University Records

About University Records

The Dalhousie University Archives serves as the University’s corporate memory by identifying, preserving and making available institutional records of enduring value, including textual, photographic, audiovisual and electronic materials.

The Archives also acquires records of independent student, alumni and employee organizations, private papers from prominent faculty and alumni, and University publications. Together these records document the work of the University, and tell the story of the Dalhousie community and its people over time.

Accessing University Records

Many university records are open for research. Some university records are closed to the public and must be accessed through a FOIPOP application. Researchers should contact the University Archives before making on-site visits to access University Records.

Dalhousie administrators seeking access to institutional records should contact the University Archives with their request. Please allow up to one week for records searching.

Dalhousie administrators seeking to transfer records to the University Archives should review the Archives' records management page.

Online Collections

Published Research

Ackland, Charles and William J. Buxton. "Continentalism and Philanthropy: A Rockefeller Officer's Impressions of the Humanities in the Maritimes, 1942. Acadiensis 23.2 (Spring 1994): 72-93.

Axelrod, Paul. "Moulding the Middle Class: Student Life at Dalhousie University in the 1930s.” Acadiensis 15.1 (Fall 1985): 84-122.

Fingard, Judith. "Gender and Inequality at Dalhousie: Faculty Women Before 1950.” The Dalhousie Review 64.4 (Autumn 1984): 687-703.

—. "University Women of the Great War Generation.” Collections of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society 43 (1991): 1-19.

__. “College, Career, and Community: Dalhousie Co-eds, 1881-1921.” Youth, University and Canadian Society: Essays in the Social History of Higher Education. Edited by Paul Axelrod and John G. Reid. Kingston, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1989.

Haynes, Michael C. "The Alexander McLeod Endowment: a Legacy Rediscovered at Dalhousie University.” Nova Scotia Historical Review 15.1 (1995): 106–17.

Keane, Patrick. “Dalhousie University and the Non-traditional Student: The First Century.” The Dalhousie Review 63.2 (Summer 1983): 277-97.

Naftel, William. Halifax at War: Searchlights, Squadrons, and Submarines, 1939-1945. Halifax: Formac, 2008.

Waite, P.B. Lives of Dalhousie, Volume I: 1818–1925, Lord Dalhousie's College. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1994.

—. Lives of Dalhousie, Volume II: 1925–1980, The Old College Transformed. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997.