Archives now open for consultation: Highlights

Canadian National Railways – Round Trip Homeseekers' Fares to Western Canada – 1927 (5135798)

Canadian National Railways – Round Trip Homeseekers' Fares to Western Canada – 1927 (5135798)

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Fall 2019

Colonization and Agriculture Department and Canadian National Land Settlement Association Series

(R231/RG30, MIKAN 180433 ) This series (within RG30) contains records created by the Canadian National Railways Office of the Director of Colonization and Agriculture, 1919–1963. They document the railway’s efforts to assist immigrants to settle on farmland in Canada. Included are files with photographs of immigrants, correspondence and progress reports.

George R.B. Kinney fonds

(Accrual, R8766 , MIKAN 189416 )

A sketchbook by the Reverend George R.B. Kinney (1872–1961), based in British Columbia, recording his time as a stretcher-bearer in France in the First World War. Kinney was a mountaineer, founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada, photographer and filmmaker (active circa 1926–1940).

Lambart family fonds

(Accrual, R1398, MIKAN 105726 )

This addition to the Lambart family collection consists of two rustic cotton appliqué patches by Canadian director Evelyn Lambart, approximately 250 zinc cut-outs created for an animated film, and a watercolour entitled Pantheon du quai Hôtel de Ville.

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