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Title:
Archaeological Society of Alberta fonds

Date(s):
1960-1992

Physical Description:
31 cm of textual records

History:
The aims of the Archaeological Society of Alberta are to promote interest in the archaeology of Alberta; to provide leadership, advice and assistance in the proper methods of excavating archaeological sites; and to actively support the recording, studying and protection of archaeological sites. To meet these aims the society holds annual meetings, develops special programs, and publishes the semi-annual Alberta Archaeological Review. Several local archaeologicl societies pre-dated the ASA: the Edmonton Centre was established in late1960 and incorporated in 1966; the Calgary Centre was established in 1961 and incorporated in 1964; and the Lethbridge Centre was incorporated in 1968. In 1975 the Archaeological Society of Alberta was created at the instigation of these three existing groups. Later local affiliates include the South Eastern Alberta Archaoelogical Society, based in Medicine Hat, and the Peace Centre, based in Peace River country.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of incorporation documents and bylaws; secretary-treasurer's correspondence (1975-1990); annual general meetings programs (1976-1991); membership lists for local affiliates (1963-1992); Calgary Centre newsletters, circulars and notices of meetings (1964-1991); miscellaneous programs for archaeolgy conferences (1971-1978); and miscellany.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Archaeological Society of Alberta, 1993.

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/archaeology.cfm

Related:
Archaeological Society of Alberta Newsletters and the Alberta Archaeological Review are held by the Glenbow Library.

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 8340

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