Mr. Robert McIntosh, Director-General, Archives Branch, Library & Archives Canada
Documenting Canadian Entrepreneurship at Library and Archives Canada
This presentation offers in broad stokes a reflection on archives and business history. From the perspective of Canada’s national archive, it addresses questions of how to document effectively business and entrepreneurship in Canada; how Library and Archives Canada’s collections have been built; and the challenges archives encounter in documenting business. Robert McIntosh previously held a range of positions at LAC in government and private sector acquisition, preservation, stewardship and public services. He has published widely in the fields of archival science and history. His article “The Great War, Archives, and Modern Memory” received the W. Kaye Lamb Award in 1999. His book, Boys in the Pits: Child Labour in Coal Mines, was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2000. From 2004 to 2007, he was General Editor of Archivaria: The Journal of the Canadian Association of Archivists. Robert studied at the Universities of Alberta, Strasbourg, Carleton and Ottawa.