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Laurier Archives

The Laurier Archives holds the Library's research collection of primary documents, and is the repository of historic records of the University.

The collections focus on the Lutheran Church in the community; the environmental conservation movement in Canada; the history of Kitchener-Waterloo; and the history of Wilfrid Laurier University.

For more information or to search the holdings, please visit the Laurier Archives website.


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  • Discover primary sources such as letters and photographs that give insight into life during the first world war.


Archives now available by appointment

The Laurier Archives remains closed to drop-in visits due to recent flooding, but we are now able to accommodate visiting researchers on an appointment-only basis.

Library closed for Labour Day long weekend

Laurier Library locations will be closed Saturday through Monday of the Labour Day long weekend, reopening Tuesday morning.

Floor 1 elevators now open, Archives area remains closed

Please note that the Laurier Archives and Floor 1 offices remain closed.

Events & workshops

Learn what data sources exist, how to access it, and how to use it for your own research.
Learn to identify and use the Library’s business and news resources to assist you in your career research. Identify leading industries in Canada, create target company lists, find company rankings, and locate relevant news on prospective employers.
How do scholars assess “research impact?” This session will explain how research impact is measured by universities and funding agencies, how to assess research impact, and how to take steps to improve your research impact.

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