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Title:
Historical Society of Alberta fonds

Date(s):
1907-1995, predominant 1951-2008

Physical Description:
11 m of textual records. -- 8 photographs

History:
The Historical Society of Alberta was incorporated in Edmonton in 1907, but remained inactive until 1919. The object of the society is to encourage the study of the history of Alberta and Canada. In 1953 a quarterly publication, Alberta Historical Review was started. It was renamed Alberta History in 1975. In 1956 the organization of branches was authorized and branches were subsequently established in Calgary, Lethbridge and Edmonton. In 1975 HSA set up the Alberta Records Publication Board to carry on a program of publishing original source documents of Alberta history. By 1986 ARP had made five commissioned publications. HSA currently serves on advisory boards, provides an organized voice against the destruction of historic sites, and supports various historical programs. A fourth chapter, Lac La Biche, was admitted in 1991. For further information see the special issue of Alberta History, Autumn, 2007 which contains articles on the society's history.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial statements, presidents' files, photographs of executive members, Alberta History editor's files, and ARP Board minutes and correspondence.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Historical Society of Alberta, 1970-2012.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/hsa.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-2059, M-8948, M-9545, PA-2198

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