The virtual exhibition collections at Mount Allison University Archives date back to 2004 when work was completed on the Marshland exhibition. The aim of this initial resource was to create an inter-disciplinary project that involved students, faculty and archives staff in the preparation of online resources that could be used in teaching. The Marshland project was generously funded by the Government of Canada and has become a cornerstone of the online resources available to the Allisonian community.
Additional projects have focused on history of sports (2008), the history of libraries and archives on the Mount Allison campus (2010, updated 2019) and on the lives of noted Allisonians: Winthrop Pickard Bell (2006) and J.E.A. Crake (2014). These latter two were financially supported by the Bell Endowment Funds and the Crake Foundation respectively. In 2019, we revamped the Winthrop Pickard Bell virtual exhibition and added A History of Acadians at Mount Allison.
Further additions are likely so check back periodically. The following is the list of exhibitions to date:
You can search descriptions of the Archives' holdings and photographs from the Picture Collection and related fonds / collections by using our Descriptions Database.
The Chignecto Isthmus Database provides access to historical material on the people and places of the Tantramar region help by the Ralph Pickard Bell Library.