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University History – Archives and Special Collections

University History

Check the links below for access to various resources pertaining to the history of the University of Calgary, its motto and coat of arms, its current and former presidents and chancellors, and those individuals honoured by the university.

 

The Road to Autonomy Digital Collection, 1905-1966 The Road to Autonomy Digital Collection, 1905-1966 — This database contains digitized records relating to the history prior to becoming an autonomous university in 1966.  The Road to Autonomy virtual exhibit above tells the story of this period.
40 Years of Autonomy Digital Collection, 1966-2006 40 Years of Autonomy Digital Collection, 1966-2006 — Created by the University Archives for the university’s 40th anniversary, this digital collection allows you to explore events in the university’s history since autonomy.
50th Anniversary of Calgary 50th Anniversary of Calgary — Created by the University Archives for the university’s 40th anniversary, this digital collection allows you to explore events in the university’s history since autonomy.
Celebrating 50 years Celebrating 50 years — 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the University of Calgary. While its roots date back to the establishment of the Normal School in Calgary in 1905, the University of Calgary was established in April 1966 when it was granted autonomy. These stories celebrate our first 50 years.
Gazette newspaper Gazette newspaper — The Gazette was the University of Calgary’s campus newspaper from 1968 until 2003.
University Motto University Motto — Read about the meaning behind Mo shùile togam suas.
 University Coat of Arms  University Coat of Arms — a history of the university’s Coat of Arms, logo, seal and tartan.
 University of Calgary Presidents  University of Calgary Presidents
 University of Calgary Chancellors  University of Calgary Chancellors
History of the Entrance Arch History of the Entrance Arch
Honorary Degree Recipients Digital Collection Honorary Degree Recipients Digital Collection — A digital collection containing recipients’ portraits and citations .
Honorary Degree Recipients  — A list of honorary degree recipients in alphabetical order.
 Order of the University of Calgary Digital Collection Order of the University of Calgary Digital Collection — A digital collection containing recipients’ portraits and citations.
Order of the University of Calgary  — A list of members of the Order of the University of Calgary in alphabetical order.