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Better Business Bureau officials view cartoon celebrating their international community service award, Calgary, Alberta, [ca. April 12, 1957].
Better Business Bureau officials view cartoon celebrating their international community service award,
Calgary, Alberta, [ca. April 12, 1957].
PA-1599-52-5

Better Business Bureau Calgary fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1Board of Directors. -- 1954-1997
Series 2Executive minutes. -- 1958-1997
Series 3Annual meetings. -- 1957-1991
Series 4Correspondence. -- 1978-1997
Series 5Projects. -- 1996-2014
Series 6Publications. -- 1955-2014
Series 7Awards. -- 1961-2012
Series 8Staff. -- 1956-1983
Series 9Newspaper clippings. -- [ca. 1950s]-2012
Series 10Financial. -- 1955-1987
Series 11Dispute Settlement Centre. -- 1996-1997
Series 12Affiliates. -- 1947-1997
Series 13Miscellany. -- 1955-2017
Series 14Membership. -- 1955-2009
Series 15Annual reports. -- 1996-2013
Series 16 Photographs. -- [ca. 2000s]-2010
Series 17Films, audiotapes, videotapes. -- 1954-2003

Inventory

Series 1

Board of Directors. -- 1954-1997

M-9838-1Bureau Organization. -- [ca. 1954-1969]
M-9838-2Formation of Calgary Bureau. -- 1955
M-9838-3Bylaws. -- no date.
M-9838-4Board Minutes. -- 1955
M-9838-5Board Minutes. -- 1956
M-9838-6Board Minutes. -- 1957
M-9838-7Board minutes. -- 1958
M-9838-8Board minutes. -- 1959
M-9838-9Board minutes. -- 1960
M-9838-10Board minutes. -- 1961
M-9838-11Board minutes. -- 1962
M-9838-12Board minutes. -- 1963
M-9838-13Board minutes. -- 1964
M-9838-14Board minutes. -- 1965
M-9838-15Board minutes. -- 1966
M-9838-16Board minutes. -- 1967
M-9838-17Board minutes. -- 1968
M-9838-18Board minutes. -- 1969
M-9838-19Board minutes. -- 1970
M-9838-20Board minutes. -- 1971
M-9838-21Number not used.
M-9838-22Board Minutes. -- 1972
M-9838-23Board Minutes. -- 1973
M-9838-24Board minutes. -- 1974
M-9838-25Board minutes. -- 1975
M-9838-26Board minutes. -- 1976
M-9838-27Board minutes. -- 1977
M-9838-28Board minutes. -- 1978
M-9838-29Board minutes. -- 1979
M-9838-30Board minutes. -- 1980
M-9838-31Board minutes. -- 1981
M-9838-32Board minutes. -- 1982
M-9838-33Board minutes. -- 1983
M-9838-34Number not used.
M-9838-35Number not used.
M-9838-36Board minutes. -- 1985
M-9838-37Board minutes. -- 1986
M-9838-38Board minutes. -- 1987
M-9839-39Board minutes. -- 1988
M-9838-40Board minutes. -- 1989
M-9838-41Board minutes. -- 1990
M-9838-42Board of Directors minutes. -- 1996-1997
M-9838-42AList of Directors.

Series 2

Executive minutes. -- 1958-1997

M-9838-43Executive Committee minutes. -- 1958
M-9838-44Executive Committee minutes. -- December 23, 1968
M-9838-45Executive Committee minutes. -- 1985-1987
M-9838-46Executive Committee minutes. -- 1988-1990
M-9838-47Executive Committee minutes. -- 1989-1990
M-9838-48Executive Committee minutes. -- 1996-1997

Series 3

Annual meetings. -- 1957-1991

M-9838-49Annual meeting. -- June 13, 1957
M-9838-50Annual meeting. -- May 29, 1958
M-9838-51Annual meeting. -- May 22, 1959
M-9838-52Annual meeting. -- May 27, 1960
M-9838-53Annual meeting. -- 1961
M-9838-54Annual meeting. -- 1962
M-9838-55Annual meeting. -- June 21, 1963
M-9838-56Annual meeting. -- 1964
M-9838-57Annual meeting. -- 1965
M-9838-58Annual meeting. -- November 23, 1966
M-9838-59Annual meeting. -- December 21, 1967
M-9838-60Annual meeting. -- November 29, 1968
M-9838-61Annual meeting. -- December 27, 1969
M-9838-62Annual meeting. -- 1980
M-9838-63Annual meeting. -- 1981
M-9838-64Annual meeting. -- 1982
M-9838-65Annual meeting. -- 1983
M-9838-66Annual meeting. -- 1984
M-9838-67Annual meeting. -- 1985
M-9838-68Annual meeting. -- 1987
M-9838-69Annual meeting. -- 1991

Series 4

Correspondence. -- 1978-1997

M-9838-70Board correspondence. -- 1978-1986
M-9838-71Board correspondence. -- 1995-1996. -- Part 1.
M-9838-72Board correspondence. -- 1995-1996. -- Part 2.
M-9838-73Board correspondence. -- 1996-1997
M-9838-74Executive Committee correspondence. -- 1996-1997

Series 5

Projects. -- 1996-2014

M-9838-75Buyers Guide. -- Fall 1996
M-9838-76Better Business Bureau Week. -- 1996
M-9838-77Lethbridge Buyers Guide. -- 1996
M-9838-78Medicine Hat Buyers Guide. -- 1966
M-9838-79Buyers Guide. -- 1997
M-9838-80Website development. -- 1996-1997
M-9838-81Directory. -- 2001
M-9838-82Consumer Guide. -- 2014

Series 6

Publications. -- 1955-2014

M-9838-83Examiner. -- 1955
M-9838-84Examiner. -- 1956
M-9838-85Examiner. -- 1957
M-9838-86Examiner. -- 1958
M-9838-87Examiner. -- 1959
M-9838-88Examiner. -- 1960
M-9838-89Examiner. -- 1961
M-9838-90Examiner. -- 1969
M-9838-91Examiner. -- 1979
M-9838-92Examiner. -- 1980
M-9838-93Examiner. -- 1981
M-9838-94Examiner. -- 1982
M-9838-95Examiner. -- 1983
M-9838-96Examiner. -- 1984
M-9838-97Examiner. -- 1985
M-9838-98Examiner. -- 1986
M-9838-99Examiner. -- 1996
M-9838-100Examiner. -- 1997
M-9838-101Examiner. -- 2003
M-9838-102Examiner. -- 2004
M-9838-103Examiner. -- 2005
M-9838-104A Guide for Retail Advertising and Selling. -- [ca. 1964]
M-9838-105How to Meet the Press: A Publicity Guide for the Better Business Bureau. -- no date.
M-9838-106How to Organize a Better Business Bureau. -- no date.
M-9838-107Maintenance log. -- no date.
M-9838-108Publications from other jurisdictions. -- 1979-2012
M-9838-109Brief histories of Better Business Bureaus across Canada. -- no date.
M-9838-11060th Anniversary booklet. -- 2014

Series 7

Awards. -- 1961-2012

M-9838-oversize boxVancouver Trophy entry. -- 1961. -- Scrapbook of Better Business Week, Calgary, 1960.
M-9838-111Vancouver Trophy entry. -- 1970-1971
M-9838-112Ethics awards. -- 1999-2002
M-9838-113Ethics awards. -- 2003-2006
M-9838-114Ethics awards. -- 2007
M-9838-115Ethics awards. -- 2008
M-9838-116Business Ethics Awards, Lethbridge. -- 2008
M-9838-117Business Ethics Awards, Lethbridge. -- 2009-2010
M-9838-118Ethics awards. -- 2010
M-9838-119Ethics awards. -- 2011
M-9838-120Business Ethics Awards. -- 2012
M-9838-121Torch Awards. -- 2012

Series 8

Staff. -- 1956-1983

M-9838-122Other Bureau job opportunities. -- 1956-1968
M-9838-123Staff, general. -- 1961-1973
M-9838-124Memos to staff. -- 1966-1971
M-9838-125David Oakes, Manager. -- 1966-1983

Series 9

Newspaper clippings. -- [ca. 1950s]-2012

M-9838-126Clippings. -- [ca. 1950s]
M-9838-127Clippings. -- [ca. 1960s]
M-9838-128Clippings. -- 2000-2003
M-9838-129Better Business Bureau events. -- 2002-2014. -- Clippings.
M-9838-130Centennial. -- 2012. -- Clippings.
M-9838-131Centennial. -- 2012. -- Program, etc.
M-9838-oversize boxCentennial scrapbook. -- 2012

Series 10

Financial. -- 1955-1987

M-9838-132Ledger. -- 1955-1959
M-9838-133Commission vouchers. -- 1956-1959
M-9838-134Financial statement. -- 1964
M-9838-135Financial statement. -- 1965
M-9838-136Financial statement. -- 1969
M-9838-137Financial. -- 1986-1987

Series 11

Dispute Settlement Centre. -- 1996-1997

M-9838-138Minutes. -- 1996-1997
M-9838-139Correspondence. -- 1996-1997

Series 12

Affiliates. -- 1947-1997

M-9838-140Association of Canadian Better Business Bureaus. -- 1947-1955. -- Minutes.
M-9838-141Association of Canadian Better Business Bureaus. -- 1956-1964. -- Minutes.
M-9838-142Association of Canadian Better Business Bureaus. -- 1965-1971. -- Minutes.
M-9838-143Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus. -- 1996-1997

Series 13

Miscellany. -- 1955-2017

M-9838-144Complaints. -- 1955
M-9838-145Sample company information form. -- 1980
M-9838-146Historical article. -- 2017. -- “The Calgary Better Business Bureau: Past, Present and Future”, by David McKee.
M-9838-147Posters. -- no date.

Series 14

Membership. -- 1955-2009

M-9838-148Membership information. -- [ca. 1955-1961]
M-9838-149Membership benefits. -- [ca. 2001-2006]
M-9838-150Membership directory. -- 2002-2003
M-9838-151Membership directory. -- 2003-2004
M-9838-152Membership directory. -- 2005
M-9838-153Membership directory. -- 2006-2007
M-9838-154Membership directory. -- 2007-2008
M-9838-155Membership directory. -- 2008-2009

Series 15

Annual reports. -- 1996-2013

M-9838-156Annual report. -- 1996-1997
M-9838-157Annual report. -- 1997-1998
M-9838-158Annual report. -- 1998-1999
M-9838-159Annual report. -- 1999-2000
M-9838-160Annual report. -- 2000-2001
M-9838-161Annual report. -- 2001-2002
M-9838-162Annual report. -- 2003
M-9838-163Annual report. -- 2004
M-9838-164Annual report. -- 2005
M-9838-165Annual report. -- 2006
M-9838-166Annual report. -- 2007
M-9838-167Annual report. -- 2007-2008
M-9838-168Annual report. -- 2008-2009
M-9838-169Annual report. -- 2009-2010
M-9838-170Annual report. -- 2010-2011
M-9838-171Annual report. -- 2012-2013

Series 16

Photographs. -- [ca. 2000s]-2010

PA-4107-(1-27)Events, staff, office, etc. -- [ca. 2000s]. -- 27 photographs.
M-9838-172Staff. -- 2003. -- 1 CD. -- 6 photographs.
M-9838-173Staff. -- 2005. -- 1 CD. -- 19 photographs.
M-9838-174Staff. -- 2005. -- 2 CDs. -- 52 photographs.
M-9838-175Staff. -- 2005. -- 1 CD. -- 25 photographs.
M-9838-176Barbecue. -- 2001. -- 1 CD. -- 77 photographs.
M-9838-177Stampede barbecue. -- 2003. -- 1 CD. -- 25 photographs.
M-9838-178Stampede warm-up. -- 2005. -- 1 CD. -- 236 photographs.
M-9838-179Stampede warm-up. -- 2009. -- 2 CDs. -- 127 photographs.
M-9838-180Stampede warm-up. -- 2010. -- 1 CD. -- 127 photographs.
M-9838-181Awards. -- 2005. -- 1 CD. -- 38 photographs.
M-9838-182Ethics awards, Lethbridge. -- 2008. -- 1 CD. -- 62 photographs.
M-9838-183Ethics awards, Lethbridge. -- 2009. -- 1 CD. -- 89 photographs.
M-9838-184Golf tournament. -- 2001. -- 1 CD. -- 27 photographs.
M-9838-187Photograph negatives. -- no date. -- ca. 100 photographs.

Series 17

Films, audiotapes, videotapes. -- 1954-2003

M-9838-185Calgary Eye Opener [CBC radio program]. -- November 2003. -- 1 CD. -- Program about Better Business Bureau.
M-9838-186An Evening of Vehicles and Violins. -- no date. -- 1 DVD. -- Calgary Motor Dealers Association event.
F-216-1Are You Listening? -- 1968. -- 1 film reel (12 min.): col., 16mm. -- This film was produced by Wilding Communications for Association of Better Business Bureaus International.
F-216-2The Better Business Bureau Story. -- 1958. -- 1 film reel (ca. 1000 ft.): col., 16 mm. -- This film was produced by Pathescope Productions for Association of Better Business Bureaus.
F-216-3Too Good to Be True. -- no date. -- 1 film reel (ca. 750 feet): col., 16 mm. -- Produced by Audio Productions Inc. for Association of Better Business Bureaus.
F-216-4Better Business Bureau. --1954. -- 1 film reel (15 min.): b&w, 16 mm. -- Episode of CBC television series On the Spot, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Features an interview with the Better Business Bureau of Montreal.
V-89Stop Phone Fraud. -- no date -- 1 video cassette (16 min.): col.
RCT-996Cults, Pimps & Other Creeps. -- 1991. -- 1 audio cassette. -- By Lorna Levett, published by Cult Information Service, Calgary.
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