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Gender and Sexuality Studies

University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections

The University of Calgary is home to several archival collections, including the Canadian Architectural Archives, Glenbow Library and Archives, EMI Music Canada Archive, as well as our own institutional records.

You can read browes these archives at the Archives and Special Collections website.

To search the archives and their finding aids, you can also use our AtoM database.

Some of our archival materials have been digitized, and you can browse and search these on our Digital Collections website.

For tips on how to use University of Calgary Digital Collections, check out our many How To videos.

Image attribution: "Women swimming at the Cave and Basin swimming pool, Banff, Alberta.", [ca. 1915-1920], (CU1234585) by Unknown. Courtesy of Libraries and Cultural Resources Digital Collections, University of Calgary.  

Databases with Archival Materials

The libraries subscribe to several databases that contain archival material relevant to Gender and Sexuality Studies. Please note that several of these databases are curated digital collections and bring materials from many collections and repositories together, so make sure to take note of the original repository and/or archival collection.

Other Archival Collections for GSXS

Citing Archival Materials

Regardless of the citation style you are using, citations for archival materials should generally include the following:

  • Archival repository (ie. University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections)
  • Fonds/collection title
  • Author/creator of the item
  • Format of the item (manuscript, photograph, etc.)
  • Box and file that the item is located in
  • Date of creation for the item


For information on citing materials consult the following: