Answered By: Kathryn Ruddock
Last Updated: Nov 09, 2017     Views: 338

The Our Future Our Past and Our Roots collections were created in the late 1990s - early 2000s with funding from: 

  • Alberta Community Development, Community Initiatives Program
  • The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
  • The Alberta Knowledge Network
  • The Alberta Library
  • The Alberta Law Foundation
  • The Alberta Medical Foundation
  • Canada's Digital Collections
  • The Calgary Foundation
  • Calgary Exhibition & Stampede
  • Industry Canada
  • Libraries and Cultural Resources

The digitized collections include: 

  • 1500 medical history journals, books, reports, and photographs
  • 6000 local history books
  • 800 reels of early Alberta newspapers
  • 600 Alberta law bills, statutes, ordinances, journals, and gazettes
  • 3300 municipal bylaws

We are not currently adding to the collection, however, we will continue to manage, preserve and distribute these materials through our Digitization and Repository Services unit. We are currently working on a project to migrate the materials to a more modern platform, CONTENTdm, with better search and browse functionality.

If you would like more information about these collections, please contact us at