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Pages through the Ages: A History of Mount Allison's Libraries & Archives: Special Collections

A virtual exhibit of Mount Allison's early libraries and the faculty members who established and supported them.

Special Collections


Winthrop Pickard Bell Collection of Acadiana

The Winthrop Pickard Bell Collection of Acadiana was established in 1967 in memory of Winthrop Pickard Bell (1884-1965), a proud graduate of Mount Allison University (BA ’04, MA ’07). Click Here for More...
Photograph from Mount Allison Archives, Picture Collection 2007.07/1059

 

 

 

Mary Mellish Archibald Memorial Library Collection (MMAML)

The Mary Mellish Archibald Memorial Library was started by Dr. Raymond Clare Archibald in 1905, to honour his mother Mary Mellish Archibald a former Preceptress at the Mount Allison Ladies College. Dr. Archibald was a graduate of Mount Allison and taught both violin and mathematics here before taking a faculty position at Brown University. Click Here for More...
Photograph from Mount Allison Archives, Picture Collection 2007.07/1033

 


Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Collection of Canadiana

The Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Collection of Canadiana is a treasure of nearly six hundred rare first-edition books and early imprints spanning the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.  The Davidsons had a keen interest in the early history of Canada, and donated their private collection to Mount Allison in 1969 when they established the Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies. Click Here for More...

Image is the title page of the catalogue of the Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Collection of Canadiana

 

 

The Macpherson Family Collection of Newfoundlandia

The Macpherson Family Collection of Newfoundlandiana was donated by friend of Mount Allison Mr. Cluny Macpherson, his wife Dawne (MTA ’85) and their two daughters Stephane Macpherson Léger (MTA ’91) and Suzanne Macpherson  (MTA ’89) in memory of Dr. Cluny Macpherson, the Honourable Harold Macpherson, and the Honourable Campbell  Macpherson. Click Here for More...

Photograph credit: Sue Seaborn

 

 

For more information on specialized collections, please see the Mount Allison Libraries' Special Collections site.