Beaton Institute Archives

Who We Are

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 international research and strives to promote inquiry through innovative programming and outreach initiatives.

Click here to search the Digital Archives.

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Hours and Location

  • Monday: Closed to the public
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (evening hours resume September 23, 2015)
  • Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (October 24 and November 28, 2015)

Please note:

  • The Archives are in Room CE-267 in the Student, Culture, and Heritage Centre, around the corner from the Cape Breton University Art Gallery.
  • 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.