Welcome to the City of Edmonton Archives Catalogue


From the Vaults: Audio from Edmonton's Past

Did you know the City of Edmonton Archives has a podcast? We've been making recordings of oral history interviews made by the Archives in the 1960's to 1980's available digitally, so you can take them with you! From the Vaults: Audio from Edmonton's Past is available on most major podcast directories, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify, but you can also listen here: https://fromthevaults.buzzsprout.com/


While we are open, things may look different from your previous visits. We have put some adjustments in place for the health and safety of our staff and visitors. These adjustments are designed to comply with public health orders and guidelines. Please call 780.496.5989 at least two days in advance to make an appointment for your visit to the Archives. The appointment will have a specific time for you to enter the building to help with physical distancing and allow us time to pull the materials you want to view. Plan your visit accordingly.


Using This Site

This site features archival photographs and finding aids to the City of Edmonton Archives fonds and collections. Although we are adding digital and digitized material, you may need to come to the Archives to view some documents.

Check out our guide for how to use this site.
Looking for Bylaws? Guide to finding bylaws on this site.
Wondering what a fonds is? We have a glossary for that too!


2019 in Review

Click here to see the work the Archives did last year.


What's New?

Digitized 1925 Fire Insurance Plans

Stan Williams fonds

George K. Guild fonds

Thomson, McRae Family fonds

Margaret Williams fonds

Mann-Williamson Family fonds

Ross, Thompson Family fonds


Ordering Copies and Reproductions

Looking for a reproduction of a map, photograph, or plan in our holdings? Please view our Sales and Services page for more information.


Limited Service Tuesday Mornings

There will be limited reference service every Tuesday between 9 am and 12:30 pm.
During this period archivists are unavailable and there will be no retrieval of archival material, photocopying or research assistance.
The Reference Room and self serve options continue to be available.


About Us

Contact Information and hours

This site is run by AtoM, a fully web based archival description application that is based on International Council on Archives (ICA) standards. AtoM is an acronymn for Access to Memory. See the about page to learn more about the AtoM project.

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