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Locating Archival Resources in Canada on the First World War

Library and Archives Canada:
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
Requests for onsite consultation require both a user card and retrieval form. These, as well as an online form for questions, can be found at https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/contact-us/Pages/contact-us.aspx

The Rooms:
9 Bonaventure Avenue, PO Box 1800, Station C, St. John's, NL, A1C 5P9
Reference email: archives@therooms.ca

Veterans Affairs Canada
Database: Canadian Virtual War Memorial
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war...

Library and Archives Canada:
Database: Soldiers of the First World War
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/...

Thematic Guides:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/...

Newfoundland and Labrador Archives:
Database: The Newfoundland Regiment and The Great War
http://www.therooms.ca/regiment/part3_database.asp

Thematic guides to records:
The Canadian Wartime Experience: The Documentary Legacy of Canada at War
http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/archives/canada_war/


Virtual Exhibitions across Canada:
Archives of Manitoba:
Remembering the First World War – Archives Blog
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/ww1blog/index.html

Archives of Ontario:
The Archives of Ontario Remembers our Canadian War Heroes
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/gray/index.aspx
Canadian Posters from the First World War
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/posters/index.aspx

Dear Sadie: Love, Lives, and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/gallery/gallery.aspx
Preparing for Departure: Panoramic Photographs from the First World War
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/war_panoramas/index.aspx

The Story of an Ontario Veteran – Excerpts from the John Mould Diaries
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/mould/index.aspx

War Artists from the First World War
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/war_artists/index.aspx

CBC Digital Archives
Canvas of War
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/war-conflict/first-world-war/first...

Canadian War Museum
Canada and the First World War
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/canvas/cwint01e.shtml

Canadian Wartime Propaganda
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/propaganda/index_e.shtml

Law society of Upper Canada Archives:
These Laid the World Away: The World War One Memorial at Osgoode Hall
http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=2147497961

Library and Archives Canada:
Call to Duty: Canada’s Nursing Sisters
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/nursing-sisters/index-e.html

Canada and the First World War
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/firstworldwar/index-e.html

Mary Riter Hamilton: Traces of War
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/...

Oral Histories of the First World War: Veterans
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/first-world-war/interviews/index-e.html

McMaster University Archives
Peace and War in the 20th Century
http://pw20c.mcmaster.ca/

Mount Allison University

Courage Remembered: the world wars through Canadian eyes
http://www.mta.ca/library/courage/splash.html

National Film Board
World War I Armistice
https://www.nfb.ca/playlist/world-war-I-armistice/

New Brunswick Museum:
Mark Our Place: Images and Memoirs of New Brunswickers in Wartime
http://website.nbm-mnb.ca/MOP/index.asp

Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (The Rooms):
Newfoundland and the Great War
http://www.heritage.nf.ca/greatwar/default.html

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management:

An Act of Remembrance: First World War Publicity Posters
http://novascotia.ca/archives/virtual/warposters/

Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book
http://novascotia.ca/archives/virtual/remembrance/

Queen’s University

An Archival Look at World War I
http://archives.queensu.ca/Exhibits/archres/wwi-intro.html

Queen’s University Remembers
http://archives.queensu.ca/Exhibits/queensremembers.html
Royal Canadian Legion of Newfoundland and Labrador
World War I: Beaumont Hamel France
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/legion/intro.htm

Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists:

Saskatchewan in Two World Wars
http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/war/

Sault St. Marie Public Library Archives:

Sault Ste. Marie and World War One
http://www.cityssm.on.ca/library/WW1_Index.html

Trent University Archives:

Nursing Sister Helen L. Fowlds: A Canadian Nurse in World War I
http://www.trentu.ca/admin/library/archives/ffowldswelcome.htm

Trinity Historical Society
The Battle of the Somme
http://www.newfoundlandandthesomme.com/

Veterans Affairs Canada
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war...
First World War Audio Archive
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/audio-...

Historical Photo Gallery
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/first-world-war/histor...