Archives and documentation center

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The Museum curates the Royal 22e Régiment archives at the Citadelle of Québec. The archives and Documentation Centre has collections of archival materials known as fonds relating to the Citadel and the military world from the 18th century to the present day.

The Documentation Centre is open to researchers on appointment.


Document types

The Musée Royal 22e Régiment holds the following kinds of materials:

  • Administrative documents, war diaries, historical reports, etc.
  • Personal papers and correspondence
  • Military maps
  • Photographs
  • Negatives, including some 100 on glass
  • Slides
  • Videocassettes
  • Sound recordings

The Royal 22e Régiment Fonds

Documents in this collection depict the regiment's history from its foundation in 1914 to the present day.

Among the largest series are

  • The 22nd Battalion series
  • The training depot/combat school series
  • The Regimental Band series
  • The General Vanier Foundation series
  • The regimental goat series

There is a specific series for each battalion.

Associated Collections

Associated collections come from regiment members and cover its entire history including

  • The First World War (Tremblay, Longtin, Chassé, Audette, and other Fonds)
  • The Second World War (D'Artois, Haché, Triquet Fonds)
  • The Korean War (Bernatchez, Dextraze, Fortin, Poulin Fonds)

Some of these collections may be of particular interest, such as that of chaplain Gérard Fortin, which is made up of over 1,000 slides showing civilians and military personnel during the conflict in Korea (1950–1954) and the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus (1965–1993).

Private Collections

These include the

  • L. N. Voyer Fonds, the first superintendent of the Quebec Provincial Police
  • Boivin Fonds, with more than 120 photographs of soldiers at Valcartier Camp during the First World War
  • Fonds of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Siberia

Documentation Centre

The Museum's archives hold over a thousand books and printed materials on Canadian military history including

  • Historical essays and the history of various regiments
  • Military textbooks, some dating back to the 18th century
  • Weekly First World War–era magazines
  • Government brochures published during the two World Wars

Services for Researchers and donations

In order to complete the necessary documentation, treatment and transfer of ownership, we will accept donations from January 1  to November 15.

Please make an appointment with the archivist. 

Jason Thiffault
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418 694-2800, extension 2694