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Library and Archives Canada - Human Rights Fact Sheet

Library and Archives Canada's web site is a rich source of information for researchers interested in human rights.

Researchers interested in the Chinese experience in Canada can find original certificates, registers of Chinese immigration and links to libraries and institutions with information related to the imposed head tax: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-905.002-e.html.

Black history can be studied through the photographs of Africville, the documents of former slaves, contemporary events held during Black History Month and LAC's Forum on Canadian Democracy. LAC's web exhibition, ARCHIVED - Under a Northern Star, offers historical papers that contextualize the life and work of persons such as Stanley Grizzle who fought against slavery and racism and flourished as early Canadians: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/northern-star/index-e.html.

Ukrainian history can be found via the records that tell the stories of internment of Ukranian-Canadians from 1914 to 1920. Moving Here, Staying Here. The Canadian Immigrant Experience web project gives access to frequently-used immigration documents such as passenger lists and land grants and provides researchers with information about Canadian immigration from 1800-1939: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/framingcanada/045003-3500-e.html.

LAC's collections exist in all forms of media - books, photographs, films, government records, personal letters - and are available and accessible to all Canadians and visitors to the LAC website through an easy-to-use searchable database. Visit www.collectionscanada.gc.ca to begin your research today.

The Genealogy and Family History (CGC) is an online resource that offers genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html.

About Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada preserves the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations. LAC is a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. LAC facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.