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Fonds AM715 - Municipal History Society fonds

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Municipal History Society fonds

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AM715

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  • 1955-1976 (Creation)
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    Municipal History Society (Vancouver, B.C.)

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  • 0.26 m of textual records
  • 2 photographs
  • 15 audio cassettes

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The Municipal History Society was formed in 1977 by retired seniors, to write a history of their involvement in citizen based community groups. In preparing Your Worship, Members of Council (1980), Society members interviewed many oldtimers active in municipal politics and reform movements and gathered various records.

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The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, notes and published items. There are papers from J.T. Cork relating to Cassiar and Hastings-Sunrise area issues; records from the Lower Mainland Metro Council of Ratepayers; notes and correspondence of Mrs. Alice Mackenzie documenting her protests over property assessment practices; records of the Vancouver Central Council of Ratepayers; and cassette tape recordings of interviews.

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Donated by the Municipal History Society in 1980.

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