The City of Edmonton Archives is the steward of Edmonton's history through the preservation of and provision of access to authentic and trustworthy records of the Corporation, citizens, local organizations and businesses.
The City of Edmonton Archives serves employees of the Corporation, citizens of Edmonton and the wider research community by effectively acquiring, managing, preserving and making accessible records of significance that document the City as well as the lives and work of citizens, organizations and businesses in Edmonton.
As per City Policy C448 The City of Edmonton Archives and according to applicable legislation, the City of Edmonton will provide a planned program for the acquisition, management, preservation, and provision of access to records of legal, administrative, evidentiary, cultural and historical value:
- of the Corporation
- of City officials
- of City sponsored organizations and events
- of Organizations connected with the City
- from public and private collections when deposited by the owners
Governance documents at the City of Edmonton Archives are organized into 5 domains: Governance, Acquisition, Management, Preservation and Access.