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Kitchener and the First World War

July 28, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of what would come to be known as the First World War. Almost 45 million people fought on behalf of the allied forces, 60,000 of them Canadians. No part of the country was left untouched and Kitchener-Waterloo was no exception.

New collections open for research

Dana PorterArchives processed in 2013 are now open for research. Subjects include a prominent local family, a former chancellor of the university, a local service club, and an early member of the Canadian Women's Press Club.


Visit our Flickr site to see images from the archives

Porter library being builtVisit our Flickr site and check out our latest content.



Doors Open Waterloo Region

Visit our newest online exhibit, featuring the work of local photographers from our archives. Through their images, the photographers open doors to spaces and scenes that would otherwise remain undocumented. To explore these images, click on the image below. Doors Open exhibit logo


Archives 101!

Archives 101 title slideImprove your research skills by learning more about archives and how they are different from library materials. Click the image below to open the tutorial;advance the slides by clicking your mouse or hitting enter or the arrow keys on your keyboard.

For more help, visit our web page on Using archives for links to more resources.



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