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Corporate Records, Archives

Please note: City of Calgary Archives temporarily closed.

As of March 23, 2020 City of Calgary Archives temporarily closed its front counter.

Researchers can submit archival research request via email at, phone 403-268-8180 or by regular mail.


Corporate Records, Archives was established in 1981 April with a limited mandate. It was a part of the Archives and Records Division of the City Clerk's Department, which was under the direction of The City's first Archivist. The Glenbow Institute served as the repository for The City's historical records from 1973 until the establishment of the Archives. The majority of records were repatriated to The City of Calgary in 1987. Further City of Calgary records have been repatriated in subsequent years.

In 1990, the Archives established its own state-of-the-art, environmentally controlled storage facility, as well as a reading room.

Since its inception the Archives has been under the jurisdiction of City Clerk's. The mandate has been continually expanded to include the acquisition of private records as well as civic government records and the development of formal archival policies and procedures.

Contact us

City Clerk's Office, Corporate Records, Archives

In efforts to minimize the spread of Covid-19, archival researchers are encouraged to email inquiries to The City of Calgary Archives ( Archivists will provide your requested information via email or mail. You can contact the City of Calgary Archives via phone (403-268-8180) during our regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30 PM).

Street Address:

Main Floor, Administration Building,
313-7 Avenue SE,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mailing Address:

Mail Code #8007,
P.O. Box 2100, Station M,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2M5

Fax:  403-268-6731

Hours of Operation:
The Archives is open to researchers Monday - Friday (except statutory holidays), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note: Records are not pulled from storage after 4 p.m.