RE: ARCHIVES IN ALBERTA - HOLDINGS
- Thanks for the correction. I guess I did not read the message thoroughly.
Anyway I know you have done much great work for the MSHA.
[mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Judith Rempel
Sent: February 28, 2004 6:20 PM
Subject: RE: ARCHIVES IN ALBERTA - HOLDINGS
Thanks, Xenia. But, there's one small correction - our fonds are listed in
the ANA (Archives Network of Alberta) and upper bodies. NOT in the PAA.
PAA has their own fonds listed in the ANA.
> -----Original Message-----http://www.afhs.ab.ca
> From: owner-dist-gen@...
> [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Xenia Stanford
> Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2004 1:00 PM
> To: dist-gen@...; Judith Rempel
> Subject: RE: ARCHIVES IN ALBERTA - HOLDINGS
> Congratulations Judii on your work as Archival Coordinator of The
> Historical Society of
> Alberta and for having 11 fonds in the PAA.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dist-gen@...
> [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Judith Rempel
> Sent: February 28, 2004 9:20 AM
> To: Dist-Gen
> Subject: ARCHIVES IN ALBERTA - HOLDINGS
> Want to know what the Provincial Archives has in it's shelves, boxes and
> folders? The PAA has had financial/technical/political (???) difficulties
> with getting information about its holdings into an online, accessible
> manner. Going to their website, one only learns the briefest things about
> them. However, they have contributed information about their holdings to
> the Archives Network of Alberta - operated online by the Archives
> Society of
> Almost 500 of the PAA's fonds* holdings are described online at:
> http://tinyurl.com/ytwu6 (this tiny url points to the listings
> at Archives
> Society of Alberta's website).
> * a fonds is the theoretically complete assembly of information
> created by a
> person, organizational, business, or government body - of which
> many records
> are held at archives).
> You can search the entire listing of thousands of fonds described for
> Alberta at: http://asalive.archivesalberta.org:8080/access/asa/archaa/
> Note that the second search field which lists "topics" is not a typical
> keyword search tool. The ANA has a restricted set of fewer than 20
> "topics". A comprehensive search is best done using keywords of interest
> from the first search field n the above page.
> If you'er interested in searching more broadly, the ANA participates in
> several other archival network databases. Links to those can be found at:
> http://www.archivesalberta.org/general/database.htm (ANA descriptions are
> automatically captured by the CNWAN and CAIN from time to time).
> P.S. As Archival Coordinator of The Mennonite Historical Society of
> Alberta, I'm proud to say that we (MHSA) now have 11 of our fonds
> in this environment. Many more to come - watch us grow.
> In Kinship,
> Judith Rempel
> Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta