Collection MS-2-551 - Dalhousie University Class of 1931 - century package collection

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Dalhousie University Class of 1931 - century package collection

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  • Textual record
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  • 1914 - 1986 (Creation)
    Class of 1931

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Physical description

17.5 cm of textual records
8 photographs : colour ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm and smaller
9 photographs : b&w ; 23 x 20.5 cm and smaller
3 volumes : 14 x 21.5 cm and smaller

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(1927 - 1931)

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Records were compiled by R. Gordon Harris and Helen Rankin and donated to Dalhousie University in accession 1986-017 and 1987-033. As vice president and class secretary, respectively, Harris and Rankin collected contributions from class members including Tom D. MacDonald, Rev. Dr. John B. Corston, Manning C. Archibald, and Ethel B. Conrad (Mrs. C.C. Elliott).

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Collection is a "century package" containing clippings, notes, photographs, and memorabilia compiled by members of the Dalhousie University Class of 1931 for future presentation to the Class of 2031.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
Although the original intent was to produce a "time capsule" that would be sealed until 2027.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance.

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General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Dalhousie University Class of 1931 - century package collection, MS-2-551, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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