Q. What materials are moving from Glenbow to the University of Calgary?


Highlights of the collection:

  • 5,500 linear metres of textual records
  • 2 million photographs
  • 600 hours of audio recordings
  • 4,000 videos and films
  • 125,000 volumes
  • 15,000 maps

Glenbow’s Library and Archives documents the human and natural history of Southern Alberta. It includes historical documents from many of the major energy companies in Western Canada. It is also an unparalleled resource for researchers and students exploring local, regional and provincial history, political science, social studies, ranching, immigration, cultural studies, business, environmental studies, women’s studies, military history and the North West Mounted Police/Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Glenbow will retain archival and book collections related to visual arts to support its role as a major public art museum.

The addition of Glenbow’s Library and Archives doubles the university’s archival and special collections holdings. Access to existing materials in the university’s Archives and Special Collections will not be affected.

  • Last Updated Nov 14, 2018
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  • Answered By Justin Anders

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