Antique map showing land owners in Clare
Antique map showing land owners in Clare

List of archival holdings

The Centre Acadien has a rich archival collection, encompassing textual documents, photographs, maps, sound recordings and videos. These holdings are available to browse

Archives access and usage policy

(Effective date: September 1, 2023)

Access to the archives

Archives can be consulted onsite by appointment. To facilitate access, users are advised to communicate their needs by contacting the Centre acadien in advance. Consultation is limited to two archival boxes at a time. All users are required to read the consultation rules and leave an ID during the consultation.

While most documents are accessible, access restrictions may apply to documents deemed fragile or in poor condition. In such cases, the original documents will be consulted under the supervision of a staff member, or/and a digital copy will be provided. Our staff will inform users of any restrictions that are not included in the description. 

Consultation is free for individuals conducting their own research. A help service is also available to facilitate the use of resources and tools.

Consultation rules

Apart from paper, pencils, computers, and mobile phones, no other objects, accessories, or food are permitted in the consultation area.

To ensure better preservation of documents, users are asked to: 

  1. Wash their hands or wear the pair of gloves provided to them
  2. Handle documents with care  
  3. Do not modify or damage archival documents (ex: writing on them, folding them, removing staples or paperclips, etc.),
  4. Refrain from placing anything on top of archival documents
  5. Consult one file at a time, to keep the documents in order  
  6. If needed, ask a staff member for assistance.

Reproduction of archives

All material held at the Centre Acadien may be reproduced, unless they are subject to specific restrictions: whether extant agreements between the Centre Acadien and other parties, confidentiality requirements, copyright, etc. Our staff will inform users of any restrictions on reproduction at the time of request.

Users are authorized to take photos without flash, free of charge. For use of photos taken, please consult the next section on the use of archives.   

All reproductions made by our staff are subject to the fees indicated in the fee guide. Copies will be stamped on the back with the mention "Copy".   

Use of the archive

The use of the archives is free for non-commercial purposes (education, private study, research), in accordance with Canada's Copyright Act.   

Any other use requires the payment of a fee and the authorization of the copyright holder or his/her assigns or, where applicable, the Centre Acadien.

For any use of archives, the user must clearly indicate the reference to the document cited or reproduced. All fees are set out in the fee guide below. 

Fee guide

Fees include taxes and are subject to change. Payments can be made by credit card on the Centre Acadien website or in cash at the main office of the Centre Acadien. 

Research carried out by the user    Free
Introduction to tools (finding aids, equipment, etc.)  Free
Research carried out for the user for personal or educational purposes  $30/h
Research carried out for the user for commercial purposes $70/h
Black and white printing/photocopying (8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14)  $0.30 per copy
Black and white printing/photocopying (11 x 17) $0.60 per copy
Color printing/photocopying (8.5 x 11) $0.60 per copy
Postal Charges Please consult Canada Post rates
Digital photograph taken by the user Free
Digitization: Paper or image (600 dpi or less) $0.50 per image
Digitization: Paper or image (high resolution)   $1 per image
Digitization: Audiovisual media (audio cassettes, VHS, other)   Service not yet available
Rights for personal or educational use Free
Rights for public use To be discussed