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
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
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.

Biography Files
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
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.


Last Update: March 1999
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