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Imperial Oil - Refining and refineries

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IM-11-(Box 1-20) Manufacturing department. -- 1898-1981
IM-11-(Box 21-25) Refineries - Miscellaneous. -- 1930s-1980s
IM-11-(Box 26-46) Sarnia Refinery. -- 1913-1994
IM-11-(Box 47-53) Ioco Refinery (Vancouver). --1918-1990s
IM-11-(Box 54-67) Montreal East Refinery. -- 1923-1985
IM-11-(Box 68-77) Dartmouth Refinery (Imperoyal). -- 1917-1979
IM-11-(Box 78-79) Winnipeg Refinery. -- 1951-1990
IM-11-(Box 80) Regina Refinery. -- 1919-1982
IM-11-(Box 81-88) Edmonton Refinery/Strathcona Refinery. -- 1953-1998
IM-11-(Box 89-93) Calgary Refinery. -- 1922-1982

Inventory

IM-11-(Box 1-20) Manufacturing department. -- 1898-1981-. -- 3 metres of textual records. -- Includes agreements; records relating to training programs, conferences and forums; patents; personnel; products and product quality; miscellaneous reviews, studies, surveys, etc.
IM-11-Box 1-6 Agreements. -- 1950s-1970s. -- Agreements with various refineries for the refining and manufacture of petroleum products.
IM-11-Box 7 Industrial training program. -- 1944
Refinery superintendents' conferences. -- 1945-1951
IM-11-Box 8 Refinery superintendents' conferences. -- 1952-1955
Mechanical superintendents' conferences. -- 1952, 1955
IM-11-Box 9 Refinery technical conferences. -- 1954-1959
IM-11-Box 10 Refinery technical conferences. -- 1960-1963
IM-11-Box 11 Refinery technical conferences. -- 1964-1965
IM-11-Box 12 Refinery technical forums. -- 1967, 1970, 1973
IM-11-Box 13 Refinery technical forums. -- 1976, 1980
IM-11-Box 14 Patents. -- 1950s-1970s. -- Correspondence and minutes.
IM-11-Box 15 Personnel booklets. -- 1964, 1965, 1970, 1977, 1981
IM-11-Box 16 Products. -- 1898-1979. -- Products specification book; industrial oils and greases; product code manuals; product codes and descriptions.
Fixed asset accounting manual. -- 1966
IM-11-Box 17 Product quality minutes. -- 1973-1978
IM-11-Box 18 Operating programs. -- 1957-1958
Logistics orientation manual. -- 1979
IM-11-Box 19 Reviews, studies, surveys, etc. -- 1934-1939
IM-11-Box 20 Reviews, studies, surveys, etc. -- 1970-1980
IM-11-(Box 21-25) Refineries - Miscellaneous. -- 1930s-1980s. -- 56 cm of textual records. -- Records consists of miscellaneous information regarding refineries; microfilm copies of refinery plans and drawings; wartime operations; western refineries land books; and world-wide data on refineries.
IM-11- Box 21 Refineries - Miscellaneous. -- 1940s-1970s. -- Inlcudes maps and layouts of Imperial Oil refineries.
IM-11- Box 22 Plans and drawings of refineries (microfilm copies). -- [ca. 1980s]
IM-11-Box 23 Wartime operations. -- 1930s-1940s
IM-11-Box 24 Western land book. -- 1978-1979
IM-11-Box 25 World-wide data. -- [ca.1960-1970]
IM-11-(Box 26-46) Sarnia Refinery. - 1913-1994. -- 2.5 metres of textual records and photographs. -- The records consist of reports and studies, design specifications for expansion of the refinery, operating manuals, newsletters and other miscellaneous information relating to the Sarnia Refinery. Also includes photographs of staff and events, some of which were published in the employee newsletter "The Refiner."
IM-11- Box 26 Reports and studies. -- 1951-1959
IM-11- Box 27 Reports and studies. -- 1963-1965
IM-11-Box 28-36 Design specifications for refinery expansion. -- 1957
IM-11-Box 37 Design specifications for refinery expansion. -- 1959-1961
IM-11-Box 38 Design specifications for refinery expansion. -- 1962-1964
IM-11-Box 39 Operating manuals. -- 1959, 1962
IM-11-Box 40 Plant site. -- 1890
Diary. -- 1918-1967
Diary. -- 1922-1968
Blue prints for processing units. -- 1940-1952
IM-11-Box 41 Miscellaneous. -- 1913-1976. -- Includes information on wages and organization charts.
IM-11-Box 42 Miscellaneous. -- 1978-1994
IM-11-Box 43 Supervisor's newsletters. -- 1958-1965
Technical bulletin. -- 1965-1973
IM-11-Box 44 Employee relations photographs. -- 1940s1960s
IM-11-Box 45 Employee relations photographs. -- 1940s1960s
IM-11-Box 46 Staff photographs. -- [ca. 1940s-1960s]. -- Alphabetical and unidentified.
IM-11-(Box 47-53) Ioco Refinery (Vancouver). -- 1918-1990s. -- 75 cm of textual records. -- The records consist of press clippings relating to a strike at the refinery; operating manuals; miscellaneous historical information and Joint Industrial Council minutes.
IM-11- Box 47 Ioco strike. -- 1965-1966. -- Press clippings.
IM-11- Box 48 Ioco strike. -- 1965-1966. -- Press clippings.
IM-11-Box 49 Operating manuals. -- 1953-1963
IM-11-Box 50 Operating manuals. -- 1982-1985
IM-11-Box 51 Miscellaneous. --1919-1990s. -- Includes historical information, brochures, safety information; plant seniority lists; and Block Flow Plan for the refinery.
IM-11-Box 52 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1923-1943. -- Includes original agreement (1918).
IM-11-Box 53 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1943-1946
IM-11-(Box 54-67) Montreal East Refinery. -- 1923-1985. -- 1.6 metres of textual records. -- Records consist of Joint Industrial Council minutes, agreements with hourly wage earners, plans for expansion, and information on refinery closure.
IM-11- Box 54 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1923-1946
IM-11- Box 55 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1947-1953
IM-11-Box 56 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1954-1957
IM-11-Box 57 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1958-1960
IM-11-Box 58 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1961-1963
IM-11-Box 59 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1964-1965
IM-11-Box 60 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1966
IM-11-Box 61 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1967-1970
IM-11-Box 62 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1971-1973
IM-11-Box 63 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1974-1977
IM-11-Box 64 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1978-1980
IM-11-Box 65 Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1981
IM-11-Box 66 Agreements. -- 1943-1980. -- Between Imperial Oil Limited and hourly wage earner employees of the Montreal East Refinery.
IM-11-Box 67 Press release. -- 1973. -- Regarding refinery expansion.
Plans. -- 1975. -- Offsite pipeway; Montreal dock; road extension.
Wants list. -- 1975. -- Equipment from dismantling of western refineries.
Refinery closure. -- 1983-1985
IM-11-(Box 68-77) Dartmouth Refinery (Imperoyal). -- 1917-1979. -- 1.1 metres of textual records and photographs. -- The records consist of construction photographs, modernization progress reports, training manual and information on various refinery events.
IM-11- Box 68 Construction photographs. -- 1917-1919
IM-11- Box 69 Construction photographs. -- 1920-1921, 1923-1926
IM-11-Box 70 Plant additions and transfers. -- 1944
Specifications for construction. -- 1954
Refinery modernization reports 1-8. -- December 1954-July 1955
IM-11-Box 71 Refinery modernization reports 9-13. -- August-December 1955
IM-11-Box 72 Refinery modernization reports 14-18. -- January-May 1956
IM-11-Box 73 Refinery modernization reports 20-25. -- July-December, 1956
IM-11-Box 74 Refinery modernization reports 26-33. -- January-August,1957
IM-11-Box 75 Progress and financial status reports. -- September 1957-December 1959
IM-11-Box 76 Training and development program - instrument manual. -- 1960
IM-11-Box 77 Opening. -- 1956
Expansion. -- 1973
Press conference. -- 1979
IM-11-(Box 78-79) Winnipeg Refinery. -- 1951-1990. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- The records consist of employee index cards, refinery equipment list and Joint Industrial Council minutes for refinery and terminal.
IM-11- Box 78 Employee index cards. -- 1951-1975. -- Alphabetical.
IM-11- Box 79 Employee list and Joint Industrial Council photographs. -- 1951-1979
Equipment list. -- 1975
Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1973-1990
Statement of earnings and operations profitability guide. -- 1960, 1968
IM-11-(Box 80) Regina Refinery. -- 1919-1982. -- 12.5 cm of textual records. -- The records consist of information on refinery operations and Joint Industrial Council minutes for the Regina terminal.
IM-11- Box 80 Notebooks kept by L. Gordon Campbell. -- 1919-1920
Regina refinery operations. -- 1954, 1960, 1975
Joint Industrial Council minutes for Regina terminal. -- 1974-1982
IM-11-(Box 81-88) Edmonton Refinery/Strathcona Refinery. -- 1954-1988. -- 1 metre of textual records and plans. -- Records consist of information, operating procedures manuals and plans for the Edmonton Refinery and Strathcona Refinery.
IM-11- Box 81 Edmonton Refinery - general information. -- [ca. 1954]
Yard piping plan. -- 1954
Invitation to bid and specifications for engineering, procurement and construction on asphalt facilities at Edmonton Refinery. -- 1958
Process and mechanical specification liquid asphalt facilities Edmonton Refinery. -- 1960
Edmonton refining study - Project Management Committee meetings. -- 1969
IM-11- Box 82 Edmonton Refinery - operations manuals. -- 1953-1960
IM-11-Box 83 Strathcona Refinery - miscellaneous. -- 1971-1980
IM-11-Box 84 Strathcona Refinery - miscellaneous. -- 1987-1988. -- Includes a promotional CAER first aid kit (Community Awareness Emergency Response - Esso Petroleum Canada "Caring for the Community."
IM-11-Box 85 Strathcona Refinery - operating procedures volumes 1-2. -- [ca. 1973]
IM-11-Box 86 Strathcona Refinery - operating procedures volumes 3-4. -- [ca. 1973]
IM-11-Box 87 Strathcona Refinery - operating procedures volumes 5-6. -- [ca. 1973]
IM-11-88 Rolled plans - Strathcona Refinery project. -- 1974
IM-11-(Box 89-93) Calgary Refinery . -- 1922-1982. -- 85 cm of textual records. -- The series clippings, operational records, plans, correspondence and studies relating to the Calgary Refinery and Lynnwood Ridge. Also includes minutes of the Joint Industrial Council for the Calgary terminal.
M-3042 Duplicate certificate of title for Calgary Refinery land. -- January 22, 1925
IM-11-89 (OS) Scrapbook (Oversize). -- 1922-1925. -- Clippings relating to the Calgary Refinery.
IM-11-90 (OS) Rolled plans:
Calgary Refinery - contour map of site. -- August 31, 1922
Negatives of pictures from Edward T. Connolly, geologist for Imperial Oil, for 2nd Phase, Oil Recovery Project. -- October 1970-January 1971
Lynnwood Ridge Phase IV - street layout plan.
IM-11-Box 91 Calgary Refinery - operating (miscellaneous). -- 1935-1975
IM-11-Box 92 Calgary Refinery - Lynnwood site. -- 1975-1995
IM-11-Box 93 Calgary Refinery - Photographs. -- 1922-1928
IM-11-Box 94 Calgary Refinery - Photographs. -- 1940-1944
IM-11-Box 95 Calgary Refinery - Photographs. -- [ca. 1956-1981]. -- Slides.
IM-11-Box 96 Calgary Refinery - Photographs. -- 1954-2001
IM-11-Box 97 Calgary Refinery - Photographs. -- 1975-1987
IM-11-Box 98 Beaver Dam Flats Park: Decontamination and Restoration and Shepard Industrial Waste Disposal Cell Photographic Journal Volume 1. -- May 21-October 23, 1989
Beaver Dam Flats Park: Decontamination and Restoration and Shepard Industrial Waste Disposal Cell Photographic Journal Volume 2. -- October 23, 1989-July 30, 1991
IM-11-Box 99 (OS) Calgary Refinery - Photographs. -- Includes:
Refinery site and Lynnwood. -- 1960-2003
Calgary Refinery - Oil recovery portfolio. -- February-June, 1970
Calgary Refinery - Oil recovery portfolio 2nd phase. -- October-January, 1971
IM-11-Box 100 Calgary terminal - Joint Industrial Council minutes. -- 1971-1973, 1975-1982
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