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Zinck, Russell B.

  • Person
  • 1897 - 19--
Russell B. Zinck was born in 1897 in Blandford, Nova Scotia. He attended the local school, but left at an early age to farm and fish. In 1916 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was sent overseas in 1918, where he fought at the battle of Amiens with the Nova Scotia 25th Battalion. After the war he moved to Halifax and married Edith May Davis in 1922. Zinck was a member of the Twenty-fifth Battalion Memory Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Nova Scotia Centre of Poetry Society. He had more than one hundred poems published by the local press. His poetry was also published in the Nova Scotia Book of Verse, the Alberta Poetry Yearbook, and the Maritime Anthology of Verse.

Zimmerman, Bob

  • Person
Bob Zimmerman became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in the 1980s because of their involvement of video recordings which became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Zillig, Edith

  • Person
  • 1915-2009

Edith Zillig was born and raised on a farm in the province of Pomerania, Germany. She studied at the Agricultural College of Potsdam before gaining employment as a farm manager. In 1954 she immigrated to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and one year later married Gernot Zillig, who had also recently emigrated from Germany. In 1958 the Zilligs bought 150 acres overlooking the Kennetcook River in Scotch Village, Nova Scotia. Although they were interested initially in mixed farming, after concluding that the land was better suited to livestock, they began to build up a variety of cattle, swine, domestic waterfowl and sheep, including six mature crossbred Suffolk ewes from the Annapolis Valley.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Edith and Gernot belonged to the provincial sheep farmers' association, which later became the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia (SPANS). Between 1973-1983 she was an active promoter of the Nova Scotia sheep industry through SPANS sheep fairs and served as the association's director during the mid-1980s. In 1981 she was appointed Western Director of the Nova Scotia Wool Marketing Board, a position she held until 1993. In addition, she maintained an interest in the Purebred Sheep Breeders Association of Nova Scotia.

Edith continued to farm and raised sheep after the death of her husband in 1993, working with her son, Manfred, and her daughter, Margaret, until her own death in 2009.

Zhang, Tracy Ying

  • Person
Tracy Ying Zhang became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2002 because their video recording “Fiddling with the Arts” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Young, William, Sir

  • Person
  • 1799-1887

William Young was a Nova Scotia businessman, lawyer and politician. He was born in 1799 in Falkirk, Scotland, to John Young and Agnes Renny. In 1814 he moved with his family to Nova Scotia, where he helped to establish John Young and Company, a wholesale dry goods business. He acted as his father’s agent in Halifax and New York. In 1815 he formed a partnership with James Cogswell to operate an auction and commission business that lasted until 1820.

Young began an apprenticeship in 1820 with the Halifax law firm of Charles Rufus and Samuel Prescott Fairbanks. The relationship ended in 1823 when Young was accused of sharing Fairbanks' campaign information with his father during John Young's failed bid against Charles Fairbanks in a Halifax by-election. In 1824 he managed his father’s successful campaign in a Sydney by-election. He became an attorney in 1825 and a barrister in 1826. In 1834 he and his brother, George, established an insurance business that lasted into the 1850s. He married Anne Tobin in 1830.

In 1832 Young won his first seat in the provincial assembly. The election results were invalidated because of interference from his brother, George. In the election of 1836 he ran and won in Inverness County, a seat he held for twenty years. Young was active in the assembly, working with reformers and supporting responsible government. He was a member of a delegation to Quebec City for constitutional discussions with Lord Durham in 1828 and served as speaker of the assembly for many years and as attorney general from 1854–1857. In 1859 he ran and won in Cumberland County and served briefly as premier before being appointed chief justice, a position he held until his retirement in 1881.

Young was actively involved in many aspects of Halifax society. He donated books and money to the Citizen’s Free Library. He was instrumental in negotiating the land lease for Point Pleasant Park, contributed financially to Dalhousie College and served as chairman of the college’s Board of Governors for 36 years (1848-1884). William Young died in Halifax on 8 May 1887.

Young, John

  • Person
  • 1773-1837

John Young was a Halifax merchant, author, and politician. Born in Falkirk, Scotland in 1773 to Janet and William Young, he was educated at the University of Glasgow ca. 1790. Young performed well in his theological studies but chose to pursue business in Falkirk and Glasgow. He married Agnes Renny, with whom he had nine children, including George, Charles, and William. In 1814 Young and his family moved to Nova Scotia, where he founded John Young and Company.

Young became interested in agriculture shortly after his arrival in Nova Scotia. Between 1814 and 1816, under the pseudonym "Agricola," he wrote letters to The Acadian Recorder, championing ideas such as the creation of a provincial farming board, rural farming societies, and other initiatives. His suggestions were popular and supported by Lord Dalhousie, who established a Central Board of Agriculture in 1819. Young was appointed secretary and treasurer, making him responsible for mediating between the board and the newly formed farming societies, importing and distributing seeds, tools and other items, managing agricultural competitions, and handling correspondence and other administrative duties. In 1822 many of Young’s Agricola letters were published in the book The Letters of Agricola on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. While the board was initially popular and well supported, the House of Assembly failed to renew its charter in 1826.

In 1823 Young ran unsuccessfully in Halifax for a seat in the assembly, and in 1824 he won a Sydney by-election. He proved to be a vocal and active member in the assembly, where he remained until his death in Halifax on October 6, 1837.

Young, James

  • Person
  • fl. 1970s
James Young was an honours student in the sociology program at Dalhousie University during the 1970s.

Young, George Renny, 1802-1853

  • Person

George Renny Young was a publisher, lawyer, author and politician. He was born in Falkirk, Scotland, on 4 July 1802 to John Young and Agnes Renny. In 1814 he came with his family to Nova Scotia, where he helped to establish John Young and Company with his father and brother William. Young worked for the family dry goods business until 1821, when he started at Pictou Academy. In 1824 he founded a weekly newspaper, The Novascotian. In 1827 he sold the paper to Joseph Howe in order to pursue legal studies in Britain. He became an attorney in 1833 and a barrister in 1834, when he established an insurance practice with William that would last into the 1850s. In 1838 he married Jane Brooking, with whom he had one son, John.

Young entered the Nova Scotia assembly in 1843 as the member for Pictou County. He was a strong and vocal supporter of the reformers, protesting the General Mining Association’s monopoly in the province and supporting the creation of a Halifax and Quebec Railway. In 1848 he became a minister in J.B. Uniacke’s government. In the following years Young’s physical and mental health deteriorated. Although he did not seek re-election in 1851, he continued to voice his political opinions in a series of letters published in the British North American.

George Young wrote articles, books and letters to newspapers on a variety of topics. His first book, The British North American Colonies, was published in 1834. He also wrote a romantic fiction, The Prince and his Protégé, which appeared in a variety of formats in 1844. Young lectured and served as president of the Halifax Mechanics’ Institute. He died in Halifax on 30 June 1853.

Young, Elrid Gordon

  • Person
  • 1897-1976
Eldrid Gordon Young was a Dalhousie professor and biochemist, and conducted secret research in chemical warfare for the Department of National Defence during World War Two. He was born in Quebec City in 1897, and graduated with an MA from McGill University in 1919 and a PhD from Cambridge University in 1921. Following post-doctoral studies in Chicago, he moved to Halifax in 1924 to work at Dalhousie, retiring in 1948 as head of the Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Young was a member of many professional organizations and national and international societies. He was awarded an Honorary DSc from Acadia University in 1957 and an Honorary LLD by Dalhousie University in 1965. He died on 24 March 1976.

Young, Alexander J.

  • Person
  • 1938-2000

Alexander (Sandy) Young was a prominent Nova Scotian educator, author and sports historian. Born in New York City in 1938, he was educated in Pennsylvania and Maryland before moving to Canada in 1970 to join Dalhousie’s School of Physical Education. Young was an active member of the Dalhousie community, serving as president of the Dalhousie Faculty Association in the mid-1980s, director of the School of Health and Human Performance from 1989-1993, and helping to establish Dalhousie’s popular “Noon-time Ball” competition. He continued teaching at the university until 1998.

Young was widely known for his commitment to and knowledge of Nova Scotia athletics. He was the author of Beyond Heroes: A Sport History of Nova Scotia (1998), which examined the cultural and historical impact of sports in the province. He was a founder the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Centre and co-hosted the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for some twenty years. He died on 6 August 2000 at the age of sixty-two, survived by his four daughters, Nicole, Michelle, Julie and Gabrielle.

Recognition for Sandy Young’s years of dedication to Nova Scotia sport include the 2000 renaming of the Dalhousie Award to the Sandy Young Award and a posthumous induction to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2002.

Yeo, William

  • Person
James Yeo (1790-1868) was a was a Cornish-born shipbuilder, merchant, farmer and political figure in Prince Edward Island. James established a shipbuilding business in Port Hill, Prince Edward Island. James had three sons: William Yeo (1813-1873), James (1827-1903) and John (1834-1924). James and John worked with the family shipbuilding business. John and James built over 200 vessesls in their time. William, from Appledore, was also known as "Black Ram" and lived in England.

Wyse, Russell

  • Person
Russell Wyse is a Canadian filmmaker. Wyse became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1998 because their video recordings became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

  • Corporate body
  • 1975-

The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1975 to foster creative writing and the profession of writing in the province of Nova Scotia. Its mandate is to provide advice and assistance to writers at all stages of their careers; to encourage greater public recognition of Nova Scotian writers and their achievements; and to enhance the literary arts in both regional and national culture. Membership is open and advocacy available to both professional and developing writers.

The WFNS is administered by an Executive Director and an Executive Committee. The Executive Director is hired by the Federation and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and business of the Federation. He/she works closely with the Executive Committee and various work groups and special committees.

The Executive Committee are elected by the membership and serve two-year terms. They serve the purpose of a board of management with the traditional responsibilities of officers of a non-profit service organization, and are responsible for the policies and general management of the Federation.

The self-governing Nova Scotia Writers' Council, the Federation's professional wing, comprises about one-third of the Federation's membership and deals with policy issues arising from and affecting the publishing industry. The self-governing and self-administered Nova Scotia Dramatists' Co-op is made up of the Federations' playwrights and screenwriters.

The Federation also serves writers and readers in the community, publishers, editors, teachers, librarians, and representatives of the book industry.

The Federation continues to augment and improve its advocacy and public relations efforts and programmes (including the development and administration of major book awards for the Atlantic region), and to work in concert with other regional and national writers' and publishers' groups for the benefit and growth of the industry.

The Nova Scotia Recreation Department provided the initial funding under its program for assistance to cultural associations.

Worthen, James

  • Person
James Worthen is a Halifax based artist who works in the film and television industry in the costume department as a costume designer. Worthen became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1996 because their video recording “The Rainbow’s End” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

World Wide Skin Deep

  • Corporate body
World Wide Skin Deep became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1989 because of their exhibition at the centre. World Wide Skin Deep was a multi-image collaborative work which became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Woolave, Patricia

  • Person
Patricia Woolave became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in the 1990s because their sound recording became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Woods, W.C.

  • Person
W.C. Woods became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1996 because their video recording "Memories in Clay: The Work of Joan Parson Woods" became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Woods, Chris

  • Person
Chris Woods is a Canadian artist born in 1970 and is a self–described “military brat”. Woods has been a professional artist since 1988. Chris’ recent artworks have focused on the consumer landscape of shopping malls, fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. Woods’ video recording “Sanctuary of the Heart” was included in a 1988 Centre for Art Tapes compilation.

Woodland, Mary Corning

  • Person
  • 1925 - 2019
Mary Corning Woodland was a niece of Dr. George Hart Woodland, who graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 1901.

Woodbury, William Weatherspoon

  • Person
  • 1882-1967
William Woodbury was a professor of orthodontics at Dalhousie University from 1911-1952 and Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from 1935-1947. He was born in 1882 and graduated with his BSc from Dalhousie University in 1905 before studying at the Philadelphia Dental College. He received an honorary LLD from Dalhousie in 1953, when he was also appointed professor emeritus. He died on 13 October 1967.

Wood, Phyllis B. (Scott)

  • Person
  • 1928-
Phyllis Barbara (Scott) Wood was born on February 11, 1928 to Walter Burton Scott and Wilma Jean Scott, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She attended LeMarchant Street School and Queen Elizabeth High School, graduating in 1946. Phyllis attended the University of King's College from 1946 to 1949 on a scholarship and graduated with a BA in 1949.

Wongus, Jasmine

  • Person
Jasmine Wongus is an artist based in East Preston, Nova Scotia. Her artwork frequently focuses on the subject matter of race and culture, specifically on her albinism as an African-Nova Scotian. Jasmine’s education includes a Bachelor of Informatics from Dalhousie University, as well as education from NSCAD University and Athabasca University into 2D, 3D and game design. Wongus became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2002 with her audio recording “Vessel of Me” on the recording “CFAT Audio Scholarships 2002” which became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Women's Media Alliance

  • Corporate body
The Women’s Media Alliance was associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the early 1980s.

Women in Media Foundation.

  • Corporate body

The Women in Media Foundation, originally called The Women’s Television Network Foundation, was formed in 1995 as part of the licenses agreement with the CRTC in launching the Women’s Television Network. Funded by the cable network, the foundation aimed to develop programs to assist women in areas of broadcasting where they are underrepresented, specifically technical operation positions.

Their Mission Statement and Core Principals were “At the WTN Foundation we inspire and educate Canadian women to participate and lead in the multi-media industry. In so doing we believe In diversity, equity, creative, excellence, integrity and learning.”

The foundation offered multiple programs and workshops to promote women in media and broadcast technology fields. The Girls TV Camp offered training for pre-teen and teenage girls as television technicians. The Women’s Technical Internship offered young women experience in hands on job skills in media and broadcasting technology and the Women’s Television Network dowment, was an educational fund to assist professional women in broadcasting and media to update their technology skills. Other programs and workshops included gender equity workshops, speaking engagements, creating lesson plans in video production for teachers and a girls travelling documentary team, taking girls to educational and technology courses across Canada.

In 2001 Corus Entertainment bought the Women’s Television Network, and moved all operations from Winnipeg, Manitoba to Toronto, Ontario. The media conglomerate planned on terminating the foundation. However, the foundation put forth a proposal to continue its funding by highlighting their accomplishments, their necessity, as well as the CRTC criteria in granting a license to the cable channel in 1995. Corus Entertainment agreed to continue funding the foundation until it wound down in 2008.

Wolfe, Augusta E.

  • Person
  • 1851-1939
Augusta E. Wolfe was born Augusta E. Croft on January 3, 1851 in West Dublin, Nova Scotia, to farmers Fred and Margaret Croft. In 1886 she married Daniel Edgar Wolfe, a fisherman, with whom she had at least one son, Harold E. Wolfe, who died at sea. She died a widow on July 4, 1939.

Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited

  • Corporate body
  • 1810-1975
William Stairs first established a hardware store in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1810. The business was renamed Wm. Stairs and Son in 1841 when his elder son (W.J.) came into the business; his son John joined the company in 1844. In 1854, when William's son-in-law Robert Morrow became a partner, the business became known as Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow. By 1865 William Stairs had died, W.J. Stairs had taken over his role, and the business had expanded into shipping. The Dartmouth Rope Works was established as a branch plant in 1869. Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow was incorporated in 1900, but liquidated and reorganized in 1926. The business expanded to four divisions with offices in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick. In 1975 the business merged with J.W. Bird and Co. in Fredericton, New Brunswick. N.S. Tractors and Equipment, a former branch of Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow, is still in operation.
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