Making the Best Use of Archives
The City of Winnipeg Archives is closed to the public until further notice. Staff will continue to offer reference services by telephone and email. To discuss your research needs, please contact the Archives at 204-986-5325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To search and access records online, visit Winnipeg in Focus.
Please review the COVID-19 safety measures before visiting.
Veuillez lire les mesures de précaution liées au COVID-19 avant votre venue.
To ensure that your visit to the Archives is productive and successful, we suggest the following...
- Know Your Topic
Consult publications available at public or research libraries and on the Internet to determine what work has already been done on your topic (encyclopedias, books and periodicals).
- Formulate Your Question
Identify the scope of your enquiry as precisely as possible.
- Discuss Your Topic with Archives' Staff
When you call the Archives for an appointment, discuss your research topic with staff so that we can advise what records are available and how much time it will take to go through the material.
- Allow Enough Time
Archival research is richly rewarding and can yield detailed evidence of past practice and experience. Researchers need patience and time to extract and understand the information contained in archival records. Be sure to give yourself enough time to use the Archives successfully.
Please let us know about your experience at the Archives. We are interested to hear from our researchers so that we can improve to better meet your needs.