Next semester, Dalhousie students and faculty will have even greater access to archival material held by the Dalhousie Libraries. The University Archives just added nearly 70,000 catalogue records to the Archives Catalogue and Online Collections.
The Archives Catalogue is a new online tool for searching the Libraries’ rich archival collections. The catalogue provides fully-searchable “finding aids” to over 650 archival fonds and collections held in the University Archives. Plans are underway to add finding aids to archival material at the MacRae Library.
Many of the finding aids have detailed descriptions of individual files and items and, with the new batch of descriptions, there are now over 237,000 records in the catalogue. New finding aids include:
- Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company fonds
- Dalhousie University Photograph Collection
- Wamboldt-Waterfield Photograph Collection
- Waldren Studios Photograph Collection
- Peter B. Waite fonds
The Archives Catalogue also includes hundreds of new digital objects, including digitized material from the Centre for Art Tapes fonds and the Eyelevel Gallery fonds that will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Dalhousie Art Gallery.
Dalhousie students, staff, and faculty are invited to use the pilot Archives Document Delivery Service and submit requests for free digitized copies of files and items of interest. The pilot is running until the end of April 2016.
We have detailed instructions on searching the Archives Catalogue and you can always drop into the Archives and Special Collections reading room from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, or contact us at any time. Enjoy!