Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

First mobile home built in Calgary, Ted Riback on right, 1968
First mobile home built in Calgary, Ted Riback on right, 1968
NA-2864-1334-20

Ted Riback fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal and business-related papers. -- 1935-1975, predominant 1951-1975
Series 2 Blueprints and plans. -- 1953-1965
Series 3 Recorded speeches and interviews. -- 1971-1978
Series 4 Photographs. -- [1940s-1960s]
Series 5 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1950s-2000]

Inventory

Series 1 Personal and business-related papers. -- 1935-1975, predominant 1951-1975
M-1035-1 Biographical sketch of Ted Riback. -- n.d.
M-1035-2 Correspondence re Beth Israel Congregation Gentlemen's Dinner in honour of Ted Riback. -- 1975-1976. -- Includes material related to B'Nai B'Rith Youth Camp, Harry Cohen, and Ronald Southern.
M-1035-3 Invitations, programs, etc. -- 1975
M-1035-4 Human Relations Award banquet (Canadian Council of Christians and Jews) - Correspondence. -- 1975. -- The event was in honour of Ted Riback, M.E. "Mac" Jones and D.P. "Danny" McCullough.
M-1035-5 Human Relations Award banquet (Canadian Council of Chrisitans and Jews)- Invitations and programs. -- 1975. -- Includes guest list and acceptance speech by Ted Riback.
M-1035-6 Human Relations Award banquet (Canadian Council of Christians and Jews)- Newspaper clippings. -- 1975
M-1035-7 Tony Anselmo tribute dinner - Correspondence and newspaper clippings. -- 1974-1975. -- Tony Anselmo was nominated by Ted Riback for the Nicholas and Hedy Munk Brotherhood award in recognition of his efforts in selling State of Israel bonds.
M-1035-8 Negev testimonial dinner for Charles Waterman, etc. -- 1955-1975 and n.d. -- Consists of program for the Waterman dinner, an award acceptance speech by Ted Riback, and information about the Executive Volunteer Corps.
M-1035-9 Meadowlark Athletic Association - Business correpondence. -- 1951-1964. -- Re organization, construction and liquidation of Meadowlark Athletic Association's curling club. Includes photographs of a model of the club building. See also M-1035-oversize for plans of the curling rink and Meadowlark Park subdivision.
M-1035-10 Meadowlark Athletic Association - Business correspondence and reports. -- 1955-1963
M-1035-11 Meadowlark Athletic Association curling club. -- Business papers. -- 1955-1956 and n.d. -- Includes minutes, articles of association, membership lists, and information bulletin.
M-1035-11a Meadowark Athletic Association curling club - Business papers. -- 1956-1961. -- Include minutes and correspondence.
M-1035-12 Meadowlark Athletic Association curling rink - Newspaper clippings. -- 1955-1956
M-1035-13 Pamphlets. -- 1951-1958. -- Re Edmonton B'Nai Menorah Curling Club, Toronto Maple Downs Golf and Country Club, and Calgary Glencoe Club.
M-1035-14 Beth Israel Synagogue. -- 1958-1960. -- Consists of correspondence and notes re construction.
M-1035-15 Dedication and Bar Mitzvah of Beth Israel Synagogue and Congretation. -- 1960, 1965. -- Consists of newsletter and programs.
M-1035-16 Pamphlets and newspaper clippings re constructon and furnishing of synagogues. -- 1958-1964
M-1035-17 Calgary Community Foundation - Minutes, reports and correspondence. -- 1963-1969
M-1035-18 Calgary Community Foundation - Minutes, reports and correspondence. -- 1970
M-1035-19 Calgary Community Foundation - Minutes, reports and correspondence. -- 1971
M-1035-20 Visit of Hugh Benham to promote the Calgary Community Foundation. -- 1971. -- Benham was the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Community Foundation. See RET-40 for sound recording of his speeches.
M-1035-21 Calgary Community Foundation - Minutes, reports and correspondence. -- 1972
M-1035-22 Calgary Community Foundation - Minutes, reports and correspondence. -- 1973-1978. -- Includes Riback's letter of resignation as President of Director.
M-1035-23 Calgary Community Foundation - Brochures, newsletters, etc. -- 1955-1975. -- Includes Acts of Incorporation and Amendment and stationery samples.
M-1035-24 Calgary Community Foundation - Information manual. -- 1972-1973
M-1035-25 Joint brief by Calgary Foundation and the United Fund. -- 1973. -- Re planning for social development in Calgary.
M-1035-26

Reports, presentations and invitations of charitable organizations. -- 1970-1972. -- Consists of the following:

Task Force on Social Development
Elizabeth Fry Society
Adrian D. Berry and Associates
Pre-School Parent-Child Co-op
Meals on Wheels
United Fund
Proposed Foster Grandparents Program
Pastoral Institute
Senior Citizens' Council
Vocational and Rehabilitation Research
Southern Alberta Calgary Association for Retarded Children
John Howard Society

M-1035-27 Brochures and memoranda re Council on Foundations and other foundations. -- 1971-1975
M-1035-28 Reports. -- 1974. -- Consists of "The Future of Foundations" and "Report and Recommendations to the Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs on Private Philanthropic Foundations".
M-1035-29 Bel-Aire Estates real estate development - Brochures and plans. -- 1959-1961
M-1035-30 Brochures, plans, maps, newspaper clippings, etc. -- 1957-1958. -- For Mayfair Subdivision; Meadowlark Park Subdivisions; Park Royal Manor; Park Savoy Manor; Britannia Apartment Building; and Eagle Ridge Subdivision.
M-1035-31 Brochures, newspaper clippings, etc. for various American housing developments. -- 1965-1966 and n.d.
M-1035-32 CN Tower, Edmonton - Correspondence re the completion and opening. -- 1966
M-1035-33 CN Tower, Edmonton - Speeches, invitations, brochures re opening. -- 1966
M-1035-34 CN Tower, Edmonton - Newspaper clippings re construction and opening. -- 1966. -- Includes postcards and artist's rendering of the Tower.
M-1035-35 Legal papers. -- 1935-1971. -- Includes chattel mortgage, shares in Stratton's Revolving Manifold, and notices of borrowing against life insurance policy.
M-1035-36 United Trailer Company and United Tire Service Company - Advertisement and newspaper clippings. -- 1964 and n.d.
M-1035-37 Olympic Bowling Lanes, Calgary and Red Deer - Brochure and newspaper clipping. -- 1962 and 1974.
M-1035-38 Ketchican and Northern Terminal Company, Alaska - Sketch and newspaper clipping. -- 1963 and n.d.
M-1035-39 Proposed building "Riback Towers", Calgary and shopping plaze in Swift Current - Brochure and sketch. -- n.d.
Series 2 Blueprints and plans. -- 1953-1965
M-1035-oversize-1 Blueprint - Pre-fabricated hut factory, United Trailer Company Ltd., High River, Alberta. -- 1953
M-1035-oversize-2 Blueprints - Curing rink, Meadowlark Athletic Association, Calgary. -- 1954 and 1956. -- 5 sheets
M-1035-oversize-3 Plans - Meadowlark Park Subdivision, Calgary. -- 1954-1955. -- 3 sheets
M-1035-oversize-4 Blueprint - Synagogue, San Mateo, California. -- n.d.
M-1035-oversize-5 Blueprint - Synagogue furnishings, Las Vegas, Nevada. -- 1959
M-1035-oversize-6 Plan - Mayfair and Meadowlark Park subdivisions, Calgary. -- n.d.
M-1035-oversize-7 Blueprints - Proposed apartment development, Bel-Aire district, Calgary. -- 1961-1965. -- 6 sheets
M-1035-oversize-8 Blueprint - Bel-Aire real estate development, Calgary. -- 1959
Series 3 Recorded speeches and interviews. -- 1971-1978
RCT-235 Interview with Ted Riback re business and community activities and his general views on business, Calgary, Novembe 30, 1978. -- 2 audio reels
Scanned Document View interview outline.
RET-32 Speech by Murray Dubinsky, President of the Congregation, on the 25th anniversary of Beth Israel Synagogue. -- October 3, 1976. -- 1 audio cassettte
RET-40 Speeches by Hugh Benham re Calgary Community Foundation. -- September 13, 1971. -- 2 audio cassettes
Series 4 Photographs. -- [1940s-1960s]. -- 202 photographs

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-1967 Bel-Aire development; United Trailer Company; Safeway stores in Calgary and Banff; Calgary groups; etc. -- [1940s-1960s]. -- 185 photographs
PC-157 Sun Oil Camp on Beatty Creek, Mackenzie Highway. -- 1950. -- 1 photograph. Copy negative below.
NA-3721 Sun Oil Camp on Beatty Creek, Mackenzie Highway. -- 1950. -- 1 copy negative
S-66 Bel-Aire estates, Silver Heights, etc. -- 1959-1961. -- 16 slides
Series 5 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1950s-2000s]. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-9616 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1950s-2000s]. -- 1 m of textual records. -- Consists of additional material relating to his business activities and operation of camp. [accession 2013.075]
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