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This website provides you with descriptive information about all the records held at the Archives at Lakehead University. The collection is always growing and developing, as the Archives receives new donations of material regularly, and not all of it can be processed immediately. If you need access to an unprocessed collection, or if you are looking for information that does not show up on this site, contact the Archivist for further assistance (sjanes1@lakeheadu.ca; (807)343-8272).

You can use this database to search or browse by titles of collections, by names of people and organizations, by places, and by subjects. Once you've identified records that are of interest to you, in most cases you will need to visit the Archives in person for access.

This database of finding aids is based on AtoM, a collaborative project with the aim to provide the international archival community with a free, open source software application to manage archival descriptions in accord with ICA standards. More documentation on AtoM is freely available.

The goal is to provide an easy to use, multilingual application that is fully web based and will allow institutions to make their archival collections available online.

Archivist - Sara Janes

Sara started work at the University Archives in 2016; before that, she worked for eight years at the City of Thunder Bay Archives. She is involved in the local archival and historical community, and has written about archival outreach and public programming, and legal and ethical issues in archives. She has an MLIS from McGill University and a BSc from the University of Toronto.

Archives Technician - dawn unwin

dawn joined the Archives team in 2023, with previous experience elsewhere in Lakehead's library system and other university libraries. With a background in studying and researching, dawn values the learning journey, and helping others along their way. dawn has a BA from Simon Fraser University, an MEd from Lakehead, an HBA in Indigenous Studies from McMaster University, and a Library and Information Technician Diploma from Mohawk College.