The Galt Museum Archives collects and preserves information of permanent value to the study of the human history of Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta.

Information is collected from both public and private sources, and is available to all researchers.

Visit in person or begin here...

Please note, browsing through our database is free. Do review our fee schedule if you have specific requests.

ARCHIVES ONLINE

click here to search our online archives

city records, manuscripts, maps, mixed media, photographs and recordings

click here to search our online Library
books and periodicals

looking for artifacts? you can search here


The process of capturing and preserving our history is never complete, nor is the history itself “written in stone”. We are always grateful to you for pointing out any errors you may notice. Too often the years go by and the opportunity to make corrections slips away.


FEES

Budget considerations mean that we must charge fees for research services and for copying collection items and information.

Non-profit and for-profit client rates are outlined in this Fee Schedule:

Fee Schedule

 

 
  You can use Galt Gift Certificates in Archives!
     
 

 

Research Request Form. Be sure to completely fill out the Archive Request Form. Make your question(s) as specific and complete as possible.
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Response Time The Archives makes every effort to respond to research requests within 10 business days of receipt. Please be aware, however, that current staff levels and a fluctuating workload can affect our response time.

 

Other Online Resources

Archives Society of Alberta



 
 
 
   

     
OCT 5-10 is
ARCHIVES WEEK
     
See the Galt Museum & Archives contribution to the 2007 virtual exhibit Archives Unleashed: Animals Leaving Their Mark in Alberta History produced by the Archives Society of Alberta.

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Visitors and dignitaries from the first train load of about 100 over the new High Level Bridge at Lethbridge, 22 June 1909. The picture was taken from a vantage point on the riveting traveller which moved along the rail on top of the girders, visible in the photo.  P19640458000
 

Credits

Please label your photo or other archival information obtained
from the Archives with:

courtesy
Galt Museum & Archives

and include the UID

 

 
View virtual tour in Google Maps

Richardson International GALT ARCHIVES REFERENCE ROOM

Located on the Museum lower level.
No appointment necessary.

Hours of Operation

10:00 am - 5:00 pm mon-fri
10:00 am - 9:00 pm thursdays
Closed weekends & statutory holidays

If you are a first-time user of the Archives, please ask the staff to introduce you to the variety of finding aids you can use in your research. This tour takes very little time, and will make your visit to the Archives a productive one!

Or, familiarize yourself with the Archives by taking in one of the Thursday evening sessions:

Discover photographs, documents, maps and other records found at the Galt Archives and learn how to use them for your research.


A partner in the
 
Centre for Oral History & Tradition (COHT)
 

Go behind the scenes:

CTV Lethbridge "Sticks & Stones: Galt Archives"

 
Published with permission from CTV Lethbridge, this episode aired Monday, April 4, 2011. Archivist Greg Ellis retired July 2011
 

TOP IMAGE: Visitors and dignitaries from the first train load of about 100 over the new High Level Bridge at Lethbridge, 22 June 1909. The picture was taken from a vantage point on the riveting traveller which moved along the rail on top of the girders, visible in the photo. Courtesy Galt Museum & Archives, 19640458000

 
 

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Tel: (403) 329.7302
Fax: (403) 329.4958

Mail:
910 - 4 Avenue South,
Lethbridge AB T1J 0P6 CANADA

Andrew Chernevych,
Archivist

Trish Purkis,
Archives Assistant

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