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About this collection

Over 3600 photographs have been donated to the Local History Collection since 2005 by Judith Umbach, who gained her appreciation of contemporary history while serving on the Board of Trustees for Calgary Public Library. Most of the pictures depict construction, architecture and development of Calgary with a highlight being the careful photographic record of the construction of the Bow building. This collection, which continues to grow, is grouped into searchable themes as follows:

  • 16th Avenue
  • 2005 Alberta Centennial
  • 2006 Calgary Olympic Athletes
  • Bankers Court
  • Barron Building
  • BJs Gym Graffiti Art
  • Bow Valley College
  • Bridges
  • Buena Vista
  • Calgary Courts
  • Centre Street Bridge
  • Chinatown
  • Chinatown Parking Lot
  • Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Crescent Road NW
  • Colonel Belcher Care Centre
  • Connaught
  • Demolition of the General Hospital
  • Downtown
  • East Village
  • Edmonton Trail
  • Eighth Avenue Place
  • Emergency Operations Centre
  • Homburg-Harris
  • Jamieson
  • Keynote
  • King Edward School
  • Le Germain
  • LRT Stations
  • Lougheed Building
  • Midtown Market Coop and Vantage Pointe Condominiums
  • Miscellaneous
  • New Central Library Architects
  • North Hill Centre
  • Ogden Federal Grain Elevator
  • Palliser South
  • Peace Bridge Opening
  • Penny Lane
  • Ramsay Exchange
  • Renaissance at North Hill Condominiums
  • Riverfront Condo
  • Riverfront Pointe
  • Safran Centre
  • Sam Livingston Place
  • Schools
  • Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
  • Stairway at Rotary Park
  • Stampede Expansion
  • Stoney Trail Bridge
  • Telus Convention Centre
  • The Bow, EnCana Building
  • The Bridges
  • The Core
  • Warehouse District
  • Waterfront
  • West LRT Opening
  • Wing Kei Care Centre
To search by these themes:
  1. go to "Advanced Search"
  2. click "selected fields"
  3. select "description" from the drop-down
  4. menu make sure only the "Judith Umbach" collection is checked (along the bottom)
  5. enter terms such as "Centre Street Bridge" or "Lougheed Building"

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