Who can use the Archives

The University of Alberta Archives makes records available to a variety of users. First, it serves the University administration. Second, it makes records available to students and staff for research purposes. Third, it is open to the general public. In serving these constituencies, the Archives carries out the administrative, teaching, research, and outreach functions of the University.

Visiting the Archives

Researchers visiting the Archives are required to complete a registration form and read the research regulations and reproduction fees policy. The researcher is asked to indicate the subject and purpose of his/her research. This information and that derived from a reference interview, helps the Archives staff to provide assistance to the researcher. Archives staff will assist its users in undertaking their research by explaining how the reference services of the Archives operate, and how to use the finding aids. Once the Archives user has identified relevant sources for research, the staff will retrieve any non-restricted materials. If access is restricted, Archives staff will indicate where access permission may be obtained. Restrictions may apply due to preservation risks, privacy concerns, or stipulations required by the donor.

Albertan Archives' Websites

Canadian Archive Resources