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Research

The Galt Museum & Archives have an extensive collection of hundreds of thousands of archival materials and collections items. Our collections are open to residents and researchers. You can search our collections database at https://collections.galtmuseum.com.

Our previous database offered researchers separate search sites for archives, collections and our library. Our new database has combined them all into one database and search function.v

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

Archives

The Galt Museum & Archives collects and preserves information of permanent value to the study of the human history of Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta. We collect archival resources, like photographs, minutes, oral histories, and other documents, from both public and private sources and it is available to all researchers.

Order Archival Prints

You can easily order prints of our archival photos from the collections database. Just search for the images you want, and email the accession numbers of the items along with the desired photo dimensions like 8x10 inches, 5x7 inches or 4x6 inches to archives@galtmuseum.com.

You can find prices for archival services here.

Collections

The Galt Museum & Archives collects and preserves artifacts of permanent value to the study of the human history of Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta. We collect artifacts from both public and private sources, and they are available for viewing to researchers by appointment. The Galt's permanent and special exhibits regularly make use of our collections.

Attribution

Please label your photo or other archival information obtained from the Galt with "Courtesy the Galt Museum & Archives" and include the UID number. Browsing through our database is free, but permission to use items from the database usually come with an associated cost. Review our fee schedule if you have specific requests.