Library and Archives Canada

“Of all national assets archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.” Arthur Doughty, Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Records, 1904-1935 What’s the use of having a gloriously stocked library if no one is […]

I went to Library and Archives Canada recently to do some research. Entering the building on Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa I was struck by how Soviet-like the place looked. Devoid of colour and joy, it seemed dead; absent of people, books, life; the grim closets that pass for exhibition space lay bare – three […]