Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management

Location: 6016 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 1W4

Phone: (902) 424-6055 Fax: (902) 424-0628

Contact: Reference and Retrieval Staff


Internet address:

Hours: Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Wed: 8:30 am - 9:30 pm; Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: 1-5 pm.

Wheelchair Access: yes


Established by Provincial statute in 1989; intermittent collecting from earlier years.

Information about holdings

  • Manuscripts: yes
  • Printed material: yes
  • Clippings/vertical files: yes
  • Film/Video/Sound: yes
  • Photographs: yes

Time periods/geographical regions documented:

Nova Scotia, 1970 to present.

Significant People/organizations/subjects documented:

Gay Alliance for Equality (GAE), Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA); Gaiezette Newspaper.

Collecting interests

Novia Scotia Archives and Records Management acquires government and private-sector records of provincial significance.

Use requirements

Open, except for holdings governed by Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy Legislation.


Research space, copying, audiovisual facilities, exhibitions, reference assistance on site, and telephone reference.

Other services/notes:

Written inquiry service.

Indices, finding aids, collection descriptions

In-house catalogs and finding aids.

News about collections

Annual report includes news of acquisitions.