Vertical files

Material compiled on people, groups, and events

The CLGA has thousands of vertical files. Half provide information on Canadian organizations, individuals and events; the rest hold material from outside Canada.

Unlike archival records, material in a vertical file was not originally gathered by the person or group named on the file. Instead, it is about that person or group  compiled by the CLGA over time from other sources.

The guides below list over 5,300 vertical files held at the CLGA pertaining to Canadian organizations, plus organizations/individuals in the United Kingdom. Guides are in alphabetical order, so it's easy for you to check whether we have a file on a given person, group, or event.

Guides (alphabetical, by subject) to vertical files about...

Canada (organizations):
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | numbers

International (does not include United States) (organizations and individuals):
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | numbers

United States (organizations and individuals):
A | B | C-Cm | Cn-Cz | D | E | F | G-Gh | Gi-Gz | H | I | J | K | L | M-Mm | Mn-Mz | N | O | P | Q | R | S-Sm | Sn-Sz | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | numbers

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