Beaton Institute/Cape Breton University
Tourism Region: Cape Breton Island
Archive for Cape Breton University. Holding include archival materials from or about Cape Breton Island.
collection contains paper records, photographs, film, video, audio materials, books, maps, plans, microfilms.
1.5 kms of archival material. All materials concern Cape Breton Island's history, society, politics, economy, health, people, places, events.
Architectural Records •
Cartographic Materials •
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
Sound Recordings •
Furniture or Furnishings
Exploration and Survey
Industrial Technology and History
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Military History and Technology
Religious or Liturgical Objects
: Motorized ground
Services & Activities
The Beaton Institute is a research centre and archives mandated to collect and conserve the social, economic, political and cultural history of Cape Breton Island; relevant material is organized and made available for the use of students, academics, researchers, the media and the general public
The staff of the Beaton Institute includes both Archival Researchers and a Genealogical Researcher, who, for an hourly fee, will research both historical and genealogical requests. Requests can be mailed, faxed, emailed or discussed in person or by telephone.
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Other: The Beaton Institute is part of an island-wide network of museums and archives. Whenever possible, the staff will direct partons to other sources of genealogical and historical information.
The Beaton Institute welcomes walk-in patrons who wish to conduct their own historical and genealogical research. We have Heritage Maps available for a small fee for those patrons who are vacationing on the Island. We also sell CD's of genealogical information that have been compiled by the Cape Breton Genealogy and Historical Association, such as the 1871 Census of Cape Breton County. Our staff is friendly and knowledgable about the Island and will answer any of the travellers' inquiries.
Accessible by Public Transportation
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Breton University Cafeteria open year round
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Local Tourism Links
Publications & Products
Guides to the collection and to do genealogy, annual reports, brochures.
Annual Reports •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
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