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The CNE Archival Collection is arranged and described according to the Rules of Archival Description at the fonds (collection) level and subdivided into series, sub-series, files, items as needed. To search our database, you can click on the link below and use a simple key-word search or click on precision search if you are looking for something more specific. By clicking on “images only” you can restrict your search to items that have been digitized.

Click here to search the CNE Archives Database.


Photographic reproductions, scanned images, photocopies, moving images etc.

Personal/Educational Use

Public Domain images contained in the CNE Archives physical and digital repository may be reproduced in print or electronic form for personal use, educational use, and research.

Please ensure any Public Domain image used includes the following credit line: Courtesy of Canadian National Exhibition Archives.

Those copies (photographic, moving image, photocopies, etc.) which are not in the Public Domain are made for research and private study purposes.

Information about any request for copies made for research and private study may be made available to the copyright owner or his/her authorized representative.

Commercial/Marketing Use

Use of CNE Archival holdings for Commercial or Marketing endeavours must receive permission from the CNE Archives prior to publication regardless if the item is in the Public Domain or not. There is also an associated fee for their use. Please contact; 416-263-5206 for more details.

User Responsibility

Any use of reproductions for a purpose other than research or private study may require the authorization of the copyright owner of the work in question. 

Responsibility regarding questions of copyright that may arise in the use of a reproduction is assumed by the recipient.

Upon request, the staff of the Archives will endeavour to provide recipients with the copyright status of material in its holdings as well as the name of the person, company or organization holding copyright, when this information is known.

Need more information? Contact the CNE Archives –; 416-263-5206.

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