The women's and gender studies program and the Department of History at Mount Allison University are proud to present the online publication of ‘We Were Here: Exploratory Essays on Women's History at Mount Allison University'.  

As an investigative collection of undergraduate student essays from the special topics seminar on Canadian Women's History (HIST 4951) 2005-2007, it covers a wide array of topics on the history of local women at Mount Allison University and in the town of Sackville.
The achievement of this collection is threefold:

  1. in providing senior undergraduate students the experience of conducting original research — using both archival and oral history methods — thereby contributing towards the creation of historical knowledge at the local/regional level
  2. furnishing the opportunity to employ critical feminist approaches to historical research — especially in relation to the theories and methodologies guiding their research process within a Canadian women's history context
  3. and finally, honoring the memory of Mary Electa Adams and her substantial contribution to Mount Allison University as a progressive educator of women

We gratefully acknowledge the funding and overall support of The Purdy Crawford Teaching Centre (PCTC)in making this online publication available.

Banner photo: Ladies College lawn drill, 1918. 1 postcard bxw, 8 x 13.5 cm. Mount Allison University Archives, Donald F. Taylor fonds. 7601/2/3