Title and statement of responsibility area
City of Edmonton Archives Collection
General material designation
- Textual record - published
- Graphic material - photograph
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of collection.
Level of description
CA EDM RG-200
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[ca.1880] - (Creation)
- The City of Edmonton Archives
Physical description area
162 m published material. - 2353 reels of microfilm. - ca. 34,134 photographs
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
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Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
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Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
In 1966 Bylaw 1161 was repealed and replaced with Bylaw 2823, creating the Edmonton Historical Board, with almost identical roles and responsibilities to the City of Edmonton Archives and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.
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 5 series:
- Series 1: Clippings files
- Series 2: Newspapers on microfilm
- Series 3: Edmonton directories
- Series 4: Aerial photographs
- Series 5: Reference collections
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
Further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A79-35, A79-36, A82-115, A85-9, A87-23, A91-12, A93-127, A93-167, A2000-82, A2000-139, A2008-96, A2009-102, A2010-6, A2017-74, A2020-20.
Standard number area
Subject access points
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Name access points
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Description record identifier
City of Edmonton Archives
Rules or conventions
Rules for Archival Description (RAD)