Fonds contains material relating to the personal life and professional career of Bill Freedman (1950-2015), an environmental scientist based at Dalhousie University. Fonds includes research data, teaching materials, publications, manuscripts and draft manuscripts, correspondence, committee and meeting minutes, electronic records, analogue and digital photographs, thousands of 35 mm slides, video cassettes, and appointments and awards.
File contains 116 photographs taken by Bill Freedman in Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver between 1973 and 2002 (though predominantly between 1999 and 2002). Photographs show urban streetscapes and buildings in Toronto, Stanley Park in Vancouver, the Public Gardens and Busker festival in Halifax, as well as Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.
File contains 42 photographs largely taken by Bill Freedman between 1986 and 1998. Photographs show family outings in Halifax (including the Public Gardens) in 1986, and with family at home during the winter holidays in late-1998 and early-1999.
File contains 68 photographs taken largely by Bill Freedman (but also by Sweeney) at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2000. Photographs show aerial and up-close examples of the destruction wrought on the urban park by the invasive Brown spruce longhorn beetle, believed to arrive in the city via the nearby port.
File contains the manuscript of an article written by Freedman and J.M. Dale for the Proceedings of the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, volume 32. File also includes two hand-drawn charts and correspondence.
File contains correspondence from Freedman and others regarding containment of the pest in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Correspondence is to and from Christopher Majka, Jon Sweeney, Ken Harrison, Stephen King, and others.
File contains minutes and notes from meetings of the Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle Task Force, managing the response to the infestation of the pest in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia. File also contains draft presentations, notes, and summaries.
File contains manuscript reports dealing with the health of Point Pleasant Park and the containment of the Brown spruce longhorn beetle. File contains the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources "1994/95 Spruce Beetle Damage Survey" (Mike LeBlanc and Bob Guscott), the "Point Pleasant Park Forest Health Survey, June 8-10, 2000" (Guscott), two draft manuscripts of "Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle" (Plant Health Risk Assessment Unit, Science Division; September 1999 and June 2000), the Halifax Regional Municipality "Point Pleasant Park, Park and Urban Forest Master Plan" (November 18, 1998), and other fact sheets (Friends of Point Pleasant Park and Environment Canada) and presentation drafts.
File contains facsimiles of newspaper articles relating to the containment of the Brown spruce longhorn beetle infestation of Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Otto Wettstein's draft report "On breeding Tetropium fuscum" (for Public Works and Government Services Canada), S. Balazy's draft "The fungus Cephalosporium (Acrostalagmus) lecanii Zimm. as a pathogen of beetle larvae", L.M. Hanks's "Influence of the larval host plant on reproductive strategies of cerambycid beetles", Zenon Capecki's "The occurrence of Tetropium Kirby (Cerambycidae, Coleoptera) and their parasites in Poland", J. Sweeney, L. Humble, and E. Allen's "Assessment of the Bruks chipper for phytosanitary production of chips free of live Tetropium spp. and other insects", Christopher Majka and Jan Klimaszewski's "Phloeocharis subtilissima Mannerheim (Staphylinidae: Phloeocharinae) and Cephennium gallicum Ganglbauer (Scydmaenidae) new to North America: a case study in the introduction of exotic Coleoptera to the port of Halifax, with new records of other species", and other Brown spruce longhorn beetle reports and articles.
File contains raw data notes compiled by Sean Love and Barb O'Neil and collected by Freedman, documenting tree counts at eight sites in Point Pleasant Park and eight sites in Fleming Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in early May 1995.