Click on the dates on the left to link to the historic minutes for that year. For access to appendices and other documents mentioned in the minutes and for access to other records about the issues discussed at Board meetings, contact Carleton’s Corporate Archivist.

More about this project

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. These materials have been chosen in consideration of our mandate to acquire, preserve, and make available the archival records of Carleton University and these items are arguably the most important archival record we hold.

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.

The project was made possible through funding from Canada’s National Archival Development Program.