Map of Canada Including Manitoba and the Northwest Territories and Showing Railway Lines and Scandinavian Colonies.
Below is a selection of archives that we have recently acquired. These records will be available for consultation once they have been processed and described.
Some of the acquisitions are accruals or additions to existing fonds.
Please see New acquisitions - archives: Complete list to consult the complete listing of all our new archival acquisitions.
Published and overprinted in a combination of Swedish and English by the Department of the Interior, this map documents the existence of Swedish communities and describes Canada for those who may wish to visit or immigrate
Two portrait miniatures by Peter Rindisbacher depicting Peter Rindisbacher Sr. and Barbara Ann Rindisbacher, the artist’s parents. The Rindisbachers were Swiss colonists who lived the Red River Settlement from 1821 to 1826.
The Albert Millaire fonds covers the career of this actor, theatre director, artistic director, host and narrator from 1950 to 2018. It includes a number of records documenting his career in the theatre and on television, as well as his many recitals.
A recent accrual to the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation fonds consisting of 139 television episodes primarily produced at IBC Baker Lake. They range from 1979 to 1996 and include series such as Igloomiut, Qimaivvik, Takuyaksat and Unnukkut.
The Donald Nelson Baird fonds features the original design artwork for a new national flag identified as the winner of the cancelled 1946 flag design competition held by Mackenzie King’s government, correspondence about the flag design, and Baird family photographs.
Documenting the professional career (1970–2014; 2018) of prominent Canadian photographer Philip Bergerson, this new fonds includes his personal archive of 2¼ colour negatives, contact sheets, and corresponding notes, as well as a large selection of exhibition prints.
Sir Arthur Doughty (1886–1936) was a Canadian civil servant, historian, librarian and archivist. He was the first person to hold the newly combined federal position of Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Records. The accrual consists of 12 letters written by Doughty to the publisher Arthur H. Clark Company from 1902 to 1904.
The accrual from George Webber, a Canadian photojournalist based in Calgary, consists of 0.5 metres of textual records and 90 photographs documenting his photographic career, and publications and projects completed between 2007 and 2016. These include the Badlands, Hutterite colonies, the Cecil Hotel and much more.
This new fonds documents the life and career of the acclaimed poet, teacher, essayist and editor Tim Lilburn. It consists of drafts, proofs, correspondence, photographs, scholarly works, teaching records, printed notices and memorabilia covering the period from the 1950s to 2016.
This accrual features a wide variety of reproductions, prints, original drawings, promotional material for the artist and her exhibitions from across the ongoing career of one of Canada’s most active and iconic illustrators.
This acquisition documents Belcourt's activities with the Métis Nation of Alberta, Native Council of Canada, Métis Nation of Ontario, Ontario Métis Aboriginal Association, Métis National Council, his production company Wolfwalker Communications as well as several other groups.
This acquisition consists of 604 letters from Joseph Gaetz to his fiancée Jean McRae, a photo album, a Soldier's Service Book/Soldier's Pay Book, several booklets and a selection of souvenirs. It also includes Cathy Gaetz-Brothen's notes on the letters and an annotated copy of the photo album.
The acquisition consists of the personal journals and records of Member of Parliament Paul Szabo (1993-2011), and more than 4,400 photographs and audiovisual recordings documenting activities of the Liberal Party of Canada.
The accrual to the Rolf Harder fonds includes original design work by one of the greats of Canadian graphic design, from large collages to postage stamp design. Also included are business and personal correspondence and records about graphic design.
Fonds consists of 2.45 metres of textual records and one photograph documenting the activities of this well-known journalist for the period between 1991 and 2014, as creator and host of current affairs programs, documentary narrator, and author.
A painting by Mary Riter Hamilton (1873-1954) purchased with funds from the Friends of Library and Archives Canada, entitled Canadian Rockies Sketch (1912). It shows a boathouse on the edge of a lake with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
This accession consists of lists, correspondence, inspection notes and drawings, subscriptions, and membership information relating to the earliest days of Andrew Audubon Merrilees Limited (ca. 1946-1954). The accession is linked to the personal papers series, MIKAN 117637.
MIKAN 4948418 )
The O Vertigo Danse fonds follows the journey of this modern dance company, created by Ginette Laurin, which began in 1984 and ended in 2015. The fonds contains records related to the company's operations and the creation of its choreography.
The second accession to the Frances Itani fonds further documents the life and career of the award-winning author. It includes draft manuscripts and related material for a number of her publications, correspondence and photographs, covering the period 1978 to 2015.
This new accession to the Jane Urquhart fonds includes documents for many of Urquhart’s novels and poetry, including The Stone Carvers and Sanctuary Line, as well as an illustrated diary. A particular highlight is the memorabilia of young Jane Carter attending acting classes and a play she co-wrote.
This fonds consists of records documenting the life and career of Bertha Wilson (1923-2007), the first female Justice appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The accrual consists of seven personal agendas, and two audio cassettes of two public talks, which document the activities of the journalist and politician Adrien Arcand.
Carl Ray (1943-1978) was a Cree artist. The beaver is an important symbol in many First Nations cultures and plays a role in Cree creation narratives, including the flood story referenced in this image. The beaver is also one of Canada’s official emblems.
The Canadian Industries Limited (C-I-L) fonds consists mainly of records related to the company's research and development activities between 1941 and 1997. It contains 10.53 m of textual documents, 737 photographs and 6 films.
The Margaret Jane Kohr collection captures both individual portraits and group compositions from the Frederick Roger family and his descendants' families, and those connected with the family. The prints serve as a complement to the collection of negatives and albums found in the Topley Studio fonds. The collection of images, accompanied by their original Topley stamped mounts, helps to provide insight into the printing, mounting and presentation of the final products purchased by Topley's clients.
The Dominic Bugatto fonds consist of 6 exhibition prints from the series "Endangered Species". This series focuses on the disrepair and abandonment of phone booths, and the effects on the built environments surrounding the booths, in various Canadian cities. Bugatto's work has been in multiple exhibits including the Contact Photography Festival. Vanity Fair, Details, Globe and Mail, The Royal Ontario Museum and the Maple Leafs are amongst his clients.
The fonds documents an unpublished biography of labour leader and social activist Madeleine Parent written by Margot Trevelyan, including recorded interviews, interview transcripts, drafts of chapters, research notes, correspondence and other documents.
The Alistair MacLeod fonds second accession and private library contain manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, interviews and publicity of renowned writer Alistair Macleod. They also Include the earliest draft of the novel No Great Mischief, correspondence with other influential writers (including MacLennan, Oates, Adams Richards) and his annotated copies of works of English literature.
This fond comprises several textual, graphic and audiovisual documents associated with the life and career of Canadian journalist, host, editor, writer, documentary maker and sculptor Alain Stanké, who is originally from Lithuania. There are thousands of photos of print and television media reports and hundreds of photos of Canadian and international personalities. Several documents are associated with the flagship television show "Les insolences d’une caméra" that Stanké began hosting in 1961.
The most recent accrual to the archival fonds of famous Canadian singer-songwriter Dan Hill comprises material of great value in documenting his professional activities. It is a vast collection containing several metres of textual records, several dozen photographs, but primarily archival sound recordings, both analog and digital, as well as other audiovisual material of great interest to researchers.
The acquisition of the Jean Lapointe fonds comprises two accruals. The documents are associated with his career as a singer, comedian, actor and monologist, and with his personal and political life as a senator; they cover the period from 1960 to 2010 approximately. The fonds is composed of textual records and graphic materials (including photographs), moving images, sound recordings, and objects.
This accrual consists of additional records of the Canadian Historical Association, including textual records, photographs, audiovisual recordings and other media dating from ca. 1926 to 2010.
This new fonds comprises the diaries of Jean Milner (1919-2014), a scientist and medical researcher, who was active in academic and cultural circles. They date from 1934 to shortly before her death in 2014, covering a period of significant change in the role of women in Canadian society.
The artist’s extensive contribution to Canada’s music industry is reflected by 30 metres of textual records, 500 photographs, 900 sound recordings on various supports, 70 videocassettes and 4 CD-ROMs.
Between 1952 and 2015, the Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) ran a valued toy testing program. The fonds includes charters and bylaws, board meeting minutes, correspondence with toy companies, evaluation reports by toy testers, and copies of the “Toy Report”.
This accrual of 6.25 linear metres documents the candidate selection process, the required repertoire, the steps leading to the finals and the evaluations that help the juries make a decision.
This accrual consists of 59 transcripts of oral history interviews with former members of the Communist Party of Canada. This is part of the Cecil-Ross Society oral history project, which produced over 450 interviews.
This new addition documents the paper industry in Canada and contains photographs of the forests in New Brunswick, Gatineau, Maniwaki, La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve, and along the Ottawa and Rideau rivers.
The new records document the career and personal life of the internationally renowned poet. In addition to photographs and correspondence, the records include personal notebooks.
This accrual consists of three film prints including the Canadian Army Newsreels “Crusade for Liberation! Canadians Smash Hitler Line” and “Victory in the Netherlands” and a British Movietone Newsreel “Canada’s Memorial on Vimy” which depicts the monument unveiled by H.M. the King in 1936.
This accrual documents the career of the Hungarian-born musician and pioneer of electroacoustic music in Canada. It contains audio and video soundtracks and textual records spanning 1959 to 2013.
John Garo was a well-known Boston portrait photographer, and teacher and mentor to Yousuf Karsh. The accrual consists of 11 paintings by John Garo and one portrait of John Garo by Yousuf Karsh.
Te addition to the Quebec playwright’s fonds covers a period of more than three decades. It includes Heat Waves, Christina, The Girl King, Tom at the Farm and sheet music for the Lilies opera.
The Council represented the interests of dairy manufacturers in Canada. The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda and minutes concerning the organization of the Council.
This author and playwright from Montréal is known for his plays such as The Queens. The accrual documents Chaurette’s career and contains in particular drafts of novels, sheet music and opera librettos.
The accrual to this collection contains oil paintings, watercolours and a manuscript journal with seven drawings that document the history of Canada. The accrual includes A Canadian Settler House, 1831 by Captain James Edward Alexander.
The documents include correspondence, journals, notes and drafts of stage plays, novels, radio scripts and recordings, and short fiction such as “The Last We Heard of Leonard” and “The Magician’s Assistant.”
The acquisition mainly documents the activities of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. Cohen was the Council’s first national chair.
The accrual consists of about 1,200 colour photographs documenting Ukrainian churches primarily in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Demchinsky’s project, which started in 1995, immortalizes these symbols of the Ukrainian-Canadian community.
A manuscript of Journeyman is included in this new addition to the fonds of the novelist and dramatist Timothy Findley, who is known for novels like The Wars and Not Wanted on the Voyage, as well as his play, Elizabeth Rex.
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This addition of 281 records (78 rpm) from the well-known Quebec discographer and prominent collector Michel Picard illustrates the activities and developments within the Canadian recording industry.