Library and Archives Canada (LAC) combines the holdings, services and staff of both the former National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada. As outlined in the Preamble to the Library and Archives of Canada Act, LAC’s mandate is as follows:
• to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations;
• to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada as a free and democratic society;
• to facilitate in Canada co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge;
• to serve as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.
Archive-It Partner Since: Sep, 2013
Organization Type: National Institutions
Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) Truth and Reconciliation Commission Web Archive provides access to archival copies of the websites of organizations connected with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), either as active partners at national events or through initiatives to support commemoration. The collection was curated in collaboration with the University of Winnipeg Library, the University of Manitoba Libraries, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR). For more information, please see LAC’s TRC Web Archive website: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/Pages/truth-reconciliation-commission-web-archive.aspx. / Les archives Web de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC) concernant la Commission de vérité et réconciliation (CVR) procurent un accès aux copies d'archives de sites Web appartenant à des organisations ayant un lien avec la CVR, soit en qualité de partenaires à part entière dans des événements nationaux ou par l'intermédiaire d'initiatives ayant pour but de soutenir la commémoration. La collection a été préparée et organisée en collaboration avec la bibliothèque de l'Université de Winnipeg, les bibliothèques de l'Université du Manitoba et le Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation (CNVR). Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter le site Web de BAC pour les archives Web concernant la CVR: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/fra/decouvrez/patrimoine-autochtone/Pages/archives-web-commission-verite-reconciliation.aspx.
Robert of Jumièges (died 1052–1055?) was the first NormanArchbishop of Canterbury. He had served as prior of the Abbey of St Ouen at Rouen in Normandy, before becoming abbot of Jumièges Abbey(pictured), near Rouen, in 1037. He was a friend and advisor to the king of England, Edward the Confessor, who appointed him Bishop of London in 1044, and then archbishop in 1051. Robert's time as archbishop lasted only about eighteen months. He had already come into conflict with the powerful Earl Godwin of Wessex, and had made attempts to recover lands lost to Godwin and his family. He also refused to consecrate Spearhafoc, Edward's choice to succeed Robert as Bishop of London. The rift between Robert and Godwin culminated in Robert's deposition and exile in 1052, and he died at Jumièges shortly after. Robert commissioned significant building work at Jumièges and was probably involved in the first Romanesque building in England, the church built in Westminster for Edward the Confessor, now known as Westminster Abbey. Robert's treatment by the English was used as one of the justifications of William the Conqueror for his invasion of England. (Full article...)