Archives & Collections
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Historical material is stored in archives for safekeeping and public research. Did you know that archives for safekeeping and public research. Did you know that the Public Library has Sault Ste. Marie’s best collection of Indigenous historical records?
Map of St. Marys River shoreline, 1888. 11.jpg, courtesy of Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Archives
At the Library you will find many old documents, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and videos, representing the period of 1822 to the present. Special collections, like the Maple Leaf Collection, bring together material from Ojibway and other Indigenous territory as well as pioneer history. The Library also has resources for genealogy, including items to help trace ancestral lines. What will you discover in the archive?
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Why do you think it is important to preserve information from the past?
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Question 1What are some ways we can preserve the past?
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