University Archives to contribute regular column to OCN

On Campus News, 8 September 1995

The University's earliest scholars – E.H. Oliver, A.S. Morton, and W.C. Murray – determined that the record of the founding and growth of the institution (important correspondence, official documents, early photographs, etc.) should be preserved for posterity.

Morton, and later G.W. Simpson, was instrumental not only in the creation of the provincial archives, but also of University Archives.

Prior to the appointment of a University archivist in 1970, a committee of University Council oversaw the acquisition of materials relating to the history and development of the U of S.

From so modest a beginning, University Archives has evolved into a resource with three full-time employees and holdings exceeding 1,600 linear metres.

In addition to official records, University Archives, as the official "memory" of the University, collects the private papers and publications of faculty, staff, students, and alumni, plus those of University-related organizations and societies.

Beginning with the September 22 issue, On Campus News will be carrying a regular column entitled from University Archives – brief pieces written by UA staffers on a wide range of topics drawn from the archival material.

Meanwhile, the UA staff is dedicated to assisting researchers to locate what written, recorded, photographed, or computerized information is available to them either here or in other archival repositories in the world.

If you require assistance with a historic research project, want information about the U of S, need advice on records management or freedom of information, don't hesitate to see us. We're on the third floor of the Main Library and are open during office hours. PH -6027.

Stan Hanson