Guide for Residential Schools Research Now Available Online

Ottawa, May 10, 2012

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that Conducting Research on Residential Schools: A Guide to the Records of the Indian and Inuit Affairs Program and Related Resources at Library and Archives Canada is now available online. The guide explains how to find and consult the records that are available in LAC’s collections about Indian residential schools, with a focus on records created by the Department of Indian Affairs (RG 10 / R216).

The guide also identifies types of archival records created about residential schools by federal departments, gives search techniques for finding these records, and explains how to access them.  It also lists finding aids that are useful for residential schools research, non-governmental records in LAC’s collections with information about the schools, and websites and other sources of information about the residential school system and its legacy.

The guide is available at the following address: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1141-e.html.

For more information, please contact webservices@bac-lac.gc.ca.