Emerging Alberta | Archives and Special Collections

Emerging Alberta – Archives and Special Collections

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Emerging Alberta

Welcome to the educational resources site for Emerging Alberta. We hope you enjoy your look through the last thirty years of Alberta’s history.

Access the Emerging Alberta Digital Collection

You can start your journey by browsing through the resources in the menu on the left. These will give you an overview of the site and the foundational themes of the project and will provide you with links to valuable online resources relating to Alberta’s history and curriculum.

You can then click on any of the main links on the top of the page to access our three main eras.

Oil Boom 1973 – 1984

Challenging Times 1985 -1992

New Albertan Spirit 1993 – 2003

About Us

The Emerging Alberta project is a partnership between the University of Calgary Archives and the Provincial Archives of Alberta, with generous funding supplied by the Canadian Council of Archives.The educational resources are linked to a digital archive photograph database which you can access from links posted throughout the site. These photographs are taken from the Alberta Report magazine which covered Alberta’s news and events from 1973 to 2003.

The photographs will give you an unprecedented look at the lives of people from Alberta’s communities through descriptive and informative photographs from the last thirty years. We encourage you to access the archive and take a look at the photographs.

For information on the site please see the site navigation section under the Home menu. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

If you wish to order a photograph please contact the Provincial Archives of Alberta at 780-427-1750 or paa@gov.ab.ca

If you have general inquiries about Emerging Alberta or the website please contact the University of Calgary Archives at 403-220-7271 or uarc@ucalgary.ca.