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Our Future/ Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project

Digital Initiatives, ITS
Libraries and Cultural Resources
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Email: digitize@ucalgary.ca

The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project (AHDP) provides people from all over the world with immediate access to Alberta Folklore, Architectural Drawings, Art, Aerial Photographs, Maps, early Alberta Newspapers, Homestead Files, and Local and Alberta Histories.

These historical resources have been digitized and placed on the World Wide Web under the guidance of the AHDP Editorial Review Board.

Our Future/Our Past: Alberta Local Histories

Our Future/Our Past: Alberta Local Histories provides a diverse range of personal, community, business, and governmental perspectives on Alberta's history. This is an ongoing project in which historical materials, some previously difficult for the public to access, are placed on our web sites to further historical research by scholars, students, and all interested in Alberta's rich and diverse history. Local Histories is a subset of Our Future/Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project.

Our Future/Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project provides people from all over the world with immediate access to Alberta Folklore, Architectural Drawings, Art, Aerial Photographs, Maps, early Alberta Newspapers, Homestead Files, and Local Histories.

Partners

Our Future/Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project is being lead by the University of Calgary in partnership with the Provincial Archives of Alberta, the Glenbow and Nickle Arts Museums, and the Universities of Alberta and Calgary.

The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project (AHDP) archives, once completed, contain:

  • Alberta Folklore Collection: features tales of fur trading, crime and criminals, politics, the unusual, the customary and more. This material is provided by the University of Alberta, which is home to the largest folklore collection in Western Canada.

  • Aerial Photographs: 200,000 aerial images from the U of C's Aerial Photography Project capture Alberta terrain and land use from 1922 to 1945. The oldest aerial imagery for the province includes the prisoner-of-war camp location at Seebee, the Frank Slide, and the placement of the Armed Forces firing ranges within lands returned to the Tsuu T'ina nation.

  • Architecture: Senior Canadian architect's drawings and blueprints, such as those by Thomas Mawson, whose innovative city plans were rediscovered in the late 1970s, are provided by the U of C's Canadian Architectural Archives

  • Art: Collections of art by Albertans or about Alberta

  • Local Histories: Descriptions of Alberta's communities, people, businesses, and events

  • Historical Maps: Early Alberta maps from the Glenbow Museum and the University of Calgary

  • Homestead Files: Records filed by homesteaders applying for land grants

  • Newspapers: Alberta's newspapers from 1880 to 1950

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