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In "The Ontario Archives Scope of its Operations," author Alexander Fraser offers an in-depth exploration of the Ontario Archives and its multifaceted operations. Fraser's extensive experience and knowledge in archival work shine through in this comprehensive study.

One of the book's major strengths is its detailed examination of the various aspects that comprise the Ontario Archives. Fraser leaves no stone unturned as he delves into the institution's origins, purpose, and the numerous functions it performs. From the acquisition and preservation of historical records to providing public access and ensuring the integrity of the archival materials, the author offers an in-depth look at the meticulous and vital work conducted by the Ontario Archives.

Moreover, Fraser effectively showcases the Ontario Archives' commitment to collecting and preserving a wide range of historical records. He elaborates on the diverse types of materials within the archives, such as government documents, photographs, maps, personal papers, and countless other resources that help shape our understanding of Ontario's history. This comprehensive approach highlights the remarkable range and significance of the archival collections.

Fraser also sheds light on the practical challenges faced by the Ontario Archives. He discusses the complexities of managing and organizing vast volumes of records, ensuring their preservation for future generations. The author's expertise in this area is evident, as he introduces various techniques, technologies, and best practices employed by the archival staff to overcome these challenges successfully.

While the book provides a rich and detailed account of the Ontario Archives, some readers may find certain sections overly technical or too specialized. Fraser's work caters primarily to individuals with an extensive interest in archival science or professionals working in this field. Nonetheless, for those willing to delve into the intricacies of archival work, this book serves as a valuable resource.

In conclusion, "The Ontario Archives Scope of its Operations" by Alexander Fraser is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in exploring the diverse aspects of archival work. Fraser's expertise and meticulous research have produced a comprehensive study that showcases the Ontario Archives' vital role in preserving the province's history. Despite its specialized nature, this book is a valuable resource that sheds light on the intricate world of archival science.

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(Paper read at the twenty seventh annual meeting of the American Historical Association, held at Buffalo, N. Y., December 27 30, 1911)



LL. D., LITT. D., F. S. A., SCOT. EDIN.

Reprinted from the Annual Report of the American Historical Association for 1911, pages 353 362



By ALEXANDER FRASER, Provincial Archivist.

The line of demarcation between the Canadian or Dominion archives and the Ontario or other provincial archives is somewhat similar to that between the Federal and State archives in the United States. It consists with the scope of the jurisdiction of the Dominion or major commonwealth, and the narrower or minor jurisdiction of the Province. This constitutes a clearly defined boundary within which both work without conflict or overlapping of interests. Our public charter is an imperial statute entitled the British North America act, and to day, when there are nine fully constituted, autonomous Provinces within the Dominion of Canada, it is interesting to recall that when the British North America act became law in 1867 the subtitle set forth that it was "An act for the union of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the government thereof; and for purposes connected therewith... Continue reading book >>

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