For those unfamiliar with the methods and the language of archival description, the following definitions are provided:
Archives: the noncurrent records of an individual or organization that are kept for their legal, financial and/or enduring research value.
Collection: an artificial accumulation of documents of any provenance (origin) brought together on the basis of some common characteristic (e.g. subject, medium, type of document, etc.)
Fonds: From the French term "fonds d'archives" meaning the whole of the records, regardless of medium or form, automatically created and/or accumulated and used by a particular individual, family or corporate body in the course of that creator's activities or function.
Record: A document in any form or medium, created or received and maintained by an organization or person in the transaction of business or conduct of affairs.
For Archival material that resides in repositories other than the Mount Allison University Archives, only the item level description has been provided when used in this virtual exhibition.
Visitors to this virtual exhibition should note that only selected documents have been digitized for this exhibition. for complete finding aids (inventories) of all documents included in the fonds or collection from which these documents are taken, it is recommended that researchers contact the repository identified as owner of the document(s).
For further information about the archival material reflected in this virtual exhibition please contact the Mount Allison University Archives.