All historical content on this Web site has been reviewed and approved by chief historical consultant, Dr. Jean-Claude Robert. Dr. Robert is a distinguished professor of history at the University of Québec in Montreal (UQAM).
A virtual exhibit and online resource providing access to a wide variety of documentary sources, including government documents, letters, newspaper articles, maps and works of art, virtual exhibit featuring photographs of early black settlements and descendants of original settlers, 1880-1955.
Digitized image collections by topic (aboriginal peoples, politics and government, sports, war and military, art and photography, literature music etc.) Permission requirements vary by collection. Click "What We Have On Our Website."
Students are permitted to download the low resolution images from the NGC website for research purposes only. They can also provide a better quality low resolution image for the fee of $10.00 per image file. Please note that a small administration charge plus reproduction permission fee would also apply.
Prints and scans of all of the accessioned photographs in the collection are available for purchase for research or personal use. For those photographs not in the public domain, and where VPL does not own the copyright, permission must be sought from the copyright owner before the photographs can be used for commercial use.