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Métis travelling by horse and sled on their way to Lac La Biche, Alberta, for New Year’s celebrations, 1895. Glenbow Library and Archives, UCalgary: NA-1185-4.

Welcome back to the Glenbow News! As it’s a new year, we thought we’d make a change for 2021.

The Glenbow News began in early 2020. We wanted to highlight the move of the Glenbow Library and Archives to the University of Calgary on a long-term loan.

Now that the move is mostly complete, we’d like to start introducing you to UCalgary’s other archival and digital collections.

Jack Fairbairn and Walter Hill Moodie share a toast on New Year’s Eve in Kaslo, B.C. Ca. 1896–99. Glenbow Library and Archives, UCalgary: PA-4043-2-13.


Overlapping collections

Many of these collections complement the Glenbow Library and Archives collections. This overlap gives researchers interested in specific topics access to the holdings in our five archival repositories.

For example, military historians can draw on resources at the Glenbow, Libraries and Cultural Resources at UCalgary and the library and archives at The Military Museums.

Meanwhile, those researching the history of Western Canada can now delve into both the Glenbow’s vast resources and UCalgary’s collections—both physical and digital. UCalgary’s collections include Multicultural Alberta, Political Papers, Historical Maps and Alberta Airphoto Collection, Arctic and Northern Studies, Local Histories, and Early Alberta Newspapers.

We will continue to share stories about the Glenbow Library and Archives and its home at the Glenbow Western Research Centre. And while the Glenbow Western Research Centre is still closed, questions and research requests can be sent to

Index to sheets of the Topographical Survey of the Rocky Mountains. Ca. 1888. UCalgary: G3562 .S68 S40 1888 Index.


coming soon!

And look for an updated web-based platform for searching and ordering photographs from the Glenbow collection coming soon.

This platform will offer users new features such as lists and a light box to track and review your favourite images. It will also include easy ways to submit and track an order.

Also, users can share images and PDFs with others, download copyright-free materials, request photos, and upload pictures to social media sites.

Finally, look for information about new Glenbow digital collections throughout the year.

So, welcome back to the Glenbow News, and in the meantime, subscribe to learn more about collections and services at UCalgary and the Glenbow Library and Archives.

Stayed tuned!