The Beaton Institute will be temporarily closing to donations until January 2020. Over the next few months, we will be dedicating time to processing our backlog collections and expanding our capacity to accept future donations. We are always happy to learn more about potential donations, and will continue to accommodate records at risk of loss or destruction. We apologize for any inconvenience, and remain committed to our role as a responsible steward of our Island’s documentary heritage. For more information, or if there are any questions or concerns, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 902-563-1329. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Our financial donors share our passion for Cape Breton Island and its heritage. Financial gifts allow the archive to provide access, services, and programming. Gifts over $100 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt from Cape Breton University. Staff is available for tours, meetings, and information sessions. Contact Catherine Arseneau, Director of Cultural Resources, for more information.
The Beaton Institute collects and preserves the social, economic, political, and cultural history of the Island, as well as the official records of Cape Breton University. We are a centre for regional, national, and global research and strive to promote inquiry through innovative academic and public programming. It is the mandate of the Beaton Institute to accept items of note from Cape Breton Island in order to preserve them for future generations.
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