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A guide to library research for Historical research at the University of Calgary.

Local History Collections

In Calgary, there are a number of different libraries you can utilize to find resources:

The University of Calgary houses a number of historical primary source collections through Archives and Special Collections. This unit of Libraries and Cultural Resources includes the Glenbow Western Research Centre, the Canadian Architectural Archives, The Military Museums Library and Archives, Special Collections, and the University Archives. 


Archives are an excellent resource for researching history as they are rich in primary resources. Here is a sampling of archives that can help for your Canadian historical research: