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2008 News

Queen's Archives launches your.archives

Queen's University Archives is pleased to announce the launch of your.archives.queensu.ca, a new section of our website dedicated to gathering information about our own holdings from researchers and encouraging greater interaction between the records held in the Archives and our users. The first component of this initiative is a wiki site designed to allow researchers and Archives' users to add to the Archives' collection and fonds-level descriptions, or comment on the content of files within a collection. Queen's Archives sees this as a new opportunity to further engage its users and to also help make the materials held at the Archives more available to researchers in general.

For more information about your.archives, contact Jeremy Heil, Technical Services Archivist at heilj@queensu.ca.

New Images Available Online

Queen's University Archives is pleased to announce the addition of over 1,000 digital images to our Items database. Images are now available for viewing alongside item-level descriptions in our most often used collections, the Kingston Picture Collection, the Queen's Picture Collection and the George Lilley fonds. As the names would suggest, the Kingston and Queen's Picture Collections contain a variety of images of the City of Kingston and Queen's University, including buildings, people and events. The George Lilley fonds consists of a variety of images from the 1940's to 2000 taken by the photographer, George Lilley. His subjects cover a wide range, from street scenes to events in Kingston and the region. Although there is still plenty of work that lies ahead in digitizing all of the images from these collections, this project has been a successful start to making more of our photographic holdings available online.

Queen's University Archives would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through Library and Archives Canada.

Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
Library and Archives Canada - Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

Queen's Archives launches new website

Queen's University Archives is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, still available at http://archives.queensu.ca. The new website design is more accessible to all users, and brings the Archives in harmony with the general look and feel of websites in the rest of the Queen's community. Notable among the new features of this website is the addition of RSS feeds for Archives news stories and upcoming events, as well as revised web exhibits. The website content has also been reorganized to better help users find information about the Archives and our holdings.  Users who have linked to pages on our website in the past should update their links.

We encourage you to browse through our new website and see what's new!

Queen's Archives welcomes questions or comments about the new website. These may be sent to archives@queensu.ca.

Change in Hours of Operation

Starting September 2008, Queen's University Archives will be changing the hours of operation for Wednesday evenings.  The Archives will now be open only the last Wednesday evening of each month from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Over the next six months, these dates are:

  • 24 September 2008
  • 29 October 2008
  • 26 November 2008
  • 28 January 2009
  • 25 February 2009
  • 25 March 2009

Fees for Secure Storage Service for Records

Queen’s University Archives is making changes to the secure storage service they have been offering as part of the University’s Records Management Programme.

Departments or other university units wishing to house scheduled semi- active records containing personal information at the University Records Centre (URC) for the first time may do so by contacting the Archives at extension 32378.  For more information, visit the Records Management pages on this website.

26th Annual Archives Lecture

Art for Community: The Art Collecting Society of Kingston

Queen's University Archives is pleased to announce this year's Annual Archives Lecture, titled Art for Community: The Art Collecting Society of Kingston by Janet Brooke, Director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.  The lecture will be held  Wednesday, 15 October 2008 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Hall, Kingston City Hall.

For more information, call the Archives at 613-522-237.