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Record No: mha00000530
Title: Maritime History Archive student papers collection
Dates: 1969-1989
Provenance: Maritime History Archive (Coll.)
Extent: 44 m of textual records
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on the contents of the collection
Restrictions: No restrictions.
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: The Maritime History Archive (MHA) was established at Memorial University in 1971 with a mandate to collect and preserve original documents and copies of documents relating to the history of sea-based activities in the North Atlantic region. A major focus of the MHA archival holdings are records relating to the fishery, trade and settlement of Newfoundland.
Scope and Content: The Maritime History Archive collection of student papers contains 5429 essays relevant to the history and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, collected by professors in the departments of Anthropology, Geography, and History. Most of the papers contain original research on Newfoundland communities and regions, but other categories of research include biographies and family histories, settlement patterns, economic development, education, health, law and justice, merchants, the military, politics and government, religion, shipping, fisheries and the fishing industry, and Labrador society and culture. Research papers may include photographs, oral histories, and diagrams.
    The collection is organized in the following series:
Series 1. Student research papers in History, collected by Keith Matthews, 1971-86;
Series 2. Student research papers in Geography, collected by John Mannion, 1976-86;
Series 3. Student research papers in Geography, collected by W. S. W. Nowak, 1972-89;
Series 4. Student research papers in Anthropology, collected by John Kennedy, 1972-85;
Series 5. Student research papers in Anthropology, collected by Tom Nemec, 1969-76.
Terms Governing Use: Single copies can be made for research purposes. In most cases, the individual author's permission to copy has been obtained by the Maritime History Archive.
Custodial History: Essays were held by respective professors until they were donated to the MHA.
Finding Aids: For series 1, see MHA finding aid 42; for series 2, see MHA finding aid 43; for series 3, see MHA finding aid 45; for series 4, see MHA finding aid 102; for series 5, see MHA finding aid 105.


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