DOORS OPEN 2015
This year on September 12th-13th MUNFLA participated in the Newfoundland & Labrador Historic Trust’s annual ‘Doors Open’ event – an opportunity for visitors not necessarily familiar with the Department of Folklore or the Folklore and Language Archive to drop by for a tour of our facility and to gain a better understanding of our holdings and what we do. We had a wonderful turnout over the two-day period and look forward to participating again!
Presentation of Newfoundland National Convention Recordings
On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) presented CNS, The Rooms, and MUNFLA with over 200 hours of recordings from the Newfoundland National Convention. These recordings were originally broadcast on radio between 1946-1948 and gave listeners unprecedented access to the debates that would lead the Dominion of Newfoundland into Confederation with Canada.
Many thanks to Christine Davies, Associate Producer with CBC Radio, for her tremendous efforts in reformatting these files and to the Corporation for this most generous gift. Prior to this presentation, MUNFLA held 60 of these recordings in both 1/4” reel and CD format; the gift of the external drive will now mean researchers can have easier access to all the recordings.
Present for the presentation: Denise Wilson, CBC Atlantic Managing Director; Joan Ritcey, Head – Centre for Newfoundland Studies; Greg Walsh, Provincial Archivist – The Rooms; Pauline Cox, Archivist – MUNFLA; Christine Davies, Associate Producer – CBC Radio.
Meet Memorial 2010
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 saw MUNFLA participate for the first time in the third annual Meet Memorial campaign. Close to thirty faculty, staff, retirees, and other friends of the University visited the Archive, browsed our displays, went on guided tours throughout our facility and, afterwards, enjoyed some delicious locally-baked goods and refreshments.
On Tuesday, November 24th, 2009, MUNFLA hosted a two hour Open House as part of the provincially-designated Archives Month celebrations. Our thanks to all those who helped facilitate this successful event and also to those who took time out of their busy schedules to come join in the festivities.