Seaching for an "Allisonian"?
Each year the Archives, the Alumni office, and Student Administrative Services receive numerous inquiries from individuals seeking information on relatives and friends who were "Allisonians". During its history, Mount Allison has had several separate institutions operating under its "umbrella" - the Wesleyan Male and Female Academies, Ladies' College, Commercial College, School for Girls, and the College or University. Also, a variety of certificate, diploma and degree programs have been offered between 1843 and the present.
since its founding in 1839, Mount Allison has been home to thousands of
students and staff. The existing documentation related to each Allisonian
varies from person to person and may be dispersed among many different
offices on campus. To date there is no comprehensive surname index for
all individuals who attended Mount Allison. Therefore, finding an
individual in response to an inquiry may require a lengthy search. Details
such as complete name, dates and program, if known, are essential.
Since indexes are not available to all sources and staff time is extremely
limited, only a brief search can be carried out for you. Individuals
must carry out their own research. The following University offices can
acquires the inactive published and unpublished records of the University.
Records come in all formats, and over 2,000 feet of textual records, photographs,
films, video tapes, audio tapes, artifacts, etc. are held. Calendars
and catalogues, convocation programs, student newspapers, and yearbooks
are all sources of information on Allisonians. Biography files are maintained
for selected individuals. Some alumni have placed private papers
with the Archives. Hours of access and reference service are limited
and vary with the academic term. It is advisable to telephone in
advance for an appointment: (506) 364-2563 -
Archives; (506) 364-2564 - Library Information Desk.
Office creates and maintains files on Allisonians, generally based
on contact maintained by the individual with the Mount Allison Federated
Alumni. Access to these files is restricted to staff; however, information
may be provided. Request for information from these files should be directed
to the Alumni Office, External Relations, (506) 364-2348.
records are maintained by the Office of Student Administrative Services
and the Registrar. Access to these files is restricted; these
records are private and confidential. Marks and grades are
normally only released to the mark/grade recipient, following a written
request from same. Application for any information from these
records must be directed to the Registrar, Student Administrative
Services, (506) 364-2275.
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July 16, 2004