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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is now home to the first complete and authorized version of the Bible to be printed in Canada.
This Bible consists of two volumes and was published around 1832 or 1833 by John Henry White in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. LAC held no copies of this item before, and only five copies are known to exist in library collections: three of these are in Canada, while the other two are in the United States. More...

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A Tribute to Guy Sylestre and Jean-Pierre Wallot
The Friends of Library and Archives Canada held a celebration to remember the contributions of Guy Sylvestre and Jean-Pierre Wallot (both of whom died in the latter part of 2010) to the development and preservation of the collection of Library and Archives Canada. More..

The Mystery of Three Gems
Acquisitions to the collections of Library and Archives Canada usually involve a lot of knowledge and planning, not anonymity and mystery. More..

Building the Canadiana Collection
How can a used book sale build the Canadiana Collection of Library and Archives Canada? More..

Roch Carrier's "The Hockey Sweater" Goes into Space
On June 13, 2011, The Friends of Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Space Agency hosted "Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater in Space" at Library Archives Canada's Ottawa headquarters. More..








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