About Archives PEI

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Since 1998, the Archives Council of Prince Edward Island, with the financial assistance of the Canadian Council of Archives and Archives Canada, has been developing Archives PEI, the Prince Edward Island Archival Information Network. This database contains descriptions, also known as finding aids, of archival holdings written in accordance with the Rules for Archival Description (RAD). Many of these descriptions are also available at the fonds level in Archives Canada, the Canadian Archival Information Network.

Archives PEI does not contain digitized copies of the actual records but does provide a summary of the contents of archival holdings as well as contact information for the contributing institution. The records in each institution, which include papers of private individuals, governments, and organizations, vary in nature and may take the form of textual records, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, sound recordings, and various types of film.