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Arrangement and Description (Core)

August 14, 2017 - August 15, 2017

Date:  August 14-15, 2017
9:30 am to 4 pm AST
Location: Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

Cost: $125 for CNSA members

Instructor: Jamie Serran, CNSA Archives Advisor
Registration opens: July 1  closes: August 10

General description:

Arrangement and description of archival material is the nuts and bolts of archival work. This workshop focuses on the principles of arrangement and includes case studies, providing the participant with a “hands on” opportunity to arrange several typical fonds. The second day of the workshop begins with a discussion of description, different types of finding aids, and finishes with participants discussing the principles of description.

This workshop is part of the CNSA Archival Certificate Program.

Learning Method:

Learning is done through a combination of lecture, personal reading, small group discussion, and practical exercises over a 2-day period in an informal, friendly atmosphere.

Prior knowledge required:

Introduction to Archives workshop or experience working with archival records.


Members can register online here.  Payments online can be made via PayPal with your credit card or PayPal account.

Or you can send a cheque to the CNSA Office, 6016 University Ave., Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W4.

Only 20 seats are available,  please register early to avoid disappointment.

Registration is open to CNSA members in good standing.

A travel subsidy is available to CNSA members.


August 14, 2017
August 15, 2017
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Jamie Serran


Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax,NSB3H 1W4Canada
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