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Club member on field trip, 1957
PA-2298-1

Desk and Derrick Club of Calgary fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Club bulletins. -- 1951-2006
Series 2 Certificates, speeches, memorabilia of special events, etc. -- 1950-2004
Series 3 Scrapbooks. -- 1951-2011
Series 4 Membership lists. -- 1951-2011
Series 5 Photographs. -- 1951-1959
Series 6 Lists of committee members, awards, etc. -- 1951-2011

Inventory

Series 1

Club bulletins. -- 1951-2006. --1.3 m of textual records.-- This series consists of the club newsletter Black Gold which was published in a consistent format since the origin of the club. The newsletter contains news of the club and of the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs, and minutes or summaries of general meetings.

M-6070-1 Black gold. -- 1951.
M-6070-2 Black gold. -- 1952.
M-6070-3 Black gold. -- 1953-1954.
M-6070-4 Black gold. -- 1955.
M-6070-5 Black gold. -- 1956-1957.
M-6070-6 Black gold. -- 1958-1959.
M-6070-7 Black gold. -- 1961.
M-6070-8 Black gold. -- 1962.
M-6070-9 Black gold. -- 1963.
M-6070-10 Black gold. -- 1964.
M-6070-11 Black gold. -- 1965.
M-6070-12 Black gold. -- 1966.
M-6070-13 Black gold. -- 1967.
M-6070-14 Black gold. -- 1968.
M-6070-15 Black gold. -- 1969.
M-6070-16 Black gold. -- 1970.
M-6070-17 Black gold. -- 1971.
M-6070-18 Black gold. -- 1972.
M-6070-19 Black gold. -- 1973.
M-6070-20 Black gold. -- 1974.
M-6070-21 Black gold. -- 1975.
M-6070-22 Black gold. -- 1976.
M-6070-23 Black gold. -- 1977.
M-8173-1 Black gold. -- 1978.
M-8173-2 Black gold. -- 1979.
M-8173-3 Black gold. -- 1980.
M-8173-4 Black gold. -- 1981.
M-8173-5 Black gold. -- 1982.
M-8173-6 Black gold. -- 1983.
M-8173-7 Black gold. -- 1984.
M-8173-8 Black gold. -- 1985.
M-8173-9 Black gold. -- 1986.
M-8173-10 Black gold. -- 1987.
M-8173-11 Black gold. -- 1988.
M-8173-12 Black gold. -- 1989.
M-8173-13 Black gold. -- 1990.
M-8173-14 Black gold. -- 1991.
M-8173-15 Black gold. -- 1992.
M-8173-16 Black gold. -- 1993.
M-8173-17 Black gold. -- 1994.
M-8173-18 Black gold. -- 1995.
M-8173-28 Black gold. -- 1996.
M-8173-29 Black gold. -- 1997
M-8173-19 Black gold. -- 1998.
M-8173-20 Black gold. -- 1999.
M-8173-30 [number not used]
M-8173-31 Black gold. -- 2001.
M-8173-32 Black gold. -- 2002.
M-8173-33 Black gold. -- 2003.
M-8173-34 Black gold. -- 2004.
M-8173-35 Black gold. -- 2005.
M-8173-68 Black gold. -- 2006.
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Series 2

Certificates, speeches, memorabilia of special events, etc. -- 1950-2004. -- 31 cm of textual records. -- This series contains miscellaneous items not classed as part of any other series. Included are the club's certificate of incorporation, membership directories and rosters, programs, brochures, pamphlets, newsclippings, articles, speeches, correspondence, notes, the text and illustrations for an orientation presentation, certificates of appreciation, a paperweight received as an award, and copies of material submitted for a time capsule.

M-6070-24 Programs, etc. -- 1950-1985. -- Dinner meeting and convention programs and menus, song sheet, field trip itinerary, etc. Also includes notes made by Mary Goulding during original canvassing for formation of the club.
M-6070-25 Membership. -- 1950-1981. -- Includes membership lists, rosters, list of presidents, membership brochures, correspondence concerning membership, etc.
M-6070-26 Articles, newsclippings. -- 1951-1978. -- Material about early history of Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs, inaugural meeting of Calgary club, conventions, fashion shows, etc.
M-6070-27 Certificates. -- 1952-1975. -- Includes certificates of incorporation and membership in Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs of North America; certificates of appreciation presented to Mary Goulding and Joan Mack.
M-6070-28 Newsclippings. -- 1967-1968. -- Material about activities and events of the club.
M-6070-29 Historical talk. -- 1976. -- Presentation by Joyce Falkenberg outlining the history of the club, on its 25th anniversary.
M-6070-30 Time capsule material. -- 1980. -- Copies of material submitted by the Calgary club for inclusion in a time capsule placed in the new trade centre at Stampede park during the National Petroleum Show.
M-6249-31 Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs convention, Banff.-- 1954. -- Correspondence, programs, etc.
M-6249-31a The Desk and Derrick Song. -- 1955, 2004. -- Consists of sheet music for a song composed by Jeanne Ackland, which was first performed by the Choral Belles at the 1954 convention in Banff. The sheet music is autographed by Jeanne Ackland. Includes newspaper clippings about Jeanne Ackland and the song, and a letter from Norma Moore (2004) describing the first performance.
M-6249-32 Miscellaneous. -- 1953-1986. -- Oil and Gal Journal, club handbook, informational leaflets, 30th anniversary dinner meeting. Includes Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs statistical report (1959), historical chronology (1977), and D&D Oil Abbreviator (ca. 1968).
M-8173-21 Very early history. -- [Photocopied ca. 1996 (originally created 1950-1952)]. -- Minutes of early meetings, letter and certificate from Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs of North America.
M-8173-22 Orientation program.-- 1977-1978. -- Text of oral presentation about the club, accompanying graphics, letter concerning award for program.
M-8173-23 Paperweight. -- 1978. -- Trophy presented to Betty Smith, Marguerite Flood, and Val Grams for best orientation program.
M-8173-24 Installation service. -- 1980. -- Text of ceremony for installation of new Board, presented by Betty Smith.
M-8173-25 30th anniversary. -- 1981. -- Speech, lists of honoured guests, statistics, directory of past presidents.
M-8173-26 Certificate of appreciation. -- 1983. -- Presented to Betty Smith.
M-8173-36 Exploration program. -- 1951. -- Program for a dinner meeting.
M-8173-37 Newsclippings, articles. -- 1952-1959.
M-8173-38 History file. -- 1956-1984. -- Includes notes on club activities, lists of new members (ca. 1955-1959) and information for new members (ca.1984).
M-8173-39 Banff field trip. -- 1956. -- Includes geological information.
M-8173-40 Calgary to Lake Louise field trip. -- [ca. 1979]. -- Road log compiled by Pat and Alfred Fischer containing geological points of interest.
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Series 3

Scrapbooks. -- 1951-1998. -- 4.7 m of textual records and graphic material. -- This series consists of scrapbooks and albums containing photographs, records, newsclippings, and memorabilia of the club’s yearly activities and of Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs regional meetings and conventions hosted by the club.  For many years it was customary to appoint a Scrapbook Committee which collected documentation of the year’s activities and presented the scrapbook to the retiring president at the end of the year.  Many of the past presidents later donated their scrapbooks to the club for its archives.

M-6070-vol. 1 Scrapbook. -- 1951.--— Collected for and donated by founding member Mary Goulding.
M-6070-vol. 2 Scrapbook. -- 1954. -- Includes copy of Constitution and Bylaws, field trip report. Collected for and donated by 1954 president Joan Scarrott Mack.
M-6070-vol. 3 Scrapbook. -- 1954. -- Documents 3rd annual Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs convention hosted by the Calgary club and held in Banff.
M-6249-vol. 6 Scrapbook. -- 1955-1960. -- Collected for and donated by 1955 president Joyce Dunn.
M-6070-vol. 4 Scrapbook. -- 1956. -- Collected for and donated by 1956 president Wilna McKenzie.
M-8974-vol. 3 Scrapbook. -- 1960. -- Collected for and donated by 1960 president Amy Ahrens.
M-8173-67 Scrapbook. -- [ca. 1960]-1997. -- Collected by past president Amy (Ahrens) Bailey.
M-8173-65 Scrapbook. -- 1963-1964. -- Collected for and donated by 1964 president Dorothy O’Byrne.
M-8173-vol. 1 Scrapbook. -- 1966. -- Collected for and donated by 1966 president Bernice McIvor.
M-8173-vol. 2 Scrapbook. -- 1966. -- Collected for and donated by 1966 Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs president Marguerite Flood.
M-8173-vol. 3 Scrapbook. -- 1966. -- Collected for and donated by 1966 Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs president Marguerite Flood.
M-6070-vol. 5 Scrapbook. -- 1969. -- Documents 18th annual Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs convention hosted by the Calgary club.
M-8974-vol. 1 Scrapbook. -- 1969. -- Collected for and donated by 1969 president Audrey Ingleby.
M-8173-vol. 4 Scrapbook. -- 1969-1970. -- Collected for and donated by 1970 Region VII director Bernice McIvor.
M-6249-vol. 7 Scrapbook. -- 1973-1976. -- Includes copy of Membership Roster including constitution. Collected for and donated by 1973 president Eda DeSantis.
M-6249-vol. 8 Scrapbook. -- 1970-1977. -- Collected for and donated by 1974 president Lois Gregor.
M-6446-vol. 9 Scrapbook. -- 1975. -- Collected for and donated by 1975 president Polly Holden.
M-8173-vol. 5 Scrapbook. -- 1976. -- Collected for and donated by 1976 president Betty Smith.
M-8974-vol. 2 Scrapbook. -- 1979. -- Collected for and donated by 1979 president Brenda Chambers.
M-9173-vol. 1 Album. -- 1983. -- Documents 32nd annual Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs convention hosted by the Calgary club.  Compiled by Calgary member Carol Haggerty.
M-8173-vol. 6 Scrapbook. -- 1985-1987. -- Collected for and donated by 1986 president Adeline Newland.
M-9598-vol. 1 Scrapbook. -- 1987. -- 1 volume. -- Compiled by President Lynne Grose.
M-9173-vol. 2 Album. -- 1988. -- Documents Region VII meeting, Calgary.  Compiled by Calgary member Carol Haggerty.
M-9173-vol. 3 Album. -- 1988. -- Documents Region VII meeting, Calgary. Compiled by Calgary member Carol Haggerty.
M-9173-vol. 4 Album. -- 1988. -- Documents club activities.  Compiled by member Carol Haggerty.
M-8173-vol. 7 Scrapbook. -- 1989. -- Collected for and donated by 1989 president Kathi DesChene.
M-9598-vol. 7-8 Scrapbooks. -- 1989. -- 2 volumes. -- Compiled by Lynne Grose as Region VII Director.
M-9173-vol. 5 Album. -- 1990. -- Documents club activities.  Compiled by member Carol Haggerty.
M-9661 Scrapbook. -- 1991. -- Collected for and donated by 1991 president Marian Standring. Also Marian's executive binder, with minutes, financial statements, correspondence, etc. for her tenure as president.
M-9173-vol. 6 Album. -- 1991. -- Documents club activities. Complied by member Carol Haggerty.
M-9173-vol. 7 Album. -- [1991]-1993. -- Documents club activities.  Compiled by member Carol Haggerty.
M-8173-vol. 8 Album. -- 1994. -- Collected for and donated by 1994 president Sharon McClare.
M-8173-vol. 9 Album. -- 1994. -- Collected for and donated by 1994 Region VII director Kathi DesChene.
M-9173-vol. 8 Album. -- 1994. -- Documents Region VII meeting, Calgary.  Compiled by Calgary member Carol Haggerty.
M-9598-vol. 2-6 Albums. -- 1994. -- 5 volumes. -- Compiled by Calgary member Lynne Grose during Vision 2000 event.
M-9173-vol. 9 Album. -- 1997. -- Documents 46th annual Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs convention hosted by the Calgary club.  Compiled by Calgary member Carol Haggerty.
M-9173-vol. 10 Album. -- 1997-1998. -- Documents club activities. Compiled by member Carol Haggerty.
M-8173-79 History : the first fifty years, 1951-2000. -- 1951-1966, [2000]. -- Includes photographs, newsclippings, memorabilia. Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
M-8173-80 History : the first fifty years, 1951-2000. -- 1967-1979. -- Includes photographs, newsclippings, memorabilia. Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
M-8173-81 History : the first fifty years, 1951-2000. -- 1980-2000. -- Includes photographs, newsclippings, memorabilia. Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
M-8173-82 History : the first fifty years, 1951-2000 : Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs & Region VII. -- 1954-2000. -- Includes photographs, newsclippings, memorabilia of the club's activities with its regional and international affiliatesl. Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
M-8173-83 In memoriam. -- 1976-2011. -- Death notices, obituaries, and memorial cards of members and their spouses. Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
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Series 4

Membership lists. — 1951-2002. — 38 cm of textual records. -- ca. 1000 photographs. — Includes members’ occupations and personal and business contact information. Includes data on members' activities in the club. Includes photo albums of pictures of members.

M-8173-47 Membership lists. -- 1951-1966.
M-8173-48 Membership lists. -- 1967-1973.
M-8173-49 Membership lists. -- 1974-1979.
M-8173-50 Membership lists. -- 1980.
M-8173-51 Membership lists. -- 1981.
M-8173-52 Membership lists. -- 1982.
M-8173-53 Membership lists. -- 1983.
M-8173-54 Membership lists. -- 1984.
M-8173-55 Membership lists. -- 1985.
M-8173-56 Membership lists. -- 1986.
M-8173-57 Membership lists. -- 1987.
M-8173-58 Membership lists. -- 1988.
M-8173-59 Membership lists. -- 1989.
M-8173-60 Membership lists. -- 1990.
M-8173-61 Membership lists. -- 1991.
M-8173-62 Membership lists. -- 1992.
M-8173-63 Membership lists. -- 1993-1995.
M-8173-64 Membership lists. -- 1996-2002.
M-8173-84 Membership lists. -- 2004-2011.
M-8173-85 Former members' information, 1951-2000 : A-G. -- [2000-2011]. -- Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
M-8173-86 Former members' information, 1951-2000 : H-M. -- [2000-2011]. -- Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
M-8173-87 Former members' information, 1951-2000 : N-Z. -- [2000-2011]. -- Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
PD-386-1 Former members' pictures, 1951-2000. -- [ca. 1951-ca. 2000]. -- Arranged alphabetically. Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
M-8173-88 Former members : left the club in 2001 or later. -- [2001-2011]. -- Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
PD-386-2 Former members' pictures : left 2001 or later. -- [ca. 1951-ca. 2011]. -- Arranged alphabetically. Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
M-8173-89 Picture roster and data sheets. -- [2009-2011]. -- Includes records of activities of members. Compiled by member Nora Arnold.
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Series 5

Photographs. — 1951-1959. — 118 photographs. — This series consists of loose photographs of members, meetings, conventions, and field trips. Other photographs of club activities and members are in the scrapbooks and albums in Series 3 and 4.

PA-2298 Photographs. -- 1951-1959 -- 116 photographs of members, meetings, field trips, and the 1954 Banff convention.
PB-620 Large photographs. -- 1954-1955. -- 2 group portraits of assembled delegates to Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs conventions.
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Series 6
Lists of committee members, awards, etc. -- 1951-2011. -- 30 cm of textual records. -- This series consists of compilations of information documenting committees and other activities of the Club, and the members who participated in them. The information was compiled by two members, Pat Mahoney and Nora Arnold.
M-8173-69 Pat Mahoney's lists of standing committees, 1951-1986 : Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs, Calgary Board, Black Gold Committee, D & D Singers. -- 1979-1986.
M-8173-70 Pat Mahoney's lists of standing committees, 1951-1986 : distribution, Education, Field Trips, Hostess, Jewellery. -- 1976-[1986].
M-8173-71 Pat Mahoney's lists of standing committees, 1951-1986 : Membership, Photography, Program, Public Relations, Reservations. -- 1976-[1986].
M-8173-72 Pat Mahoney's lists of standing committees. 1951-1986 : Rules, Scrapbook, Social, Speakers, Ways & Means, Employment, Sports, Statistical, Telephone. -- 1976-[1986].
M-8173-73 Pat Mahoney's lists of special committees, etc., 1951-1986 : Convention, Oil Woman of the Year, regional meetings, seminars. -- 1973-[1986].
M-8173-74 Pat Mahoney's lists of special committees, etc., 1951-1986 : Special committees, Nominating, Election, National Petroleum Show, Industry Appreciation. -- 1966-1986.
M-8173-75 Pat Mahoney's lists of special committees, etc., 1951-1986 : field trips, registration, other. -- 1969-1986.
M-8173-41 Nora Arnold’s lists, etc. : index, AADC Board and committee members from Calgary, awards, Board. -- 1987-2000. -- Compiled for administrative and historical purposes, includes some information on pre-1987 activities of the Club.
M-8173-42 Nora Arnold’s lists, etc. : committees. -- 1987-2000.
M-8173-43 Nora Arnold’s lists, etc. : convention, dinner meetings, field trips. -- 1987-2000.
M-8173-44 Nora Arnold’s lists, etc. : former members, Industry Appreciation Night, invocation, etc., Members Forum. -- 1987-2000.
M-8173-45 Nora Arnold’s lists, etc. : National Petroleum Show, Oil Woman of the Year, registrations. -- 1987-2000.
M-8173-46 Nora Arnold’s lists, etc. : seminars, miscellaneous. -- 1987-2000.
M-8173-76 Nora Arnold's lists, etc., 2001-2011 : table of contents, Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs, awards, Board, committees. -- 2011.
M-8173-77 Nora Arnold's lists, etc., 2001-2011 : convention, Canadian Oil Woman of the Year, field trips, former members, Industry Appreciation Night, registrations, invocations, meetings. -- 2001-2011.
M-8173-78 Nora Arnold's lists, etc. : members' spotlight, past presidents with membership statistics, Region VII meetings, seminars, miscellaneous. -- [1966]-2011. -- Includes song book, song sheets, statistics.
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