Lakehead University Archives

Visiting the Archives

The Lakehead University Archives is located on the 5th floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library, room LI 5001.

The Archives is currently closed, along with other University facilities, due to COVID-19. Our staff are working from home and happy to answer questions remotely to the best of our abilities. Contact the Archivist, Sara Janes, at for assistance.

What's New

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

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 2000+ 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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