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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 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

In celebration of our virtual exhibit on Ella May Walker we have made a selection of her paintings available as 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)

Type Sizes Fee
Regular Letter or legal size $0.50/page
Oversize Ledger size $0.60/page
Colour Letter, legal or ledger size $2/page
Microfilm Letter size $0.50/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


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 if you are interested in purchasing a copy of a map.


Reference Services

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).

On-site Service

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).

Research Fees

Research Fee Note
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.

Mail Costs

Destination Cost
North America $5
International $12

Fees are subject to change without notice.

For More Information

City of Edmonton Archives

10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3Z9




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