MSVU Archives – Our Collections

The MSVU Archives’ mandate is to appraise, collect, organize, describe, make available, and preserve records of historical, legal, fiscal and/or administrative value to Mount Saint Vincent University.  Below is a list of the types of records that can be found in the MSVU Archives.  For further information about the collections please contact the MSVU Archives.

1. Official Records of the University:

  • Minutes – Board of Governors; Senate; Senate Standing Committees; Non-Senate Committees
  • Presidents annual reports
  • University calendars
  • Convocation programs

2.  Semi-Official Records:

  • History of the University
  • Non-current office records
  • Records of student, staff, and faculty associations
  • Architectural plans, campus maps
  • External sources of information about MSVU

3. Publications, Papers and Reports which Chronicle Activities at the University:

  • Student newspapers (Picaro, Jargon, Sentinel)
  • News releases
  • Campus newsletters (The Connection, Mount Memo, Insight)
  • Alumnae newsletters (Alumnae News; Folia Montana)
  • Promotional brochures/pamphlets
  • Course catalogs and timetables
  • Yearbooks (Folia Montana; The Piper; Kappa Kronicle; Phoenix; Memories; Katina; Janus; Mystonian)
  • Faculty and staff publications
  • Personal papers of faculty and staff

4.  Memorabilia:

  • Scrapbooks
  • Programs from events
  • Slides and photographs
  • Audio-visual materials
  • Artifacts

5. Theses:

  • Graduate and honours theses by Mount students