Digital Resources for Early American Studies

New France

The Virtual Museum of New France / Canadian Museum of Civilization
"Discover what drew the French to North America and follow missionaries, cartographers, soldiers, coureurs des bois and Aboriginal allies as they explore and expand New France. Join Canada's first European inhabitants in their daily activities and learn about their culture and civilization."

Explorers of Canada, The Museum of New France / Canadian Museum of Civilization

Early Canadiana Online
"About Early Canadiana Online: These collections contain over 80,000 rare books, magazines and government publications from the 1600s to the 1940s."

Samuel de Champlain, Voyage of Samuel de Champlain, 1604-1608, American Journeys, Wisconsin Historical Society

The Hudson's Bay Company Archives
"The Hudson's Bay Company Archives (HBCA), a division of the Archives of Manitoba, is home to one of Canada's national treasures - the records of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC)." 

New France, New Horizons
"To mark the 400th anniversary of the French presence in North America in 2004, France and Canada are re-creating their singular adventure and sparking new interest in their shared history, by putting documents online, reproduced in their entirety using the latest digitization technologies, and making them accessible to a broad public. With enthusiasm and determination that reflect the scope of the project, the Direction des Archives de France, Library and Archives Canada, and the Canadian Embassy in Paris set up work teams, whose members ensured a constant and effective liaison between two continents. This portal provides access to a virtual exhibition and a database containing more than one million images. It will continue to grow and be enriched through contributions from national and local institutions that conserve archives related to the history of Canada."