The Honours and Masters theses collection at the Archives represents the academic achievements of generations of Allisonians. Each academic year the Office of Academic Deans circulates guidelines and regulations for the preparation, reproduction and submission of Honours and Masters theses. The theses are received on an annual basis once graded and approved by the departments overseeing the work.
Presently, two copies of most theses are received by the Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives each spring. One copy goes into the open stacks of the Ralph Pickard Bell Library and the other copy comes to the Archives as a preservation copy. All theses are searchable in the online catalogue. Researchers should be aware that students have the right to restrict access to their thesis for up to three years from the date of completion. If the thesis is restricted the researcher will have to consult with the University Archivist to determine if it is possible to view the thesis.
The Chignecto Isthmus Database provides access to historical material on the people and places of the Tantramar region held by the Ralph Pickard Bell Library.