Fonds MS-2-111 - The Halifax branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada fonds

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The Halifax branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada fonds

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76 cm of textual records
11 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 24.5 cm or smaller

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(1887 -)

Administrative history

The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1887 with the objective of facilitating the acquisition and interchange of professional knowledge among its membership. With headquarters in Montreal, by 1910 the society had branches in Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. In 1918 the name was changed to the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), but the branch structure remained the same. Branch numbers and memberships increased steadily through the first half of the twentieth century, peaking in the early 1960s. However, by the mid-1960s, smaller branches had closed and others amalgamated. Semi-autonomous constituent societies for civil, mechanical and other engineering disciplines were created in the early 1970s, which established their own branches, some of which competed with the EIC. These dual arrangements lasted until the mid-1980s, when the EIC branch structure disappeared.

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Date of donation and its custodial history is unknown. Records were found in 2014.

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Fonds consists of records regarding a wide range of activities of the Halifax branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada, including administrative deliberations, recognition and management of members, meetings, educational initiatives and financial management. The fonds contains correspondences, minutes of meetings, administrative records, financial statements, photographs and others textual records.

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Some of the documents are in poor conservation conditions. Careful handling is required.

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  • English

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

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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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See the Engineering Institute of Canada Collection held by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Archives, Ontario, Canada. Information about the collection is available in:

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], The Halifax branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada fonds, MS-2-111, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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