Fonds - Debden Rural Telephone Company fonds

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Debden Rural Telephone Company fonds

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  • 1959-1977 (Creation)

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12 cm of textual records
8 maps

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The Debden Rural Telephone Company was formed in 1971 absorbing the Mattes Rural Telephone Co. (1960-1971) and the Ormeaux-Victoire Rural Telephone Co. (1960-1971). Organized and administered by local residents, the Debden Rural Telephone Co. (RTC) provided telephone service for the rural Debden area. In 1977 Sask Tel absorbed Debden RTC under the Voluntary Assimilation program, with Sask Tel assuming full responsibility for providing telephone service to the rural company's subscribers.

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Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of the Debden Rural Telephone Company (1971-1977) and its predecessors, the Mattes Rural Telephone Company (1960-1971) and the Ormeaux-Victoire Rural Telephone Company (1960-1971). Included in the fonds are minutes, financial records such as statements and cash books, agreements and regulations, and maps.

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These records are open for research.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of these records are subject to Crown copyright.

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Consult SAFA 42 for fonds and series descriptions, file level descriptions of textual records, and item level descriptions of maps.

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Related material: Consult finding aid GR 352, Department of Telephones (R-899) for a listing of records relating to the establishment, operation, amalgamation and dissolution of rural telephone companies. See files #309 (Debden), #871 (Mattes) and #1021 (Ormeaux-Victoire).

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