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Guide to Archival Research

A guide on using archival materials held in the University Archives

Chicago Manual of Style

Footnotes or Endnotes with Chicago

In the notes, first cite the specific archival record, followed by the date (day, month, year), identifier (box/folder/item number), name of collection, name and location of repository.

Letter

Correspondence from Henry Davies Hicks to the Annapolis County electorate, 24 October 1956, MS-2-511, Box 15, Folder 9, Henry Davies Hicks fonds, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Textual document

Typescript of short story Brothers and Sisters by Budge Wilson, 2000, MS-2-650.2013-070, Box 3, Folder 9, Budge Wilson fonds, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Photographs

Photograph of Andy McKay's installation as Dalhousie president, February 1981, MS-4-250, Box 74, Folder 7, Wamboldt-Waterfield Photographic Collection, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Graphic material

Watercolour painting, 197-, MS-2-656, Box 12, Folder 6, Catherine Creighton and family fonds, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Ephemera

Poster for Dalhousie Student Union event, "In Search of the Supernatural," 1986, MS-1-Ref, Box 16, Folder 27, Dalhousie University Reference Collection, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Bibliography with Chicago

Cite individual items when you've referenced only a single item from a collection.

Wilson, Budge. Typescript of short story Brothers and Sisters by Budge Wilson. 2000. MS-2-650.2013-070, Box 3, Folder 9. Budge Wilson fonds. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

If you reference multiple items from a collection, cite the collection as a whole: Collection name, reference code. Repository, location.

Henry Davies Hicks fonds, MS-2-511. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Wamboldt-Waterfield Photographic Collection, MS-4-250. Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.