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Sierra Club of Alberta fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Applications, By-laws and Constitutions. - 1972-1990
Series 2Board of Directors. - 1982-1991
Series 3Correspondence. - 1972-1993, predominant 1984-1992
Series 4Financial Statements. - 1973-1991
Series 5Memberships. - 1982-1992, predominant 1989-1992
Series 6Minutes. - 1973-1992; predominant 1989-1992
Series 7Newsletters. - 1972-1990
Series 8Subject Files. - 1972-1993, predominant 1983-1991
Series 9Transcripts of interviews. - 1980-1984; predominant 1981-1982
Series 10Recorded interviews. - 1980-1984; predominant 1981-1982

Inventory

Series1

Applications, By-laws, and Constitutions. - 1972-1990. - 3 cm of textual records. - Consists of applications for incorporation, by-laws and constitutions of the Sierra Club of Alberta, Sierra Club of Western Canada and Sierra Club of Canada. Original order maintained.

M-8546-1Application, Societies Act. -- 1972-1973
M-8546-2Application for incorporation and by-laws. - 1977-1986
M-8546-3By-laws and Constitutions. -- 1989-1990
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Series 2

Board of Directors. - 1982-1991. - 8 cm of textual records. - Consists of the files of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club of Western Canada, Sierra Club of Western Canada (Alberta Group) and Sierra Club of Alberta. Consists of minutes of the annual general meeting, office reports, memos, correspondence, regional conservation reports, etc. Most files contain financial statements. Original order maintained.

M-8546-4Board of Directors. -- 1982
M-8546-5Board of Directors. -- 1983
M 8646/6Board of Directors. -- 1984
M-8546-7Board of Directors. -- 1985
M-8546-8Board of Directors. -- 1986
M-8546-9Board of Directors. - 1987
M-8546-10Board of Directors. -- 1988
M-8546-11Board of Directors. -- 1989
M-8546-12Board of Directors. -- 1990
M-8546-13Board of Directors. -- 1991
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Series 3

Correspondence. - 1972-1993, predominant 1984-1992. - 8 cm of textual records. - Consists of letters, memos and press releases of the Sierra Club of Western Canada and the Sierra Club of Western Canada (Alberta Group). Original order maintained.

M-8546-14General correspondence. -- 1972-1979
M-8546-15General correspondence. -- 1984-1988
M-8546-16General correspondence. -- 1989-1990
M-8546-17General correspondence. -- 1991-1993
M-8546-181988 Winter Olympics. -- 1982-1984
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Series 4

Financial Statements. - 1973-1991. - 5 cm of textual records. - Consists of the financial statements of the Sierra Club of Western Canada and the Sierra Club of Alberta. Note: There are no financial statements for 1975.

M-8546-19Financial statements. -- 1973-1974
NoteNo statements for 1975
M-8546-20Financial statements. -- 1976-1977
M-8546-21Financial statements. -- 1977-1978
M-8546-22Financial statements. -- 1978-1979
M-8546-23Financial statements. -- 1980-1981
M-8546-24Financial statements. -- 1981-1982
M-8546-25Financial statements. -- 1982-1983
M-8546-26Financial statements. -- 1983-1984
M-8546-27Financial statements. -- 1984-1985
M-8546-28Financial statements. -- 1985-1986
M-8546-29Financial statements. -- 1986-1987
M-8546-30Financial statements. -- 1988. -- See also file 105
M-8546-31Financial statements. -- 1989-1990
M-8546-32Financial statements. -- 1990-1991
M-8546-33General ledger and income statements. -- 1973-1988
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Series 5

Memberships. - 1982-1992, predominant 1989-1992 - 4.5 cm of textual records. - Consists of correspondence, form letters, memos, reports and questionnaires related to the membership of the Sierra Club of Alberta, Sierra Club USA and Sierra Club of Western Canada. Original order maintained.

M-8546-34Correspondence. -- 1989-1992
M-8546-35Form letters. -- 1988-1990
M-8546-36Inquiries about/requests for info. -- 1988-1992
M-8546-37Membership. -- 1982-1986
M-8546-38Membership. -- 1991-1992
M-8546-39Questionnaire.
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Series 6

Minutes. - 1973-1992; predominant 1989-1992. - 3 cm of textual records. - Consists of the minutes of the Sierra Club of Alberta, Sierra Club of Western Canada (Alberta Group). See also Board of Directors files for additional minutes. Original order maintained.

M-8546-40Minutes. - 1973, 1979-1981
M-8546-41Minutes, conservation committee. - 1990-1992
M-8546-42Minutes, executive committee. -- 1990-1992
M-8546-43Minutes, Sierra Club of Canada. -- 1989-1990
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Series 7

Newsletters. - 1972-1990. - 2.5 cm of textual records. - Consists of the newsletters of the Sierra Club of Western Canada, Sierra Club of Western Canada (Alberta Group) and Sierra Club of Alberta. Original order maintained.

M-8546-44Newsletters. -- 1972-1977
M-8546-45Newsletters. -- 1978-1979
M-8546-46Newsletters. -- 1980-1985
M-8546-47Newsletters. -- 1986-1990
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Series 8

Subject Files. - 1972-1993, predominant 1983-1991. - 66 cm of textual records. - Consists of files regarding the issues of acid rain, Daishowa litigation, game ranching, global warming, national parks, Oldman Dam, pollution, rainforest, wildlife, etc. Original order maintained with some imposed order.

M-8546-48Acid rain. -- 1976-1988
M-8546-49Alberta Greens. -- 1989-1992
M-8546-50Annual report. -- 1989-1990
M-8546-51Bison. -- 1989-1991
M-8546-52Blue Sheets (leader updates). - 1989-1990
M-8546-53Bow Corridor. -- 1990-1991
M-8546-54Broadsheets.
M-8546-55Calgary, development issues. -- 1990-1991
M-8546-56Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. - 1982, 1988-1989
M-8546-57Chapter memo grams. -- 1990-1991
M-8546-58Conservation. -- 1972-1986
M-8546-59Conservation policy. - 1990, 1992
M-8546-60Daishowa, EARP. -- 1989-1990
M-8546-61Daishowa, EARP. -- 1990
M-8546-62Daishowa, fundraising. - 1990-1991
M-8546-63Daishowa, litigation, Groody. -- 1988-1991
M-8546-64Daishowa, news clippings. - 1991
M-8546-65Dams, general. -- 1974-1987
M-8546-66Dams, Mt. Rapids (Slave). -- 1977-1985
M-8546-67Eastern Slopes. -- 1984-1986
M-8546-68Energy, growth, recycling, etc. -- 1973-1984
M-8546-69Environmental Vision. -- 1990-1991
M-8546-70Environment Week. -- 1987
M-8546-71ERCB. -- 1982-1987
M-8546-72Four Mountain Parks Planning Program. -- 1982-1986
M-8546-73Fundraising. - 1982, 1986-1991
M-8546-74Game ranching. -- 1986-1988
M-8546-75Game ranching and public lands. -- 1985-1987
M-8546-76Global warming action kit. -- 1990
M-8546-77Green Plan, submission. -- 1990
M-8546-78Highway 40. -- 1985-1988
M-8546-79Job descriptions/responsibilities. -- 1982, 1987
M-8546-80Kananaskis, Grizzly. -- 1987
M-8546-81Lake Louise briefs. -- 1978-1979, 1982-1983
M-8546-82Legal. - 1987, 1990
M-8546-83Manitoba group, by-laws. - ca.1988
M-8546-84McPherson Management Ltd. -- 1986
M-8546-85Media mentions. - 1990-1991
M-8546-86Media releases.
M-8546-87Miscellaneous. - 1985, 1987, 1991
M-8546-88Moose Mountain / Quirk Creek, etc. / Cochrane Ghost. -- 1980-1983
M-8546-89National Parks. - 1973-1977
M-8546-90News clippings. -- 1988-1990
M-8546-91Noise pollution. -- 1975
M-8546-92Office of the Environment Co-ordinator. - 1983-1987
M-8546-93Oldman Dam. -- 1991
M-8546-94Oldman River. -- 1983-1988
M-8546-95Outings. -- 1986-1990
M-8546-96Pollution. -- 1978-1987
M-8546-97Prairie Chapter formation. - 1986
M-8546-98Provincial parks. -- 1976-1977
M-8546-99Rainforest. -- 1988-1990
M-8546-100Saskatchewan Sierra report. -- 1985, 1987
M-8546-101Shell well - South Castle. -- 1985-1987
M-8546-102Sierra, ALPAC. -- 1989-1991
M-8546-103Sierra Club, centennial. -- 1992
M-8546-104Sierra Club, list of executives. -- 1974-1992
M-8546-105Sierra Club of Alberta, Government filings. -- 1987-1991
M-8546-106Sierra Club of Canada. -- 1985-1990
M-8546-107Sierra Club of Western Canada. -- 1990
M-8546-108Sierra Club of Western Canada, policies. -- 1986-1991
M-8546-109Sierra Club USA. -- 1989-1993
M-8546-110Sierra Resource Book. - 1980, 1988
M-8546-111Sierra,Wind Valley. -- 1989-1990
M-8546-112Sour Gas, general. -- 1981-1984
M-8546-113South Gas, NE Calgary well and Claresholm. -- 1984-1985
M-8546-114Sunpine Forest Products.
M-8546-115The National Sierra Report. -- 1985-1986
M-8546-116Trans Canada, twinning. -- 1979-1982
M-8546-117Wildlife. -- 1984-1990
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Series 9

Transcripts of interviews. - 1980-1984; predominant 1981-1982. - 24 cm of textual records. - Consists of transcripts of recorded interviews of early guides, outfitters and pioneers (see Series 10 for the recordings). Also contains the release agreements. Original order maintained.

M-6470-1Oral History Agreements. - 1981-1982
M-6470-2Baker, Hy. - 1982
M-6470-3Bews, Josephine and Joseph. - 1980
M-6470-4Bratton, Buster
M-6470-5Burton, Bessie. - 1981
M-6470-6Cochran, Mr.
M-6470-7Cox, Bill. - 1981
M-6470-8Davis, Brent. - 1981
M-6470-9Davis, Gordon. - 1984
M-6470-10Drain, Charlie
M-6470-11Duke, Ted
M-6470-12Fisher, Stan. - 1981
M-6470-13Fox, Albert
M-6470-14Frew, Irving
M-6470-15Fullerton, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley. - 1980
M-6470-16Gallup, Bill. - 1981
M-6470-17Gamache, Gus. - 1982
M-6470-18Gardner, Percy
M-6470-19Gleister, David and Lucille. - 1982
M-6470-20Hereford, Dal. - 1981
M-6470-21Hotte, Len
M-6470-22Hunter, Martha and Howard.
M-6470-23Johnstone. Alex. - 1981
M-6470-24Jordan, Albert. - 1981
M-6470-25Judd, Mike. - 1982
M-6470-26Kerr, Jim
M-6470-27King, Don. - 1980
M-6470-28King Brothers. - 1981
M-6470-29Lefthand, Johnny. - 1981
M-6470-30Machovec, Joe. - 1981
M-6470-31Mackey, Ted. - n.d.
M-6470-32Maholsky, Bill and Wilson, Rudy. - 1981
M-6470-33Matthews, Gordon. - 1981
M-6470-34Millar, Roy. - 1981
M-6470-35Nelson, Ron. - n.d.
M-6470-36Patterson, Bertie. - 1981
M-6470-37Pocaterra, Norma Piper
M-6470-38Portch, Athole.
M-6470-39Porter, Sandy
M-6470-40Ryan, Jimmy
M-6470-41Sheppard, Bert
M-6470-42Swihart, Jean
M-6470-43Taylor, Jessie. - 1981
M-6470-44Watt, Bill. - n.d.
NoteWilson, Rudy. - 1981. See file 32
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Series 10

Recorded interviews. 1980-1984; predominant 1981-1982. - 55 audio cassettes. - Consists of recorded interviews with early guides, outfitters and pioneers.

RCT-618-1Baker, Hy
RCT-618-2Bews, Josephine and Joseph. - 1980
RCT-618-8Bratton, Buster / Fischer, Stan. - 1981. Part I
RCT-618-3Burton, Bessie. - 1981
RCT-618-5Cochran, Mr.
RCT-618-40Cox, Bill and Nelson, Ron
RCT-618-6Davis, Brent. - 1981
RCT-618-7Drain, Charlie
RCT-618-4Duke, Ted
RCT-618-10Fischer, Jane
RCT-618-9Fischer, Stan. - 1981. Part II
RCT-618-11Fox, Albert
RCT-618-12Frew, Irving. Part I
RCT-618-13Frew, Irving Part II
RCT-618-15Gallup, Bill. - 1981. Part I
RCT-618-16Gallup, Bill. - 1981. Part II
RCT-618-17Gamache, Gus. Part I
RCT-618-18Gamache, Gus and Judd, Mike. - 1981. Part II
RCT-618-19Gardiner, Percy
RCT-618-20Gleister, David
RCT-618-21Guinn : Rafter 6 Ranch
RCT-618-22Hereford, Dal. - 1981
RCT-618-23Hind, Bob
RCT-618-24Hotte, Len
RCT-618-47Hunter, Howard and Martha
RCT-618-48Johnstone, Alex
RCT-618-25Jordon, Alberta and Taylor, J. -- 1981
RCT-618-26Kerr, Jim
RCT-618-27King, Don. - 1980. Part I
RCT-618-28King, Don. - 1980. Part II
RCT-618-29King, Olive/Thurlow, Viola
RCT-618-30King Brothers. - 1981
RCT-893LaBelle, Tom
RCT-618-31Lefthand, Johnny. - 1981. Part I
RCT-618-32Lefthand, Johnny. - 1981. Part II
RCT-618-33Machovec, Joe. - 1981
RCT-618-34Mackey, Ted
RCT-618-35Maholsky, Bill. - 1981
RCT-618-36Maholsky, Bill. - 1981
RCT-618-37Matthews, Gordon. - 1981. Part I
RCT-618-38Matthews, Gordon. - 1981. Part I
RCT-618-39Millar, Roy. - 1981
RCT-618-40Nelson, Ron and Cox, Bill
RCT-618-41Oltman, Roth
RCT-618-42Patterson, Bertie. - 1981
RCT-618-43Pocaterra, Norma Piper. Part I
RCT-618-44Pocaterra, Norma Piper. Part II
RCT-618-45Portch, Athole
RCT-618-46Porter, Sandy
RCT-618-49Ryan, Jimmy
RCT-618-50Sheppard, Bert
RCT-618-51Streeter, Allie. Part I
RCT-618-52Streeter, Allie. Part II
RCT-618-54Swihart, Jean
RCT-618-53Watt, Bill.
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