The Patrick Power Library, home of the Lynn Jones African-Canadian and Diaspora Heritage Collection, is happy to Partner with the Colchester – East Hants Public Library to expand access to the research material contained in the collection, and to highlight the historical sources related to the town of Truro.

“In order to tell you my story, I’d have to take you to my little town of Truro, Nova Scotia1.”

The Lynn Jones collection started with a love of collecting and sharing stories. When she was around 8 years old, she became curious about the articles and other “exciting things” her mother collected on the kitchen table of their family home in Truro, Nova Scotia. Her mother would let her have the newspapers and magazines when she was done her clipping, and Dr. Jones was able to make a collection about things that interested her. After over 50 years and a career as an athlete, politician, activist, and community worker, Dr. Jones has collected thousands of news clippings, meeting minutes, programs, reports and other material documenting Black life in Nova Scotia and the world.

Material found here is a sample of the Truro-related clippings and archival material found in the Lynn Jones Collection. It includes items scanned from across the collection, including material from other digitized files found in the other online collections, available here.

Much more material can be found in the physical collection located in the University Archives. Details on the collection, including an inventory and finding aid, as well as contact information and hours for the archives, can be found on the archives web site.

1 (3:03), “A Conversation with Lynn Jones on the Lynn Jones African Heritage & Diaspora Heritage Collection” video

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