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Discover Archives

The University of Alberta Archives has over 10,500 m of university records and private papers from staff, students, alumni and various university related organizations. Search our vast holdings using our Discover Archives site.


Digitized Collections

Some resources held at the University of Alberta Archives have been digitized for easier access. The following digital collections are part of the University of Alberta Archives Internet Archive Digital Collection or ERA: Education and Research Archive.

University of Alberta Archives Photographs

This collection of archival photographs depicts life and activities at the University of Alberta and surrounding communities. This is a small sample of the over 200,000 photographs that are currently housed in the University of Alberta Archives.

Convocation Programs

This collection includes the first convocation program from 1908. A complete set of hardcopy convocation programs are located at the University of Alberta Archives.

Evergreen and Gold Yearbooks

1921-1952 | 1953-1970 & 1984

The Evergreen and Gold was the yearbook issued by the Student's Union of the University of Alberta from 1921-1970 with a special edition in 1984 to mark the University's 75th anniversary.

Course Calendars (1909-1967)

The University Course Calendar includes course offerings and program requirements for the University of Alberta. A complete set of hardcopy calendars are located at the University of Alberta Archives.

ERA A+V

ERA (Education and Research Archive), is the University of Alberta's open access digital archive. ERA contains a collection of digitized audio and visual recordings from the University of Alberta Archives (UAA). This is a small portion of the audio and visual holdings of the UAA.

Web Exhibits

Online exhibits from the University of Alberta Archives.

Gateway Newspapers

The Gateway is a student newspaper that was first published in 1910. A complete set of hardcopy newspapers are located at the University of Alberta Archives.


Other Collections

The following collections contain digitized content from other repositories.

Peel Prairie Provinces Collection

The Peel’s Prairie Provinces digital collection provides a wide variety of research materials related to western Canadian history and the culture of the Prairie Provinces. Additional content may also be found on the Internet Archives Peel Prairie Provinces collection.

Newspapers

The University of Alberta Libraries has long been a partner in historical newspaper digitization. These digitized newspapers can be seen online as part of the Peel's Prairie Provinces. Newspapers date from 1871 to 2013 and are from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia.

Bruce Peel Special Collections

Bruce Peel Special Collections is located in the Rutherford South Library, houses more than 100,000 rare books and a collection of archival materials that explore a range of local and international subjects.

Alberta on Record

Alberta On Record, hosted by the Archives Society of Alberta, is an online portal to archival collections preserved in archival institutions throughout Alberta.