Beaton Institute Archives

The Beaton Institute is the official repository for historically significant records of Cape Breton University. Additionally, the Institute is a cultural heritage archive mandated to preserve the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Cape Breton Island. It is a centre for local, regional, national, and global research and strives to promote inquiry through innovative academic and public programming initiatives.

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Reading Room and Reference Desk Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Click here to search the Digital Archives.

Please note:

  • We are located in CE-267 (Student, Culture, & Heritage Centre).
  • Our microfilm-scanner must be booked before use; two-hour time slots are available.
  • Parking is available with a $1.00 per day charge.
  • The Beaton Institute is wheelchair accessible.

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General Inquiries
CE-267 (Student, Culture, & Heritage Centre)

1250 Grand Lake Rd.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 6L2

Phone: (902) 563-1329
Fax: (902) 562-8899