Seasonal Photograph Orders
'Tis the giving season again! Archival images make great gifts and we get a lot of orders at this time of year.
Unfortunately, this year we're also limited by the ongoing construction in our workspaces and vaults. This means:
- Only previously digitized images are available to order.
- Orders placed by 4pm on Friday December 7, 2018 will be ready for pick up by Friday December 21.
Check with our Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 780-496-8711 to see if an image you are interested in ordering is available.
EA-160-754 Dowdell House with Christmas Lights 1931
Posters and Postcards
Postcards are available for purchase at the Archives and posters can be ordered through our photograph order form.
Photocopying/ Digital Scan (PDF)
|Regular||Letter or legal size||$0.50/page|
|Colour||Letter, legal or ledger size||$2/page|
|PDF Scan||Letter, legal or ledger size||$0.50/page|
|Aerial Photos||Scan or ledger size laser prints||$5/photo|
We have a large collection of commercial (and a limited number of residential) blueprints. Note that a research fee may apply for searches for the blueprints of large properties (shopping centres for example).
When copies of blueprints are ordered there is a $25 minimum charge. The final cost may be higher depending on the number of pages to copy and the selected format. See the order form for more information or contact us at 780-496-8711 or at email@example.com.
Reproductions of our maps can vary widely in price depending on size and desired format. Please contact the Archives at 780-496-8711 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing a copy of a map.
E-mail and Phone Service
It’s a good idea to contact the Archives prior to your visit or if you are unable to come into the Archives. We may be able to find answers to simple research questions for you. We’ll also help you determine if we have material of interest to you in our holdings.
If we do have records relating to your interests, we can retrieve some preliminary material and have it on hold for you ready for your visit.
Or, we can refer you somewhere that might have what you’re looking for (the Provincial Archives of Alberta for example).
When you visit the Archives, a reference archivist is available in our reference room to help you. This includes orientating new users to our self-serve material and how to use our finding aids.
Typically, archivists don’t do research for you. Instead, we’re here to point you in the right direction so you can find the answers yourself with the materials provided.
If you are unable to come into the Archives we will conduct a limited amount of research for a fee (see table below). Please note there are no rush orders as on-site researchers have priority. Therefore, there may be a delay in processing off-site research requests (which will be completed in order of receipt).
|Biographical or general information||$30 per hour (maximum of 2 hours)||Information is typically from the Archives' clipping files|
|Blueprint - non-residential address searches||$30 per hour (maximum of 2 hours)||Does not include reproduction fees|
Any other research requests can be negotiated with the Reference Archivist on a case by case basis. Research time will not exceed 2 hours and the City of Edmonton Archives reserves the right to decline to offer research services.
For more in-depth research needs, we may refer you to the Alberta Genealogical Society or recommend you hire a professional researcher to assist you.
The research fee includes a maximum of 10 photocopied or 5 scan-to-e-mail pages (blueprints excepted). Regular reproduction fees apply to each additional page.
Fees are subject to change without notice.