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Alberta Airphoto Collection
The Alberta Airphoto Collection consists of about 30,000 public domain images from the University of Calgary Library's collection of about one million airphotos. The images cover mainly urban areas in Alberta, flown at various scales and years between 1924 and 1952. These airphotos are historical images of Alberta from the air, and can provide information on changes in landscape and geographic features over time.
Alberta Native Bees
This online collection represents the reference collection of native bees to Alberta. The physical collection is housed in the University of Calgary Biological Sciences Invertebrate Collection.
- Access to volumes published online prior to 2023.
Cambridge Histories spans subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts.
Colour Our Collections
This digital collection includes the University of Calgary’s contributions to #ColorOurCollections beginning in 2017. It features a wide array of images from literary and historical sources held in our Archives and Special Collections.
Glenbow Library and Archives
Glenbow Library and Archives documents the human and natural history of Southern Alberta. It includes historic documents from many of the major energy companies in Western Canada. It is also an unparalleled resource for researchers and students exploring local, regional and provincial history, political science, social studies, ranching, immigration, cultural studies, business, environmental studies, women’s studies, military history and the Northwest Mounted Police/Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Included in the digital collection are selections of photographs from the photographic archival collection.
Please note that the language, terminology or visual content in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the University of Calgary, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This collection represents reference images to specimens in the University of Calgary Biological Sciences Invertebrate Collection.
The Mountain Studies collection contains digitized postcards from the Byron Harmon collection of postcards, depicting the views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains the Purcell Mountains. A number of the postcards include messages to loved ones.