the archives

Montreal Underground Origins!

Montreal Underground Origins is a new project undertaken by Archive Montreal which aims to shine a light for current and future generations of artists on the early days of what is now considered a thriving city of the arts.

Check out the project’s image blog to peruse excerpts and full scans of vintage photos, magazines and varied publications from the era. The project’s blog features a growing number of articles, interviews and discussion transcripts exploring various aspects of the 1960s – 1970s Montreal undeground arts and activist scene. Links to other websites, organizations or online resources to discover more about this era appear as a sidebar to the right of all posts on our blog.

Recent Articles
Cassettes! Cassettes!

This summer, the team at Archive Montreal has been catching up on a backlog of audio cassettes to preserve and digitize. As in many smaller archives operating with limited budget and staff, Archive Montreal has to prioritize the material to be preserved and catalogued. Audio cassettes, particularly those from the 1970s-1980s, are a priority because of how they degrade over time. As with any magnetic media such as hard drives,

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The Wanted
Special Cassette shows!

Here are four recent shows where we played exclusively music from cassettes recently digitized by Archive Montreal. Many of the cassettes are from the CKUT music library. Listen to Montreal Sound Ark live online on CKUT or on the radio at 90.3 FM every Friday afternoon from 3 – 5 p.m. All song lists are Artist – Album – Song. Friday, May 29, 2015: 2015.05.29 15:00-17:00 -0400 Yvan Daniel, 45,

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A visit to the Musée du Rock and Roll du Québec !

Here are a few photos taken during the launch of the Musée du Rock and Roll du Québec, Friday, October 24, 2014 ! The opening exhibit seen here, “Révolution Rock – 1964-1968 – Du yéyé au psychédélique” continues until March 29, 2015.

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