What are Archives?

Archives or a fonds d'archives are those records, in any format, created, received and retained by individuals, families and organizations as evidence of their activities and transactions. As such they serve as their "memory" and thus provide important information about the functions, activities, and decisions of record creators over time. A document that might not seem important on its own could have great value in the context of the whole collection.

For more information about the type of archival collections held by the Algoma University Archives visit our University Archives Holdings Page.