Fonds UA-55 - Dalhousie Library and Information Alumni Association fonds

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Dalhousie Library and Information Alumni Association fonds

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50 cm of textual records
ca. 20 photographs

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Dalhousie Library and Information Alumni Association was founded in early 1974, being approved by the school's alumni and accepted as a legitimate entity by the Dalhousie Alumni Association. Its founding members included school director Norman Horrocks, John Murchie, who was appointed chairfellow, Elaine Rillie as chairfellow, and Bernie Coyl as secretary.

The Associated Alumni meet on a regular basis and sponsor social gatherings and professional workshops to advance the interests of the library profession, particularly education for librarianship; to promote the best interests of the Dalhousie School of Information Management; and to promote the professional objectives and interests of its individual members.

Custodial history

Records received in several accessions between 1984 and 2023. Linda Pearse made the first donation in July 1984 (Accession 1984-082). Robert Cooke donated more material in October 1985 (Accession 1985-068). Gwyn Pace donated records in August 1987 (Accession 1987-055). Gwen Whitford donated more records in July 1990 (Accession 1990-028). The Association did not donate records again until January 2004, when Judith G. Reade donated Association records (Accessions 2004-001 and 2004-019). In 2023, Judith G. Reade and Maddie Hare donated more records (Accession 2023-042).

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Fonds includes information pertaining to the formation of the Alumni Association of Dalhousie University's School of Library Service; minutes of meetings; reports; general correspondence; financial papers; events such as anniversary reunions and retirement receptions; awards such as Outstanding Alumni Award; newsletters; and photographs.

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Some of the correspondence had photographs enclosed. They have been left in folders with correspondence so as not to lose their context.

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