The Acadian Archives are a repository for audiovisual documentation and manuscript materials relevant to the folklore and folklife of the Upper St. John Valley and archival materials about the region’s history. The collection includes textual records; maps, plans, and drawings; photographs, films and other recordings, paintings, pictorial and graphic works; microfilms; machine-readable records; and virtual documents.
The Archives will only acquire material on a permanent basis, except when borrowing materials for short-term loans to reproduce or to include in displays or exhibits.
Books, published materials, and artifacts are generally not acquired by the Archives unless there are unique or compelling reasons for them to accompany or supplement obtained archival records, particularly concerning their unique or rare character. The Archives maintain a small library of relevant reference publications, i.e., rare or out-of-print works and reference tools that are required daily.
Notwithstanding the intrinsic or informational value of collections, the acquisition of collections will take into account the Archives’ authorized acquisition mandate, resources required to make the material available for research purposes in a reasonable amount of time, the extent and terms of any restrictions, the legal rights of the donor to place the records in the Archives, their relationship to the strengths and weaknesses in the existing holdings, the availability of storage facilities, and the physical condition of the collection in relation to the probability of being able to conserve them for a reasonable period of time.
Meet Our Staff
Director of the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes
A native of Cowansville, Quebec, Patrick Lacroix holds a Ph.D. from the University of New …