Archives sub-headings: National
A searchable collection of digitised images of agendas, attendance lists, and records of discussions at federal cabinet meetings. Material available covers the period 1944 to 1974.
Associated heading: History
Canadian Archival Information Network - Archives
A gateway to archival resources found in over 800 repositories
across Canada. Through Archives Canada you can search archival holdings
across Canada, access Provincial and Territorial Archival Networks, and
view digitized photographs, maps, documents and online exhibits developed
around Canada's history.
Canadiana at the
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
The Thomas Fisher Library houses the Department
of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Toronto.
These pages provide a description and point of entry into the library's
extensive literary and mauscript holdings on Canadiana.
Associated heading: Literature
Library and Archives Canada
The gateway to the collections and services of the National Archives of
Canada and the National Library of Canada. They include: films, documentaries,
silent films and "talkies; architectural drawings, plans and maps;
information in electronic formats; printed books; photographic images;
textual records and publications for federal, provincial, territorial
and foreign governments; video and sound recordings; works of art, including
watercolours, sketches, miniatures, oil paintings and caricatures; sheet
music, documentation related to music in Canada and recordings on disks
and records of all formats, piano rolls, reels and spools, and eight-track
tapes; the Canadian Postal Archives; medals, seals, posters and coats
of arms; textual archives for various individuals and groups who have
contributed to Canada's cultural, social, economic and political development;
national, provincial and territorial newspapers from across Canada, from
dailies to student newspapers, and from Aboriginal magazines to ethnic
community newsletters; periodicals, microfilms, manuscripts and theses;
and portraits of over one million Canadians since 1710.
Literary Archives: A Guide to the Literary Fonds at the National Library of Canada
An introduction, list and guide to the literary
manuscript holdings as part of Collections Canda at the National Library.
Associated heading: Literature
Archival records of Alberta
Includes a link to: Archives Network of Alberta, a
database of over 8000 records; Alberta InSight database of images in Alberta's
archives; and the Alberta InWord database of textual records (letters,
Archives of Manitoba
Information about the Archives of Manitoba, which includes
the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Information on the holdings of records relating to the Company, and of
relevance to those interested in the human and natural history of North
and West Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador provinicial archives
Archive contains the records of the Government of Newfoundland
and Labrador which are deemed to have enduring legal, fiscal, evidential
or research value. PANL also collects records from private sources which
have enduring value to the history of the province.
Northwest Territories Archives
Archives relevant to the human history of the NWT,
created by individuals and organizations in the private sector, are also
preserved and made accessible. The holdings document the history of the
NWT including among other things the oral tradition and history of the
NWT first nations, constitutional development in the NWT leading up to
the creation of Nunavut, the activities of the Government of the Northwest
Territories since 1967, the fur trade, aviation industry and the developemnt
of the mining industry.
The archive holdings may be searched from the following link:
Archives of Ontario website: Government of Ontario
website promoting the State's Archives
Includes access details, strategic plan, overview of
collections, and an Archives Advisor Service. The archives include Ontario
Government records (including land records and registrations of births,
marriages and deaths), private sector records (including business/company
records), genealogical records, vital statistics, records relating to
aboriginal peoples, a library, and special collections of photographs,
cartographic records, architectural records, documentary art, and sound
and moving images.
Canadian North West Archival Network
Combined database for Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest
Territories and Yukon. Links also to individual datasets for each province.
British Columbia Archives
Holdings include: government documents and records;
private historical manuscripts and papers; maps, charts and architectural
plans; photographs; paintings, drawings and prints; audio and video tapes;
film; newspapers; and an extensive library of publications with a strong
emphasis on the social and political history of British Columbia and the
Includes a link to the Vital Event Indexes (births, marriages
Many British emigrants went to BC and this searchable database is very
Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management
A website including general information on Nova Scotian
archival holdings that also allows searching of libraries and archives
in Nova Scotia. It also contains online databases (including a database
of Land Petitions; BosaNova, a descriptive records database of archival
holdings in Nova Scotia; two centuries of divorce hearings; medical examiner
records; Nova Scotia filmography and many more), genealogical research
information, virtual exhibits etc. Free; no registration required.
Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Record
The records of the government of this province and
private-sector papers and records deemed to be of lasting historical value.
As well as textual materials such as correspondence files, journals, and
newspapers, the holdings are rich in materials in other formats and media
such as photographs, maps, architectural drawings, film, and sound recordings.
Saskatchewan Archives Board
The official records of the Government of Saskatchewan
and acquisitions of documentary material from local government and those
private sources "having a bearing on the history of Saskatchewan."
Yukon Archival Union List
The Yukon Archival Union List (YAUL) consists of descriptions
of archival material held at publicly-accessible archival repositories
in the Yukon Territory. The YAUL has been created by the Yukon Council
of Archives with the assistance of the Archives Association of British
Columbia. Use the following link to search the database: