BMO’s Corporate Archives is home to unique collections that provide a wide array of primary sources documenting our employees and the events that shaped them and their local communities over the course of 200 years. BMO’s archivists are hard at work making other collections accessible in the future.

Human resources ledgers

Learn more about our people. The BMO Human Resources Ledger Books, spanning the 1880s to the 1920s, have now been digitized. You can browse these files to get to know the people who served our customers and communities, and helped our economies thrive, over the years.

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Notman photo albums

Bankers are often community leaders, helping economies to thrive and businesses to grow. Browse this rare collection of historic, black-and-white photographs, and come face to face with the BMO employees who innovatively served our customers and communities between the 1880s and 1920s. Photos were taken at the studio of 19th century Montreal photographer William Notman, the first Canadian photographer to gain an international reputation for his work.

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