Poetics of the Archive, Part 1: “Lost to time”

The Saint Mary’s University Archives recently welcomed students in ENGL/ACST 3307: The Poetics of the Archive to examine records in our collection. This course asks students to respond creatively and critically to archival materials, and we are excited to share excerpts from an assignment in which records in the SMU Archives were the objects ofContinue reading “Poetics of the Archive, Part 1: “Lost to time””

Take A Look Inside the Lynn Jones Collection for African Heritage Month

Dr. Lynn Jones has loved collecting and sharing stories about her community since she was a child. When she was around 8 years old, she became curious about the articles and other “exciting things” her mother collected on the kitchen table of their family home in Truro, Nova Scotia.1 The joy she found in exploringContinue reading “Take A Look Inside the Lynn Jones Collection for African Heritage Month”

Lest We Forget: Preserving our Audiovisual History

Did you know that October 27th was World Day for Audiovisual Heritage? If you didn’t- well, now you do! As Remembrance Day draws near and we spend time reflecting on the past, it’s worth considering how we as a society preserve our collective history. Unlike books and journal articles, audiovisual (AV) materials can be difficultContinue reading “Lest We Forget: Preserving our Audiovisual History”

Five significant items from the Lynn Jones collection

Did you know that the Saint Mary’s University Archives is home to the Lynn Jones African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection? The Lynn Jones Collection documents the lives of Lynn, her family, and over 50 years of African, African Diasporic and African-Nova Scotian heritage and history. We’re honoured to start our new blog by highlighting five items fromContinue reading “Five significant items from the Lynn Jones collection”