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April 21, 2016
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La Bolduc: Queen of Canadian Folksingers Flickr Album
Discover Mary Travers (La Bolduc), a traditional housewife who became known as the “Queen of Canadian Folksingers.”
February 25, 2016
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The Métis Nation Flickr Album
Library and Archives Canada’s Métis researcher William Benoit and Janet La France of the Saint-Boniface Historical Society discuss the roles their respective institutions play in providing individuals with a means of unraveling their ancestry, their identity.
February 3, 2016
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Centre Block: Rising from the Ashes Flickr Album
On February 3, 1916 at 8:37 p.m., the alarm was raised on Parliament Hill that a fire had broken out in the Centre Block. By the next morning, the building had been reduced to a smoking ruin, encrusted in ice. The exact cause of the fire was never determined.
January 7, 2016
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Curling in Canada Flickr Album
We explore the evolution of the game of Curling, its development as an organized sport, and the creation of a Canadian curling culture, with curling historian and Canadian men’s curling champion, Warren Hansen.
October 15, 2015
Listen Now [21.8 MB, length: 25:50]
Mirrors with Memory: Daguerreotypes Flickr Album
We look at the work that went into the latest collaboration between the National Gallery of Canada and Library and Archives Canada, which features 15 rare daguerreotypes dating back to the very beginnings of photography.
July 28, 2015
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Photography of Yousuf Karsh Flickr Album
We explore the story of Yousuf Karsh who was sent to Canada by his parents as a teenager and pursued his dream to become an internationally renowned photographer.
May 28, 2015
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You don’t have to go far to see the influence that comic books have had on contemporary culture, but you might be surprised to learn that Library and Archives Canada holds an extensive collection of comic books and related material within its vaults.
Photograph depicting soldier looking at field of poppies021: In Flanders Fields: A Century of Poppies
April 30, 2015
Learn about the poem, In Flanders Fields, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and the Canadian soldier who wrote it.
March 26, 2015
Many Canadians have a growing interest in discovering their family heritage. Their quest can be simple in the beginning, but often it becomes the work of a lifetime.
March 13, 2015
Discover the story of Celia Franca, a woman who introduced Canada to world-class dance performances, pioneered the internationally famous National Ballet of Canada and devoted her entire life to dance.
February 12, 2015
Our flag, with its distinctive maple leaf and bold red-and-white colour scheme has become such a potent symbol for our country that it's hard to believe it has only been around for 50 years.
January 8, 2015
January 11, 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. While some aspects of his life and legacy remain contentious, most agree that his role in the creation of Canada was paramount.
November 20, 2014
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William Hind Flickr album
Go back in time! Discover Canada in the mid-1800s through the works of an artist who documented the country from sea to sea.

October 23, 2014
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Rare Books Flickr album
When you hear the words "rare book," you might think of an old, valuable book that's hard to find, but there is much more to rare books than this.

September 18, 2014
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Explore the service files of over 640,000 men and women who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War as soldiers, nurses and chaplains.

September 4, 2014
Discover the life of a soldier through his eyes and gain insight into how day-to-day activities may have unfolded during the First World War.

July 09, 2014
Listen Now [26 MB, length: 22:45]
Sheet Music Flickr album 
Explore Library and Archives Canada's sheet music collection, the most comprehensive Canadiana sheet music collection in the country.
May 28, 2014
In honour of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, Marc-André Bernier, Chief of Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Service, joins us to discuss shipwrecks.
March 27, 2014
​Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) Virtual Gramophone is a multimedia website devoted to the early days of Canadian recorded sound, providing an overview of the 78-rpm era in Canada.
January 23, 2014
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Pulp Magazines Flickr album
​By the turn of the 20th century, sales of dime novels had decreased and the pulps,with their screaming story titles and attention-grabbing cover art, began to capture the public interest.
August 13, 2013
​Explore the evolution of photography and learn more about Library and Archives Canada's extensive photography collection.

March 14, 2013
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​Few things define what it is to be Canadian more than our love of hockey—"Canada's Royal Winter Game".

February 13, 2013
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​Between 1869 and the late 1930s, approximately 100,000 children were brought to Canada from Great Britain.

October 30, 2012
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The War of 1812 Flickr Album
​This year, Library and Archives Canada commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

September 27, 2012
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​Portraits of intriguing Canadians.

June 22, 2012
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The massive immigration of Irish settlers to Quebec in the 1800s.

March 28, 2012
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Connecting youth to Canada's history by making military service files available in person and online.

February 9, 2012
Listen Now [19.6 MB, length: 24:26]
A community-engagement and photo-identification project launched by Library and Archives Canada in 2004.
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