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The McCord Museum Expands its Virtual Archives

Montreal, 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. 

The 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.   

The 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.

For 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.