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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...

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 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...

Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003

The world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, The Illustrated London News, was first published on Saturday, May 14, 1842, and its first colour supplement was in 1855, also a world first. Through this Gale product, Laurier Library provides access...

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...

Floor 1 elevators now open, Archives area remains closed

Access to the elevators on Floor 1 of the Waterloo campus Library has been restored for all Library users. Please note that the Laurier Archives and Floor 1 offices remain closed. Archives staff are currently working off-site and can be reached at 519-...

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...

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...

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...

Laurier Archives acquires school memorabilia at Homecoming Founders’ Lunch

Laurier Homecoming is arguably one of the most visible events on campus. Students, alumni and the rest of the school community don the purple and gold, cheer on the football team, dance, eat pancakes and otherwise show their school spirit. But there is...

Laurier Archives hosts over 1,000 middle-school students

The Laurier Archives is a friendly, but normally peaceful, place – a haven for genteel scholars working silently to unearth secrets long buried in old documents and artifacts. That atmosphere of pensive calm was obliterated this May and June, as over 1,...

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...

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...

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...

ACS Publications

The American Chemical Society (ACS) service provides access to over 35 full-text peer-review journals, C&EN (Chemistry and Engineering News), and select material from the ACS Symposium Series Online. The ACS archives covers material from 1879 to the...

IntelliConnect

IntelliConnect is a platform from Wolters Kluwer that provides access to a variety of information resources. Laurier Library provides access to the following products on this platform (since the migration from CCH Online in July 2015): Canada Income Tax...

Gale NewsVault

Searches 19th Century British Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals, Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003, and Times : Digital Archive 1785-2008.

ArchiviaNet

Automated research tool that accesses databases of the National Archives, including government departmental and agency files, documents of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (First World War), and descriptions of audiovisual resources, photographs, and...

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Toronto Star

This is the digital archive for The Toronto Star. It includes editorial and opinion pieces, advertisements, want ads, birth and death notices, in addition to news stories. The archive was created by scanning the original records from microfilm print...

Mass Observation Online

Papers from the archives of Mass Observation, a pioneering British social research organization. Includes both material collected by investigators and material submitted by volunteers. Content can be browsed by content type (e.g. diaries, day surveys,...

China: Trade, Politics & Culture 1793-1980

Full-text English-languages materials on China and the West from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Library. Includes written documents, paintings, drawings and maps.

RSC Publishing

One of the largest publishers of chemical science information. A not-for-profit publisher owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The history of publishing at the Royal Society dates back to 1841. Currently, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)...

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