Holdings: A Summary
the Archives holds approximately 2000 feet of textual material; over 10,000
photographs; and slides, films, videotapes, audiotapes, microfilm, and
Allison University Archives acquires the inactive published and unpublished
records of the University which are deemed to have long-term value.
Arranged by the administrative unit which created the records, materials
include annual reports, policies and procedures, financial records, correspondence,
research reports, architectural drawings and campus plans, meeting minutes,
and other records that document the development and functioning of the
University since its founding. Papers of the faculty and alumni are also
acquired, as well as the records of student organizations.
All official publications issued by the University are held by the Archives. These include the campus newspaper, yearbooks, calendars, the alumni magazine, publications of the various offices and departments, etc. Also collected are published materials by and about University faculty.
of the long history of Mount Allison within the local community, private
papers of Chignecto Isthmus area individuals, families, churches, clubs
and businesses are an acquisition priority.
10,000 images taken by staff and private photographers document campus
buildings and development; student life; instruction and research; faculty;
staff; and alumni. Many of the records documenting the local area also
include photographs. Virtually every photographic process is represented
in the collection. Subject and surname access is provided for much of
the collection through an index.
relate to University people, places and activities. Formats held include
motion picture films, videotapes, audiotapes, and phonograph recordings.
All theses completed by Mount Allison's honours students are deposited in the Archives. In addition, some student research papers are held.
an acquisition priority, many artifacts associated with the University
and the local community are held by the Archives.
collects printed materials by and about various aspects of the University
and the local area. This category includes biographical files about
alumni, staff, faculty and other individuals of local interest.
holdings is provided through the Archives' card catalogue and its finding
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July 16, 2004