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Glenbow's Library and Archive reading room is now closed. Glenbow's Library and Archive material relating to the history of western Canada has moved to the Glenbow Western Research Centre at the Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary. Inquiries relating to accessing Library and Archives material may be directed to

Archives Main Catalogue

About the Main Catalogue

The Archives Main Catalogue contains descriptions of unpublished archival records, such as diaries, letters, and minute books, for over 3700 families, organizations, and businesses in southern Alberta.

In addition to the descriptions in the Archives Main Catalogue, many of our holdings have accompanying detailed finding aids and scanned material, which you can access directly from the Finding Aids / Scanned Documents page, or from links in the Archives Main Catalogue.

Search Tips

To do a wildcard search use "*" at the end of a string of letters. Example: "ranch*" will find ranches, rancher, ranching, etc.

To narrow a search (boolean "and") use "&" between the search terms. Example: "oil & gas" will find records in which both words occur.

To broaden a search (boolean "or") use "/" between the search terms. Example: "memoirs / reminiscences / autobiographies" will find records in which one of these terms occurs.

To search for one term but not another use "!" between the search terms. Example: "transportation ! railway" will find records related to transportation but not railways.

Search the Catalogue

Note: use &, /, and ! for and, or and not

i.e. scrapbook, lantern slides, diary

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