|trouble (trouble) wrote,|
@ 2010-08-04 04:34 pm UTC
|Current location:||Nova Scotia Public Archives|
|Entry tags:||in yr archives writing yr history|
On Site Research Policy.
Updated October 28, 2009
Research requests must be presented in writing; on paper or via email. Written requests must include the nature of the research, the anticipated outcome, and the nature of the records sought after. Please be as specific and include as much information as possible.
Research will be subject to a $50/hr research fee. This fee applies to the time spent searching for documents and records, and is billable, even if the records are not found, or do not prove to be useful. The first $50 is payable before the research begins. The Archdiocese of Halifax reserves the right to refuse a research request. Records deemed closed to the public will not be made available to researchers.
Appointments for on site research requests must be made a minimum of three weeks in advance. On Site research will be subject to the following regulations, which will be strictly enforced:
-Researchers must sign in when they arrive, and out before they leave.
-Researchers are NOT permitted, under any circumstances, to enter the archives vault. Researchers will work with the Archivist to determine what records or type of records would be useful, and the archivist will bring the documents up from the vault to be viewed. Researchers will be closely supervised.
Do you think it's worth making a request to the Archdiocese to see if they have any records regarding their involvement in either the School for the Deaf (there was a war of letters c. 1900 in the newspapers that was fun to read) or the School for the Blind (which they seem to be directly and personally involved in)?
Someone on twitter suggested that, at 50$ per hour, I should be drinking cocktails while someone else attempts to deal with the horrible handwriting.
I suspect if my appointment is approved I can get the money from my $700 grant that the uni gives all grad students for such research projects.
(Now, of course, I'm imagining what they've got squirreled away over there. If i were more awake, I would fling out some grand flights of fancy.)