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The Rooms Provincial Archives - Mandate

The Rooms Provincial Archives division is mandated, through the Rooms Act 2005, to preserve those records of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador which are deemed to have enduring legal, fiscal, evidential or research value. The Provincial Archives also collects records from private sources which have enduring value to the history of the province.
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It’s a Dog’s Life
May 7, 2013 – May 2014
Level 3 Outside Archives Reference Room

Harold Macpherson is credited with saving the Newfoundland dog from extinction. He bred both the dogs, as well as Ayrshire cattle at his large country estate, Westerland, on the northern outskirts of St. John’s. He gained an international reputation for his work with breeding Newfoundland dogs and was for a time vice president of Newfoundland Club of America (Newfoundland Dogs). From Macpherson’s work to save the Newfoundland dog breed, to the working dogs that were an integral part of daily life, to petitions to ban all dogs from the island, this exhibit explores the sometimes controversial role of dogs in Newfoundland and Labrador. Come and learn about a dog’s life in Newfoundland and Labrador in the 20th century.

An Tine Beo: The Living Tradition
Level 3

Find out why so many people from Trepassey to Tilting describe themselves as Irish Newfoundlanders.

An Tine Beo: The Living Tradition Newfoundland - Ireland Archival Records - visit this new information station and search photos and finding aids allowing you to begin to uncover your own Irish roots.

A project of the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Ireland, with generous support from Tom and Susan Foran.

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