This paper briefly examines the initial migration to North America of academical costume, describes three of the conventions of academical garb that exist in Canada (adapted respectively from Britain, the United States, and France) and provides a glance at the ancient tradition as it developed and changed in three Nova Scotian institutions.
Grant, John N. (2009) "Many Coloured Coats: The Systems of Academical Dress in Nova Scotian Universities," Transactions of the Burgon Society: Vol. 9.
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