We live in an age of information consolidation, in which students and researches across the country, and indeed around the world, encounter many of the same articles and perspectives.
At the outer limits of our current knowledge, however, lie the unique, original documents and artefacts that provide the deepest insights into the past, and by extension the present and future.
The Laurier Archives is the university’s memory bank. It is the place where scholars and community members come to explore the unique primary sources that preserve the stories of our university, community and country, in order to better understand these stories and the lessons they hold for us.
The Laurier Archives hosts nationally recognized collections on the environmental conservation movement in Canada; the Lutheran Church in Canada; and Canadian music, among many others. Its rare book collections date back to the 15th century.
The Laurier Archives is also the keeper of the university’s institutional memory, preserved in photographs, records, publications, and artefacts dating back to our proud institution’s founding.
Winner of Joan Mitchell Travel Award completes scholarly migration
Scanning history at the Laurier Archives
Wilfrid Laurier University Press authors Candida Rifkind and Linda Warley win Gabrielle Roy Prize
Historic records of the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation donated to Laurier Archives
Laurier Archives launches new online search tool
A voyage of exploration in the Laurier Archives
The Laurier Library transforms into an arts and culture incubator in the digital age
New Robert Langen Art Gallery facility to open in Laurier’s Waterloo campus Library for September 2016
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