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Corporate Records, Archives Reference Service

Corporate Records, Archives is a public research facility, and is open to internal and external clients, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except statutory holidays. Research inquiries can be made in person, via letter, email, telephone, or fax, however, researchers must conduct their own research.  Please note:  Items cannot be loaned out.  Researchers who visit the Archives in person are served first before other modes of contact. For additional information please Contact Us.

In Person

A Reference Archivist is available to provide assistance with access to archival records and reference materials during the hours of service. Use of the Archives Reference Room facility and its holdings does not require an appointment. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

All first time, in-person users of the Corporate Records, Archives must complete a User Registration Card that includes date of visit, name, contact information, and researcher signature. Personal information is collected and managed in accordance with the FOIP Act and the Canadian Copyright Act.  Food or drink is not permitted in the Archives.

Retrieval of records from the Records Storage Room and registration of first time users will cease at 4:00 p.m.

Public Access Terminals
A public access terminal is available in the Reference Room, for access to the Archives on-line descriptions.  Public access terminals are provided for Archives research purposes only.

Micro-form Reader/Printers
Micro-form reader/printers are available in the Reference room for viewing those archival records on microfilm or microfiche.  Copies may be made from the reader/printers at a cost of $0.50 per page plus GST.

Remote Researchers

Researchers wishing to hire a professional independent research consultant for assistance can request a listing from the Archives. Researchers are asked to make their own arrangements with these consultants. Independent research consultants have agreed to make their names and addresses available and the Archives has compiled this list as a courtesy to researchers and without any financial benefit whatsoever.

Reproduction of Archival Materials

Copies of most archival materials can be obtained, unless restricted by limitations such as, physical condition, size, copyright, donor restrictions, or Archives' privacy protection guidelines.  

In addition to reproduction costs, there may be additional fees or permissions involved, depending on the purpose of the copy.  Please note that any applicable reproduction and usage fees must be paid in advance, by cash or cheque, payable to The City of Calgary, before materials will be copied.

  • Corporate Records, Archives reserves the right to limit the number of reproductions ordered at one time.
  • Corporate Records, Archives reserves the right to determine the uses to which reproductions acquired from its collections may be put.

For more information regarding reproduction and usage fees please contact us.

More Information on Archival Research

If you wish to know more about conducting archival research see the Archives Society of Alberta Prairie Populist website.   Click on the Toolbox link and then the Archival and Researchers Resources link.

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