Preserving Communities: A Guide to Archiving for Community Organizations

Halifax Municipal Archives is pleased to provide access to this useful guide created by Braden Cannon, as part of his Masters of Library and Information Studies at Dalhousie University, under the supervision of Susan McClure,  Municipal Archivist and Kathryn Harvey, formerly of Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections. 

Braden recognized that grassroots community organizations are not adequately represented in Canadian archives, and intends the guide to offer practical advice to community groups on caring for their historical records either in-house or through donating to an established archives.  Braden also hopes to instil a sense of importance in the long-term preservation of the vital and extensive work being done by community organizations across Canada.

Halifax Municipal Archives and Braden encourage community groups and archivists to copy, distribute and use the Guide: