Finding Aids & Research Tools
Finding aids, in various forms, exist for much of the
material in the Archives.
Guide to Holdings
The Guide to Holdings contains descriptions of the all collections
held at the Archives. This is available
on-line as well as in print at the library and the Archives.
Descriptive inventories (published inventories) are listed
under Publications. Hardcopies are available
at the Archives
and on campus in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library.
Several of these have been converted into HTML.
To access the available on-line versions of these inventories,
refer to the listing of records of individuals in
the Guide to Holdings.
File lists or file inventories, more recently provided by the
transferring units, exist for most University records. Access to
these lists are available at the Archives and, to some extent, at
the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library.
First Facts Files
The Archives for a number of years has maintained several
series of reference files composed of newspaper clippings,
publications, and miscellaneous materials such as
brochures and publicity materials. Reference files exist for
buildings and frequently-asked questions regarding University
and Alberta history. Access to the file contents is only available
at the Archives.
The Archives maintains biography files on academic
and administrative personnel. These files contain information that
has previously been made public on their subjects and are open for
research. These files are stored at the Archives.
Reference prints of some of the photographic collections are
available at the Archives for researching. These reference
prints only represent a small portion of the photographs that
the Archives has in its collection. In depth research of the
photographic collections would require the use of the file lists.
Other Research Tools
Refer to the "Other Research & Archives Links" page for links to the
library, related departments and other archives.