Library and Archives Canada: twelve projects for preservation of documentary heritage funded in Quebec

From: Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will provide $1.5 million to support 41 projects (including 26 new projects) by archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions throughout Canada. Twelve projects submitted by Quebec organizations will be funded under the Documenary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).

The following projects will be funded by the DHCP in Quebec in 2021-2022:

  • Les écrits de notre mémoire Project: Digitization of the Newspapers La Parole and The Spokesman (1926-1970) (Société d’histoire de Drummond), Drummondville, $22,566;
  • Preservation Project: Textual Records of Brome County (1790-1914) (Brome County Historical Society), Knowlton, $60,000;
  • Les Îles connectées au continent Project: Processing for the Purposes of Providing Access to and Preserving Audiovisual Archives (Centre d’archives régional des Îles), L’Étang-du-Nord, $60,000;
  • Compo, Herbert S. Berliner and The History of Canadian Music and Radio Broadcasting (Musée des ondes Emile Berliner), Montréal, $49,964;
  • Alexander Henderson Exhibition (McCord Stewart Museum), Montréal, $35,904;
  • Investing in Eeyou Istchee Archival Heritage (Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute), Ouje Bougoumou, $34,501;
  • Inventorying to Provide Access to an Extraordinary Heritage: The Audiovisual Heritage of Canada’s Augustinian Sisters (Monastère des Augustines : Lieu de mémoire habité), Québec, $44,016;
  • Digitization of the Rita Chevron Photographic Collection #2 (Musée regional de Rimouski), Rimouski, $8,190;
  • Web Accessibility and Improved Conservation of the Société historique du Saguenay’s Collection (P002) (Société historique du Saguenay), Saguenay, $50,000;
  • Preservation, Description and Digital Access to the Photo Albums of Joseph W. Heckman (Exporail), Saint-Constant, $36,532;
  • Final Processing of the William Cornelius Van Horne Series from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company Fonds (Exporail), Saint-Constant, $23,493; and
  • Processing and Conservation of the Archives of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 68 in Saint‑Lambert (Mouillepied Historical Society), Saint-Lambert, $19,339.

View the list of all recipients for 2021-2022.

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Library and Archives Canada is online at www.bac-lac.gc.ca.

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