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Deportation from Canada, 1893-1977 (Thematic Guide)
This guide consists of general and specific references to government sources and a selected bibliography on deportation from Canada in the period 1893-1977.
The Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King
There are approximately 50 000 pages available for you to access in this on-line database of the Diaries of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. You have two options for researching the database: Browse by Date, and Search by Word or Phrase.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to explore the history of Canada's inhabitants and their culture, thanks to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. There, you will meet people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada.
ARCHIVED - Documentary Art
Library and Archives Canada has acquired through bequests, donations, and planned acquisition, over 350,000 works of art relating mostly to Canada. This search tool allows you to consult almost 175,000 entries. About 10,000 digitized images of artworks are in the public domain and may be consulted on-line. Please note that this database is no longer being updated. Try our Archives Search for up to date information.
ARCHIVED - The Early Chinese Canadians 1858-1947
This web exhibition explores the social and political history of Canada's early Chinese communities. For this exhibition, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has assembled many resources to offer an overview of the topic, including: historical photographs, government documents and letters, head tax records and more.
Early Meteorology Records (Thematic Guide)
This guide consists of specific and general references to government sources, as well as a selected bibliography relating to early meteorological records, 1897-1930. Subjects such as observatories, weather forecasts, tidal surveys and the International Polar Year are detailed.
This tool allows researchers to view geographic locations in order to assist in using census records. While the original purpose of the maps was primarily for their use in defining electoral districts, census districts for the same periods remained essentially the same.
ARCHIVED - Faces of War
This virtual exhibition features photographs of men and women who served in the Canadian Forces during the Second World War. The photographs, taken from the Department of National Defence (DND) collection at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), depict every aspect of military life during the Second World War.
The Famous Five
While commemorating this major step in women's entrance into political life in Canada, this exhibition is aimed at promoting awareness of five famous Alberta women and highlighting their role in the admission of women to the Senate.
Federal-Provincial Conferences (Thematic Guide)
This guide consists of a history, research strategies, specific and general references to government sources, and a selected bibliography, all relating to federal-provincial conferences.
Federal Publication Locator
The Federal Publication Locator Service provides you access to: bibliographic records of Canadian Federal Government Publications in the Library and Archives Canada Catalogue; Canadian Library Locations information for titles held in the Library and Archives Canada Catalogue; access to electronic Canadian Federal Government Publications.
Film, Video and Sound
The Audiovisual Holdings Database contains about 265 000 descriptions of films, videos, and sound recordings held by Library and Archives Canada. Descriptions are written mainly in the language of the creator-donor, with most descriptions in English.
First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
Drawing on a wide variety of documents and artifacts, this site explores five main themes (see the menu at left) relating to Canada's prime ministers. The site examines our leaders' political careers as well as their private lives. It also sheds light on Canadians' perceptions of our prime ministers.
First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics - Children's site
This website is primarily intended for children from grades 4 to 6. It is derived from the site First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics.
Foreign Government Information and Intergovernmental Organizations
Library and Archives Canada maintains this selective collection of Internet sources for governmental information. It includes links to Canadian government Web sites and key federal documents, as well as to official and non-official sites containing information on foreign governments and international organizations and their publications.
Foreign Legal and Constitutional Information
This is a selective collection of links maintained by Library and Archives Canada to both official and non-official Web sites providing access to primary legal materials (legislation and case law) as well as secondary materials such as research guides.
From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History
A bibliography of published literature about Canada's military heritage from the 17th to the 20th century. It covers the War of 1812, Rebellions of 1837 and 1838, North West Campaign, South African War (Boer War), First World War and Second World War.
ARCHIVED - Government of Canada Files
The database contains about 1.2 million descriptions of files created by departments and agencies of the Federal Government of Canada including over 50,000 digital images. These lists are useful for anyone interested in the federal government records held by Library and Archives Canada. Descriptions are written mainly in the language of the creator, with most descriptions in English.
Government of Canada Web Archive
Library and Archives Canada began to harvest the web domain of the Federal Government of Canada starting in December 2005. As resources permit, this harvesting activity will be undertaken on a semi-annual basis. The website data which is harvested is stored in the Government of Canada Web Archive (GC WA). Client access to the content of the GC WA is provided through searching by keyword, by department name, and by URL. It is also possible to search by specific format type, e.g. .pdf. At the time of its launch in Fall 2007, approximately 100 million digital objects (over 4 terabytes) of archived Federal Government website data was made accessible via the LAC website.
Grosse-Île Quarantine Station (Thematic Guide)
This guide consists of a history, specific archival references and a selected bibliography relating to Grosse-Île (often spelled ''Grosse Isle" in English) quarantine station. The references include administrative and policy records of the colonial and federal governments and some records created at the station itself. Some of these contain genealogical information on persons who passed through or died at Grosse-Île.
Halifax Explosion (Thematic Guide)
This guide consists of specific archival references and a selected bibliography relating to the Halifax Explosion of 1917.