Lakehead University Archives

Access to Archives, Winter 2021

While Thunder Bay is in a Lockdown state, there will be no physical access to archival records.

During this time, staff have limited access to the Archives. Assistance with research questions and limited digitization on demand are available, though we cannot guarantee a specific completion time. Contact Sara Janes at sjanes1@lakeheadu.ca if you have requests or would like more information about what might be available.

Many digitized images are available for public viewing on our Digital Collections page.

Up-to-date information on all library services can be found on the Lakehead University Library website.

What's New

We have begun planning for how best to collect records of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full runs of the Northern Woman Journal, and of the Newsletters of the AIDS Committee of Thunder Bay are available on our Digital Collections page.

New descriptions are available for the Ruth Tye McKenzie fonds, the John Rafferty fonds, the Ernst Zimmermann fonds, and the Northwestern Ontario Regional Child Care Committee fonds.

Additional Resources

Our Digital Collections page is the best way to access digitized material. Check it out to see 2500+ images of this region's history, with more added regularly.

Web Archives Collections are also available online. You can access web material from Lakehead University and from organizations across Northwestern Ontario.

For an overview of the Archives' collections, see the "Archives at Lakehead University" guide.

To learn more about doing archival research in Thunder Bay, see the "Research in Archives (Thunder Bay, Canada, and Around the World)" guide.

Find out how you can donate records to the Archives.

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