Beaton Institute

About Us

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.

The Beaton Institute is located in CE-267 (Student, Culture, & Heritage Centre), adjacent to the Cape Breton University Art Gallery and the Mi’kmaq Resource Centre. The Institute is wheelchair accessible, and parking is available with a $1.00 per day charge.

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed to the public
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Closed for lunch, 12-1:00 pm)

The Beaton Institute is closed when Cape Breton University is closed for holidays or campus closures. If you are planning a visit, please review the Important Dates calendar: https://www.cbu.ca/current-students/important-dates/ 

Cape Breton University students, faculty, and members of the public are encouraged to contact us at beaton@cbu.ca in advance to discuss research needs or requests, and to book an appointment for on-site research.

***All visitors must comply with current Public Health and University protocols. Visitors must be fully vaccinated (both COVID-19 doses) and show proof of vaccination upon entry to campus. All visitors must enter through the CIBC Welcome Centre (Student, Culture and Heritage Building/Great Hall/world flags Entrance) and sign in with a Campus Security Officer at that location prior to proceeding to the Beaton Institute.

Please note:

  • Our microfilm scanner must be booked before use; two-hour time slots are available. Email beaton@cbu.ca in advance of your visit for more information.
  • Final retrieval of material is set at 3:30 pm.

Digital Resources and Research Aids:

https://www.cbu.ca/community/beaton-institute/search-the-archives/

https://beatoninstitute.com/

https://youtu.be/f5zdcSqFOUg

https://youtu.be/c34h0-Az_-o

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