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HIST 168J: Québec and Canada from 1791 to the Present: Primary Sources

This page is intended for students in Professor Jay Gitlin's course and provides an overview of resources in the Yale Library for your research assignments this semester.

Canadian Archives

La Presse and Le Devoir

Many historical materials, including newspapers, remain accessible only on microfilm, and this is true for the earlier years of La Presse and Le Devoir:

La Presse (1884-1999) on microfilm

Le Devoir (1910-2013) on microfilm 

Microfilm and other micro-photographic technologies became popular for preserving historical materials in the middle of the 20th c., and remain in use today. To access these materials, write to and include the call number or link to the catalog record and any specific notes on which reels you would like to consult (e.g., reel numbers, years of publication). Library staff will retrieve the reels and place them on hold for you in Bass Library, where staff will also be available to assist you with using the microform readers that are currently located there.

Canadian Newspapers in SML (microfilm)

Franco-American Bibliography

Newspaper and Periodical Databases

Government Information and Legal Resources

Digital Archives

Some of these collections include secondary and reference sources: