DOCUMENTATION & ARCHIVES
The Musée de Charlevoix archives are indissociable from its collections. Numerous fonds and collections have been added to the storerooms of the Archives thanks to the efforts of collectors, researchers, and such dedicated curators as Roland Gagné and Paul Desmeules in their day and Thomas Hoopes and Philippe Dubé today.
Today the Archives, with their photographs, textual records, maps, and plans spanning a period from 1687 to 1985, are an integral part of an institution that bears eloquent witness to the history of Charlevoix.
The Documentation Centre has some 30 fonds and archives collections relating to people and families in Charlevoix or to the Museum collection. There are 11 finding aids for locating and exploring it all. Among the main sets are the Mont Murray fonds (1779–1953), the Rolland Gagné fonds (1885–1985), the Philippe Dufour Family fonds (1891–1962), and the Buchanan fonds (1895–1967).
The Musée de Charlevoix archives are open free by appointment.
Information requests by mail, phone, or email are accepted. Processing times depend on the nature of the request.
Musée de Charlevoix has a collection of regional newspapers; a specialized art, history, ethnography, and geography library with more than 1,200 titles; and a rare book collection, all available for use by researchers by appointment only. These materials are not available to the general public.
Musée de Charlevoix can provide reproductions of textual records, photographs, and maps. Charges also apply to reproductions made for publication, commercial printing, or broadcast.
Unless specifically stated in the description of a fonds or collection, there are no restrictions on consultation or reproduction of materials held by Musée de Charlevoix.
Artifact collections: CHIN, Artefacts Canada Archives and documentation : site.rdaq.qc.ca/museedecharlevoix