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Archival & Special Collections


The Bert Sheppard Library and Archive have collections of unique historical material related to local and ranching history. These include original manuscripts, correspondence, government documents, and other material to fuel and support your historical research. You may be looking for details on how past rodeos were organized and promoted, for accounts of early pioneers in western Canada, how ranchers organized themselves to protect and promote their interests, or the lives of well-known individuals that shaped their pieces of history. These topics and more can be found in our collections.

These materials can be accessed by request within the Bert Sheppard Library and Archive.

Photograph Collection

Photos of rodeo and western life have been collected and are ready to be viewed by patrons. These images can provide an intriguing snapshot of how life in western Canada has changed over the years.

The photo collections can be found on the shelves at the Bert Shepard Library and Archive.