General Archive Policy
The overall policy, defined at the time of our founding under the name of “The Archives and Collections Society” (see our name change in the Canada Gazette) in 1999 and still valid, with very minor changes, today is:
With general reference to maritime, nautical, marine and aeronautical subjects, over the time period to the present time and geographic region covering generally, but not exclusively, North America, the North Atlantic and Europe:
While our vision, values and mission (available here) represent our general policy, some guidelines, which certainly do not limit the scope of the Naval Marine Archive – The Canadian Collection in the preservation of historical documents and related artifacts, include:
- Maritime, nautical, marine and aeronautical subjects
- A time period of 1700 to the present time
- A geographic region covering generally North America, the North Atlantic and Europe.
In 2003, the Naval Marine Archive – The Canadian Collection became the home of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists and each organization enhances the other.