The Mount Saint Vincent University Archives appraises, acquires, arranges and describes, preserves, and provides access to the records of its sponsoring body, Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as its predecessor and affiliated bodies or persons. The donors can be either internal or external to the University.

In order to fulfill the terms of the above mandate, the Mount Saint Vincent University Archives acts as a conscientious caretaker in observance of all legal, ethical and administrative requirements.


On January 18, 1974, The President’s administrative committee determined that university archives should be established at Mount Saint Vincent University, referred to in this policy document as the University Archives, and that a trained archivist be appointed to establish and maintain these archives as an integral part of the University Library. Since that time, an archives section has been established under the direction of the University Librarian.

The Archives is the central repository for the collecting, arranging, describing and preserving of material which documents the history of MSVU and its administration, faculty, staff, and alumni. For historical purposes, this collection must be complete.


By appointment.

Contact Information

Phone: 902-457-6402
Fax: 902-457-6445
Mailing Address: E. Margaret Fulton Communications Centre
Room 125/126
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6