Archival Holdings at Queen's University Archives

Queen's University Archives

Identity area

Identifier

ON00239

Authorized form of name

Queen's University Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • QUA
  • Queen's Archives

Type

  • University
  • Community
  • Regional
  • Private

Contact area

 

Paul Banfield

Type

University Archivist

Address

Street address

Kathleen Ryan Hall
Queen's University

Locality

Kingston

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

K7L 3N6

Telephone

613-533-2378

Fax

613-533-6403

Note

Description area

History

A long archival tradition exists at Queen's University. The first archival document was presented to Queen's in 1869. Collections were held in the University Library and in 1960, the first Archivist was appointed. By 1981, the Archives had grown to become a separate administrative unit, with some 3,500 metres of holdings. Through the generosity of Mrs. Kathleen Ryan and the Queen's Quest, the New Medical Building, built in 1907, was renovated and made available for Queen's Archives in 1981. The present facilities include spacious public areas for consultation and research, a modern conservation lab, an archival records processing area and large storage vaults.

The Archives has continued to expand its holdings over the past decades. Today, the Archives houses approximately 10 kilometres of textual records, 2 million photographs, tens of thousands of architectural plans and drawings, and thousands of sound recordings and moving images.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Queen's University Archives undertakes its activities in order to manage, preserve, conserve, and make accessible the information assets of the University; to maintain an authentic record of the programs, people, and operations of the University; to provide archival management and conservation for culturally significant records of external organizations and individuals in support of the teaching, research, service, and administration interests of Queen's University.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Queen's University Records Management Policy - http://www.queensu.ca/accessandprivacy/records-management/policy

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Monday to Friday - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on holidays

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Kingston (Geographic subregion)

Primary contact

Kathleen Ryan Hall Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
CA K7L 3N6