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36th Annual Archives Lecture

2nd Annual McWatters Visiting Fellowship Recipient

Queen’s University Archives is looking forward to welcoming Dr. James Beach, the 2 nd Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellow to its Reading Room, commencing Monday, 16 June 2014. Dr. Beach, who will spend the next four weeks researching at the Archives, is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century History, in the School of Social Sciences, on the Park Campus, of the University of Northampton, England. He is an historian of British security in the early Twentieth century specializing in military intelligence. For further information relating to the Geraldine Grace and Maurice Alvin McWatters Visiting Fellowship, you are invited to visit the fellowship page.

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Historical Internship Program at QUA

Come and work at the Archives next year! Expand your research skills, dig into history, be curious...and get academic credit for it.

If archival research is of interest to you, you are thinking about graduate work, you want to gain an understanding of how archives work, or you wish to spend a concentrated amount of time with a set of records, this might be the course for you.

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Canadian Archives Summit

Queen's University Archives is pleased to host all Kingston-area/Southeastern Ontario archivists and other interested individuals for the Canadian Archives Summit: Towards a New Blueprint for Canada's Recorded Memory. The Summit takes place at the University of Toronto, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 17, and we are happy to facilitate local participation at Queen's University through a live web feed and group discussion.

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Burleigh Files Available Online

Queen’s University Archives is very pleased to announce the public launch of our latest digital initiative, the digitization of the Dr. Herbert Clarence Burleigh fonds (Locator #2324). Through the Burleigh Family, and in particular, Peter and Evelyn Burleigh, whose generous donation has made this exciting initiative a reality, and in collaboration with Internet Archive of Toronto, the research amassed by Dr. Burleigh on approximately 1,000 families, who have roots in the Kingston region, is now available on-line.

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Select Burleigh Files Now Online

Queen’s University Archives is embarking on an exciting digitization project of the genealogical family files that were donated by Dr. Herbert Clarence Burleigh. In partnership with the Internet Archive scanning centre in Toronto, the files will be scanned, mounted and made available free of charge to genealogical researchers. This project is made possible through the generous benefaction of Dr. Burleigh’s family (children and grandchildren). We foresee it being a number of years before the entire collection is made available, but files will be linked here as soon as they are completed.

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