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Laurier Archives collection policies

Archives and Special Collections Collecting Policy Mission 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...

Laurier Archives

***PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. LAURIER ARCHIVES STAFF ARE AVAILABLE VIA EMAIL TO RESPOND TO ANY REFERENCE OR SERVICE REQUESTS. WE WILL TRY TO PROVIDE AS MUCH NORMAL SERVICE AS...

Archive-It

This site provides access to the hosted material loaded by hundreds of organizations around the world to preserve their collections. Content is stored at the Internet Archive data centers. You can search by keyword allowing you to find collecting...

Archives welcomes personal collection of noted alumnus

The Laurier Archives is happy to announce that Waterloo College alumnus Ward Kaiser (’45) has donated materials from his personal collection for archival preservation and research. Ward Kaiser is a publisher, author, pastor, and activist. The breadth and...

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...

Laurier Archives Strategic Plan 2014-2020

Mission: 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...

Archive Explorer

This search tool will allow you to search all the Adam Matthew collections, whether they are in the Laurier Library collection or not.

Archives adds 1921-2013 convocation materials to Digital Collection

The Laurier Archives has added a wide range of convocation materials to its Digital Collection, available at http://images.ourontario.ca/Laurier/search. The collection of 439 documents, spanning 1921 to 2013, includes convocation programs, baccalaureate...

Second Joan Mitchell Travel Award winner explores Archives' Lutheran collections

Among Elliot Worsfold’s discoveries while mining the Laurier Archives for information for his dissertation was a letter written by Nils Willison, Laurier’s first-ever graduate, to then-Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, in 1958. The subject: Canada’s...

Joan Mitchell Travel Award recipient explores Archives' environmental collections

When Christine Grossutti entered the doors of the Wilfrid Laurier Archives this past June, she envisioned herself as a geographer embarking on an arduous voyage of exploration with notebook in hand and camera at the ready. A PhD Candidate at Queen’s...

NWT Minister of Environment and Natural Resources visits Laurier Archives

On Oct. 11 the Laurier Archives hosted a visit by Laurier faculty members and senior officials from the university and the government of Canada’s Northwest Territories.  The visitors, including The Honourable J. Michael Miltenberger, The Northwest...

Laurier Archives announces 2017 Joan Mitchell Travel Award recipient

The Laurier Archives is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Travel Award. Jonathan Luedee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Luedee’s research concerns wildlife management...

Digital National Security Archive

This resource contains full-text, declassified documents relating to U.S. foreign and military policy in multiple subject-based collections. Provided by the National Security Archive, a non-profit research institute and library in Washington, D.C., it was...

Travel award encourages scholars from across Canada to visit Laurier Archives

The Laurier Archives has launched a new travel scholarship that encourages scholars from across Canada to conduct research at the university.  The award honours Joan Mitchell, a former head of Laurier’s Archives and Special Collections who built Canada’s...

Historic records of the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation donated to Laurier Archives

The historic records of the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF) have found a new and permanent home at the Laurier Archives at Wilfrid Laurier University. The ORMF records will become part of the Laurier Archives’ rich research collection documenting...

Internet Archive: eBooks and Texts

From Internet Archive's About the Internet Archive page (as of 2020-04-29): The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide...

Alumni (Laurier Graduates)

Welcome Your Library space Your Library online Archives digital collections Keep in touch Welcome Alumni are welcome to come to the library to borrow books and use resources and services. From the public PCs on the second and third floors, you...

General collection development policy

Collection principles and goals Build a focused academic teaching and research collection Wilfrid Laurier University Library’s collections support the teaching and research needs of the Laurier community. The Library aims to develop and maintain a core...

Laurier Library history

1910 The Canada Synod and the Synod of Central Canada of the Lutheran Church entered into an agreement to establish a Lutheran Seminary. The location first proposed for the Seminary was Toronto. Waterloo was selected when its citizens offered a tract of...

PAIS Index

This resource contains abstracts of journal articles, books, statistical yearbooks, directories, conference proceedings, research reports and government documents from all over the world. It covers the public and social policy literature of business,...

Treaties Recognition Playlist

Jump to individual videos within the playlist at the bottom of the page, or go to another playlist from the "View All Playlists" menu at the top right. The keyword search box at the top right will search within the titles and descriptions of all the...

Nineteenth Century Collections Online - Women: Transnational Networks

NCCO is an online collection of primary source documents focusing on the nineteenth century. The Women: Transnational Networks archive specifically covers issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of...

Laurier Library Donation and Gifts-in-Kind Policy

Introduction The Laurier Library’s rich collections are central to its mission of supporting student success and facilitating original research. The Library will consider gifts-in-kind that meet our acceptance guidelines. However, due to space...

Laurier mourns the loss of beloved colleague Julia Hendry

The Laurier Library is deeply saddened by the passing of our Julia Hendry, Head of Archives and Special Collections. Our condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. A service for Julia will be held Monday, April 6 at 1 p.m. via live-stream....

Floor 1 of Waterloo campus Library, including Archives, closed due to flooding

Due to heavy rain storms, areas of the lower level of Laurier’s Waterloo campus Library experienced flooding (approximately 2-3 inches in depth) over the weekend. The Library is currently open for normal operating hours, but some public areas will be...

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