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We help Library and Archives Canada to celebrate the past, honour the present and ensure the future of Canada's remarkable documentary heritage.

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The Bible

the bible

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is now home to the first complete and authorized version of the Bible to be printed in Canada. More...

The Peter Winkworth Collection

Peter WinkworthThe Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana is a treasure of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, maps and other documents.

goldCanada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia and the fabled Yukon Territory experienced gold rushes during the latter half of the 19th century.

James Cook Manuscript Map

James CookThe purchase of a 1765 manuscript map by James Cook (1728-1779) of the south coast of Newfoundland between Little St. Lawrence Bay and the Bay d'Espoir

The Jacob M. Lowy Collection

Jacob M. Lowy The Jacob M. Lowy Collection consists of old and rare Hebraica and Judaica ...

New Acquistion for Lowy Collection

The Form of Prayers according to the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. Sidur Sifte Tsadikim - New Edition





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