Episode 8 - A Conversation with LAC Reference Archivist Rebecca Murray

June 26, 2018

About the Episode

Have you ever wanted to research your family’s history in Canada?  Are you looking for that one source that would push your research paper to the next level?  Are you passionate about Canadian history but don’t know where to start looking for information?  Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is here to help.

In this episode, the Notice History hosts are joined by LAC Reference Archivist Rebecca Murray as she answers our questions about the LAC Reference Library.  What type of material is kept by the LAC?  How does LAC decide what to keep for the historical record?  What services does the LAC provide to the public?

Its objective to acquire and preserve the documentary heritage of Canada, and to make that heritage known to Canadians and to anyone with an interest in Canadian history, makes LAC a vital part of Canada’s collective history.  So, join Rebecca Murray and the Notice History crew as we notice the workings of Library and Archives of Canada.

About Our Guest

Rebecca Murray is a Reference Archivist at Library and Archives Canada (LAC).  Since joining the team in 2014, she has worked with researchers to help them access the holdings at LAC.  Rebecca holds a MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University (2013) and a BA in History from the University of Ottawa (2010).  You can contact Reference Services with a question about LAC’s holdings, archival or published, at or connect with us on Twitter @LibraryArchives.


  1. Visit the Library and Archives Canada website here.
  2. Visit the Library and Achieves Canada YouTube channel here.


Producers: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy

Hosts: Robin Mullins, Keely McCavitt, Nick Bridges

Guest Host: Rebecca Murray

Audio Editing: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy

Web Content: Casandra Masse

Image Credit: Library and Archives Canada, C-023749. Copyright: Government of Canada.