The Beaton Institute is the official archive for historically significant records of Cape Breton University. Additionally, the Institute is a cultural heritage archive mandated to preserve the social, economic, political and cultural history of Cape Breton Island. It is a centre for local, regional, national and international research and strives to promote inquiry through innovative public programming and community based initiatives.
Archival Materials are:
Archives use "finding aids" which are tools that help a user find information in a specific record group, collection, or series of archival materials.
Three unique elements of finding aids that researchers should examine for relevancy in a given collection/fonds are:
A few different types of primary sources that an archive may have are:
There are a few rules to follow when visiting the Beaton Institute: