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A preliminary survey of the natural history of McNab's Island, Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia

Item is a booklet titled "A Preliminary Survey of the Natural History of McNab's Island, Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia." The survey was prepared by the staff of the Nova Scotia Museum with the cooperation of the Nova Scotia Bird Society, the Dalhousie Biology Club, and the Nova Scotia Research Foundation. The survey outlines the geology, vegetation, and animal life on McNab's Island, with accompanying maps of the island. The booklet contains some handwritten notes.

Aerial photograph of Leaf Bay

Item is a photographic slide depicting a bay, which may be called Leaf Bay. The photograph was taken from and airplane somewhere in Northern Quebec.

Aerial photograph of Montreal

Item is a photographic slide taken from an airplane while flying over Montreal. Ile Notre-Dame and Ile Sainte-Helene in the St. Lawrence River are visible. The photograph is crooked.

Aerial photograph of a small town

Item is a photographic slide depicting an unidentified small town somewhere in northern Quebec. The photograph was taken from an airplane.

Anil elephant drops dead : [newspaper article]

Item is a clipping of a newspaper article by an unidentified author titled "Anil Elephant Drops Dead." The article is about the death of Balakrishnan, an elephant brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant.

Annual report 1992-1993

Item is the 1992-1993 annual report from Halifax harbour Cleanup Inc. The report is an overview the company's activities related to a proposed sewage treatment plant near McNab's Island, including financial statements. The report is in the form of a large booklet and contains several illustrations.

Archivist makes medical history in Nova Scotia : [newspaper article]

File contains two pages from the October 7, 1987 issue of the Chronicle-Herald and Mail-Star, which contain an article by Barbara Hinds called "Archivist makes medical history in Nova Scotia." The article is accompanied by a photograph of Henry Owen McInerny, a medical archivist.

Articles about Erwin Schroeder and other material

File contains typed drafts of articles about Erwin Schroeder by Barbara Hinds; several copies of newspaper clippings from the Chronicle-Herald about Erwin Schroeder, some of which are mounted on paper; photocopies of newspaper articles about Erwin Schroeder; correspondence with Shipowners Assurance Management Ltd., Bull & Roberts, Inc., and The Observer; pages torn from the November 19, 1966 issue of Chemical Week; and a copy of the Canadian Concentrates Code.

Articles about Halifax tunnels and other material

File contains a photograph of Barbara Hinds in a tunnel between Citadel Hill and the Halifax Harbour in 1976; a photograph of the floor of the tunnel; a paper by Barbara Hinds called "The Tunnels Under Halifax"; photocopies of an article written by Barbara Hinds for the Mail-Star entitled "Discovery of tunnel revives old legend of escape route to harbor"; and correspondence with Elsie Cameron. The file also includes newspaper clippings of articles called "Georges Island" by Cathy Shaw, and "Underground Halifax holds tourist potential" by Barbara Hinds.

Articles about birdwatching and other material

File contains a floppy disk; diaries; correspondence; drafts of articles with corrections; photocopies of articles; newspaper clippings; a chart from a container ship; photographs; and papers about birding and history

Articles and research material about Inspector F. J. Fitzgerald

File contains negatives, proofs, and prints of photographs related to Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald, including photographs taken around the time of his death in 1911 and more current photographs of the bridge and plaque dedicated to him in the Halifax Public Gardens. There are also some negatives showing a protest held by children in an unidentified location. The file also contains typed cutlines to accompany the photographs; typed drafts of articles about Inspector Fitzgerald; newspaper and magazine articles about Fitzgerald; a photocopy of a book called "Reports and Other Papers Relating to the McPherson-Dawson Police Patrol - Winter 1910-1911 - and the Death of Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald and all Members of the Patrol"; request slips from the Public Archives of Nova Scotia; volume 27, number 1 of the RCMP Quarterly; and a letter from Hinds to Anne.

Articles and research material about McNab's Island

File is a large research file about McNab's Island. The research material includes newspaper clippings of articles about McNab's Island by Barbara Hinds and others; "A Prelimiary Survey of the Natural History of McNab's Island Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia" prepared by the staff of the Nova Scotia Museum; typed drafts of articles and cutlines; three maps of McNab's island; pamphlets and newsletters from the Friends of McNabs Island Society; an annual report and newsletters from Halilfax Harbour Cleanup Inc.; and correspondence about excessive traffic with shorthand notes written on the back. File also contains proof sheets, negatives and photographs from McNab's Island.

Articles and research material about Reye's syndrome

File is a research file about the connection between pesticides and Reye's syndrome, a rare childhood disease that was researched at Dalhousie. The research material includes newspaper clippings about Reye's Syndrome research and spruce budworm spraying, by Barbara Hinds and others; correspondence from Robyn Warren, J. Gordon Ogden, and others; handwritten notes; photocopies of scholarly articles about congenital and genetic disease; typed drafts; and a transcript of an interview with Robyn Warren.

Articles and research material about factory farming

File contains typed drafts of articles about factory farming; a photograph of a man with cages full of chicks; two photographs of men struggling with bulls at a rodeo; correspondence from M. H. Sarty, the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing, the Canada Department of Agriculture Production and Marketing Branch, and Joe B. Ternan; promotional flyers for chicken cages; and newspaper clippings about factory farming.

Articles and research material about fur trapping

File contains a photograph of a man riding a bull at a rodeo; a photograph of a man with a cheetah; newspaper clippings of articles and letters to the editor about hunting, fishing, fur trapping, and animal farming; drafts of articles and cutlines about fur trapping; a pamphlet called "The new state trapping laws and how you can use them to help end animal suffering"; a summary of the Ontario regulations that apply to trapping and fur-dealing; the Game and Fish Act and the Endangered Species Act; a booklet from the Ontario Ministry of natural Resources called "The Beaver in Ontario"; a summary of hunting regulations; "Pity the Nation" by Lilla Harris; information about snares; correspondence with Mrs. D Edmond, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the Saskatchewan Minister of Natural Resources, Sonia Grogono, the Nova Scotia Minister of Lands and Forests, Ronald Wallace, and Basil John; and a newsletter from the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies.

Articles and research material about fur trapping

File is a large research file about fur trapping. The file contains newspaper clippings and photocopies of articles; drafts of articles; information from the Canadian Association for Humane Trapping; promotional material from animal rights groups; magazines and newsletters from hunting groups; "Nova Scotia Trapper's Reference" by Neil vanNostrand from the Nova Scotia Department of Land and Forests"; a photocopy of "Survey of Trapping Techniques and Trap Efficiency" by John Shannon and Milan Novak; correspondence with Neil vanNostrand, Ron Wallace, Joe B. Ternan; and copies of trapping regulations.

Articles and research material about miners' lung disease

Files contain research material about coal miners' lung disease and workmen's compensation. Research material includes documents from the Committee on Medical and Adjudicative Procedure in Pneumonoconiosis Claims before the Workmen's Compensation Board; documents from the Committee on Automatic Assumption for Black Lung; documents from the Cape Breton conference on coal miners' lung disease; handwritten notes; newspaper clippings about coal miners and workmen's compensation, written by Barbara Hinds and others; several copies of an article published in the July 31, 1975 issue of the Chronicle-Herald called "Medical disputes disturb miners" by Barbara Hinds; typed drafts of articles; photocopied articles and letters about worker's compensation; press releases; an interview transcript; a copy of the Nova Scotia Workmen's Compensation Act; notes on the prevention of occupational respiratory disease from the Dalhousie Department of Preventative Medicine; a copy of the 1974 Report of Workmen's Compensation Board of Nova Scotia; pamphlets of claims information for employees and employers; a photograph of a man involved in the case; and a copy of a government bill.

Articles and research material about the San Rafael

File contains correspondence with Bill from Shipowners Assurance Management Ltd, A & C Black Ltd, ; a photocopy of "Big battles with the Sea: Twenty-Seven Days in Open Boats" by H. J. Shepstone; pages from "Our Sure Shield! About the Day's Work in the Navy" by J. S. Margerison; typed drafts of "The other boat" and "San Rafael's last trip round Cape Horn"; photocopies of drafts of "Ol'd Grandpa" and "The other boat"; a bibliography and research material for a talk given to the Antiquarian Society called "Aids to Navigation"; a typed draft of a talk for the Antiquarians called "Survival in the Roaring Forties" which is about the San Rafael; and a photocopy of "Saga of the 'San Rafael.'"

Articles for the Chronicle-Herald and Mail-Star

File contains typed drafts of articles written for the Chronicle-Herald and Mail-Star, as well as newspaper clippings of some of the articles. The newspaper clippings include articles about animal welfare and medical practices. The clippings also include a special section from the Mail-Star called "A new frontier in the first against children's pain and suffering: The Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children." The drafts include articles about Eskimo families, bald eagles, Hinds' car, Arctic exploration, crime, Pierre Trudeau, and other topics.

Articles for the Mail-Star about Eskasoni

File contains three newspaper clippings of articles written by Barbara Hinds for the Mail-Star about people from Eskasoni First Nation. The articles were published between June 22, 1974 and July 10, 1974.

Articles for the Mail-Star about historic buildings of Halifax and other material

File contains two newspaper clippings of articles by Barbara Hinds for the Mail-Star about historic buildings on the Halifax waterfront; two printouts of emails from Judith Cabrita and Basil Grogono; a photocopy of a notice of rescheduled public hearing about a proposed hotel; and a letter from the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia.

Associations

Series includes documents related to Barbara Hinds’ involvement with organizations outside of her employment. The organizations represented in the series are the Emergency Committee for Ethiopian Relief, the Halifax Landmark Commission, and the Breeding Bird Survey. The series contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, research material, surveys, agendas, minutes, and other documents related to these associations.

Balakrishnan dies of blood infection at East River : [newspaper article]

Item is a clipping of a newspaper article by Barbara Hinds titled "Balakrishnan Dies Of Blood Infection At East River." The article was probably published in the Chronicle Herald or Mail Star in 1968. The article is about the death of Balakrishnan, an elephant brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant. The article is accompanied by a photograph of Balakrishnan and his keeper, Sankunni.

Barbara Hinds fonds

  • MS-2-130
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1801] - 2008 ; predominantly 1960 - 2008
Fonds contains the personal papers, photographs, and sound recordings of Barbara Hinds. The personal papers mostly consist of research material, drafts of articles, and newspaper clippings of articles related to Barbara Hinds' journalism career, but also include correspondence, research notes, diaries, maps, and manuscripts. The sound recordings were mostly created during Barbara Hinds' travels in the Canadian arctic and include several interviews. The photographs include prints, slides, negatives, and proof sheets, and were mostly taken in the Canadian arctic but also include research material and personal photographs.

Hinds, Barbara A.

Barbara Hinds reports from McNab : An island caught in the crossfire : [article in the Mail-Star]

Item is a newspaper article entitled "Barbara Hinds Reports From McNab--An Island Caught In The Crossfire," published over two pages in the March 2, 1967 issue of the Mail-Star. The article is about the history of McNab's Island, its inhabitants, and its potential future. The article includes photographs of old cannons, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Arthur Farrant, who are two inhabitants of the island. The photographs were taken by Barbara Hinds.

Barbara Hinds' photographs

Series contains photographs taken by Barbara Hinds, photographs of Barbara Hinds, or photographs related to Barbara Hinds’ activities. A large portion of the photographs were taken by Rosemary Gilliat Eaton during a trip to the eastern Canadian Arctic that Hinds and Gilliat completed together in 1960. Photographs are in the form of slides, negatives, proof sheets, and printed photographs. File also contains some written documents that accompany the photographs.

Booklet about the 1995 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Yukon Centennial Patrol and other material

File contains a booklet of information about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Yukon Centennial; correspondence with P. J. Greenlaw and D. Snowden; handwritten notes about Labrador; typed notes from a visit to Stadacona in 1966; a typed draft of an article about fitness and a canoe trip; a photograph MacKenzie Porter at the luxury hunters' camp at Cape Dorset, taken by Rosemary Gilliat; a photograph of a boy learning to write at Frobisher School in 1960, taken by Rosemary Gilliat; and maps of the Yukon.

Breeding bird survey forms and other material

File contains a copy of Maritime Nest Records Scheme Fifteenth Annual Report 1974 by the Canadian Wildlife Service; The Breeding Bird Survey 1967 and 1968 by the United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service; a map of Nova Scotia from the Nova Scotia Travel Bureau; and instructions, correspondence, forms, and other documents used by Barbara Hinds during her participation in the cooperative breeding bird survey of North America. The file also includes newspaper clippings of articles written by Barbara Hinds, including "Counting birds a cold challenge"; "Radar uncovers some secrets of birds' migration," from the December 14, 1970 issue of the Mail-Star; "Down-To-Earth Exploration For The Birds," from the July 24, 1963 issue of the Mail-Star; "Birdwatchers count 75 species of birds - not one crowsfoot"; "Bird Watching Can Be Rugged," from the December 29, 1964 issue of the Mail-Star.

Canadian Arctic

Series includes maps, booklets, correspondence, newsletters, and other documents related to Barbara Hinds’ interest and travels in the Canadian Arctic.

Christmas cards

File contains ten Christmas cards sent to Barbara Hinds by Edgar, Anne Bruce, Jennifer Joynes, the YWCA, Joan Ryan, Alice, Louise, Martha Koneak and family, Peter, and Maggie. Many of the cards have Inuit art on them.

Clean currents : Number 3

Item is issue number 3 of Clean Currents, a newsletter from Halifax Harbour Cleanup Inc., published in Autumn 1992. The newsletter is about sewage treatment in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Halifax Harbour Cleanup Inc.

Clean currents : Number 4

Item is issue number 4 of Clean Currents, a publication of Halifax Harbour Cleanup Inc. The issue was published in Winter 1993. The issue is about their harbour cleanup project, environmental assessment, and a sewer consolidation program.

Halifax Harbour Cleanup Inc.

Clean currents : Number 5

Item is issue number 5 of Clean Currents, a publication from Halifax Harbour Cleanup Inc. The issue was published in spring/summer 1993. The issue is about harbour cleanup, a proposed sewage treatment plant near McNab's Island, and the environmental assessment.

Halifax Harbour Cleanup Inc.

Clean currents : Special edition : Vol. 1 No. 3

Item is volume 1, number 3 of Clean Currents, a publication of Halifax Harbour Cleanup Inc. The issue is a special edition published in winter/spring 1992. The issue includes photographs, illustrations, and maps related to a proposed sewage treatment plant near McNab's island.

Halifax Harbour Cleanup Inc.

Collision in the Arctic : [manuscript]

File contains a photocopy of a manuscript called "Collision in the Arctic," written by Barbara Hinds. There are corrections on the manuscript as well as separate pages of editing suggestions. The last three pages are originals, not photocopies. The file also includes correspondence about the manuscript from the MacMillan Company of Canada Limited, Rosemary, Shannon Perry, and Mike Eaton; comments and suggestions for photographs from Rosemary Gilliat Eaton; and a description of a 1960 visit to the eastern Arctic, as told to Michael Eaton by Barbara Hinds in 2008.
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