The materials digitized through this project are the original minutes of the Board of Governors of Carleton College, later Carleton University, and the antecedent Ottawa Association for the Advancement of Learning.

The minutes, which document the founding and development of one of Canada’s most significant educational institutions, are heavily used by both administrative staff and outside researchers. Printed on acidic paper, these items are reaching the end of their useful lifespan and have begun to degrade after continuous use over the last approximately 50 years. Making a copy of these materials through digitization will insure their survival and continued availability to researchers.

The objective of this project was to create digital copies of the minutes dating from 1942 to the early 1970s (approximately 2200 digital images ) with the dual benefits that the information contained in these heavily used materials will be more widely accessible to researchers, both on and off campus, and the lifespan of the irreplaceable originals will be prolonged (from project website).

Corporate Record and Archives
Canada’s National Archival Development Program
Corporate Record and Archives

Board of Governors, Ottawa Association for the Advancement of Learning, Inc (Carleton College), & Board of Governors, Carleton University. (1972). Historic Minutes of the Board of Governors, 1942-1972.