Archives Week 2022

Archives Week: June 6 - 10

Archives Society of Alberta is celebrating International Archives Week this June. The week includes activities at archives across the province and an increased social media presence by our members. In the past, calendars and online exhibits were part of the week. Information about the activities planned for the week is forthcoming.

More information about International Archives Week can be found here: International Council of Archives' Archives Week. Archives across Alberta are participating in Archives Week. Activities happening during the week are listed here:

ATHABASCA

Athabasca Archives

The Athabasca Bridge

Description: For International Archives Week June 6 - 10, Athabasca Archives' patrons are invited to share with the public their Athabasca Bridge photos, stories and memorabilia on Facebook or by donation to the Archives. With your permission, your records will be added to a new collection, the Athabasca Archives Bridge Collection.

BANFF

Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives at the Banff Centre for Art and Creativity

Princess of the Stars Online Film Screening

June 2022

The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives at the Banff Centre for Art and Creativity will be making a recording of The Princess of the Stars, an environmental opera written by R. Murray Schafer, available on our Vimeo account for the month of June 2022. This unique spectacle was performed at Two Jack Lake within Banff National Park from the 8th to the 10th of August in 1985. Only performed twice – 1981 and 1985 – this is a unique opportunity to view operatic history, performed in perfect sync with the rising dawn.

CALGARY

Mount Royal University

Archives A to Z

June 6-10

The Mount Royal University Archives and Special Collections has prepared an online exhibit and a series of interactive social media posts to celebrate Archives Week this year. The display is an alphabetical look at key archival concepts and a selection of our favorite fonds and collections. The exhibit can be found here: https://sites.google.com/mtroyal.ca/archives-a-to-z/home and our communications and social media coordinator has a week's worth of posts planned for June 6-10th to promote it. We will also be creating some social media reels/videos to highlight some new collections and engage with followers. 

United Farmers Historical Society

June 6 - 10 

Online Presence

The United Farmers Historical Society will be participating in International Archives Week on social media, highlighting why archives are important and what an archivist does with the theme #ArchivesAreYou. We will also look at various themes throughout the week including technology in the archives, archival stories, and accessibility. We finish the week by showcasing the origins of Farmer's Day in Alberta with a blog post on the history and significance of this day. Find us on Facebook and Twitter at @UFHSarchives, and https://unitedfarmershistoricalsociety.wordpress.com.

EDMONTON

Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum

The William D. Taylor exhibit

June 2022

In celebration of International Archives Week, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum is developing the William D. Taylor exhibit. Our archival records reflect the history of the regiment and the stories of the soldiers. This display highlights some of the materials from William D. Taylor whose story featured a military career that included a variety of positions in multiple countries. With the support of archival materials and artefacts, we can show a timeline of his service that spanned both the First and Second World Wars.

City of Edmonton Archives

Homes of Golden Opportunity

June 2022

This exhibit is about the development of Edmonton's post-WW2 housing as told by the James N. Stephen's collection.

https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/edmonton_archives/virtual-exhibits

MILLET

Millet Museum

June 6 - 10

Various online initiatives: https://www.milletmuseum.ca/archives.

PEACE RIVER

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

Interactive Social Media Posts

June 6 – 10

This archives will be featuring various aspects of their archives on social media posts on their Instagram and Facebook accounts. Some of these posts are quite interactive.

ST ALBERT

Musée Héritage Museum

Social media campaign and Archives Display for #ArchivesAreYou at the Musée Héritage Museum

June 6 – 10, 2022

Description: The Musée Héritage Museum Archives will be participating in the social media campaign for Archives Week 2022 with #ArchivesAreYou. We will first post a YouTube video on June 6 to introduce Archives Week and talk about the main themes we will be focusing on for the week, namely Archivists and the people who use/make up the archives. There will also be a corresponding blog posted on our website to elaborate further on the themes and what it means for us at the archives. And for each day of the week, we will post relevant items from our archives and from behind the scenes on our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also invite everyone to come on down to the museum to check out our Archives display which will look at the archivist’s role and some of our duties in helping preserve archival records.

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.

ASA would like to acknowledge financial support for Archives Week 2022 by the Government of Alberta and Carr McLean.

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