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Newfoundland Studies Collection
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Queen Elizabeth II Library


Established in 1965, the collection is part of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. Grants from national bodies have helped support the collection.

The collection includes material on all aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador - including important collections of Newfoundland historic maps, Moravian Mission material, and native studies material. Material on Newfoundland businesses and societies is also included.

English language material predominates in the collection. The collection also includes German, Norwegian, Inuit, Spanish, Basque, and Portuguese language material.

34,000 monographs; 765 serials; 330 serials currently received; 3,000 microforms; audiotapes; 5,000 photographs; 4,000 vertical files; 275 linear metres of manuscripts; 250 historic maps.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued in a separate card and microfiche catalogue. LC and NLC subject headings are used for catalogued items. In-house subject authorities are used for periodical articles, bibliographies, and vertical files. There are files for persons, communities, ships, and book reviews. LC and a modified NLC classification system are used. The holdings are recorded in the National Library Union Catalogue, UTLAS, and Serial holdings in Newfoundland libraries.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit

Interlibrary Loan: Yes

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Numerous journal articles.