Archives Week 2023

Archives Week: June 5 - 9

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 Archives

Where: online

When: Ends December 2024

The Athabasca Bridge

Promotion of a webpage, that invites viewers to submit photos or stories about the Athabasca Bridge to Athabasca Archives. A new bridge is being built and AA would like to capture people's memories about the existing 70-year-old bridge. The initiative has been open for a year and we've had no submissions so it must be better promoted to engage area residents.



City of Edmonton Archives

Where: Instagram

When: June 5 - 9

City of Edmonton Archives Behind the Scenes


Legal Archives Society of Alberta

Where: Audrey's Books, 10702 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

When: June 7, 6:00pm

Book Launch & LASA Annual General Meeting

In the spirit of truth and reconciliation and respectful of Indigenous cultural integrity, Judges, lawyers, and law enforcement officers write about working with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples through their trials and tribulations with the criminal justice system. Speakers included: Lorene Shyba, Hon. John Reilly, Brian Beresh, K.C., Doug Heckbert, Sharon Bourque, and Val Hoglund.

Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum

Where: Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, 118-10440 - 108 Ave

When: June 2023

In celebration of International Archives Week, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum is developing the Art Gallery exhibit. Soldiers created art as a way to fill their time between periods of action or during convalescence. Some were able to carry a small amount of art supplies with them while others used whatever materials they could find for their crafting. This exhibit highlights some of the pieces of visual art in our archival and artefact collections that were produced by soldiers during the First and Second World Wars.



Millet and District Museum and Archives

Where: online and 5120 50 St

When: June 1 – 10, 2023

Archives Week in Millet

Archive themed promotional week in house and online, ending with our exhibit grand opening June 10th. We plan to run a social media contest with archives being the theme, encouraging people to reimagine what they think when they hear "archive photos" and post their own archived family photos under our hashtag, which will be entered into a draw to win a prize. We plan to create colouring books with historic town photo pages and branded crayons to hand out to our school tours over the week and the rest of June. Finally, our opening day will feature a museum open house as well as inauguration ceremony for our Pioneer Women exhibit opening. This final Pioneer Women exhibit showcases women known in the community for their service and volunteer efforts. Combining archive material and artefacts to demonstrate their lives. Event will feature music and refreshments.


Peace River:

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

Where: online

When: June 5-9, 2023

Archives Week with the Peace River Archives

Social Media posts from June 5-9 celebrating our archival collections and resources.


Red Deer:

Red Deer and District Archives

Where: online

When: June 5, 2023

Facebook Launch

We are launching an official Facebook page for the Red Deer Archives, to better connect officially on social media with our community.


Red Deer and District Archives

Where: online

When: June 6, 2023

Launching the Red Deer Advocate photograph collections

The Red Deer Archives recently secured additional publication and sharing permissions from our local newspaper, the Red Deer Advocate, so we will be officially launching the Red Deer Advocate photograph collection this week. This includes about 1000 digitized photographs and a finding aid listing over 12,000 photographs (growing each week). The digital photographs can be accessed at .


St. Albert:

Musée Héritage Museum

Where: 4 St Anne Street

When: June 5 – 9, 2023 and online

Mark your calendars to celebrate Archives Week with us! (June 5 – 9). Each year professionals in the archival community unite their voices to help us understand why supporting archives and the profession is essential. Be part of a fun virtual conversation on our social media profiles during the week. Our staff will invite your questions and comments and will respond each day. We will also be posting some relevant archival materials over the week. Come into the museum (in St. Albert Place) to see a TV display of our recently digitized materials from the past year. Try our Archives Challenge Table, where you look at archival materials to answer our tricky questions about them. We hope to see you there!

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.


For ASA Institutional Members Only:

Archives Week Sponsorship Form