The Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to records that document the history of Lakehead University; organizations, individuals, and institutions closely affiliated with Lakehead University; and records that document the history of Northwestern Ontario.
These records include:
Student life and the university experience
Finns and Finnish-Canadians in the region
Natural history, ecology, geology, forestry, and resource industries of Northwestern Ontario
Politics and activism
This list of archival records held at Lakehead is incomplete. It will be added to regularly as we acquire and describe new material. Collections for which there are digital finding aids available are listed in the column to the right.
Access to unprocessed records may be limited.
Visit archives.lakeheadu.ca for a searchable database of all materials available.
The records relate to Addison's advocacy work on the development and management of Provincial Parks in Ontario. Includes work with the Save Quetico Committee, the Coalition for Wilderness, and Parks for Tomorrow. These three groups were often in direct correspondence with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and the records contain many MNR and other government reports.
Canada Sea-to-Sea: Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions fonds
Records detailing the planning and execution of the Canada Sea-to-Sea Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions, 1989-1993, to celebrate the bicentennial of the voyages of Alexander Mackenzie, who was the first European person to cross Canada and reach the Pacific Ocean.
The finding aids for some archival collections are only available in print format. Please inquire at the Northern Studies Resource Centre.
Below are finding aids which can be viewed online.
Archival records are not currently listed in the Library's online catalogue. It can be found using the listings on this page, and by consulting finding aids. A finding aid is a text document that describes the content and context of a collection of archival records. The finding aids currently available for archives at Lakehead vary in their depth and scope: some contain detailed descriptions, while others are only available as box lists or inventories.
Finding aids often contain the following elements:
1. Background information
The aid can provide context to the collection by including the official name of the collection, the origin of the collection, and administrative and biographical history.
2. Use information
The finding aid may contain information that affects researchers use of the collection like the physical condition, copyright, or restrictions on access. It might also describe the size of the collection, given in number of boxes, number of items, or length.
The detail describing the contents of a collection can vary significantly. The descriptions can range from a general summation of the contents to a more detailed description of individual files. The finding aid also illustrates how the individual parts of the collection relate to each other.
Please note that there are other collections held in the Archives which are not listed here. Please inquire at the Northern Studies Resource Centre.
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