Welcome to the University of Alberta Archives

University of Alberta Archives (UAA) Reading Room is open to researchers at our new location on south campus.

*Please note: Viewing of UAA material is by appointment only (no exceptions). Due to the secure nature of the facility, drop-in access is not permitted.


6304-115A Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2E1

Inquiries: archives@ualberta.ca

Reading Room Hours
(by appointment only)

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


The University of Alberta Archives is the official repository for the permanently valuable records of the University of Alberta and its affiliated institutions. The Archives' Reading Room is open by appointment only.

To make an appointment in the Reading Room or for general questions about the University of Alberta Archives please contact archives@ualberta.ca.

For information about requesting material from the Depository Library at RCRF, please review the RCRF page.

Archives Reading Room
RCRF Multi-Purpose Room

The Archives preserves over 9,000 linear metres and 30,000 boxes of records. This includes textual records, photographs, audio and video recordings, film, microforms, architectural drawings, and maps.

Our holdings consist of material that is of continuing administrative, legal, or historical value. As per the University Archives Mandate, in addition to administrative and academic records the Archives also collects University publications and the private papers of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and various university-related organizations. The Archives contains the records of many notable individuals and organizations relating to Alberta and federal politics, the oil sands, theatre, education, and western settlement.

Web Exhibits

Check out the latest online exhibit from the University of Alberta Archives, Orientation Week, to learn about the University of Alberta's early Initiation Week and how that became the Frosh week of the 1940s-1960s.

Location Information

Further information about getting to the University of Alberta Archives can be found on the University of Alberta Libraries' location page for Archives.


Anna Gibson Hollow, BA, MAS
University Archivist
University of Alberta Archives

Jim Franks, BA, MAS, CIAPP-M
University Records Archivist
University of Alberta Archives

Allie Querengesser, BA, MLIS
Sessional Archivist
University of Alberta Archives

Marissa Fraser, BA, MA
Archives & Special Collections Assistant
University of Alberta Archives

Staff Hours

Monday 8 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday 8 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday 8 AM - 4 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday 8 AM - 4 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed