Title and statement of responsibility area
Curated Finding Aids
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of series.
Level of description
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
2012 - ? (Creation)
- City of Edmonton Archives
Physical description area
1 cm textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
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In 1966 Bylaw 1161 was repealed and replaced with Bylaw 2823, creating the Edmonton Historical Board, with almost identical roles and responsibilities to the City of Edmonton Archives and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 series consists of thematic and format-based finding aids created by the Archivists, or students and volunteers under their direction, to assist researchers looking for material related to specific subjects across collections (MS fonds or RG [government] records collections) or materials in various formats of records (i.e. publications or posters). There is usually an informative essay providing context about the subject. The material may be divided into subsections in a table of contents to assist the researcher in selecting the kinds of material desired for their search. Each finding aid will be as comprehensive as possible at the time it was created - but other material may be discoverable in the archives as more material is processed or added to collections.
Immediate source of acquisition
This material was created by City of Edmonton Archivists, volunteers or practicum students between 2012 to the present.
The material is arranged by the archivist by date of creation.
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.
See Scope and content above.
Further accruals are expected.
These are working documents and are subject to change over time and new finding aids may also be added to the series. Each finding aid is a separate digital document.
Standard number area
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms
Level of detail