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The Museum Team
McCord Museum Expands its Virtual Archives
December 13, 1999 — The McCord Museum has expanded its web
site to include more than 15,000 images from its famous Notman
Photographic Archives. This historically invaluable collection
of photographs — including images of landscapes, well-known
figures, families, events, and activities — constitutes an
outstanding visual history of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada from
1840 to the present. The project is an initiative of the
McCord's Archives and Documentation Centre, which houses the
Notman Photographic Archives and a textual archives of 259 fonds
and 83 collections.
McCord also continues to encourage direct consultation of these
extensive archives (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and is
the frequent host to institutions and researchers from around
the world. Its manuscripts, documents, correspondence, and
journals date from the eighteenth century to the present and
focus on a wide variety of subjects including religion,
business, exploration, the fur trade, and social, military, and
economic issues of the time. The Archives and Documentation
Centre also includes a reference library composed of more than
6000 rare and specialized volumes.
McCord wishes to acknowledge the generous support of SYGRAF
Inc., responsible for the digitization of the images presented
on the Museum's Web site. Generous support for this project was
also received from the Service de la culture de la Ville de
Montréal, and the ministère de la Culture et des
communications du Québec.
a virtual visit, consult our web site: www.mccord-museum.qc.ca.
To consult the archives in person, please call (514) 398-7100, ext. 249.
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Annie Daoust (514) 398-7100, ext. 251
The McCord wishes to acknowledge the support of the Heritage Canada Museums Assistance Program, the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Arts Council of the Montreal Urban Community.