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36th Annual Archives Lecture

Changes in Cash Payments

Commencing 1 January 2017, Queen’s University Archives will no longer accept cash payments for any reproduction services over $5.00. Any such payments can only be made by cheque (made payable to “Queen’s University Archives”); VISA: MasterCard; or American Express. For those reproduction charges of $5.00 or under, please place monies in the ‘Donation Box’ located at the Reference Desk. For more information on our reprographics prices, please visit our Price List page.


Building Construction

Please be advised that, starting Monday 26 September 2016, Kathleen Ryan Hall will be getting a new roof.  During this time, even though the building will be surrounded by scaffolding to support the repairs, Queen's Archives will remain open to the public for our regular operating hours.


In Memoriam: Charles Beer

In Memoriam: Charles Beer, Queen's First University Archivist

Queen’s University Archives wishes to offer sincere condolences to the family of Edwin Charles Beer on his recent passing. Charles Beer was the first archivist at Queen’s, taking up that role in 1960.  He moved on to Dartmouth College in 1966 to undertake a three-year post as Associate Director of the Daniel Webster Papers Project.


3rd Annual McWatters Visiting Fellowship Awarded

Queen’s University Archives is very pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship recipient. Dr. Ben Bradley, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Toronto, will be spending a month in the QUA Reading Room, in the Spring of 2015, researching how the construction of the King’s Highway 401 (the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway) effected the social and business fabric of Eastern Ontario. He will be focusing especially on how the redirection of traffic away from those communities along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River affected the viability of roadside businesses that had been established on main streets since the early 1920s; as well as examining what were the positive and negative impacts on the people living in these communities, once traffic was rerouted away from town centres.