Archives Week 2018

Theme: Entertaining Alberta!

Archives Week: September 28 - October 5, 2018

Archives Week is celebrated annually during the first week of October. The week includes events at archives across the province, annual calendars and in the past, online exhibits. This year ASA is celebrating Archives Week by highlighting the various ways Albertans have engaged in Entertainment. ASA is hosting the Archives Week's launch event, during Alberta Culture Days as well, by featuring clips of film from various archives. Here is a listing of what is happening around the province:

Banff

Title: ¡Afrocubanismo!: A Film Screening

Location: KCC1, 2nd flr, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, The Banff Centre

When: Wednesday October 3rd, 6PM

Description: In celebration of Archives Week, there will be a screening of the documentary ¡Afrocubanismo! (1995). In 1994 the Banff Centre for the Arts held ¡Afrocubanismo! , as part of the Summer Festival. Featuring more than thirty artists, it was the largest exploration of Afro-Cuban music and culture held outside of the country since the Cuban Revolution in 1959. The documentary features an exploration of the origins of Afro-Cuban music, interviews with participating artists, and footage of their performances. Runtime: 52 minutes.

 

Calgary

Title: A Woman’s Place Exhibit

Location: Municipal Atrium, 800 MacLeod Tr SE

When: September 24 – October 19, 6am – 6pm

Description: Society and women’s place within it has transformed dramatically over the past 120 years. The exhibit features materials from the City of Calgary’s Corporate Records, Archives that illustrate some of those changes.

 

Edmonton

Title: Archives Week Launch: Entertaining Alberta

Location: 8712 109 St, Garneau Theatre

When: September 28, 7pm

Description: The film features clips from various archives across the province and showcases moving image holdings related to entertaining. Clips range in date from 1946 to 1983 and include rodeos, a documentary of travelling musical performers, sports, family celebrations and ballet. This film is a unique opportunity to view moving images preserved in various Alberta archives vaults. Admission is free!

 

Title: Access to Memory Launch

Location: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton City Hall

When: Thursday, October 4, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Description: The City of Edmonton Archives is launching its new database which is on a platform called Access to Memory. Archivists will be demonstrating the new online catalogue and there will be an exhibit called the Lifecycle of Records on display October 1 to 9.

 

Title: Band Notes

Location: The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum, #118 Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre 10440 - 108 Ave

When: September 28 - October 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Description: In celebration of Archives Week, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum presents the Band Notes exhibit. Bands of the 49th Battalion and later the Loyal Edmonton Regiment have been entertaining soldiers and civilians both here in Alberta and overseas from 1915 to the present day. This display features some of the activities and performances of theRegimental Bands through the First and Second World Wars and beyond.   

 

Lethbridge

Title: The Last Hangman

Location: 502 1 St S, Galt Museum and Archives, Learning Studio

When: October 3, 7pm

Description: Film screening “The Last Hangman” organized by the Legal Archives Society of Alberta (LASA). The film was produced by Carla Olson, Tuesday Film Company Ltd., for LASA.

 

Slave Lake

Title: Archives Week 2018 Film Night

Location: 50 Main St, Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library

When: October 2, 5pm

Description: In celebration of Archives Week, the Slave Lake Public Library will be hosting a film night! This film is brought to you by the Archives Society of Alberta and is approximately 100 minutes. The film features clips from various archives across the province and showcases moving image holdings related to entertaining. Clips range in date from 1946 to 1983 and include rodeos, a documentary of travelling musical performers, sports, family celebrations and ballet. This film is a unique opportunity to view moving images preserved in various Alberta archives vaults.

 

St. Albert

Title: Celebrate Archives Week in St. Albert

Location: 5 St Anne St, Musée Héritage Museum 

When: Sept 28 – Oct 6 during regular museum hours

Description: We are celebrating Archives Week at the Musée Héritage Museum by highlighting archival items related to Entertainment in St. Albert. You’ll see photos and other archival materials related to the many different ways St. Albertans and others have entertained themselves. Test your interpretive skills by taking our Archives Challenge and see how well you can date photos, read maps, and other archival records. Throughout the week, we will have a hashtag party on twitter, #ArchivesWeek2018, where each day we will post some of our photos and invite others to share their photos of entertainment. Be sure not to miss our current museum exhibition, In Their Footsteps, looking at aboriginal footwear from Western Canada.

 

 

Credit: New Year's Eve card party at the home of Okotoks Mayor Harry and Margaret Waldron, Elma Street West, Okotoks, Alberta. ca. 1946-1949. Town of Okotoks Archives, F44f90p4.