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The grades are in and Brock’s Special Collections and Archives have been awarded an A.
The department, located on the 10th floor of the James A. Gibson Library, was recently granted Category “A” designation for textual and archival materials by the Movable Cultural Property Directorate, a branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
The designation means that the University’s Special Collections and Archives have achieved the highest standards for an archival repository in Canada in terms of procedures, practice, environment and security.
“There is no other institution in Niagara with this kind of accreditation,” says David Sharron, head, Special Collections and Archives at Brock.
“This will enable us to try and keep some of Niagara’s history here in Niagara, and it will also allow us to tap into our region’s untold histories,” he says. “You never know what someone has hidden under their bed.”