NSCAD University’s Institutional Repository

Our repository features items of importance to the history of NSCAD University, including a collection of digitized scrapbooks containing NSCAD memorabilia dating back to 1921, a collection of books authored by past principal Elizabeth Styring Nutt, a digitized audio archive of lectures, performances, and sound art, and a collection of digital theses of our MFA, MDes, and MA graduates dating from 1975 to present. We anticipate that this site will be used as the institutional repository for NSCAD history, past and present, to exhibit NSCAD's creative and scholarly output to the NSCAD community and beyond.

Terms of use: All items in the NSCAD Institutional Repository are protected by copyright. Please contact the NSCAD Library for inquiries regarding use of digital content.

Access the collection

  • A newspaper clipping from May 1, 1924: "A Busy and Joyous Hive Is the School Of Art", a part of the Scrapbook Collection
  • Joseph Beuys' speech at the 1976 graduation ceremony, a part of the Video Collection
  • Check out our Institutional Repository's LibGuide!
  • John Baldessari's "I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art" exhibition from 1971, a part of the Mezzanine Gallery Collection

NSCAD Digital Theses

Browse and search for theses produced by NSCAD University's Master of Fine Arts, Master of Design, and Master of Arts students from 1975 to present. The theses are pending author approval and will be made publically available once permission is given.

Search the Digital Theses Collection

Mezzanine Gallery Collection

Browse and search archival materials such as exhibition flyers, correspondence, articles, and photographs from the Mezzanine Gallery and Anna Leonowens Gallery from the 1960s to mid 1970s.

Mezzanine Gallery Collection

NSCAD Audio Collection

The audio collection features over a hundred digitized audio files of seminars, lectures, performances, and other exciting pieces of NSCAD history from the late 1960s to mid 1990s that have either been recorded at NSCAD, or was recorded in affiliation with.

Audio Collection

Scrapbooks from NSCAD's history

This extraordinary digital collection features three one-of-a-kind scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and other memorabilia from NSCAD's history spanning the time period between 1921 and 1964.

Scrapbook Collection