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Welcome to the Beaton Institute Digital Archives!

We apologize for the disruption in service for those looking to search online using the Beaton Institute Digital Archive. We are in the process of migrating the database and there might be some issues with specific files. If you require assistance, please contact

This website provides access to the digital collections of the Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University. The Digital Archives is an online database that contains archival descriptions from the holdings. This website features only a sampling of the total archival records in our holdings. We will be adding archival descriptions and digital content on a regular basis. If you cannot locate the subject, record, or collection you are looking for, please contact us or visit us in-person to learn more information.

To search the Digital Archives, use the simple search box at the top of the page or use the advanced search option. You can browse the holdings using the menu on the left-hand side of the page or by selecting an option from the drop-down menu in the simple search box.

What's New?

Stòras Gàidhlig Cheap Breatuinn

Celtic Music Digital Archives

Cape Breton during the First World War

Guide to the Mi'kmaw Holdings

Micmac News, 1965-1991