Provincial Archives of Alberta

The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) acquires, preserves and publicly makes available records from government, individual people and organizations for researchers of all ages.

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Our vaults hold millions of documented historical facts, photos, films and other records about Alberta’s past. Whether you are a seasoned genealogist or a student researching your next project, we have the resources and staff to point you in the right direction.

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Founders and staff of Great Plains Productions, an Alberta-based production company devoted to the development of Indigenous filmmaking and perspectives, ca. 1990.  Includes Gil Cardinal (front, left), Dorothy Schreiber (front, second from left), and Tom Radford (front, right).  From the Gil Cardinal fonds, PR2012.0731/0432.
Founders and staff of Great Plains Productions, an Alberta-based production company devoted to the development of Indigenous filmmaking and perspectives, ca. 1990. Includes Gil Cardinal (front, left), Dorothy Schreiber (front, second from left), and Tom Radford (front, right). From the Gil Cardinal fonds, PR2012.0731/0432.

Indigenous filmmakers are invited to submit a proposal that includes a brief description (150 words maximum) of a film or video, projection requirements, and a curriculum vitae.

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The Provincial Archives of Alberta is pleased to present Alberta Ballet & the Documentation of Performance, an exhibit in celebration of Alberta Ballet's 50th Anniversary.

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