Red Deer and District Archives

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Authorized form of name

Red Deer and District Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Red Deer Archives

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  • Municipal
  • Community

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Reference Desk



Street address

Mailing address: P.O. Box 5008, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3T4; Street Address: 4525 47A Avenue, Red Deer



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Phone: 403-309-8403


Fax: 403-340-8728


Description area


The Red Deer & District Archives section of the City of Red Deer acquires, preserves and makes available to the public both municipal and community records. The Archives is the official repository of City records of enduring historical value. The Archives also acquires records from numerous clubs, organizations, churches, businesses, individuals and families.

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Total Volume: 1000 metres. Inclusive Dates: 1776 - current. Predominant Dates: 1900 - current. The Red Deer and District Archives was established in March 1964 by the City of Red Deer. Its collections relate primarily to the City of Red Deer and its immediate vicinity in Central Alberta. The Archives also holds records for several other public bodies and institutions, as well as numerous organizations, associations, churches, cemeteries, businesses, unions, cooperatives, lodges and clubs. The Red Deer and District Archives has placed a strong emphasis on genealogical information and research. It maintains an extensive set of biographical files on local families and residents. Space is also provided for the branch library of the Alberta Genealogical Society.

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Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends and holidays.

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Access Points

  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Military (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Mailing address: P.O. Box 5008, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3T4; Street Address: 4525 47A Avenue, Red Deer