ArchivesAlberta and Northwest Conference - United Church of Canada
Misses Jackson, Addison and Inglis –
Pioneer missionaries of Wahstao and Kolokreeka, [ca. 1910?]
ANWC Archives situated at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (UC321)
The Conference Archives consists of approximately 400 linear metres of records, dating from the 1830’s to the present. The Archives acquires, preserves and makes available the archival records created, accumulated, and/or maintained by Alberta and Northwest Conference, its Presbyteries, Pastoral Charges and Congregations, and the related church groups, associations, educational institutions, and hospitals operated therein. The Archives also acquires personal papers and manuscripts of individuals (clergy and church workers) associated with the Conference.
The Conference Archives is situated at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) at 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1
(southeast corner of 51 Avenue and 86 Street)
For information about United Church archives and record keeping, please contact:
Jane Bowe McCarthy, Conference Archivist
c/o The Provincial Archives
8555 Roper Road NW
Edmonton AB T6E 5W1
(T) 780-427-8687 (F) 780-427-4646
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Please note: appointments are recommended if you wish to consult with the Conference Archivist.
The processed holdings of the Conference Archives are accessible through the Sandra Thomson Reading Room at the Provincial Archives of Alberta:
(T) 780-427-1056; (F) 780-427-4646.
There is no fee to access the holdings of the Conference Archives, but copying and photo reproduction charges apply.
The PAA Reference Staff may assist researchers with United Church reference requests (including baptismal, marriage and burial searches and transcripts) during regular business hours. http://culture.alberta.ca/paa/contact/default.aspx
Please note: the Provincial Archives staff will do a preliminary search of relevant material free of charge, but they have set fees for research services for anyone who is unable to come in person to do their own research, or for extensive research beyond the preliminary search.
The PAA also charges a fee to create and certify transcripts as true copies of original entries of baptism, marriage and burial records.
For details on the Provincial Archives of Alberta Price List see: http://culture.alberta.ca/paa/services/default.aspx
Provincial Archives of Alberta – Reading Room Hours
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-4:30pm, 4:30pm – 9:00pm (limited service – no document retrieval)
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am- 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
*There is no retrieval of archival material from 11:30am – 1pm and from 3:30pm onwards.