Lakehead University Archives

Access to Archives, 2022

The Archives is closed for the holiday period from December 21, 2021 to January 5, 2022.

Until January 23, 2022, the Chancellor Paterson Library will be restricted access. Access to the Archives for research is still permitted, but appointments will need to be made ahead of time, and access on particular dates and times is not guaranteed.

Remote research services will continue as through the pandemic period. Assistance with research questions and limited digitization on demand are available, though we cannot guarantee a specific completion time. Contact Sara Janes at 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

Find out how you can share your photographs of the Finnish Labour Temple with the future, by contributing to a digital collection.

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.

You can learn more about how this database works.

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