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Northwestern Ontario Regional Collection
Lakehead University, The Chancellor Paterson Library

Subjects
Ontario, Northern; Ontario, Northern--Social conditions; Ontario, Northern--Economic conditions; Ontario, Northern--Politics and government; Thunder Bay; Newspapers--Ontario, Northern

History
The collection was established ca 1965 in an effort to preserve publications on local Thunder Bay (Ontario) topics. It was later expanded to include the northwestern Ontario region. The collection still has this regional emphasis although collection guide lines have now been revised to encompass all of northern Ontario.

Description
The collection is comprised of material on northern Ontario with the emphasis on northwestern Ontario. Northwestern Ontario includes the Districts of Thunder Bay, Rainy River and Kenora. The collection is strongest in areas relating to the social, political, and economic development of northwestern Ontario. Special features include many rare publications from the early days of Port Athur and Fort William, City of Thunder Bay municipal documents as well as extensive holdings of local newspapers on microfilm. Examples of material relating more generally to northern Ontario as a whole are reports and submissions of the Royal Commission on the Northern Environment and the transcripts of hearings, witness statements, reports and exhibits of the Class Environmental Assessment for Timber Management on Crown Lands in Ontario.

Language
Mainly English.

Holdings
3,600 titles (includes monographs, serials, government documents, videotapes); 14,880 microforms.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued. Specialized access is provided in the Library's online catalogue through the Northern and Regional Studies Database. Library of Congress subject headings and classifications are used.

Physical Access
The collection is located in the Northern Studies Resource Centre in The Chancellor Paterson Library and is open to the public. For further information visit: http://library.lakeheadu.ca/wp/print.php?pg=325.

Interlibrary Loan: As the discretion of the Northern and regional Studies Librarian.

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.