Please note that all five of our Dalhousie Libraries will be closed this coming Monday, July 1 for the Canada Day holiday. Enjoy the holiday and see you on July 2!
Another day, another mystery photograph. This time, from the E.S. Davison Collection. We’re pretty sure this groundhog is telling these folks that spring is coming.
Hopefully Shubenacadie Sam says the same thing!
From all of us at the Dalhousie Libraries–we wish you all a joyful, restful holiday and the very best for the new year!
Holiday hours for the Dal Libraries
Sexton Library open hours until Tuesday Dec. 20
Monday – Friday: 8am – 12am
Saturdays: 9am – 12am
Sundays: 10am -12am
Holiday and New Year Hours
Wednesday December 21 and Thursday December 22: 8am – 4pm
Friday December 23: 8am-12noon
Saturday December 24 to Monday January 2: CLOSED
We resume regular hours Tuesday January 3, 2012.
Wednesday December 21: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday December 22: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday December 23: 8am -12 noon
December 24 – January 2: CLOSED
The Law Library will re-open for regular hours on Tuesday January 3, 2012.
Saturday, December 17: CLOSED
Sunday, December 18: 1pm – 6pm
Monday, December 19: 8am – 11pm
Tuesday, December 20 – Thursday, December 22: 8am – 6pm
Friday, December 23: 8am – noon
Saturday, December 24 – Monday, January, 2: CLOSED
Library reopens for regular hours on Tuesday, January 3.
Wednesday Dec. 21: 8 am – 6 pm
Thursday Dec. 22: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday Dec.23: 8 am – 12 pm
Saturday Dec. 24: CLOSED
Sunday Dec. 25: CLOSED
Monday Dec. 26: CLOSED
Tuesday Dec.27: CLOSED
Wednesday Dec. 28: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday Dec. 29: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday Dec. 30: CLOSED
Saturday Dec. 31: CLOSED
Sunday Jan.1, 2012: CLOSED
Monday Jan. 2, 2012: CLOSED
Regular hours resume on Tuesday January 3, 2012.
Here at Dalhousie, we are fortunate to have an enduring record of these events. The University Archives and Special Collections contains extensive materials on Nova Scotia’s military history.
Over the next few days, we’ll be posting selected photographs to our Facebook page (starting with this image from the Catherine Creighton and Family fonds (MS-2-656)), but in the meantime, here are a few highlights from our collections:
- The Archives of the Dalhousie University No. 7 “Overseas” Stationary Hospital (MS-13-2) – These records document the extraordinary work of a stationary hospital established in England and France during World War One. The majority of the 162 staff members were students and faculty from the Dalhousie Medical College.
- The C.F. Longley fonds (MS-2-83) – During World War One, C.F. Longley compiled a set of 14 scrapbooks he titled “The Press Story of the Great War.” The scrapbooks, which contain newspaper and magazine clippings from 1914-1919, are a daily log of international events. Longley even prepared an index to the set.
- The Richard Edward Graham Roome fonds (MS-2-252) – Richard Edward Graham Roome was a Brigadier in the Canadian Army. Roome was instrumental in establishing the CANLOAN program that saw Canadian officers to the British Army. His collection of papers contains an amazing set of photographs and negatives taken throughout eastern Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.
Check our complete list of our archival military records for more information about our military holdings. If you’ve never been in an archive, this is a great occasion to make your first trip. Drop by our Reading Room on the 5th Floor of the Killam Library to read a war diary, see photographs of fallen Dalhousie alumni, or listen to the Stadacona Band.
These materials, like all archival records, allow us to remember our past – successes and failures – and make better decisions about our future. On Remembrance Day, they allow us to say with confidence, “we will remember them.”
Please note that all four Dalhousie Libraries are CLOSED on Monday September 5, Labour Day.
Please visit our Hours page for details about our hours of operation over the coming week. Have a wonderful long weekend!