In addition to a short background on Black History in Canada, this page includes a selection of primary sources available at Library and Archives Canada as well as the bibliographic information for many published sources and links to other institutions and repositories.
Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation, and Freedom: Primary Sources from Houghton Library (SAEF) is a growing digital collection highlighting materials related to Black history and culture from Harvard University's Houghton Library. These materials were hand-selected to provide freely accessible digitized primary sources for scholars of all sorts. A handful of this sources are related to Black history in Canada; the link leads to a collection-wide search for "canad*".
This collection of primarily American newspapers includes two Canadian publications by and for Black Canadians and Americans: Provincial Freeman (Chatham, Canada West), 1854-1857; and The Canadian Observer (Toronto), 1914-1919;.