The Pointe-à-Callière Documentation Centre houses information on Montréal history and documentation on the different exhibitions that have been presented at the Museum over the years.
Pointe-à-Callière also holds a variety of iconographic collections, most notably Images of Montréal, Canadian Metropolis 1872-1898 drawn from a number of illustrated periodicals published at the end of the 19th Century such as L’Opinion publique, Montreal Illustrated and Art Work on Montreal. These historical images can be accessed directly on the Website of Canada’s digital collection.
The Documentation Centre collections are constantly growing and evolving, thanks to donations and acquisitions that build on its existing corpus of monographs, periodicals, rare books, posters, engravings, stamps, lithographs, post cards and old photographs.
Furthermore, the Documentation Centre enjoys the ongoing support of Library and Archives Canada and Canadian Heritage for Museum initiatives to make these collections accessible to the community, most notably through the Documentary Heritage Communities Program. The program supports digitalizing the collections, which are then regularly uploaded on the sites of Artefacts Canada and Info-Muse.
Printed documents can only be consulted on site. For any special requests such as bibliographic guidance or specific research assistance, please submit a request including a clear succinct description of the request, preferably by email.
For access to the Documentation Centre, the only requirement is to make an appointment by contacting the person in charge at 514 872-9121 or by email.