Archives underpin virtually all other aspects of heritage. They support the work of educators, students, historians, journalists, filmmakers, urban planners, marketers and salespeople, the publishing industry, archaeologists, engineers, genealogists, the built heritage community, museum workers, lifelong learners, immigrants, cultural groups, and tourism operators.
If you’re faculty in an academic unit and would like to tour your class through the collections, a student needing digital content for a major research project, or a producer working on your next film - whatever your project or request - we are available to assist you with your research and digital content needs. The Beaton Institute contains over 3,000 textual collections, 300,000 photographs, 5,000 audio and video tapes, 1,000 maps, several dozen newspapers, as well as thousands of rare, antiquarian, local, and out-of-print publications.
Please contact us via email, telephone, or come visit the Institute at Cape Breton University. The Beaton Institute is in Room CE-267 in the Student, Culture, and Heritage Centre, around the corner from the Cape Breton University Art Gallery. Our hours and contact information can be found below.
Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University
1250 Grand Lake Road, P.O. Box 5300
Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 6L2
Tel: (902) 563-1329
Fax: (902) 562-8899
CBU Students and Faculty are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make appointments at any time throughout the week during the academic terms.
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The Beaton Institute is proud to be a part of the Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA), a professional association for archives and archivists in Nova Scotia, and MemoryNS, the provincial catalogue that provides access to archival records. Search MemoryNS to find archival records and creators from the Beaton Institute and other contributing archives from across Nova Scotia.