Public Archives Act 1912

An article by Bill Weiser in today’s Globe and Mail notes the 110th anniversary of the proclamation of The Public Archives Act of Canada.

He notes the significance of the 1904 appointment of Arthur Doughty as Dominion Archivist. With strong political support, he secured recognition of the Archives as a separate department under the Secretary of State.  Generations of genealogists and students of history have investigated the constantly growing archives, now partly online, as they interpret and reinterpret the story of Canada.

One Reply to “Public Archives Act 1912”

  1. I love the photograph of that chap. It used to be on a wall on the third floor where you had to go to look at special collections, for many years. I have no idea if it is still there.

    He looked like a fastidious fellow with magnificent whiskers. Cheers, BT

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