Dunlop, Allan Currie

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Dunlop, Allan Currie

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Allan Currie Dunlop was a Dalhousie University alumni and a professional archivist. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 22 October 1944, to Douglas MacDonald Dunlop and Dorothy Agnes (Driscoll) Dunlop. After graduating from Dalhousie with an MA in 1970, he worked for Nova Scotia Archives and served as Associate Provincial Archivist from 1987 until his retirement in 1997. During his career, he researched and wrote about Nova Scotia history, including sixteen entries for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and many journal articles. Throughout his career he supported archives-related associations in Nova Scotia and across Canada: he was the first vice president for the Archival Association of Atlantic Canada (1974-1978); first president of the Federation of Museums, Heritage and Historical Societies (1972-1974 ); and a voting member of the Archives Section, Canadian Historical Association, when it became the Association of Canadian Archivists. He was also a member of the Black Cultural Society (1980-1997); Atlantic Association of Historians (1984-2001); Church Conservancy of NS (1992-1994); Dalhousie Society for the History of Medicine (1982-2003); Friends of the NS Museum of Industry Society (1994); Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes (1993-1995); Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia (1977-1981) and the Royal NS Historical Society (1973-2001; Fellow 2002-2015). Allan Dunlop died on 5 May 2015.


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