The Heritage Triangle

The Calgary Heritage Triangle is three organizations — the Glenbow Library and Archives, the Calgary Public Library and the City of Calgary Archives — who co-exist within a two-block radius. Together we collect and preserve the city’s heritage and ensure this heritage is alive and accessible to all Calgarians.

Glenbow Library and Archives is a research facility in the Glenbow Museum which focuses primarily on the history of Calgary and southern Alberta.

The Glenbow Library and Archives offers the following:

  • personal papers: diaries, letters, family albums
  • genealogy, especially Métis
  • historic photographs: 90,000 online and many more in-house
  • school attendance registers and yearbooks
  • newspapers and newspaper clippings from Calgary and rural communities.

Want more information? Contact or visit the Glenbow Library and Archives:

Glenbow Museum
Sixth Floor, 130 Ninth Ave. S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3
E-mail: archives@glenbow.org
Phone: 403-268-4204

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday
Closed on statutory holidays.
No appointment is required.

The City of Calgary, Corporate Records and Archives acquires, preserves and provides access to civic records of enduring value.

The City of Calgary, Corporate Records and Archives offers the following:

  • records created by the municipal government of The City of Calgary, including records pertaining to building history and land use history research
  • A Guide to Researching Building History
  • records of the Organising Committee of the XV Olympic Winter Games (OCO ’88)
  • records of elected officials – mayors and aldermen
  • departmental annual reports
  • municipal handbooks from 1913

The City of Calgary
Administration Building
Main Floor, 313 Seventh Ave. S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0J1

E-mail: archives@calgary.ca
Phone: 403-268-8180
Fax: 403-268-6731

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
Closed on statutory holidays.
No appointment is required.
Records are not pulled after 4 p.m.

At the Calgary Public Library we focus on the history and development of Calgary and Alberta from pre-history to the present.

We offer the following:

  • directories (Henderson’s Calgary 1906-1991), phone books (Calgary 1903-present) and voters lists (1912-1971)
  • books, pamphlets, biographical files and extensive building files
  • southern Alberta newspapers including the Calgary Herald (1884 - present)
  • all available Canadian census returns on microfilm
  • postcards, memorabilia, theses, yearbooks,maps, magazines, photographs and audiovisual material.

Central Library
Fourth Floor, Local History Room
616 Macleod Tr. S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 2M2

E-mail: information@calgarypubliclibrary.com
Phone: 403-260-2600
Fax: 403-260-5929

See our hours and closure information.

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