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S2E10: History at Work - Emily MacDonald, LAC Archivist

June 20, 2019

In the final episode of our History at Work series, archivist Emily MacDonald joins us to chat about her work at Library and Archives Canada. Emily discusses the importance of archives, the processes involved in archiving material, and her specialized work with government and cartographic records.

About Our Guest

Emily MacDonald is a government records archivist in the Archives Branch at Library and Archives Canada. She holds an MA in Public History from Carleton University and a BA Honours with Specialization in History, Co-op Option from the University of Ottawa. Before joining LAC, Emily has worked at the Indian Claims Commission, Parks Canada, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


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Hosts: Robin Mullins and Nick Bridges

Guest Host: Emily MacDonald

Producers: Robin Mullins and Emily Cuggy

Audio Editing: Emily Cuggy

Image Credit: Library and Archives Canada / National Film Board fonds / e011176251