Atlantic Research Centre fonds

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Atlantic Research Centre fonds

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  • Textual record

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MS-13-50, SF Box 69, Folder 19 ; SF Box 63, Folder 9

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1.5 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

The Atlantic Research Centre (ARC), previously known as the Atlantic Research Centre for Mental Retardation, was established in 1967 as a centennial project of what was then known as the National Institute for the Mentally Retarded. At that time, the staff included four senior investigators and six support staff. That number has grown to a staff of forty-five senior investigators, post-doctoral students, grad students, technicians and many other scientists.

The ARC is associated with Dalhousie's Department of Pediatrics and is affiliated with the IWK-Grace Hospital. All of the senior investigators have appointments at Dalhousie, spanning across several departments including pediatrics and biochemistry.

Custodial history

The records were donated by Dr. M.S. DeWolfe of the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital, in March 1971. Accession 1984-074.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of reports and minutes of the Board of Directors.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Further accruals are possible, but not expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Atlantic Research Centre fonds, MS-13-50, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This fonds description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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