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Mount Saint Vincent University audio-visual collection
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- Moving images
- Sound recording
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101 videocassette tapes (45 hrs., 17 mins., 45 secs.) : metal particle, analog, b&w and col., Betacam SP.
112 videocassettes (136 hours, 69 minutes, 47 seconds) : ferric oxide, analog, col., U-matic.
67 videocassette (63 hrs., 25 mins) : ferric oxide, analog, col., VHS
5 video reel (4 hrs., 16 min., 39 sec.) : ferric oxide, analog, b&w., 1/2" Reel to Reel.
31 audio cassette tapes (46 hrs., 37 min.) : analog.
10 audio reel (9 hr., 34 min., 48 sec.) : open reel, polyester, analog, Pan Canada.
6 audio reel (5 hr., 57 min.) : open reel, polyester, analog, Scotch ; 17 cm.
1 audio reel (29 min., 13 sec) : open reel, acetate, analog.
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Began in 1982
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Mount Saint Vincent University had its origins as an academy for young girls established by the Sisters of Charity in Rockingham (present day Halifax) in 1873. The original purpose of the academy was to train novices and young sisters as teachers, but the Sisters also recognized a need to educate other young women and therefore opened the academy to young women who lived in the city of Halifax. In 1925 the Nova Scotia Legislature passed a bill granting a charter to Mount Saint Vincent College empowering it to grant its own degrees. With that, Mount Saint Vincent College became the only independent women’s college in the British Commonwealth. It offered degrees in Education, Nursing and Arts.
The College continued to grow until 1966, when a new government charter was granted and the College became Mount Saint Vincent University, a co-educational institution. The Mount is a primarily undergraduate public university that offers programs in Arts, Education, Science, and Professional Studies.
Scope and content
The collection comprises the Mount Saint Vincent University-related audio and visual material collected for the Mount Archives. Of significance to the collection is the Distance University Education via Television (DUET) series, which includes recordings of Convocation and other unique programming, like the the literary Off the Page subseries and the Alumnae Special subseries. Also included in this collection are audio and visual recordings pertaining to women's roles in education, religion, and employment.
Some items are in poor quality due to degradation.
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Arrangement is imposed by the Archivist.
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Visual items are available digitally in .MOV and uncompressed .AVI formats. Audio items are available digitally in .MP3 and uncompressed .WAV formats.
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For research, education, or personal uses only. Copyright held by Mount Saint Vincent University. For publication permissions, contact the Archivist at email@example.com
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