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 Archivesopens a new window 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 Archivesopens a new window 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
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  • 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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