Fonds MS-2-203 - Nova Scotian Institute of Science fonds

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Nova Scotian Institute of Science fonds

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  • Textual record

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Fonds

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MS-2-203

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  • 1890-1910 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records (4 folders)

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Administrative history

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science was founded in 1862 as a direct descendant of the Halifax Mechanics’ Institute (1831–1860) and the Halifax Literary and Scientific Society (1839–1862). It is one of the oldest learned societies in Canada. The Institute was incorporated by an act of the Nova Scotia Legislature in 1890, the Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia in 1967, and received its first grant from the Legislature in 1867.

The Institute provides a meeting place for scientists and those interested in science and publishes The Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science. The Institute's library was established in 1864 and is now housed in the Killam Library at Dalhousie University. It holds a number of periodical titles not available elsewhere in Canada.

Custodial history

The fonds was accessioned in 1972; custodial history is unknown.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of scientific reports, student notes and clippings from newspapers and government publications.

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Files are listed according to their physical sequence in the box.

Language of material

  • English

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English

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Restrictions on access

There are no access restrictions on this fonds. All materials are open for research.

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 on reproduction.

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Associated materials

The complete proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science are available in DalSpace, Dalhousie University's institutional repository: http://dalspace.library.dal.ca/handle/10222/11192.

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Further accruals are possible, but not expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Nova Scotian Institute of Science fonds, MS-2-203, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2008

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