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Not long ago, archives were understood to be the realm of professors, historians, and other specialized researchers. Archives were important and impressive, but seemed beyond the information needs of the average Canadian. Of course, that notion has changed dramatically, just as information technology and archives themselves have changed dramatically over the last twenty years. With renewed value placed on Canadian history, community heritage and social engagement, archives now play a vital role in providing access to ideas, information, and creative experience.

As CCA rallies support for the renewal of federal funding, we are seeking stories from a variety of users of archival resources. What is the impact of archives? How do archives influence and enhance their lives, work, and enjoyment? Please forward stories to cnichols@archivescanada.ca

Piecing Together a Portrait of Sacrifice: Archives Help Remember Hero

Colonized History: Newfoundland's Rocky Relationship with the Crown

Funds for Women's College Fonds Benefit Community

Archives Restore Dignity to Forgotten Cemetery

Funding for Archives Must Be Maintained

Ancestors' Medical History Assists Ailing Relative

Records of Past Foster Pride of Place

On the Importance of Archives


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