives. In 2009, the Archives transferred out of Culture Services section to the Corporate Services division.
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Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated, and used by the Culture Services section at the City of Red Deer between 1982 and 2012.
The types of records include correspondence, minutes and agendas, reports, plans, maps, compact discs, photographs and videos of activities. The topics covered by the records include Waskasoo Parks Master Plan artist drawings, Collicutt tiles project, the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society, Artwalk, The Art of Medicine project, "How Wonderful Is Man" project, various master plans, Old Court House project, Youth Children's festival, Alexander Way, the Historical Preservation Committee, local artist CDs, walking tours, signage boards and plans, special events photographs, and some community cultural groups.
No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.
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