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About the Archive

The Reading Room

Open house at the Maritime History Archive

The Reading Room


The Maritime History Archive collects and preserves documents relating to the history of maritime activities in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout the North Atlantic world.


230 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

We are located in the Henrietta Harvey (Mathematics) building on the campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2 PM - 4 PM.
Click here for our 2021 holiday schedule.


Visitors to the archive can now obtain a parking permit. The Parking Office requires at least three hours notice if you require a visitor permit. If you need a permit in the morning, please submit your application by noon the previous day. Visit CAMPUS ENFORCEMENT AND PATROL to fill out an application. Please note that we are located in the Henrietta Harvey (Mathematics) building.

Contact us

Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 1T5


If you have a research question, contact us at:

For general enquiries:

*Please ensure that your e-mail account has been set up to allow e-mails from unfamiliar e-mail addresses. We have had a number of clients, particularly those using Hotmail, who have either not received our e-mails or have had our e-mails go directly to their Spam/Junk mail folders. If you do not receive a response within 2 weeks, it is likely that this has occurred. Once you have ensured that the e-mail is not in your Spam/Junk mail folder, please resend your e-mail from another account or contact us by phone.

Updated November, 2019.

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