Glenbow Archives

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GLEN

Authorized form of name

Glenbow Archives

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Douglas Cass, Director, Library and Archives

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Street address

130 - 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0P3

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Phone: (403) 268-4204

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Lynette Walton, Imperial Oil Archivist

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403-268-4232

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Description area

History

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Records management and collecting policies

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Holdings

Total Volume: 5500 metres
Inclusive Dates: 1840 - current
Predominant Dates: 1870s - current
The Glenbow Archives acquires, preserves and makes accessible historic records documenting the history of southern Alberta. Our records include the papers of individuals and families, as well as clubs, organizations, businesses, and schools. Some of our specialties are ranching, First Nations (in particular the Blackfoot Nation), immigration and land settlement, Mounted Police, the city of Calgary, genealogy, personal papers (diaries, letters, scrapbooks,etc.) and the oil industry. We have extensive holdings of photographs, including 120,000 which are available for viewing on our website. We are also the home of the Imperial Oil Company archives.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Take these links to Glenbow's own databases, for the most complete listings of our holdings.

Main Catalogue - For the most up-to-date descriptions of our holdings: http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesMainSearch.aspx
Photographs - For access to 120,000 archival images: http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesPhotosSearch.aspx
Finding Aids & Scanned Documents - For detailed listings and links to digitized records: http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/index.cfm

Access area

Opening times

Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Accessibility

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GLEN

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Final

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Record updated by Glenbow Archives, August 31, 2016

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  • English

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Primary contact

130 - 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0P3