The Centre d’archives de la Grande Zone argileuse
The Centre d’archives de la Grande Zone argileuse (CAGZA) is committed to preserving Northern Ontario’s Great Claybelt heritage and occupies the premises that for many years housed the Hearst bishopric. Renovated using materials that comply with best environmental practices and archival standards, this building, now part of the Université de Hearst campus, preserves thousands of historical documents produced by businesses, organizations, institutions, groups or individuals in or about the region, a territory that stretches from Iroquois Falls to Longlac, going south to Timmins. Crossed by what is commonly referred to as the highway 11 corridor, this territory includes a large part of the District of Cochrane.
CAGZA’s mission is to promote, safeguard and make accessible unique and unedited archival material related to the history and development of the region. Records collected in our repository cover a wide variety of subjects (business, politics, sports, community organizations, arts and culture, religion, etc.).
68A 9th Street
P.O. Box 580
Hearst, ON P0L 1N0
Telephone: 705-372-1781, extension 155