Fonds MG 263 Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society fonds - Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society

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Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society

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RED MG 263 Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society fonds

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5.668 m of textual records
286 photographs : prints, negatives; col., b&w
8 architectural drawings
5 plans : copy
1 audio cassette

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Administrative history

The Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society was formed in 1989 to manage, operate and maintain the Red Deer and District Museum and other facilities for the benefit of the citizens of the City of Red Deer. Their society founding documents note that the facilities they maintain are to be "chiefly carried out on lands which are owned by the City of Red Deer."

This organization took over the functions previously conducted by the Museums Management Board, which existed from 1982 until 1989. Other functions included distributing funds and financial support to the Central Alberta Historical Society, Red Deer Museum Society, Kerry Wood Nature Centre, Fort Normandeau, and Sunnybrook Farm Museum.

Custodial history

Records were transferred in 29 accessions between 1989 and 2020. Records were created as per the daily business and operational functions of the Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society. Some records were deposited in the 1980s or 1990s and assigned accession numbers in 2016, 2017, or 2018.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records created, accumulated and used by the Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society in their activities overseeing the management of the Red Deer Museum building and the Museum collections.

The types of records included are photographs, minutes of various committees and the organization, reports, director's reports, exhibit information, correspondence, agendas, personnel handbooks, financial statements, statistics, United Way certificates of recognition, the Fort Normandeau Restoration Committee, monthly reports, and records relating to events and organizations such as Heritage Day, Cultural Policy, Maskwacis Cultural College, Heritage Preservation Committee, Waskasoo Museum Foundation, Fort Normandeau, Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary Committee, and Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Records also include oral history projects and the World's Most Boring Postcard.

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

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Records are in good condition.

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Original order maintained when known. Arrangement artificially imposed by archivist when unknown or if previously arranged alphabetically.

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  • English

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Some restrictions identified: PIPA - as noted on file lists; and restricted by agreement with creator - as noted on file list.

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Copyright for some records not signed over - as noted on file lists

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File list available.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Red Deer and District Archives

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  • English

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