Laurier Archives launches new online search tool

The Laurier Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a new search tool that will make it easier for users to find records in the Archives’ vast collection of original documents. No more reading through long PDF finding aids! The Laurier Archives finding aid database allows researchers to both browse collection-level descriptions and conduct targeted keyword searches through the entire collection.

As the official repository for historic records of the university, the Laurier Archives has university documents dating from the school’s founding in 1911. The Archives also holds a large research collection of original archival records. Among the collections are the records of congregations across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (Eastern Synod); the records of the Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association and the papers of Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester. The Laurier Archives is open to the public and encourages visits by researchers at all levels.

The Laurier Archives finding aid database is built using Access to Memory, an open-source archival collection management system. It provides access to the over 15,000 files in the Laurier Archives collections. For more information about the Laurier Archives or for help searching the collections, please contact us.