Welcome to the Port Hope Archives!
Community History Happens Here
The Port Hope Archives acknowledges that we are located on the traditional territory
of the Mississauga Nations.
of the Mississauga Nations.
The Archives remains closed in compliance with provincial COVID-19 guidelines, but don't worry we'll be back soon.
We will continue to serve our customers by answering your emails and phone messages, but will be closed to the public who wish to visit us in person.
Staff can also remotely conduct research on your behalf. Please see below for fees and information. You can contact us by email at email@example.com, phone 905-885-1673, or submit our web form.
Upcoming Closures of the Archives
The Archives will be closed to visitors, and voicemails and emails will not be read or responded to during these times.
No current closures.
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COVID Safety Measures
The Port Hope Archives has reopened for in-person visits. Here's what we're doing to ensure your visit is as safe as possible:
- Capacity limit of 2 in our Reading Room to allow for proper distancing
- Every visitor complete a mandatory COVID-19 screening questionnaire upon entering the building
- All materials handled by researchers will be quarantined before they are returned to circulation
- Thorough cleaning of our reading room surfaces after each visitor
- Face masks are mandatory and to be worn properly at all times
- NEW: payment by debit or credit card
- An air purifier will be running in the Reading Room to enhance air circulation and quality, and windows open when weather allows
Fees & Membership
Our fees and memberships assist with the operating costs of the Port Hope Archives, and in particular with the purchase of vital archival-safe containers and materials to house and protect the collection. Thank you for your support of our local history!
Fees are as follows:
$10.00 simple research request (non-members)
*This fee is charged for simple and direct research requests and inquiries. This fee is waived for members.
$25.00/hr for detailed research request
*For more in-depth and open-ended research and inquiries. You can determine the maximum number of hours that the Archivist will conduct research on your topic. You will be provided with a digital research report and copies of any associated materials at the conclusion of research. If we cannot find any information at all, you will not be charged.
0.50 cents per 8.5x11” b&w copy ($1.00 colour copies)
0.75 cents per 8.5 x 14" b&w copy ($1.25 colour copies)
$1.00 per 11x17” b&w copy ($1.50 colour copies)
$5.00 per document scan from the collection
$5.00 per photograph image scan (600 dpi quality, images will be watermarked)
The Port Hope Archives now accepts debit and credit payments. We still also accept cash, but ask that you consider paying by card to minimize contact.
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Consider copyright when making all research and copying requests. It is the researcher's responsibility to seek proper authorization. All copies are made for the sole purposes of private study or research.
If you would like to publicly publish, exhibit, or broadcast materials from our collection, please contact the Port Hope Archives for the 'Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit, or Broadcast Materials from the Port Hope Archives' form and details.