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11.15 Maritime History Archive (MHA)

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The Maritime History Archive (MHA) is a unit of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Its functions include the acquisition, organization and preservation of materials relating to the history of maritime activities in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout the North Atlantic World.

In the mid 1970s the Public Record Office, London, England transferred 22,000 ft. of original documentation in the series “Agreements and Account of Crew” for 1863-1938, 1951-1976 to the MHA. These documents represent an incomparable source for the study of the operation and movements of British Empire vessels throughout the world. Combined with other collections in the archive which relate to fisheries, commerce and other sea-based activities, the crew agreements have made the MHA an internationally known resource centre for the study of maritime history. In addition, in 2001 the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site came under the direction of the MHA.

The MHA is housed in the Henrietta Harvey Building and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional information regarding the MHA is available at