About the Main Catalogue
The Archives Main Catalogue contains descriptions of unpublished archival records, such as diaries, letters, and minute books, for over 3000 families, organizations, and businesses in southern Alberta.
In addition to the descriptions in the Archives Main Catalogue, many of our holdings have accompanying detailed finding aids and scanned material, which you can access directly from the Finding Aids / Scanned Documents page, or from links in the Archives Main Catalogue.
To do a wildcard search use "*" at the end of a string of letters. Example: "ranch*" will find ranches, rancher, ranching, etc.
To narrow a search (boolean "and") use "&" between the search terms. Example: "oil & gas" will find records in which both words occur.
To broaden a search (boolean "or") use "/" between the search terms. Example: "memoirs / reminiscences / autobiographies" will find records in which one of these terms occurs.
To search for one term but not another use "!" between the search terms. Example: "transportation ! railway" will find records related to transportation but not railways.
Christmas reference hoursThe Library and Archives will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 24th to Monday, January 4th. We will re-open and be back to our regular hours and services on Tuesday, January 5th.