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Belliveau, Jayne

  • Person
Jayne Belliveau became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1998 because their video recording “"From Omega to Alpha" was featured on a compilation tape and became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Benghazi Saxophone Quartet

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  • [ca. 1991] -
The Benghazi Saxophone Quartet was a saxophone quartet founded by Paul Cram. They produced albums under Justin Time Records, a label with a focus on the Canadian jazz scene.

Benjamin, Sobaz

  • Person
Sobaz Benjamin became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2006 because their film “Breaking the Cycle” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Bennet, C.L.

  • Person
  • 1895-1971
Born in New Zealand in 1895, Charles Lindsay Bennet was a First World War veteran who came to Halifax from Jesus College, Cambridge, to teach English in 1922. He was actively associated with Dalhousie University and the University of King's College from 1923–1963, when he retired. He served as lecturer, George Munro Professor of English, chair of the English department, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Arts and Science, University Registrar, and Vice President of the University. He was Counsellor of the Department of Veterans' Affairs and supervised Dalhousie's veterans programs. Bennet also founded and managed the Down Under Club (1941-1942) and the Anzac (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) Club (1941-1944). He was a longtime series editor of Canada Book of Prose and Verse (1933-1951) and editor of The Dalhousie Review (1957-1963). Bennet died July 24, 1980.

Bennett, Richard Bedford

  • Person
  • 1870-1947
Richard Bedford Bennett was born in Hopewell Hill, NB, on 3 July 1870. He came to Dalhousie at the age of 20, having taught public school for three years. During his studies at law school, he took the role of prime minister in the Dalhousie Mock Parliament (1892), worked at the Weldon Library, and managed the Dalhousie Gazette (1891-1892). He graduated from law school in 1893 and worked as an apprentice lawyer in Chatham, NB, when he moved to Calgary and began his career as a Conservative politician. In 1930 he became the Prime Minister of Canada, defeated in 1935 but staying on as the Conservative party leader until 1938. On retiring from politics he moved to England, where he was made a Viscount and died in 1947. Bennett was instrumental in encouraging Mrs. Jennie Sheriff Eddy to donate money for a women's residence at Dalhousie.

Benoit, Jarvis

  • Person
  • 1925-2008

Jarvis Benoit was an Acadian fiddler from Richmond County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Jarvis began his professional career in Cape Breton where he performed in concerts and at dances during the 1940s and 1950s. He was recognized for his large repertoire and his ability to blend Acadian and Irish fiddling styles.

Jarvis was married to Marie Claire Benoit and had a son Louis and daughter Nancy. He moved to Halifax with his family in 1957 and opened a small contracting business. Jarvis recorded two albums and performed on the radio and television. He regularly played concerts and festivals throughout his career and performed in a series of concerts with symphony orchestras across Canada.

Benoit, Louis

  • Person
Louis Benoit is a Halifax-based guitarist and mandolin player. His father, Jarvis Benoit, was a well-known fiddler from Richmond County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Louis performed and recorded with his father as part of the Jarvis Benoit Quartet.

Bentley, Percy Jardine

  • Person
  • 1898-1962
Percy Jardine Bentley was born in Brookfield, Nova Scotia, in 1898. He received his early education in Wallace, Nova Scotia, before attending Acadia University. During World War One, Bentley served overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. After the war, he earned a BSc in mechanical engineering from Nova Scotia Technical College, following which he received an MSc from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1925). He was employed at the Ingersoll-Rand Company after graduating, where he became a plant manager in 1936. He died in May 1962 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Bentom, Clark

  • Person
  • 1774 - [182-?]
Clark Bentom was a missionary and surgeon—and one-time footman to Wilbur Wilberforce. He was born in England ca. 1774 and died in Jamaica ca. 1820. On 24 March 1800 he and John Mitchell, another missionary from the London Missionary Society, sailed aboard the Ephron from Liverpool to Quebec, where he served as a minister and occasional surgeon until his return to England in 1805.

Berandol Music Limited

  • Corporate body
  • 1969-
Berandol Music Limited is a Toronto publishing company founded in 1969 by Andrew Twa following the acquisition of the music-publishing division of BMI Canada. The publishing company features works by Canadian composers and artists.

Berg, I.

  • Person
I. Berg became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in the 1990s because their audio recording “Fanfare” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Bernard, D.

  • Person
D. Bernard became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2003 because their video recording "CFAT Cabaret" became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Berryhill Photographic Studios.

  • Corporate body
Berryhill Fine Photography was owned by photographer H. Bruce Berry of Truro, Nova Scotia. With studios in both Truro and Halifax, Berryhill specialized in graduation, wedding, portrait, and commercial photography; prominent local clients included The Halifax Grammar School, Saint Mary's University, and Dalhousie. Developments in digital technology changed the nature of the industry and Berry closed his studios around 2004 when they became less financially viable. Shortly thereafter, Berry became a realtor in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Best, J. Linden

  • Person
James Linden Best completed a M.A. degree at the University of New Brunswick in 1972. His thesis was titled The Post-Confederation Theatres of Halifax.

Best, Peter

  • Person
Peter Best became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax after a video recording of his featured on the “California connection compilation” tape became a part of their tape collection.

Betts, Donald

  • Person
  • 1929-2012
Donald Drysdale Betts was born in Montreal in 1929 to Wallace and Mary (Drysdale), and later moved to Halifax. He studied at the University of King's College, earning his Baccalaureate-first class honours and receiving the Dalhousie-King's University Medal in Physics in 1950, and his M.Sc. in 1952 from Dalhousie University. After this, he attended McGill University to complete his Ph.D.in theoretical mathematics (1955). Betts moved to Edmonton and served a year as a Post Doctoral Fellow before being appointed as a faculty member in the physics department at the University of Alberta, where he became a full professor over the following 24 years (1955-1980). During this time, he was appointed Director of the Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Alberta (1972-78), as well as several executive roles within the Canadian Association of Physics (CAP), including president (1969-70). In 1980, Betts returned to Dalhousie as Dean of Arts and Science (1980-88), Dean of Science (1988-1990) and Provost of the College of Arts and Science (1988-89). He continued as a Professor of Physics until his retirement in 1994, when he was was awarded the honourary position of Professor Emeritus in physics. Betts also served as chair and later as a member of the Selection Committee for the Rutherford Medal in Physics for the Royal Society of Canada (1986-87, 1998-2002); as the editor of the Canadian Journal of Physics from March 1992 to March 1997; and on the executive of the Nova Scotia Institute of Science (NSIS) (1996-2002), including a term as President (1999-2001). Donald Betts died in Halifax on October 23, 2012.

Beuys, Joseph

  • Person
  • 1921-1989
Joseph Beuys (May 12, 1921 – January 23, 1986) was a German Fluxus and performance artist as well as a sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art.

Bevan, Allan

  • Person
  • 1913-1981
Allan Bevan was an active member of the academic community at Dalhousie University for nearly thirty years. A scholar of English literature, particularly the work of seventeenth-century author John Dryden, Bevan earned an MA from the University of Manitoba in 1947 and a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1953. He then joined the English department of Dalhousie where he taught several classes each year, ranging from introductory English to graduate seminars. Bevan was active in the administration of the English faculty, belonging to numerous committees and serving as head of the department from 1958-1969 and again from 1975-1977. During his career at Dalhousie, he was editor of the Dalhousie Review, a long-running literary journal of scholarly essays and creative writing published by the university. Bevan himself was a creative writer, and produced a number of original stories and essays.

Bigelow Family

  • Family

The Bigelow family was involved in shipbuilding in the Kings County region of Nova Scotia for five generations. Amasa Bigelow (1755-1799) arrived in Cornwallis c. 1762 with his New England Planter father and became a ship’s carpenter, later operating a sawmill on Deep Hollows Mountain. He married Roxana Cone in 1775. The eldest of their eleven children, Ebenezer (1776-1860), established a shipyard at Oak Point, Kingsport, where he designed, built and sailed a variety of small vessels. He was married in 1804 to Nancy Rand, with whom he had six children.

Ebenezer Jr. (1815-1899) followed in his father’s footsteps and in 1838 established his own shipyard in Canning, Nova Scotia. Over the next fifty years he was the master builder on 67 ships, from 12-tonne sloops to the 1164-tonne Arbela, designed by his son Gideon.

Ebenezer, Jr. married Waity Sanford in 1834 and had 10 children, three of whom (John, Gideon and Samuel) joined him in the Bigelow Shipyard, eventually taking it over after his death in 1889. They in turn were joined by Ebenezer, Jr.’s grandsons, Scott and Halle, whose vessels included 4 tern schooners and one steamship, the Brunswick (1909). The last ship built in the Bigelow Shipyard was the Cape Blomidon, which was launched in 1919.

Bigelow, Ebenezer, 1815-1889

  • Person
Ebenezer Bigelow, Jr. was born 12 January 1814 to Ebenezer Bigelow, Sr. and Ann Rand. His father owned a small shipyard at Oak Point, Kingsport, and Ebenezer learned the trade early. He built his first ship at age nineteen, and in 1838 he established his own shipyard in Canning, Nova Scotia, where over the next fifty years he designed and built sixty-seven vessels. In 1838 he married Waity Sanford, with whom he had 10 children. He died 14 August 1889 in Canning, Nova Scotia.

Bigelow, Halle Blenkhorn, 1876-1949

  • Person
Halle Blenkhorn Bigelow, the seventh child of John Emerson and Hannah Ann Blenkhorn Bigelow, was born 10 June 1876 in Canning, Nova Scotia. He was a shipbuilder and contractor, managing his grandfather's shipyard in Canning. He married Mabel Antoinette Spicer of Spencers' Island, NS, with whom he had five children, and died of cancer in 1949 in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

Bigelow, John Emerson, 1842-1931

  • Person
John Emerson Bigelow, son of Ebenezer and Waite, was born 21 February 1842 in Canning, Nova Scotia. A shipbuilder by trade, after his father's death he joined his brothers, Gideon and Samuel, in taking over his father's shipbuilding yard. He married Hannah Ann Blenkhorn in 1862, with whom he had 10 children: Minnie Beatrice, 1862-1951; Owen, 1865-?; Laura, 1867-1867; Joseph, 1868-1950; Emerson John, 1872-1942; Scott Sydney, 1874-1965; Halle Blenkhorn, 1876-1949; Alonzo Michener, 1879-1955; Arnon J., 1880-1926; and John Erle, 1885-1976. He died in Canning in 1931.

Bigelow, John Robert, 1906-1997

  • Person

John Robert Bigelow, the son of Halle Bigelow and Hannah Ann (Blenkhorn) Bigelow, was born 16 September 1906 in New Salem, Nova Scotia. He was raised and educated in Canning, Nova Scotia, with his four sisters, Anna, Laurabel, Mabel and Lydia. He studied engineering at Acadia University for two years before transferring to the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, from where he graduated in 1933 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry.

He began his career marketing forestry products for the government of Nova Scotia. During World War II he moved to Ottawa to work on federal lumber export policies and controls. IN 1946 he returned to Nova Scotia and became the manager of the Maritime Lumber Bureau, later taking employment as a provincial civil servant and ending his career as Deputy Minister for the Department of Trade & Industry.

John Bigelow married Muriel Olga Smith in 1938, with whom he had two children, John Robert, Jr. (1942-1994) and Mary Emery (1946-). He died in 1997.

Binkley, Marian

  • Person

Marian Binkley is a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. She served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from 1999-2010.

She received her BA (1973), MA (1975), and PhD in Anthropology (1981) from the University of Toronto.

Binkley conducted extensive research in maritime communities. Her first two books, Voices from offshore (1994) and Risks, dangers and rewards in the Nova Scotia offshore fishery (1995), focus on working conditions in the Nova Scotia deep sea fishing fleet. Set adrift: Fishing families (2002), compares the households of coastal and deep sea fishermen and how they adapted to the pressures of the Atlantic fisheries crisis. Changing tides: Gender, globalization and world fisheries (2005), co-edited with Barbara Neis, Sirj Gerard and Christina Manezy, explores the relationship between globalization and gender against the backdrop of the world fisheries crisis. Later research explores sustainable livelihoods in Atlantic Canadian coastal communities, with a particular focus on the impact of the Atlantic fisheries crisis. Her interest in fishermen's health and safety stems from an early research study in Fogo Island, where she noticed the fishermen appeared older than their chronological age.

Binkley was involved in CIDA-supported development projects in the West Indies, Indonesia and the Philippines, focusing on resource management and other environmental concerns, and also in the Cache Creek, British Columbia, burial site analysis.

Bird, Will R., (Will Richard), 1891-1984

  • Person

William R. Bird was born in East Mapleton, N.S. on May 11, 1891. Born into poverty, he moved to the Canadian Prairies to help harvest crops as a teenager. In 1914, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and served in the trenches with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces (42nd Battalion, Black Watch of Canada) in France and Belgium until 1918. Upon demobilization in 1919, he returned to Cumberland County, N.S, where he married Ethel Sutton with whom he had two children, Stephen and Betty. After a failed general store venture in Southampton, he moved to Amherst with his family and worked at the Post Office. Winning a story-writing contest in the early 1920s and a love of writing prompted him by 1928 to try making his living by writing. Bird's stories were widely accepted by magazines such as Saturday Evening Post, Maritime Advocate, Toronto Star Weekly, Family Herald and Weekly Star and his first monograph, A Century at Chignecto, was published in 1928. During the 1930s, Bird lectured widely across Canada, and in 1933 he joined the staff of the recently established Nova Scotia Tourist Bureau. For the next thirty-three years, he worked in various capacities for the Nova Scotia government. In 1938, he and his family moved to Halifax where he served as Chairman of the Historic Sites and Monuments Advisory Council until his retirement in 1966. Bird died on January 28, 1984.

In 1949 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Mount Allison University. He published roughly 25 books and 600 short stories, for which he garnered acclaim for his historical fiction and war stories. Although Bird wrote on many subjects, he was continually fascinated by the early settlers of Nova Scotia and wrote many stories and novels on the topic. His experience during the First World War also became inspiration for much of his work. He twice won the Ryerson All Canada Award for Fiction and served as president of the Canadian Author's Association.

Birkets, Andrea

  • Person
Andrea Birkets became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1980 when she was featured on a video recording titled “Tele-Video: Four Halifax artists." The compilation is part of the artist-run centre's tape collection.

Birse, Ian

  • Person
Ian Birse has been working within various types of music since the early 1990s. Birse became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in the 1990s because their audio recording became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Bishop, Anne Charlotte

  • Person
  • 1950-

Anne Charlotte Bishop is an activist, author, educator, food security advocate, labour organizer and community development worker. Since the 1980s she has advocated for LGBTQ rights, union organization, equity and anti-racist policies in the province of Nova Scotia.

In the 1970s she attended the University of Toronto's Centre for Christian Studies, where she was introduced to social analysis and collective approaches to education. In 1979 she worked on the People's Food Commission, a participatory research project that held hearings across Canada on issues of food security. In the 1980s she helped to organize a union of predominantly female workers at a Pictou County fish plant. In the summer of 1987, she joined Dalhousie University's Henson College as the coordinator of the Community Development and Outreach Unit. From 1987-1992 Bishop played a central role in Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia (LGRNS), which successfully lobbied the provincial government for the inclusion of sexual orientation in the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. As an adult educator, she helped to develop a course on grassroots leadership development and wrote two influential books on consciousness-raising, anti-oppression organizational change and allyship. With Brenda Beagan, she founded a women's chorus, The Secret Furies. Bishop is currently an organic farmer in rural Nova Scotia with her partner Jan.

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