About the Archives

The Archives were established in 1990 to serve as the institutional memory of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. With a mandate to identify, preserve, and make available the Centre’s historical legacy, the Archives serve as the official repository for administrative, legal, and historical materials. Additionally, the Archives house selected personal records of artists and individuals associated with the Centre.

The Archives are open to all Banff Centre community members as well as researchers from the general public. Please contact us to ask questions about your research. Visits to the Archives are available only by appointment to ensure that materials are available.

Searching the Archives

NEW:  Explore Banff Centre's archival holdings with our new public searh interface! This site is under development, so check back often for more content.

ARCHIVAL HOLDINGS - Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives


Search our holdings on Alberta on Record, published by the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA).  The ASA site also lists automatically generated finding aids to assist research.  

Alberta on Record

Holdings include;

  • Archival photographs, 1933-2010
  • Descriptions of photographs not yet digitized
  • Historical files from key Banff Centre program areas and departments including, but not limited to:
    • Concert recordings and talks
    • Newsletter articles
    • Publications, press releases, and posters
    • Course calendars and program descriptions
    • Blueprints and site plans

Donating to the Archives 

The Archives welcomes donations of materials from individuals and organizations associated with the Banff Centre (alumni, faculty, etc.), as well as records that evidence Canadian arts and culture (music, performing arts, visual arts, mountain culture, etc.) that directly relate to Banff Centre learning and programming.


The Archives accept donations in multiple formats, including paper, audio-visual, and born digital.


Donors are invited to contact the Archives to discuss and plan for the transfer of materials. Please contact the Archivist at or by phone at 403-762-6440.

The the Archives Photograph Catalogue and Archives Document Catalogue are for Banff Centre internal use only.  Note that these databases do not contain the complete holdings of the Archives.

Please contact the Archives directly for assistance: 

Archives Photograph Catalogue

Archives Document Catalogue

The Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives is located in the Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation (KCCI), 2nd floor

Library and Archives Hours - By Appointment

Archives visits and research assistance are available to Banff Centre Participants, Artists, Faculty and Staff by appointment.

The Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives remain temporarily closed to the general public.

For more information:

Contact Us
Tel: 403-762-6440
Fax: 403-762-6266
Tel: 403.762.6265
Fax: 403.762.6266

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020, Stn. 43
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5 Canada

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