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Images Canada provides central search access to the thousands of images held on the websites of participating Canadian cultural institutions. Through Images Canada, you can find images of the Canadian events, people, places and things that make up our collective heritage. You can search across all collections from virtually every page on the site by typing in a keyword in the search box at the top right hand corner of each page. If you would like to refine your search, try the Advanced Search feature. Search Help is also available. If you are looking for search ideas, try one of our Image Trails or browse through the Photo Essays.
The second floor Reference Room has many titles in languages other than English and French. In order to access them use the language option on the Amicus search screen. There also exist subject bibliographies on different languages that the Reference Librarians can assist the patron with.
Service is provided in either official language and includes:
Library and Archives Canada has a wealth of published materials of interest to genealogists researching their Canadian ancestors. Our collections include published histories of Canadian families and communities, transcriptions and indexes of parish registers, cemetery records, Canadian newspapers and directories, journals of Canadian genealogical and historical societies, genealogical reference tools, government publications including genealogical data, and much more.
Library and Archives Canada receives, through legal deposit, all newspapers micro-filmed after January 1, 1988. LAC
also participates in the Decentralized Program for Canadian Newspapers by acquiring and listing all newspapers filmed by the provincial/territorial institutions responsible for filming them (where funds permit and when other no institution makes the title available on interlibrary loan). Also, LAC
will attempt to acquire all newspapers filmed commercially before 1988, starting with daily newspapers. In addition, all ethnic, native and student newspapers filmed are also purchased when they do not meet the legal deposit requirements.
For Example: Nanaimo, BC -- Aika : the only Finnish newsspaper [sic] in Canada. NJ.FM.1712 Nov. 1903 - July 15,1904 AN 209623
Vancouver, BC -- Ch_iao sheng jih pao = The Chinese voice. NJ.FM.1726 Jan.1954-Dec.1970 AN 7688162
On May 10, 2001, during the state visit to Chile of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, Roch Carrier, National Librarian of Canada, and Clara Budnik, Director of the Libraries, Archives and Museums Branch (DIBAM) of the National Library of Chile, signed an agreement creating Proyecto Adrienne.
As a follow-up to the agreement, the two participating institutions decided to collaborate to save and transfer to Chile the intellectual works of Chilean authors and artists resident in Canada who were exiled from their native country after the September 11, 1973, coup by General Augusto Pinochet.
Within the scope of this project, Library and Archives Canada's mandate is to contact Chilean exiles in Canada, collect and assemble their works, and, in cooperation with the Embassy of Chile in Canada, arrange for the transfer of the collection to Chile. The DIBAM's mandate is to maintain the unique character of this special collection.
The Celebration of Women Writers links to a wide variety of on-line resources, most of them at other sites. Sites for writers groups include biographical pages for members as well as useful resources and contacts. Academic and special-interest sites focus on particular groups, often both men and women. There is lots of interesting information out there, in addition to the biographies and books that are the focus of the Celebration.
Explore further in our list of Specialty Collections.
In each theme, you will find a selection of Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions. Each woman's life and achievements are described, followed by a list of suggested readings.
Library and Archives Canada adds a new theme to this site every year to celebrate Women's History Month. The theme for 2005 is ARCHIVED - Women and War: Contributions and Consequences.
ARCHIVED - Paraskeva Clark, Biography
ARCHIVED - Ursula Franklin, Biography
ARCHIVED - Irene Ayako Uchida, Biography
ARCHIVED - Kay Livingstone, Biography
ARCHIVED - Sister Vision Press, Biography
ARCHIVED - Anna Porter, Biography
ARCHIVED - Lena (Elizabeth Magdalena) Pedersen, Biography
Canada's Digital Collections, home to hundreds of Web sites about Canada are produced by thousands of young Canadians. This Web site is one of the richest, most significant sources of Canadian content on the Internet. As a visitor to this award-winning site you can explore a vast array of multimedia resources celebrating Canada's history and culture, its landscapes, technology, scientific discoveries, and ethnic communities.
Across the Generations: A history of the Chinese in Canada
Black Loyalists: Our history, our People
Boatpeople of Indochina
The Doukhobor Collection, 1898-1930
The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia
The Kuzmin Collection: Russian author
Polyphoney: Exploration of the Immigrant Experience