Archives Finding Aids

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 Limited fonds

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IM Imperial Oil - Corporate Records. -- [ca. 1860s-2014]. -- [ca. 260 metres] of textual records. -- Consists of records of Imperial Oil's administrative and operating departments; records of company divisions - Esso Chemicals Canada and Esso Petroleum Canada; wholly-owned subsidiary Esso Resources Canada; and other affiliated companies. Also includes records of McColl-Frontenac/Texaco Canada Limited acquired as a result of the merger between Imperial Oil Limited and Texaco Canada Limited. These records include a personal collection donated by Serge M. Belanger. Scanned Document View inventory.
IP Imperial Oil - Photographs. -- [ca. 1870s-1990s]. -- [ca. 30 metres] of photographs. -- Consists of prints, negatives and slides of Imperial Oil's operations including bulk plants and warehouses, transportation, exploration and production, refineries, research and environmental activities, service stations, marketing and advertising; related activities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies; personalities, executives, employees and office buildings; public relations photographs on a variety of subjects and stills from various movies produced by Imperial Oil.
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IOLpub Imperial Oil - Publications. -- 1860-2011. -- [ca. 60 metres] of textual records. -- Consists of books and pamphlets; company magazines and newsletters; manuals; annual reports; company reports and studies; submissions to the National Energy Board and various provincial, territorial and federal commissions, inquiries and investigations into the petroleum industry.
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IR Imperial Oil - Sound Recordings. -- 1942-2005. -- [ca. 550 sound recordings]. -- Includes audio disks, reel to reel tapes and cassette tapes of advertising and promotional audio material, Esso Choristers music, corporate theme music, material relating to Leduc No. 1 discovery well, public relations and media interviews, annual general meetings and employee interviews.
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TV Imperial Oil - Television Commercials. -- 1952-1998. -- 527 television commercials. -- Consists of television commercials advertising Imperial Esso dealers products and services; home comfort service, heating oil and appliances available from Esso; farm products and services available from Esso agents; and how Imperial Oil benefits the economy and the lives of Canadians through its exploration activities, research and petroleum products.
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IV Imperial Oil - Videotape Collection. -- [ca. 1970s-1990s]. -- [ca. 1700 videotapes]. -- Consists of videotapes produced by Imperial Oil for employee recruitment and training, and public relations purposes. Also includes videotapes produced by Texaco Canada Limited which was acquired by Imperial Oil in 1990.
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IF Imperial Oil - Film Collection. -- 1930s-1980s. -- 415 film reels. -- Consists of promotional, educational and industrial films produced or sponsored by Imperial Oil Limited or affiliated companies. Scanned Document View inventory.

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