Fonds MG 583 Starting Anew Management Committee fonds - Starting Anew Management Committee

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Starting Anew Management Committee

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RED MG 583 Starting Anew Management Committee fonds

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28.5 cm of textual records
89 photographs : prints, negatives ; col.
15 video cassettes : mini-DV, Hi8
13 optical discs : CD-R, CD-RW
11 audio cassettes

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<p>The Starting Anew project was a centennial project that was undertaken by the Central Alberta Regional Museums Network, Central Alberta Historical Society, Wetaskiwin & District Museum and Paskapoo Historical Park on the basis of a Regional Partnership grant received from the Alberta Museum Association in 2003. A second grant was received from Red Deer Culture Link. Supporters also included, Central Alberta Refugee Effort, Central Alberta Diversity Association, Red Deer & District Archives, Red Deer Public Library and Red Deer College. A further grant was received by the Alberta Museum Association and a second stage in the project was initiated with new participants, the Danish Canadian National Museum, the Historic Markerville Creamery Museum and the Fort Ostell Museum Society. The authorizing body for the project was the Starting Anew Management Committee. Don Hepburn, an executive member of the Central Alberta Historical Society, chaired the Starting Anew Management Committee. Lynn Norman, coordinator for the Central Alberta Regional Museums Network, coordinated the Starting Anew Project. <p>The Starting Anew project goal was described as follows, "Many stories from the "pioneer era" of the late 1800's and early 1900's have been documented, however, the experiences of many of the more recent arrivals are not widely known. Starting Anew is a centennial project aimed at gathering these untold stories to: better reflect the multicultural reality of Central Alberta; preserve our history for future generations; update the historical account of the region; and provide a resource for books, exhibits, and other projects to celebrate our diversity."

Custodial history

Records were transferred in 2 accessions in 2008 and 2013 after collection by the Starting Anew Management Committee.

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Fonds consists of the administrative and research materials created, accumulated, and used by the Starting Anew Management Committee during their activities creating the Starting Anew project collecting stories about and by immigrants to Canada.

The fonds includes both oral history interviews and written submissions from community members who immigrated in the second or third wave of immigration to the Central Alberta area. The project involved approximately 75 to 100 participants coming from other parts of Canada and 25 different countries. The fonds also includes promotional material, administrative material, information sheets and general notes. The types of records include minutes, planning related documents, transcripts, photographs, audio interviews, and video recordings.

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

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Physical condition

Records are in good condition, though they require digitization for long-term preservation.

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Records were acquired from the chairman of the Committee, Don Hepburn.


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  • The material is in English.

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Some restrictions indicated: PIPA on files where release has not been signed, and copyright on most records.

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Copyright restricted for most records.

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Record No. MG 583<br><br>

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Red Deer and District Archives

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  • English

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