Environment Canada Climate History Collection: An Update

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The Environment Canada climate-related archival collection, which came to the University of Western Ontario on long-term loan in 2014, has now been fully catalogued and is available to researchers visiting ARCC at UWO’s Weldon Library. Here is the downloadable EC inventory.

The collection consists of almost 900 archival boxes of EC’s extant daily weather observations between 1840-1960 (an estimated 1.6 million pages) and 250 volumes of correspondence, letterbooks, etc. ranging from 1829-1967. Please contact me if you have any questions about the collection. The more I dig into it, the more I think it has to offer folks studying climate and meteorological history in Canada. If you’re coming to Western to research from the collection, let me know.

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I am the author of Becoming Green Gables (spring 2024), The Summer Trade (with Edward MacDonald, 2022), & The Miramichi Fire (2020), & the editor of the print/open-access Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press. I was Director of NiCHE, 2004-15. Contact me at amaceach@uwo.ca.


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