Archives and Special Collections provides access to over five linear kilometres of archival records, including theses, yearbooks, campus newspapers and the private archives of influential Canadians. The collections include rare book holdings, significant literary, historical, musical and cultural archives, collections of popular and science fiction, rare works on the Arctic, the largest collection of Canadian architectural drawings and records in the country, and the corporate records of the University of Calgary. From comic books to the EMI Music Canada Archive to the Canadian Architectural Archives to the papers of Nobel Prize winning author Alice Munro, the holdings in Archives and Special Collections attract researchers from around the world.
Archives by the numbers
Total Staff: 24
Archival Repositories: 4
Cultural heritage materials for today and the future
We connect learners, readers, scholars, and members of the public to a rich collection of rare and archival materials that tell the human story.
The archives of Canadians who have made their mark as poets, short story writers, novelists, playwrights, mathematicians, composers, musicologists, media figures, record producers, publishers, politicians, historians and more.