The Laurier Archives strives to be a vital, vibrant department that is central to the teaching, research and community engagement mission of the University and is a destination for scholars. We contribute to the long-term health of the university by ensuring that vital and historic records are collected, preserved and made available to the university community.
Continue to build an excellent, comprehensive University Archives Program
- Expand the breadth and depth of collections of official university records
- Document the student experience by collecting records of student organizations
- Collaborate with campus partners to find innovative ways to tell the Laurier story
Advance the university’s goal of providing students with an integrated and engaged learning experience
- Investigate the instructional needs of Laurier faculty
- Work to align collecting areas, and services with the Laurier curricula
- Continue to promote the Archives collections and services to Laurier students and faculty
Establish a digital curation program for university records and born-digital research materials
- Create archivally sounds systems for the accession, ingest, and preservation of electronic records
Cultivate focussed research collections capable of supporting in-depth academic research
- Establish sound archival description and collection management practices that will allow for growth of the collection
- Expand the holdings in the areas of Lutheran church history, music in Canada, and the Environmental Conservation movement in Canada.