March 21, 2022

A Look Inside the University of Calgary’s Vault

The climate-controlled space is filled with rare books, original letters, fragile photographs and more. Its librarian gives us a peek inside


Somewhere on the University of Calgary’s main campus is a cache of items too fragile to be circulated and too precious to be left unattended. The vault contains items preserved for future researchers. No one knows what is inside better than Annie Murray. The head of rare books and special collections shares some of her favourite items inside the vault and what makes them worth preserving.