Thursday, June 2, 2011

Library and Archives of Canada Transfers Consular Files to Government of Lithuania

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

At the request of the Government of Lithuania, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is today transferring 1400 original consular files of Lithuanian Canadians to the Lithuanian State Archives. This move is in accordance with LAC's initiative to collaborate with peer institutions in determining the most appropriate place for a collection to reside.

Digitized versions of the files, which cover the period from 1924 to 1960, will remain part of LAC's holdings for future consultations by Canadians, including researchers and Lithuanian Canadians interested in their history.

To read more on this go to:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/whats-new/013-519-e.html

Thank you to Hilary Henkin for alerting me to this records transfer.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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