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BAnQ Québec

Territory covered: Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions
Year of inauguration: 1920 (year during which the provincial archives were founded)

IN THE HEART OF THE CAPITALE NATIONALE
Starting point of the Québec archives network

Aerial view of Québec City.

Aerial view of Québec, circa 1925.
Initial collection (P600, S4, SS3, P565/387).

Located on the campus of the Université Laval, in the Louis-Jacques-Casault pavilion, the Québec City archives centre is part of the network of nine Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) archives centres located throughout Québec. The principal centre for the preservation and dissemination of government archives in BAnQ's network, the Québec City archives centre houses the offices of the institution's Archives division. In the heart of Québec's national capital, the Québec City archives centre preserves numerous public and private archives collections, which it makes available to the public in a consultation room that can hold more than 125 people.

Every year, the centre welcomes thousands of patrons from the educational and professional sectors. They use the centre's services for research concerning the history of their families, their localities or their regions. They are guided by staff members who direct them efficiently in the use of the wide range of materials preserved there.

The centre houses the Société de généalogie de Québec, the Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie and the Fédération des familles souches du Québec. With its partners, it serves as an excellent resource in genealogy and family history.

The library of the Québec City archives centre, founded over 100 years ago, contains close to 40,000 volumes on the history of French America, genealogy and archives administration, a microfilm lending service between archives centres and libraries, as well as a collection of 14,000 microfilms.

The Québec City archives centre provides access to:

Original manuscript letter.

Letter signed by the Marquis
de Montcalm, written from 
the Carillon camp to Soeur
de Sainte-Hélène, superior
of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec,
dated October 11, 1756.
Centre d'archives de Québec
collection (P1000, S3, D2763).

  • a significant collection of government archives. This State memory is a valuable source of information about the government administration, from the early days of the French Régime to the institution of the Québec state as we know it today, including the periods of British rule and Confederation. In particular, it contains documents about the allocation of land, forestry and mining operations, education, justice, municipalities and health.
  • judicial archives from the beginning of the colony up to the mid-1970s. These archives contain highly varied documents about civil, criminal and penal trials, such as the Sault-aux-Cochons airplane crash trials, which inspired the book Le crime d'Ovide Plouffe by Roger Lemelin, or the trial that followed the death of Aurore Gagnon, known as the "martyred child".
  • civil archives consisting essentially of tutorship and curatorship files, probated wills, civil status registers, and notaries' records (wills, marriage contracts, inventories conducted following death); these archives are among those that are most often consulted by researchers interested in their origins, ancestors and family history.
  • private archives covering various sectors of activity, politics (Jean Lesage, Robert Bourassa), family histories (Papineau, Joly de Lotbinière, Fraser), culture (impresario Gérard Thibault, caricaturist Raoul Hunter), as well as industrial and commercial history (Compagnie F.-X. Drolet, Compagnie Paquet, Le Syndicat).
  • iconographic archives containing close to five million items, including 250,000 postcards, from the archival collections of photographers and studios such as Livernois, Lida Moser, Montminy and Georges Driscoll.
  • most of the cinematographic production of the Office du film du Québec as well as private productions such as those of Abbot Maurice Proulx, Omer Parent and Herménégilde Lavoie.
  • cartographic and architectural archives with a total of 410,000 items preserved in 350 collections and archives. The most frequently consulted collection is that of the department of lands and forests, with more than 4000 surveyors' plans dating back to the 17th century. The Raoul Chênevert collection stands out with its 40,000 plans that were completed between 1860 and 1945. The Staveley family collection is remarkable for the artistic value of the plans created between 1846 and 1956. Finally, the 1000 photos of the Compagnie aérienne franco-canadienne represent the early days of aerial photography in Québec and form a unique corpus of items produced from 1925 to 1930.

The Québec archives centre also holds the largest North American collection of original material from the time of New France, a large portion of which can be found online on BAnQ's Web portal.

Certified private archives services

The Pavillon Casault of Université Laval.

Pavillon Casault, Université Laval.
Photo: Louise Leblanc.

 

  • Centre d'archives de la région de Thetford
  • Centre d'archives régional de Portneuf
  • Centre de référence de l'Amérique française
    du Musée de la civilisation
  • Corporation du Centre d'archives régional
    de Charlevoix
  • Secteur des archives privées historiques
    de la Ville de Lévis
  • Société du patrimoine des Beaucerons
  • Division des archives de l'Université Laval

 

 

 

Contact information

Photo de la Famille Demontigny.

Demontigny family, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, circa 1925.
Québec archives centre collection (P1000, S4, D18, P4).
Photo: Edgar Gariépy.

Québec City archives centre
Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault
Campus de l'Université Laval
1055, avenue du Séminaire
Québec (Québec)  G1V 4N1

Opening hours
Manuscripts, microfilms and audiovisual archives
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday,
from 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday and Thursday,
from 9 am to 9 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Library, iconographic, cartographic and architectural archives:
Tuesday through Friday
from 9 am to 12 noon
and from 1 pm to 5 pm

Telephone: 418 643-8904 or 1 800 363-9028
Fax: 418 646-0868
E-mail: archives.quebec@banq.qc.ca

Activities information:
animation.archivesquebec@banq.qc.ca

Our partners

Catalogue des bibliothèques du Québec. RFN. RDAQ. Les Amis de BAnQ. Fondation de BAnQ.