Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society

In cooperation with the Provincial Archives, the Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society accesses community resources and raises funds for the benefit of the Archives and its clients by operating casinos, assisting with the production of publications and educational resources, providing student and other employment opportunities at the Archives, and seeking government grants for specific archival projects.

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is an incorporated, non-profit organization created in 1991 to support the ongoing work of the Provincial Archives of Alberta by:

  • Assisting the Provincial Archives in acquiring, preserving and making its collections accessible
  • Fostering an awareness and appreciation of the Provincial Archives and the documentary heritage it preserves
  • Promoting and supporting programs and services at the Provincial Archives

Read the Friends Society newsletter to stay up-to-date. You can also read the Society's bylaws for more information about the society.

Projects

From the money raised through its fundraising efforts, the Friends are able to fund important projects such as the rebinding of well-used local history books, the archival arrangement and description of private records, and the preservation and stabilization of rare books held in the Reference Library.

Membership and Donations

Membership in the Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is open to everyone. By becoming a member, you will be helping us to preserve and make accessible the documentary history of our province for present and future generations.

Other benefits of membership include:

  • Being notified of upcoming events, exhibits and projects at the Provincial Archives
  • Receiving a 10% discount on books and materials at the Archives Store
  • Receiving a 50% discount on admission fees to provincial museums and historic sites throughout Alberta

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society also accepts donations to help with its programs and projects in support of the Provincial Archives. Tax receipts are issued for donations over $10.

Download Membership Application and Donation Form.

Privacy Policy

The Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society is committed to safeguarding personal information entrusted to us by our members, employees, volunteers and contractors. We manage your personal information in accordance with Alberta's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and other applicable laws. The following policies outline the principles and practices we follow in protecting personal information.

Contact Us

Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society
Lauren Wheeler, President
c/o Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 5W1
Phone: (780) 427-1750