Collection RG-200 - City of Edmonton Archives Collection

Newspapers on microfilm Biography clippings files City clippings files General clippings files 1998 Aerial Photographs 1924 Aerial Photographs 1930 Aerial Photographs 1943 Aerial Photographs 1948 Aerial Photographs 1952 Aerial Photographs
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City of Edmonton Archives Collection

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  • Textual record - published
  • Graphic material - photograph
  • Cartographic material

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  • [ca.1880] - (Creation)
    The City of Edmonton Archives

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254 m published material and other material.

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Administrative history

In 1966 Bylaw 1161 was repealed and replaced with Bylaw 2823, creating the Edmonton Historical Board, with almost identical roles and responsibilities to the City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee. It served in an advisory role to discover, select, index, catalogue and prepare for safe keeping, reference and suitable display all books, charts, maps, papers, photographs, paintings, property, chattels or objects of any description relating to the history, alteration and development of the City of Edmonton, including recommending purchases, housing and displaying of such material.

The Archives Policy was approved by City Council on April 5, 1971. It formally established the City Archives under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Recreation Department. The Archives’ objectives included acquiring, preserving, and making accessible records relating to the history of Edmonton, particularly those records relating to business conducted by the City of Edmonton. The Archives was also charged with increasing public interest and knowledge of Edmonton’s history through exhibition and displays. Archives staff worked closely with members of the Edmonton Historical Board, as well as staff at the Artifacts Centre, John Walter Museum, and Fort Edmonton Park.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of records collected by the City of Edmonton Archives which were intended to be used as reference material for researchers.

The collection consists of 11 series:

  • Series 1: Clippings Files
  • Series 2: Newspapers on Microfilm
  • Series 3: Edmonton Directories
  • Series 4: Aerial Photographs
  • Series 5: Reference Collections
  • Series 6: Fire Insurance Plans
  • Series 7: Oral History Interviews
  • Series 8: Map Collection
  • Series 9: Government Reports
  • Series 10: Periodicals
  • Series 11: Poster Collection

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  • Cree
  • English
  • French

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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Further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A61-220, A71-64, A74-45, A79-35, A79-36, A80-78, A82-115, A83-106, A85-9, A85-16, A87-23, A87-114, A88-55, A91-12, A93-127, A93-167, A95-110, A95-207, A2000-82, A2000-139, A2001-70, A2004-126, A2006-0, A2008-96, A2009-88, A2009-102, A2010-6, A2010-48, A2011-2, A2012-2, A2012-77, A2017-74, A2018-72, A2020-20, A2020-27, A2020-40, A2022-21

Physical description

This fonds also contains 2353 reels of microfilm, 21 sound recordings, ca. 34,134 photographs, 219 maps, and 311 posters.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Rules for Archival Description (RAD)



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