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

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Imperial Oil - Corporate Records

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Table of Contents

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Series IM-1 Corporate Secretary. -- 1866-2013
Series IM-2 Corporate Affairs. -- 1913-1982
Series IM-3 Corporate Contributions. -- 1946-1977
Series IM-4 Corporate Planning. -- 1945-1995
Series IM-5 External Affairs. -- 1970s-1980s
Series IM-6 Public Relations. -- 1880s-1990s
Series IM-7 General Services. -- 1915-2009
Series IM-8 Human Resources. -- 1919-2003
Series IM-9 Exploration and Production. -- 1890s-1990s
Series IM-10 Transportation, Supply and Distribution. -- 1913-1984
Series IM-11 Refining and Refineries. -- 1922-1982
Series IM-12 Research and Environment. -- 1956-2000
Series IM-13 Marketing. -- 1900s-2006
Series IM-14 Divisions, Subsidiaries and Affiliated Companies. -- 1900s-1990
Series IM-15 Personal Papers. -- 1790-1977
Series IM-16 Submissions, Commissions, Inquiries, etc. -- 1953-1989
Series IM-17 Comptrollers (Financial). -- 1880s-2000s
Series IM-18 Texaco Canada Limited. -- 1920s-1990s
Series IM-19 Imperial Oil - Texaco Canada Limited Merger. -- 1985-1990
Series IM-20 Vertical Files. -- 1880s-2000s

Inventory

Series IM-1 Corporate Secretary. -- 1866-2013. -- 14 metres of textual records. -- Consists of minutes of meetings of shareholders, board of directors, executive committe of the board, management committee, and other board committees. Also includes annual reports and shareholder information; and historical/legal records. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-2 Corporate Affairs. -- 1913-1982. -- 12 metres of textual records. -- Consists of miscellaneous business correspondence; business development correspondence and reports; records of corporate managers in Ottawa and the Pacific Region; and records of the Vice-President of Corporate Affairs D.H. MacAllan. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-3 Corporate Contributions. -- 1946-1977. -- 3 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records of corporate sponsorships and contributions to local or national charitable organizations in the areas of education, health, welfare, community services, sports, culture and the arts.
Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-4 Corporate Planning. -- 1945-1995. -- 8 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records relating to performance analysis, interpretations of external influences on the corporation, forecasting and planning. These functions have been performed by several departments and committees throughout the company's history. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-5 External Affairs. -- 1970s-1980s. -- 4.5 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records relating to emerging government issues and other external factors which may affect the company and the company's response to these issues. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-6 Public Relations. -- 1880s-1990s. -- 15.25 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records relating to the public relations function which is to build understanding and maintain public goodwill towards the company. This includes anniversary celebrations, special events and exhibits; press releases and media relations; publications for both employees and the public; production of films and the development of other educational materials; and speeches.
Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-7 General Services. -- 1915-2009. -- 3.25 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records relating to archives administration, building administration, purchasing department, and systems and computer services. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-8 Human Resources. -- 1919-2003. -- 5 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records relating to company employees and includes benefits, labour relations, salary coordination, employee development and training, health and safety. Also includes records of social clubs and employee biographical and employment information. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-9 Exploration and Production. -- 1890s-1990s. -- 8 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records relating to exploration and production at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories and records of the eastern and western regions of the Producing Department. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-10 Transportation, Supply and Distribution. -- 1913-1984. -- 5.4 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records relating to the Marine Division, Pipe Line Division, Air Transport and distribution terminals. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-11 Refining and Refineries. -- 1922-1982. -- 15 metres of textual records. -- Consist of records relating to refining, refineries and the Manufacturing Department; as well as records for the Sarnia refinery; the IOCO refinery at Vancouver; the Dartmouth/Halifax refinery; the Winnipeg refinery; the Edmonton/Strathcona refinery; and the Calgary refinery.
Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-12 Research and Environment. -- 1956-2000. -- 1 metre of textual records. -- Consists of records of the Research Department operations and projects; and records of meetings, seminars and studies relating to environmental protection. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-13 Marketing. -- 1900s-2006. -- 26.5 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records relating to the sale of Imperial Oil's products and services. Includes advertising and promotion; dealer training and service station management; packaging; research; the Marketing Department; and engineering services for the construction and renovation of service stations and bulk distribution terminals. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-14 Divisions, Subsidiaries and Affiliated Companies. -- 1900s-1990. -- 18.2 metres of textual records. -- Consists of records of Imperial Oil divisions: Esso Chemical Canada and Esso Petroleum Canada; Imperial Oil subsidiary: Esso Resources Canada; and various affiliated companies. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-15 Personal Papers. -- 1790-1977. -- .6 metres of textual records. -- Consists of personal family papers of Frederick A. Fitzerald, one of the founders and president of Imperial Oil from 1880-1899. Includes two folders relating to Imperial Oil business (1894-1916 and 1917-1929). Also includes one file of personal papers relating to Alexander Roberts Dunn (1857-1976).
Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-16 Submissions, Commissions, Inquiries, etc. -- 1953-1987. -- 5.6 metres. -- Consists of working papers for numerous submissions Imperial Oil was required to make to various fereal and provincial commissions and inquiries into the petroleum business. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-17 Comptrollers (Financial). -- 1880s-2000s. -- 16 metres of textual records. -- The Comptroller's Department is responsible for the accounting function of the company and for generating financial information for the company, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies.
Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-18 Texaco Canada Limited. -- 1920s-1990s. -- 19.5 metres of textual records. -- 3.4 metres of photographs. -- 12 meters of videotapes. -- Consists fo the corporate records of Texaco Canada Limited (formerly McColl-Frontenac); as well as Texaco's photograph and videotape collection. These materials were obtained when Texaco Canada Limited was acquired by Imperial Oil Limited in 1989. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-19 Imperial Oil - Texaco Canada merger. -- 1985-1990. -- 1.5 metres of textual records. -- Consists of press clippings and other records relating to the Texaco-Penzoil case and the subsequent purchase of Texaco Canada and merger with Imperial Oil. Scanned Document View inventory.
Series IM-20 Vertical Files. -- 1880s-2000s. -- 8 metres of textual records. -- Consists of subject files containing articles , brochures, clippings and other sources of information on Imperial Oil and its affiliates, the petroleum industry in Canada and the United States, and the petroleum industry in general. Scanned Document View now.
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