Welcome to the City of Edmonton Archives Catalogue


To follow Alberta public health orders, the City of Edmonton Archives will be closed to researchers until further notice. If you have a research question, please contact the Archivists through email at cms.archives@edmonton.ca as the phone is not being monitored with the Archivists working from home.


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/


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.

Statement on Racist and Disturbing Language and Content in Archival Collections and Descriptions

Check out our guide for how to use this site.
Looking for Bylaws? Guide to finding bylaws on this site.


2020 in Review

Click here to see the work the Heritage Unit did last year.

City of Edmonton Heritage Unit Annual Report 2020


2019 in Review

Click here to see the work the Heritage Unit did in 2019.


What's New?

Secord Family fonds

William A. Griesbach fonds

Digitized City Council Minutes

Digitized Maps

Stan Williams fonds

Thomson, McRae Family fonds

Margaret Williams 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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