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RE: ARCHIVES IN ALBERTA - HOLDINGS

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  • Xenia Stanford
    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. Xenia ... From:
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 28, 2004
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      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.

      Xenia

      -----Original Message-----
      From: owner-dist-gen@...
      [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Judith Rempel
      Sent: February 28, 2004 6:20 PM
      To: dist-gen@...
      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.


      - Judii

      > -----Original Message-----
      > 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
      > Mennonite
      > Historical Society of
      > Alberta and for having 11 fonds in the PAA.
      >
      > Xenia
      >
      > -----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
      > Alberta.
      >
      > 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
      > described
      > in this environment. Many more to come - watch us grow.
      >
      >
      > In Kinship,
      > Judith Rempel
      > judith@...
      >
      > and
      >
      > queries@...
      > Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
      > http://www.mennonites.ca/mhsa/
      >

      >

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