Welcome to the Association for Manitoba  Archives. The AMA represents and supports archivists, archives, and those committed to the preservation of archival records in Manitoba


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The AMA's mandate is to preserve the heritage of the people and institutions of the Province of Manitoba by improving the administration, effectiveness and efficiency of the province's archival system(s). 

The association's goals and objectives are to:

  • promote a better understanding and increased public awareness among Manitobans on the role and uses of archives;
  • provide a forum for the discussion of archival issues and the exchange of ideas on archival matters;
  • enhance the quality of service provided by archives and archivists to the communities they serve in Manitoba by promoting standards, procedures and practices in the establishment and management of archives;
  • provide assistance and educational opportunities to persons seeking to improve their knowledge of skills in the development, management or operation of archives; and
  • advise, coordinate, and plan for the allocation of resources, grants, and services for Manitoba's archival system.

History of the Association for Manitoba Archives (AMA)

The Association for Manitoba Archives was created in 1992 to merge the major programs and services of its predecessor organizations, the Association of Manitoba Archivists (founded in 1980) and the Manitoba Council of Archives. This merger occurred shortly after the Association of Manitoba Archivists' and Manitoba Council of Archives' joint publication of  Plan 2000: The Manitoba Archival Community in the 1990s in 1991. This publication came about as a result of the 1988 Manitoba Archival Needs Assessment Study, The Past Is Present.

In 1992, the AMA's mandate was to preserve the documentary legacy of the people and institutions of the Province of Manitoba by improving the administration, effectiveness and efficiency of the Province's archival system by promoting high standards, procedures and practices in the establishment and maintenance of archives, allocating resources, grants and services in order to fulfill the foregoing, and educating the public about the role and use of archives.

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Recent News

City of Winnipeg Archives Public Consultations

The City of Winnipeg is holding public consultations and conducting a survey on the City of Winnipeg Archives' new facility.  Please click here for more information.

2020 Manitoba Day Awards

The AMA has announced the winners of the 2020 Manitoba Day Awards.  Please click here to view the winners.

Winnipeg Free Press Editorial on the City of Winnipeg Archives

The Winnipeg Free Press recently published an editorial about the City of Winnipeg Archives.  You can read the article here.

AMA signs an open letter re: the Bay Downtown Advisory Committee

The Association for Manitoba Archives, along with other members of the Manitoba Heritage Summit Group, signed an open letter regarding the Bay Downtown Advisory Committee.

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City of Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord

The AMA is now a partner in the City of Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord. For more info about the Accord, please click here.

AMA Now on Facebook and Twitter

The Association for Manitoba Archives is excited to announce the launch of the AMA’s pages on Facebook and Twitter.

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Indigenous Subject Headings Added to MAIN

Subject headings in MAIN have been altered to be more inclusive and respectful of Indigenous peoples across Manitoba.

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Directory of Archives

Did you know that there are over 30 archival repositories represented in the AMA?

Browse Manitoba's archival repositories

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