8555 Roper Road
CA T6E 5W1
Provincial Archives of Alberta
In 1906 the Provincial Library of Alberta was established along with the Provincial Archives. The library acquired both archival and published material, and there is evidence that Katharine Hughes served as the Provincial Archivist as early as 1908. In 1962, the Government of Alberta established a Museums Branch, which began to accept records from government and private sources in 1963. In 1964 major acquisitions such as, the Harry Pollard photographic collection, were acquired by the Provincial Archives. In 1965, Hugh A. Taylor was appointed Provincial Archivist, and the Provincial Museum and Archives officially opened on December 6, 1967. The new building was constructed under the Confederation Memorial Grants program. More technical, professional and administrative staff were added during the year, and acquisitions continued to build. Over the years, the Provincial Archives came under the umbrella of various departments, such as the Department of Culture, and the Department of Community Development. The Provincial Archives of Alberta outgrew its space and began to warehouse collections, and the need for a new building became apparent. The Archives officially opened the doors to its new location at 8555 Roper Road in Edmonton on October 5, 2003.
Full service: Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Reference Room only (limited service): Wednesday, 4:30 pm-9:00 pm.
No retrievals between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm, and after 3:30 pm.
Closed on statutory holidays.