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Calgary's Story

The Heritage Triangle

Access the city’s historical and archival material

Making history accessible to all Calgarians.

The Heritage Triangle is the Glenbow Library and Archives, the Calgary Public Library, and the City of Calgary, Corporate Records and Archives. These three organizations each specialize in different material and documents, collecting and preserving Calgary’s history and ensuring it is available to you.

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Glenbow Library and Archives

Find personal history records, including diaries, letters, family albums and school attendance registers and yearbooks here. The Library and Archives offer genealogy resources, especially Métis, as well as historic photographs (digitized and physical) and newspapers from Calgary and rural communities.

No appointment is required.

Glenbow Library and Archives

City of Calgary, Corporate Records and Archives

Find municipal records, including building history, land use, the XV Olympic Winter Games ’88, elected officials, departmental annual reports and municipal handbooks (since 1913). There is also information on how to research building history.

Open from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. No appointment is required.

City of Calgary, Corporate Records and Archives

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Calgary’s Story, presented by Walt & Irene DeBoni, at Central Library

Browse documents, newspapers, images, microfilm, memorabilia, and audiovisual material pertaining to the history and development of Calgary and Alberta, from pre-history to the present.

Calgary's Story is open during regular Central Library hours.