Archives Week 2018

Archives Week: September 28 - October 5, 2018

Theme: Entertaining Alberta!

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:

 

Edmonton

Title: Archives Week Launch: Entertaining Alberta
Location: Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St, www.metrocinema.org
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.

 

Title: Access to Memory Launch

Location: 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.

 

Lethbridge

Title: The Last Hangman

Location: 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: 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: 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. F44f90p4.