Collection UA-33 - Dalhousie Student Union and other student organizations

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Dalhousie Student Union and other student organizations

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2.25 m of textual records 2.25 metres of textual records

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Custodial history

The fonds was donated by the Student Union to the Dalhousie University Archives in 1983. Part of the collection was donated by the Dalhousie Student Union Activities Director. Approximately 1 m of records was transferred from the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (PANS) in 2002. Retrieval numbers assigned by PANS are noted below in each instance.

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This fonds well-documents the minutes of the Student Council and contains a considerable proportion of correspondence, most arising from various committees and from Dalhousie Student Union presidents and managers.

The Student Union Council records contain minutes and reports covering almost one century (1899-1994) of student government at Dalhousie.

As well, activities of the following units (spanning various years, mostly within the 1960s and 1970s) are included, though the records are not comprehensive: Academic Planning Committee, Advisory Council on Athletics, Alcohol and Drug Awareness Committee, Amateur Athletic Club, Association of Student Councils, Association of Students with Disabilities, Canadian University Travel Service, Dalhousie Student Entertainment Committee, Halifax Student Housing Society, Saga Food Services, Science Society, Yearbook (1971 only), Young Men's Christian Association of Dalhousie College.

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Series are arranged alphabetically. Records within each series are ordered chronologically unless otherwise noted.

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  • English

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All records are open.

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The Dalhousie Reference Files (MS-1-Ref) contain programs for shows performed by the Glee and Dramatic Club (1903-1969). The Reference Files also contain a selection of student union pamphlets, the program for the building opening ceremony (1968), a history of the building published for its tenth anniversary, and a variety of notices of events. A listing of the Reference Files is available on-site.

Handbooks published by the Student Union are available in the Archives reference section.

The Dalhousie Gazette, the oldest student newspaper in Canada having started publication in 1869, is available in the Archives Reference section as are a selection of student directories, student handbooks and variouis other publications of the Student Union.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Dalhousie Student Union/Student Organizations fonds, UA-33, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This collection description comes from the <a href="">Dalhousie University Archives Catalog</a>. The complete, original description is available there.

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