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Arthur Lismer's Dalhousie sketches

  • 0000-091
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1919]

Collection includes 41 original pen and ink drawings by Arthur Lismer commissioned ca. 1919 by Dalhousie's Centenary Committee to illustrate its history of the university's first century: One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918, which was published in 1920. The collection includes the original and some unfinished and/or unpublished versions of all but one of the 26 illustrations used in the book, which features historic and contemporary Dalhousie figures and buildings. There are several portraits of President Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, which were rejected in favour of publishing a photographic image, as well as a rough sketch of Lismer's daughter, Marjorie. Also included in the collection are 22 reproductions, which are probably printer's proofs, given the poor quality of the paper.

Twelve of the Lismer images were also reproduced in the booklet titled simply Dalhousie University, which was produced by the Dalhousie Million Committee as part of the promotional literature supporting the university's 1920 Million Dollar Campaign and published shortly after the Centenary Committee's book.

There is little documentary evidence beyond these two publications regarding the precise date or other details of the Lismer commission; one of the drawings is marked "1 March 1920," and another "27 March 1920," on date-received stamps from the engraving department of Rous & Mann, the Toronto company that printed both publications. The existing archival correspondence between the university and the printer (UA-3, Box 621, Folder 6) is from the Million Committee file, and refers only peripherally to the Centenary Committee's book project. A letter dated 24 March 1920 from Rous & Mann advises that the cuts, or illustrations, proposed for use in the campaign booklet were "at present locked up for the printing of the other Book in course of preparation," while later correspondence indicates that the printing and delivery of the campaign booklet gained precedence over the commemorative history, and the first run of these booklets was shipped on 17 April. The history was printed shortly after that, although by 26 May it had already been reprinted, owing to the misspelling of George Stewart Campbell, whose middle name appears in the first printing as "Stuart." The existence of the misprinted copies is due to their purchase at a steep discount by the Million Committee, who wrote: "... if the price were attractive a way might be found to use them."

No correspondence or documents have been found in the Dalhousie University Archives regarding Lismer's actual commission: within the Million Committee's correspondence file exists a single telegram from President Mackenzie to Arthur Lismer, dated 3 April 1920, which expresses a need to rush the printing along with the instruction: "leave layout to your judgement," the sole reference to Lismer's role in either project.

Lismer, Arthur

Solar Audio Recording Studio Collection

  • 2012-023
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1975]-[ca. 2003]

Collection contains sound recordings made at the former Solar Audio Recording Studio on Cunard Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Solar Audio & Recording Limited.

Trout tales : chronicles of the Izaak Walton Club of Dalhousie University

  • 2015-016, Item 1
  • Item
  • 1984

Item is an account of the Izaak Walton Club of Dalhousie University, written by John G. Aldous in 1984. The account chronicles the fishing trips and other activities of some prominent individuals in Dalhousie's history. The account was compiled by Donald Gordon in 2013.

Aldous, John G.

Drawings of the Dalhousie University mace

  • 2017-003, SF Box 84, Folder 14
  • File
  • 1949

File contains nine drawings of the Dalhousie University mace created by R.L. de C.H. Saunders, a Dalhousie University Professor of Anatomy who designed the mace in 1949. The drawings illustrate details of various parts of the mace. The mace was carved by former Deputy Mayor of Halifax A.H. Macmillan. It is used during convocation ceremonies and stored in University Hall.

Dalhousie University Reference Collection

  • MS-1-Ref
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1860]-2019

The collection contains a wide variety of printed materials created by or related to Dalhousie University, including convocation programs; university calendars; faculty, staff, and biographies; faculty and school histories; newspaper clippings; and many other materials related to the university. Materials span from the mid 19th century to the early 21st century.

Dalhousie University. Board of Governors.

Roscoe Alfred Fillmore fonds

  • MS-10-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970

Fonds consists of fiction, non-fiction and poetry manuscripts, a notebook, leaflets and periodicals, newspaper clippings, and a hardcover copy of The Growing Question, a gardening book published by Fillmore in 1957. Materials relate to Fillmore's interests in horticulture and political activism.

Fillmore, Roscoe A.

Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee fonds

  • MS-10-10
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1994

Fonds contains materials related to the early picnics organized by the committee. Materials include invitations, announcements and mailing lists, guest books, financial records, and photographs of people at various picnics.

Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee.

John Bell fonds

  • MS-10-2
  • Fonds
  • 1976

This fonds consists of four letters sent from Fred Thompson to John Bell between July and October, 1976. Fred Thompson was an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), editor, historian, and publisher. He was a central figure in the IWW for many years. The letters provide a recounting of Thompson's time in Halifax as a labourer and labour activist and reveal an ongoing discussion between Bell and Thompson regarding labour issues and labour history. The fonds contains no outgoing correspondence from John Bell to Fred Thompson.

Bell, John

Herman Clide Fillmore fonds

  • MS-10-3
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960] - [ca. 1965]

This fonds consists of a photocopy of a single manuscript called "My Memoirs." The memoirs focus largely on Fillmore's family history and the early period of his life prior to his involvement with the Maritime Communist Party.

Fillmore, Herman C. (Herman Clide), 1892-1977

Tom Lackey fonds

  • MS-10-4
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1975

This fonds contains research notes, reports, essays, and other records that document student movements in Toronto during the late 1960s and early 1970s when Lackey was a student at the University of Toronto.

Lackey, Thomas

James Young fonds

  • MS-10-5
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

This fonds includes several letters, a selection of research materials, and a manuscript version of Young's thesis on the Communist Party of Canada.

Young, James

Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds

  • MS-10-7
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1976

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence (1970-1974). Other materials include documents regarding American draft laws, Canadian immigration laws and counselling notes on immigrants. Administrative records (1970-1974) include press releases, financial documents and newspaper clippings.

Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors. Halifax Committee to Aid War Resistors.

Movement for Citizens Voice and Action fonds

  • MS-11-1
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1982

Fonds consists of wide range of records from both MOVE and MOVE coalition members, consisting of administrative records to material on social issues. Records include meeting minutes from the board and staff; material on operations; records on funding and finances; material on activities and participation of MOVE such as conferences, seminars, and workshops; various material on internal committees and external committees; various material on MOVE coalition member groups; resource and reference material that made up much of MOVE's library as well as research information they used for various publications for citizen awareness. In addition, the above records contain material that target many social issues such as environment, human rights, poverty, unemployment, city planning, and transit issues.

Movement for Citizens Voice and Action.

Byron Rogers fonds

  • MS-11-11
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1976

Fonds contains research files on medical clinics in Nova Scotia during the 1970s.

Rogers, Byron

Ecology Action Centre fonds

  • MS-11-13
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2012 ; predominantly 1972-1998

The fonds consists of records spanning the entire history of the Ecology Action Centre. The records document the organization's internal and external activities and include correspondence, annual reports, administrative records, committee files, subject files, and an extensive library of audiovisual materials on a variety of environmental and ecological topics.

Ecology Action Centre.

Sandy Lake Action Group fonds

  • MS-11-14
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1982

Fonds contains records from the Sandy Lake Action Group, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Sandy Lake Action Group.

Canada-China Friendship Association fonds

  • MS-11-2, Boxes 1-7
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980

This fonds consists of records related to the governance of the association, meeting minutes, the activities of the various committees and sub-committees, membership lists, newsletters, and correspondence. It also includes program materials the CCFA used to promote knowledge and awareness about China; documents regarding the Communist Party of China; reference materials; a large collection of slides, primarily of two trips the association organized, one to China in 1975 and one to Asia in 1977; audiocassettes; and materials related to the lecture “How China Feeds 800 Million People” which includes a slide show, audiocassette, and transcription.

Canada-China Friendship Association.

Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division fonds

  • MS-11-3
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1971-1977

The fonds includes reports, publications, financial reports, annual reports, meeting notes and minutes, correspondence and general documentation showing the activities of CPAC NS.

Community Planning Association of Canada Nova Scotia Division.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

  • MS-11-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982

This fonds mainly consists of the publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings and reports of the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee.

Regional Social Planning Council fonds

  • MS-11-5
  • Fonds
  • 1973

Fonds consists of correspondence between the Regional Social Planning Council and the Department of Social Services and United Community Services.

Regional Social Planning Council.

Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area) fonds

  • MS-11-6
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1970

Fonds consists of records documenting the council's role in coordinating health, welfare, and recreation services and programs. Fonds contains newsletters and memoranda, reports, and correspondence.

Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area).

Discussion for peace and progress

  • MS-11-7, OS Box 4, Folder 57
  • Item
  • 1953

Item is an audio disc recording of a "discussion for peace and progress" moderated by Ben Grauer at a Dalhousie University meeting in New York, New York in 1953.

Grauer, Benjamin Franklin, 1908-1977

Daniel Finlayson MacInnis fonds

  • MS-13-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1952

Fonds consists of twelve notebooks from Medical School, Dalhousie registration cards, transcript of marks, medical books, examinations, photographs, and Provincial Medical Board papers.

MacInnis, Daniel Finlayson, 1889-1973

Clarence Lloyd Gosse fonds

  • MS-13-10, SF Box 57, Folders 7-8
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1973

Fonds consists of several articles about Dr. Gosse and a copy of an address made to the Nova Scotia Health Council.

Gosse, Clarence Lloyd, 1912-

Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

  • MS-13-11
  • Fonds
  • 1805-1972

Fonds consists of artifacts from the First World War and the Dalhousie No. 7 "Overseas" Stationary Hospital.Fonds also includes correspondence, poetry, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Donovan, Oscar Glennie

William Harop Hattie fonds

  • MS-13-12, SF Box 54, Folders 18-19; SF Box 57, Folders 16-18
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1932

Fonds consists of correspondence with the Canadian Medical Association and its professional journal. Other contents include manuscripts of papers and addresses, including publications by Dr. Hattie. Fonds also contains obituaries, a letter from Sec. Graduates of McGill University, H.C. Pruell and a letter from Sir J.W. Dawson.

Hattie, William Harop

Robert O. Jones fonds

  • MS-13-14
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1986

Fonds consists of patient records, manuscripts, lecture notes, course material, correspondence, published articles, speeches, photographs, subject files, and papers of various professional associations, all created or collected by Dr. Jones during his career.

The materials in this fonds were generated primarily as a result of Dr. Jones' work as a Psychiatrist in Halifax and as a faculty member at Dalhousie University. Dr. Jones was a member of many associations and the bulk of this collection consists of meeting minutes and correspondence related to these associations.

Jones, Robert Orville

J. Gordin Kaplan fonds

  • MS-13-15, SF Box 57, Folders 19-20
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1952

Fonds consists of published articles by Dr. Kaplan and a notebook of lectures on midwifery taken by an unknown individual (1866-1867).

Kaplan, J. Gordin

Elizabeth Kilpatrick fonds

  • MS-13-17, SF Box 57, Folders 21-23; SF Box 58, Folders 1-5; SF Box 59, Folders 1-8; SF Box 54, Folder 20 ; ;
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1969

Fonds consists of manuscripts of papers and addresses in addition to published articles. This fonds also includes general notes, correspondence, and biographical sketches of Dr. Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick, Elizabeth

D.M. Linton fonds

  • MS-13-19, SF Box 59, Folder 9
  • Fonds
  • 1875

Fonds consists of a patient medical report.

Linton, D.M., Dr.

Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital collection

  • MS-13-2, SF Box 54, Folders 5-6; SF Box 56, Folders 3-4
  • Collection
  • 1915-1977

Collection consists of a booklet about the history of the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, some correspondence of nursing matron Laura Hubley, a book of signatures of the unit's members, and correspondence and a small album containing postcards sent by Sgt. A. Fraser Tupper (who worked with the unit in 1916 and 1917) to his nephew, Ralph Kane.

Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital

W.D. Rankin fonds

  • MS-13-20, SF Box 59, Folders 10-11 ; SF Box 60, Folders 1-3 ; SF Box 61, Folders 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1921

Fonds consists of seven notebooks containing lecture notes from medical school at the University of Edinburgh.

Rankin, W.D.

George Arthur MacIntosh fonds

  • MS-13-21, SF Box 61, Folders 3-6
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1965

Fonds consists of examination papers from medical school as well as paraphenalia from his academic years at Dalhousie University.

MacIntosh, George Arthur

Ian MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-22, SF Box 61, Folders 7-14 ; SF Box 62, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1966

Fonds consists of correspondence, published articles, and a bound copy of Ian MacKenzie's thesis submitted to the University of Edinburgh in 1955.

MacKenzie, Ian

Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-23
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1964

Fonds consists of a history of Nova Scotian physicians compiled in 1950. This fonds also contains a scrapbook as well as correspondence, papers, articles, an artifact, and a history of Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax.

MacKenzie, Kenneth Alexander, 1880-1958

Robert P. Macharen fonds

  • MS-13-24, SF Box 64, Folders 15-16 ; SF Box 65, Folders 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1867

Fonds consists of notebooks from medical school at the University of Edinburgh.

Macharen, Robert P., Dr.

Lloyd Macpherson fonds

  • MS-13-25
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1967

Fonds consists of correspondence, military documentation and memorabilia, clippings, and two photographs of Dr. Macpherson.

MacPherson, Lloyd, Dr.

Robert Mitchell fonds

  • MS-13-27, SF Box 65, Folder 9
  • Fonds
  • 1859

Fonds consists of a biographical history of Dr. Mitchell and his family. Fonds includes a copy of the convocation record, dated 1859, from the University of Edinburgh.

Mitchell, Robert

Angus McDonald Morton fonds

  • MS-13-28, SF Box 65, Folder 10
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1947

Fonds consists of correspondence belonging to Mrs. Angus Morton and a copy of a poem written by Dr. Morton.

Morton, Angus McDonald, Dr., 1871-1944

John Alexander Nixon fonds

  • MS-13-29, SF Box 65, Folder 11
  • Fonds
  • 1925

Fonds consists of correspondence with the Editor of the "British Medical Journal."

Nixon, John Alexander, Dr., 1874-1951

Nova Scotia Council of Health fonds

  • MS-13-3, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1973

Fonds consists of several drafts of a report on health facilities and services in Nova Scotia. These include briefs, submissions, statistics, and articles related to the report.

Nova Scotia Council of Health.

Alexander John Murchison fonds

  • MS-13-30
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1975

Fonds consists of papers and reports on Child Welfare.

Murchison, Alexander John, Dr.

Daniel McNeil Parker fonds

  • MS-13-31, SF Box 66, Folders 5-6
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1846

Fonds consists of various tickets and certificates from the University of Edinburgh. There are several obituaries from different sources in the Case File.

Parker, Daniel McNeil, Dr., 1822-1907

Nelson Pratt fonds

  • MS-13-32
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1931, bulk 1896-1900

Fonds contains student tickets from Dalhousie University, Victoria General Hospital and Halifax Medical College; registration receipts; medical examination certificates; certificates of class attendance; certificates from the Provincial Medial Board; other letters and certificates certifying that Pratt completed certain parts of his medical training; and a plaque with Dr. Pratt's name on it.

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