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Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture
Rich in rare books and special collections, the Library is dedicated to the literature of architecture in its broadest sense, including its professional history, its formal and theoretical elements and its relationship to the main currents of intellectual history. Its collections seek to document the history of architectural discourse and to promote scholarship and research in architectural history and theory; they aim to be as comprehensive as possible in scholarly, theoretical works while also focusing on a variety of special subject areas.
The vertical file collection, begun in 1985, includes ephemeral material such as exhibition announcements and invitations, as well as photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to architecture, principally from the Montréal newspapers and the New York Times. Comprises over 2,550 files on individual architects, extensive files relating to Montréal and files on many architecture-related subjects covered in the popular press.
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Researchers may make an appointment by telephone at 514.939.7011 or by email to ref at cca.qc.ca. Appointments must be made at least at least 24 hours in advance to allow time for retrieval of materials from their closed storage environment.