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5,500

Linear Metres of Textual Records

2,000,000

Photographs

600

Hours of Audio Recordings

4,000

Videos and Films

125,000

Books

15,000

Maps

Glenbow Western Research Centre at the University of Calgary

Glenbow Western Research Centre is located on the second floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library at the heart of the University of Calgary campus. The centre is the new access point for the university’s Archives and Special Collections including the remarkable Glenbow Library and Archives, the premiere collection that documents the history of western Canada.

This research facility serves the campus community and members of the public. Glenbow Western Research Centre is a welcoming environment with expert staff and a spacious reading room.

The historic move of Glenbow Library and Archives from its previous location in downtown Calgary began in March 2019. University staff in Libraries and Cultural Resources processed thousands of books, maps, videos and films plus millions of photographs and textual records.

This world-class collection benefits scholars in a wide range of disciplines: local, regional and provincial history; social studies; cultural and social history; religious studies; geography; political science; and agriculture.

We invite you to explore this treasure trove of western Canadian history and visit us at Glenbow Western Research Centre.

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Glenbow Western Research Centre provided by the Siebens Family

The relocation of Glenbow Library and Archives and the creation of the Glenbow Western Research Centre have been made possible because of generous donations made by the Siebens Family, the Taylor Family and Fred P. Mannix. Special thanks to the Government of Alberta for its integral support of this endeavor.

Both the Siebens and Taylor Family’s contributions to this significant initiative are part of the university’s ongoing fundraising campaign, Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High.