Collection C0011 - Blaine Canadian sports history collection

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Blaine Canadian sports history collection

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  • Textual record
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  • Object

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  • Source of title proper: Title supplied based on name of collector and contents of collection.

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CA MRUASC C0011

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  • 1906-2019 (Creation)

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Physical description

23 m of textual records
920 photographs
362 promotional objects

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Custodial history

The collection was created by Robert Blaine of Calgary over the course of 40 years of collecting.

Scope and content

Collection documents the history of professional, amateur, and varsity/collegiate sport in Canada, particularly hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo. The collection illustrates the development of these sports in the 20th and early 21st centuries (the period from the 1940s to the 1990s is particularly well-documented), and focuses on Canadian leagues as well as international leagues in which Canadian teams participated. Most of the collection relates to Canadian teams and athletes, with a focus on Alberta and Western Canada.

The collection largely consists of publications and ephemera including: game and tournament programs, photographs, magazines, media guides, yearbooks, schedules, calendars, trading cards, game tickets, and promotional objects (such as buttons, pins, tokens, pennants, patches, and decals).

The collection is arranged into 5 series by sport: hockey, football, baseball, golf, and rodeo (Calgary Stampede). Most of the collection is housed in binders which are arranged by level of competition (professional, amateur, etc.), league, and date.

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Donated by Robert Blaine on February 28, 2019.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access

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Many items are accompanied in the binders by additional explanatory or contextual information provided by Robert Blaine.

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No further accruals expected

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Created March 27, 2019 by PH.

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  • English

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