Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Peter Lougheed and John Turner in confrontation, 1973

Calgary Herald Photographs

The Calgary Herald newspaper's photographs, which date from 1935 to 1989, but primarily from the 1970s, are rich in views of newsworthy people, places and events in Calgary, Alberta, including images of protests, malls and shopping, fashion, labour strikes, the demolition of buildings, royal visits, mayors, and politicians in action. A brief history of the Calgary Herald is in the Archives Main Catalogue.

How to view the photographs

You may view all the currently digitized Herald photographs (about 1000) in date order.

You may search the Herald photographso by subjects, places, people or dates by using the Archives Photographs search screen. Always enter Calgary Herald in the 'Photographer/Illustrator'' box to limit your findings to Calgary Herald images, then refine your search by entering search terms in the other boxes on the screen. Several examples are given below:

  • Enter Calgary Herald in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND fashion in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of people wearing the styles of the past.
  • Enter Calgary Herald in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND protest* (including the asterisk) in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of protests, protesters and protesting.
  • Enter Calgary Herald in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Lougheed in the 'People' box to find photographs of Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed.
  • Enter Calgary Herald in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND a year, such as 1974 in the 'Year(s)' box to find photographs taken in a specific year.
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