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
Don’t throw that out!

Moving? Want to free up some space at home? ARCHIVE MONTREAL will gladly take your old zines, books, magazines, posters, photos, cassettes, films, vinyl etc. for conservation in our huge archive of Montreal culture! If you publish your own books or zines or print posters, we could also add copies of your work to our collection. But who are we? Good question! Our collection includes thousands of independent publications and

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Nuits psychédéliques

On the occasion of the festival Les Nuits psychédéliques in Québec City, where regular Montreal Sound Ark DJ Louis Rastelli (LRX80) is participating, here’s a recent edition of the show with a psychedelic flavour. Click here for more information about the festival. Of particular interest to fans of Montreal zines : La presse underground au Québec. Les cas de Sexus et Logos, presented by our colleagues at Ghetto Mohawk. 2015.03.06

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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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