2005 Alberta Centennial Project:

Designing Alberta: The Records of C.S. Burgess,
First Architect of the University of Alberta

Cecil Scott Burgess

This web site is one of the University of Alberta Archive's contributions to Alberta's 2005 centennial celebrations. For content we selected, described and digitized the records of the Cecil Scott Burgess fonds. They represent the remaining records of the principal architect for the University of Alberta from 1913 to 1940. The site is divided into four sections based on four methods of researching and understanding the C.S. Burgess records. First, researchers can browse through Burgess's graphic material by using the subject headings of the Archives Society of Alberta's subject thesaurus; second, researchers can search the digitized items in the fonds, in a boolean fashion, based on the genre of the material: letters, manuscripts, photographs, and other graphic material; third, researchers can read through the digitized finding aid for C.S. Burgress records and use hypertext links to view described, digitized items; fourth, an essay situates Burgess in the historical context of the educational and design environment of the new province of Alberta.

The University of Alberta Archives would like to thank Heritage Canada and the Alberta Department of Community Development for their kind financial support, received through the Archives Society of Alberta, in the development of this site.