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Exploratory Essays on Women's History at Mount Allison University.


The women's and gender studies program and the Department of History at Mount Allison University are proud to present the online publication of ‘We Were Here: Exploratory Essays on Women's History at Mount Allison University'.

As an investigative collection of undergraduate student essays from the special topics seminar on Canadian Women's History (HIST 4951) 2005-2007, it covers a wide array of topics on the history of local women at Mount Allison University and in the town of Sackville.

The achievement of this collection is threefold:

  1. in providing senior undergraduate students the experience of conducting original research — using both archival and oral history methods — thereby contributing towards the creation of historical knowledge at the local/regional level
  2. furnishing the opportunity to employ critical feminist approaches to historical research — especially in relation to the theories and methodologies guiding their research process within a Canadian women's history context
  3. and finally, honoring the memory of Mary Electa Adams and her substantial contribution to Mount Allison University as a progressive educator of women


The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives welcome you to this virtual exhibition. We hope that you will enjoy learning about the history of women at Mount Allison University.