Collections Online currently allows the user to search the CCA Prints and Drawings and Photographs collections. One third of the fonds in the Archives collection are also included. For a search in the complete Archives collection please contact Collections Reference. The CCA Library Catalogue is also available online.

Before beginning your search, it is recommended that you consult the Prints and Drawings, Photographs and Archives collections descriptions.

The type and detail of information included on works in the CCA collections vary according to the level of cataloguing that has been completed. The majority of the collection is included in Collections Online. The documentation of the Collection is an ongoing project, and the online database is updated regularly to reflect new cataloguing and recent acquisitions.

Two types of searches are available:

  • General Keyword - searches terms in a group of fields in the catalogue records
  • Specific Fields - searches for terms in specific fields selected by the user: name, title, geographic location, date, object type, and accession number
These searches can be combined using Boolean logic (and, or, not)

Click here to search Collections Online

The contents of Collections Online are protected by Canadian and international copyright law. In addition to copyright held by the CCA, images may be subject to copyrights held by third parties. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright clearance from all copyright owners prior to the use of images for all purposes other than personal research.

CCA Collections Online Project Team