Alberta Women's Institutes Archive:

Resources for Research and Teaching

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This site was developed as a collaborative effort of Athabasca University, the Provincial Archives of Alberta, and the Alberta Women's Institutes (AWI) and was made possible by a grant from the Community Initiatives Program of the Province of Alberta.

Its purpose is to provide, for the first time and in digital format, key historical sources and secondary material for the study of the AWI, one of the oldest rural women’s organizations in the province.

The site contains digitizations of organizational documents, biographies of members, organizational and rural histories, scrapbooks, interviews, maps, photographs, short essays, and lists of resources, many of which are rare or hard to find.

It is intended for the use of anyone interested in women’s organizational history and the history of rural Alberta.