Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

May 02, 2008 07:00 ET

Media Advisory/Media Preview: Unique Exhibition at Library and Archives Canada

Treaty of Paris and Other Rare Documents on Display for the First Time

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - The media are invited to a special preview of the international exhibition entitled 1783 Subject or Citizen ? The Treaty of Paris, on Tuesday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. The exhibition marks the first collaborative initiative between Library and Archives Canada and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Media in attendance will have the opportunity to see the actual Treaty of Paris, an important historical document which has never before been seen in Canada and is seldom displayed in Washington D.C.

The exhibition also contains approximately 60 important documents, half of which were drawn from Library and Archives Canada's collections. Some of the items include maps from 1755, paintings, stamps from 1765, a copy of the Loyalist Oath and the Quebec Gazette from August 1790.

Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States and the exhibition curators will be available for interviews.

WHAT: Media preview - New exhibition 1783: Subject or Citizen ? The
Treaty of Paris

WHEN: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Pauline M. Portelance
    Senior Media Relations Officer
    819-994-4589 or 613-293-4298