About our business archives

The University Archives collects materials that document the history of business in Nova Scotia. These include businesses related to shipping, general stores, the lumber industry, the fishing industry, telephone companies, brewing companies, the steel and mining industry, and more.

Published research

Barrett, Creighton. "Respect which Fonds? Personal Archives and Family Businesses in Nova Scotia." Archivaria 76 (Fall 2013): 75-92.

Hubbard, Mina Benson. The Woman Who Mapped Labrador: The Life and Expedition Diary of Mina Hubbard. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005.

Legge, Ruth M. Sawdust & Sea Breezes: A History of Liscomb Mills, Guysborough County. R.M.R. Legge, 2005.