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Digital Resources

The links on this page provide access to archival records in the University Archives' collection -- textual and photographic -- which have been scanned are available in digital format.

To locate digitized records located in other archives, please check the External Archival Resources page for some useful links. A list of digital collections created by Libraries and Cultural Resources can be found on its Digital Initiatives webpage.


The following links will lead you to virtual exhibits and digital collections containing records from the Archives' collections. Scanned content is also available in the Private Records collection.

The Road to Autonomy, 1905-1966 Exhibit -- This virtual exhibit presents the history of the University of Calgary and the institutions it grew out of. The exhibit is linked to The Road to Autonomy Digital Collection below.

The Road to Autonomy, 1905-1966 Digital Collection -- 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, 1966-2006 Digital Collection -- 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.

Honorary Degree Recipients Digital Collection -- A digital collection containing recipients' portraits and citations .

Order of the University of Calgary Digital Collection -- A digital collection containing recipients' portraits and citations.
University Publications

University Publications -- provides access to a variety of printed resources created by the University of Calgary community, including reports, university calendars, campus newspapers etc. This collection is in development: watch for updates and additions as resources allow us to expand it!

  Political Papers Digital Collection -- contains textual documents and images selected from the University Archives holdings. Includes records created by the Reform Party of Alberta, Western Canada Concept, William Aberhart, Ernest Manning and more! 
Emerging Alberta -- A collection of images selected from the Alberta Report fonds. The images were published in the Alberta Report magazine during the period 1973-2003 and are now jointly owned by the University of Calgary and the Provincial Archives of Alberta.