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  Holdings: A Summary


Institutional Records  
 
University Publications and Faculty Publications   
Records Documenting the Local Community 
Photographs  
Visual and Sound Records 
Honours Theses 
Artifacts  
General Reference Collection  
Access  
 

In total, the Archives holds approximately 2000 feet of textual material; over 10,000 photographs; and slides, films, videotapes, audiotapes, microfilm, and artifacts. 
 

Institutional Records  

The Mount Allison University Archives acquires the inactive published and unpublished records of the University which are deemed to have long-term value.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. 
 

University Publications and Faculty Publications  

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. 

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Records Documenting the Local Community  

In view 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. 
 

Photographs  

More than 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. 
 

Visual and Sound Records  

These materials relate to University people, places and activities. Formats held include motion picture films, videotapes, audiotapes, and phonograph recordings. 
 

Honours Theses  

All theses completed by Mount Allison's honours students are deposited in the Archives. In addition, some student research papers are held.

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Artifacts  

While not an acquisition priority, many artifacts associated with the University and the local community are held by the Archives. 
 

General Reference Collection  

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. 
 

Access  

Access to holdings is provided through the Archives' card catalogue and its finding aids. 
Some restrictions may apply.

 
 

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