The University Archives serves as the official memory of the university by identifying, preserving and providing access to digital, textual, photographic and audiovisual records of enduring value related to the origins, programs and mandate of the university and its predecessors. The Archives provides access to original materials for use by the academic community and external researchers. As part of the university library system the Archives supports a culture of research, scholarship and creative activity to enhance learning and foster the application and creation of new knowledge.
The Archives currently holds the following types of records:
- Academic calendars
- Annual reports
- Architectural plans
- Convocation photographs and programs
- Employee newsletters
- Institutional reports and surveys
- Minutes and agendas from the Board of Governors and Academic Council
- University publications, posters, slides, photographs and video of ceremonies and events
- Student yearbooks
- Students’ Association newspapers
- Posters, promotional materials, videos, slides and photographs of theatre productions
- Books published by Dr. Grant MacEwan and materials related to his interactions with the institution
We are in the process of creating an online database of finding aids. Until it is available, please contact Archives staff for more information on what the Archives holds.
*Note that personnel records are maintained by Human Resources; student records are maintained by the Office of the University Registrar. For records on Alberta College (1903-2001) please contact the City of Edmonton Archives (780) 496-5989.
Access to Records
While the Archives aims to make its records and services available to MacEwan University students, faculty, staff, and other researchers the unique and original nature of archival records requires that all materials must be accessed in the Archives’ reading room under supervision of the Archives staff. No original records may be borrowed from the Archives by users for any purposes.
The Archives’ reading room has limited seating capacity and is reserved for individuals using our collections. Individuals seeking a place for group work or a quiet place to study should use areas in the library designated for that purpose.
Access to records in the Archives is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) of Alberta and the Copyright Act of Canada.
Hours and Contact
Currently the Archives is open by appointment only.
University Archivist – Valla McLean
Archives Technician – Kathy Blasko
John L. Haar Library
10700 -104 Avenue