Highlights / archives


Public invited to help design major library facility

A “modern, iconic facility” will be built to house Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa Public Library and the public is invited to “inspire the design” of the building. The facility is set to open in 2024 in the» 

International, Society

Canada acquires Hitler book enumerating Jews in Canada, U.S.

Canada’s national archive has purchased a 1944 book previously owned by Adolf Hitler which adds credence to fears that the dictator planned to exterminate Jews in Canada and the U.S. The book contains details of Jewish populations in numerous cities» 


Access to Canadian archival material will soon be free

On January 1, 2019, paywalls will go down enabling free access to 60 million pages of Canadian digital documentary heritage. This means vast historical record will be accessible to researchers, students, faculty and users in Canada and around the world.» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Cold War relic may become Canada’s broadcast archives

It was a giant complex 60 stories underground, and inside about five and half stories high. It was atomic bomb proof and  accessed by very long tunnels, one of them two kilometres long, the other one kilometre long. A bus» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Canadian history sitting in piles of unsorted boxes

Canada’s Auditor-General has released the fall 2014 report on government activities. Auditor-General Micheal Ferguson released his fall 2014 report today, listing a number of concerns with government agencies, including Library and Archives Canada which is supposed to gather, preserve, and» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canadian Colour: How colourizing family photos turned into colourizing Canadian history

For Mark Truelove, his hobby of colourization of black and white photos started with wanting to see family photos in colour. Then when he ran out of family photos, a desire to do the same with Canadian historical photos from» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

‘Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians’

Put together by Canada’s national library, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), ‘Double Take’ features 59 contemporary and historical Canadian personalities. The exhibition of more than 100 paintings, photographs and drawings, also includes artifacts and was curated by LAC’s Portrait Program»