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.

Click here to search the Digital Archives.

Reading Room and Reference Desk Hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday Evening: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (ends December 16, 2015) *
Saturday: November 28, 2015; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Beaton Institute will be closed to the public from December 21, 2015 to January 5, 2016.

Please note:

  • We are located in CE-267 (Student, Culture, and 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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* Our last Wednesday evening for the fall academic term will be December 16, 2015; evening hours will resume in January 2016.

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

Phone: 902.563.1329

Catherine Arseneau
Director, Cultural Resources

Office: CE-271-A

Phone: 902.563.1326

Jane Arnold
Archivist, Beaton Institute

Phone: 902.563.1690

Anne Connell
Archive Assistant, Beaton Institute

Office: CE276

Phone: 902.563.1425

Anne Marie MacNeil
Archival Research Assistant, Beaton Institute

Office: CE267

Phone: 902.563.1329

Christie MacNeil
Digital Archivist, Beaton Institute

Phone: 902.563.1692