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
- Information on how to research building historyopens a new window
- 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.