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

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:

  • Personal papers: diaries, letters, family albums
  • Genealogy, especially Métis
  • Historic photographs: 115,000 online and many more in-house
  • School attendance registers and yearbooks
  • Newspapers and newspaper clippings from Calgary and rural communities

City of Calgary, Corporate Records and Archives

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:

  • Records created by the municipal government of The City of Calgary, including records pertaining to building history and land use history research
  • Information on how to research 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

Calgary Public Library

At 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.

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