Monday 7 October 2013

Diocese of Hamilton blesses the new Bishop Farrell Library & Archives

Last Monday, the ARCAT staff had the opportunity to attend the blessing and opening of the Bishop Farrell Library & Archives in the Diocese of Hamilton. The newly renovated building is located within the diocesan complex, beside the Chancery Office and Christ the King Cathedral Basilica. It was a lovely event and the archives facilities were especially impressive.  Congratulations to the Director of Library & Archives, Dominy Williams, and to the Diocese of Hamilton!

The new library & archives on the cathedral grounds.

Bishop Farrell Library - named after the first ordinary of the diocese.

Archival storeroom with movable shelving and this fancy screen for storing wall-mounted objects.

Archival facilities include a processing room with a digitization lab,
and a transfer/holding room for new accessions.

Perched on the edge of the Niagara escarpment, the Cathedral's steeple is clearly visible when approaching the city from the east.  It was wonderful to finally go inside.

Approaching Hamilton on Hwy 403 West, the steeple is a dominant feature on the landscape.

Christ the King Cathedral Basilica, Diocese of Hamilton

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