NSCAD University’s Institutional Repository

NSCAD University's institutional repository showcases the archival and scholarly record of the NSCAD community, as well as collections that are important to the broader Atlantic communities the University is a member of. Collections exhibited here include a selection of digitized items from the NSCAD Feminist Collective Women's File fonds, a collection of digitized scrapbooks containing NSCAD memorabilia dating back to 1921, a collection of books authored by past principal Elizabeth Styring Nutt, and a digitized audio archive of lectures, performances, and sound art. The repository is also a space for students and faculty to deposit, publish, and showcase research, scholarship, and practice in art, craft, and design. Current collections in this vein include graduate theses dating from 1976 to present, and we are currently working on creating a space here for faculty and students to deposit other research and creation outputs including alternative publications and research data.

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 NSCAD Collections

  • Image of cassette tape of Anthony Mann lecture, decorative
    This series of recorded lectures documents the Design History Survey Class, taught by late NSCAD Design Professor Anthony Mann in the fall of 1985. The lectures were digitized by the NSCAD Library in the summer of 2019.
  • The Halifax Conference occurred between October 5 and 6, 1970. Twenty-two artists gathered at NSCAD to discuss a variety of art topics in a private boardroom. The videotaped broadcast is part of the NSCAD Library's audiovisual archives.
  • Flier announcing the opening of the 1994 NSCAD Women's Collective art exhibition titled "Securing Spaces", held at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. Flier is part of the NSCAD Feminist Collective Women's File fonds.
  • Image of newspaper clipping: "A Busy and Joyous Hive is the School of Art"
    A newspaper clipping from May 1st, 1924: "A Busy and Joyous Hive Is the School Of Art", part of a collection of three digitized scrapbooks that contain historical newspaper clippings and other memorabilia about NSCAD from the 1920's through 1960's.