Archival fonds and collections
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Concordia University Libraries Special Collections provides access to over 120 archival fonds and collections supporting research in a variety of disciplines. Fonds and collections under our stewardship are composed of a diverse assortment materials, including textual records; photographs, slides, and negatives; audio and video recordings; maps and architectural plans; drawings, paintings, and prints; objects; and born digital items. These materials serve to document a wide range of topics, individuals, organizations, and events, and are available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room. Areas of specialization include Canadian literature, politics, communications, journalism, Irish in Montreal, jazz and contemporary music in Montreal, Montreal nightlife, and the visual arts. Our collection includes a number of archival fonds with significant cultural and historical value, including among others, the Peter Desbarats fonds and the Wynne Francis fonds, which are both certified Canadian Cultural Property.
Archival fonds and collections are searchable via the Archives & Special Collections Shared Catalogue.