Archives Week

Archives Week Events: Oct. 3 - 9, 2015 


Athabasca Archives in the Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives will be hosting an information night along with a showing of this year’s Archives Week film, Alberta for Sale! This is a chance to have any questions about archives discussed. Refreshments will be served.

When: October 8, 7 – 8 pm

Where: Athabasca Archives, 4716 48 St


Archives Week Launch: Alberta for Sale! Film Night

Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) features its annual Archives Week launch event: Alberta for Sale! This film night includes archival footage of commercials from several archives in Alberta. The commercials range in date from 1950 to 1990 and were produced by various businesses and municipalities in Alberta.

60 min. 

When: October 3, 7pm

Where: Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St NW

Free admission.

Advertising for Victory 

In wartime Canada, encouraging people on the home front to invest in the war effort was the subject of large advertising campaigns in both the First and Second World Wars. Victory Loans and War Savings were advertised on posters, in the newspapers, on the radio, and on everyday ephemera. Come check out some examples in our display and listen to a Second World War radio ad centered on an Albertan soldier.

When: Oct 5 -9, 10am – 4pm

Where: The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum, Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 – 108 Ave

Katherine Braid: Voices from our Past Opening Reception

Inspired by the accounts of early settlers, missionaries and explorers-as well as her own personal history and connection to the Edmonton region-Katherine Braid's exhibit presents paintings depicting moments taken from those stories. Building on these historical descriptions and other research, Braid creates intimate portraits of Alberta's past.

When: October 7, 7pm

Where: Provincial Archives of Alberta, 8555 Roper Road

Two New Exhibits at the City of Edmonton Archives: The Edmonton Valley Zoo and The Edmonton Incline Railway

The Edmonton Valley Zoo

Since it opened in 1959 the Edmonton Valley Zoo has been a landmark in our city. The Valley Zoo's administrative records have recently been processed and are now available to researchers at the City of Edmonton Archives. Come see a small glimpse of the records that are now available to the public!

The Edmonton Incline Railway

Learn the story of our city’s shortest railway! Operating between Ross Flats and downtown, the 230 foot long Edmonton Incline Railway was only in business from 1908 to 1911.

When: Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm and Wednesday from 8:30am to 8pm

Where: City of Edmonton Archives, Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440-108 Avenue

St. Albert:

The Musée Héritage Museum Archives will be commemorating Archives Week in the foyer of the museum with a special display of some of their archival holdings that highlight local business advertising and products. Images from celebrated St. Albert photographer, Victor Post, will also be included to commemorate his commercial work. The Musée will also highlight some materials from their largest donation this year related to the Weiller and Williams Co. Ltd., which will serve as a sneak peak into the Musée’s exhibition on the company next year. The Archivist at Musée Héritage Museum will also be giving tours of the archival storage space during the week of October 5 – 9 from 10 – 5 pm.

Where: Musée Héritage Museum, 5 St Anne St

When: Oct 5 – 9, 10am – 5pm

Sylvan Lake:

Sylvan Lake and District Archives' 20th Anniversary Come and Go Tea. 

Sylvan Lake & District Archives are celebrating Archives Week 2015 with an Anniversary Tea to commemorate our 20th year.

When: October 7, 2-4pm

Where: Municipal Government Building, 5012 48 Ave

Contact the Sylvan Lake and District Archives by September 28 if you would like to attend, at 403-887-1185 x262.

[Photograph courtesy of Musée Héritage Museum, Victor Post fonds 2012.02.181.]

Alberta for Sale!

Every year, the ASA celebrates Archives Week which occurs the first week of October.  The purpose of Archives Week is to promote archives.  Our member institutions organize events such as film nights, open houses or workshops. In celebration of the week, the ASA creates an Archives Calendar with images from archives around the province. The ASA would like to thank the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation for making Archives Week possible.

All Archives Week events are open to the public.