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What’s involved in actually gaining access to the content of these collections?
E-mail Sandy Ayer, the archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know the topic you’re interested in researching. He’ll probably ask you a few clarifying questions to frame your research question as precisely as possible. He’ll then scan you the relevant documents and/or photos and e-mail them to you as attachments. If you live in the Calgary area and need to consult the materials on site, he’ll set up an appointment with you and retrieve the relevant documents, etc., when you arrive.
Why don’t some of the collections listed in the subject index have inventories?
Archival collections typically consist of a combination of inventoried and as yet un-inventoried collections. Sandy Ayer, the archivist, would be happy to search both kinds of collections to provide you with the information, documents, photographs, or media that you would like to consult. He may need a bit of lead time, so please contact him at email@example.com before visiting the archives. In many cases he’ll be able simply to e-mail you what you need.
How do I donate materials to the archives?
If you have personal papers, photos, audio-visual media, or historical artifacts that you’d like to donate to the archives, please contact Sandy Ayer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consult our mission statement to get some idea of the subject areas in which we collect. We will not, unfortunately, be able to provide you with a gift-in-kind receipt.