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Queen's Archives Receives KHS Award

Queen's Archives is honoured to be the recipient of the 2012 Kingston Historical Society Award for outstanding contribution to the preservation and interpretation of local history.

Kingston Historical Society Award

The text of the award reads:

Although archival material has been held in the Queen's libraries from the institution's early days, a formal archive was not established until 1960, when the first University Archivist was appointed.  During the ensuing five decades, the Queen's University Archives has enlarged its holdings to include some ten kilometres of shelved documents, two million photographs, tens of thousands of architectural plans and drawings, and thousands of sound recordings and moving images.  Most importantly, it boasts a highly trained staff, fully versed in modern archival management and conservation techniques, and, particularly, in the efficient provision of guidance and support to professional scholars and members of the public alike.  A program of changing physical displays in the public study areas and web exhibits, relating to events and individuals of topical interest and to secondary school curricula, have proven to be of great value and interest to the public.  The Kingston Historical Society is proud to recognize the existence of such a valuable and accessible resource centre within the Kingston community.

Queen's University Archives is pleased to accept this award, and looks forward to continuing to be a valuable resource to the Kingston community and beyond.