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Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: National Office fonds
Fonds consists of predecessor organization minutes; Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy minutes; branch minutes; membership files and inactive membership files.
Regional organizations representing the mining industry formed independently in the late nineteenth century. The first national level organizational meeting was held on March 4, 1898, when a group of mining engineers and others interested in the industry met in Montreal to consider a draft constitution and bylaws. This group was incorporated under the name Canadian Mining Institute on June 13, 1898. Among the Institute's objectives were the promotion of the art and science of mineral and metal production; the encouragement of the industry; and the establishment of a central reference library and headquarters.