Fonds ccg-2055 - Ralph Phillip Klein fonds

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Ralph Phillip Klein fonds

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CA ccg ccg-2055

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19.0 m of textual records and other material

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Ralph Klein was elected Mayor of Calgary on 1980 October 15, succeeding Ross Alger. He was sworn in October 27. His platform was the creation of good communications between City Hall and taxpayers, and the funding of "essential services first and desirable services last". He was an active proponent of increased participation by the public in civic government, and initiated an open-door policy in his office. He also organized "Town Hall" meetings in each of Calgary's 14 Wards in an attempt to bring community members face to face with City staff to deal with issues and problems. He favoured using task forces to handle various issues. While Mayor, Klein also hosted a weekly open-line radio show. Under Ralph Klein, Rod Love served as Executive Assistant, Kay Hicks as Executive Secretary and Gerry Belanger as the Mayor's personal secretary. For more information regarding Ralph Phillip Klein's biography, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of day files, invitation files, speeches, subject files, accounting and finance files, photographs, publications and artifacts. Notable subjects dealt with in these records include the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, Calgary's LRT system and the construction of the new Municipal Building. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Ralph Phillip Klein's records scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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Note: Includes photo prints and artifacts

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Records were transferred either directly from the City of Calgary, Mayor's Office or from the Civic Records Centre in several separate transfers.



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  • The material is in English.

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In accordance with The City of Calgary's policy on Access to Municipal Information, records more than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted. Records which are less than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted by legislation. Please see the City of Calgary Archives Policies and Procedures Manual for further infomation regarding access to records.

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A descriptive finding aid is available at the City of Calgary Archives.

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The records of City Council, the Public Information Department, City Clerk's Department and the Board of Commissioners also contain archival material relating to the records of the Mayor's Office. The City of Calgary Archives may also have reference material which may be associated to the fonds. All textual records are in closed storage. To view records please contact the City of Calgary Archives.<br><br>

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