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Nova Scotia Agricultural College international agriculture collection

  • MS-14-28
  • Collection
  • [19-?]
Collection consists of tools, artifacts, textiles, photographs, pencil sketches, pamphlets, posters, and a video cassette that were collected by Nova Scotia Agricultural College staff through their travels via partnerships with universities and organizations around the world up to the year 2000. Materials reflect agricultural and rural traditions from the areas they were collected in. The artifacts were collected from and photographs taken in Kenya, The Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, The Sudani, New Guinea, Angola, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Czechoslovakia, Melanesia, Columbia, The Caribbean, and Jamaica.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College winged patch

File contains a Nova Scotia Agricultural College winged patch. In the center of the patch it has the numbers '40', and the letter 'A' below. The NSAC badge belonged to Mr. Francis W. Lawrence, of Falmouth, NS. After graduating from NSAC in 1940, Francis went to war with the air force. He did not return. He had the rank of F/O - Flyer Officer, his trade was W/AG - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner. He was with the 162 SQDN RCAF. Mr. Lawrence was 25 years old and passed 6/13/1944.

Ross Boutilier fonds

  • MS-15-1
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 2015
Fonds contains records documenting Ross Boutilier's legal challenges over same-sex benefits and equal treatment in Nova Scotia and provincial and federal legislation to gain access to same-sex marriage. Other series include production and administrative records of Wayves magazine, committee records of Halifax Pride, and newspaper clippings about the LGBTQ community in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Canada.

Boutilier, Ross

Bob Fougere fonds

  • MS-15-18
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2017
Fonds contains materials collected by LGBTQ+ activist Bob Fougere pertaining to his activism in Halifax. Records in fonds document Fougere's work as coordinator of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project [NSRAP], including NSRAP's participation in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and its health care advocacy work on behalf of transgender Nova Scotians. Materials also document Fougere's roles as board member at Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, and facilitator the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Youth Project support group. Materials in fonds include correspondence, pamphlets, essays, studies, clippings, reports, meeting minutes, conference materials, and ephemera.

Fougere, Bob

Lynn Murphy fonds

  • MS-15-3
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1996
Fonds contains graphic materials collected by Lynn Murphy through her association with the Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) of Nova Scotia, and participation in organizing Halifax Pride marches and parades, in addition to other LGBT initiatives in Halifax. Fond contains one series of posters, banners, and flags produced or collected by GALA for use in Pride marches and parades, as well as other political demonstrations, GALA meetings, and dances, or relating to event held at Rumours bar. Fonds also contains posters for LGBT-related events in Halifax, posters for LGBT films, posters encouraging safe-sex practices and political activism, as well as Pride Guide mockups from 1996 and 1998.

Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia

"Thank you for not Skoking" pins

File contains three pins featuring a photo of Nova Scotian Member of Parliament Roseanne Skoke in the centre of a red circle with a line through it, surrounded by the words "THANK YOU FOR NOT SKOKING".

"Waves of pride" pin

File contains one round, black pin with a triangular rainbow in the centre. The rainbow is overlaid with that purple text reading "2000" and white text below that reads "Waves of Pride".

Wearable ephemera

Series contains duplicates of wearable ephemera from fonds in the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive. Materials in series including buttons and pins, badges, medals, clothing, and other regalia related to or worn during Halifax Pride parades, political demonstrations organized by Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS] and other groups, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [M.A.C. Leather] contests, and other LGBT causes and events.

Karen Andrews "we are family" pins

File contains one pin produced in support of activist Karen Andrews and her struggle to have her same sex partnership and co-parented children recognized as a family under Ontario health legislation. Pin has a white background and is printed with white text that reads "WE ARE FAMILY—Karen Andrews/Local 1996—Access to OHIP Committee".

Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] medals

File contains seven medals from the 2008 and 2009 Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] awards. 2008 medals awarded to Bill Mitchell, Ken Burrough, Kate Huey, Terry Lewin, Dita Parlow and Ryan Auld as well as one medal inscribed "MACLeather 2007 Rob Meyers". 2009 medals awarded to Maisie Walker, Rick Johnston, and Rick Arsenault. File also contains nine judges pins. Titles include Head Judge, Judges Boy, Tally Mistress, Tally Mister, and Judges 1 through 5.

Nathaniel Smith fonds

  • MS-15-4
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2013
Fonds consists of material related to Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] competitions collected by Nathaniel Smith. Includes pamphlets; meeting minutes; financial records; event logo and posters; contest ephemera; organization bylaws; photographs, newspaper clippings; pins; and one mixed music compact disc (CD) played at a MACLeather event.

Smith, Nathaniel

Join the attack on AIDS pins

File contains two pins produced by the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia. Both pins have white and red text on a black background. Text on one pin reads "JOIN THE ATTACK ON AIDS". Text on the second pin reads "Pour l'amour de la vie... FAITES LA GUERRE AU SIDA".

Larry Baxter fonds

  • MS-15-9
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2018
Fonds contains materials collected by Halifax-based AIDS activist Larry Baxter. Materials in fonds document Baxter's involvement or interactions with a variety of Nova Scotian AIDS-related organizations, including Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to AIDS [CARAS], AIDS Nova Scotia [ANS], and the Nova Scotia Persons with AIDS Coalition. These materials include administrative and financial records, internal and external reports, memos and correspondence, proposals and planning materials, workshop materials, and reference materials. Fonds also contains Baxter's collection of news clippings covering a broad range of LGBT and AIDS-related issues, and his collection of pamphlets regarding AIDS-related issues and concerns.

Baxter, Larry

Objects and wearable ephemera

Series contains pins, stickers, one tote bag, one bracelet, and one air freshener collected by Al Stewart through his involvement with the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU] and various LGBT community groups and events, including Affirm United, the TightRope leather brotherhood, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] contests, and Halifax Pride.

Alan (Al) Roy Stewart fonds

  • MS-15-21
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2019
Fonds contains materials collected by Al Stewart as part of his involvement in the Maritime leather community, his LGBT advocacy work at Saint John's United Church in Halifax, and his involvement in the broader LGBT community in Nova Scotia. Leather community records document the activities of the TightRope leather brotherhood, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] contests, and other leather groups across Canada and the United States. Materials include administrative records, photographs, promotional materials, correspondence, newsletters, and catalogues. United Church materials primarily relate to Stewart's efforts to attain Affirmed status for St. John's United Church, and include reference materials, correspondence, and newsletters. Fonds also contains objects and ephemera related to the leather community, Affirm, and Stewart's membership in the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU], as well as personal photographs, correspondence, and LGBT publications.

Stewart, Alan Roy

CODCO pink triangle pride banner

File contains one hand-painted banner made of white cotton fabric cover in purple handprints and other colourful brush marks, and featuring the acronym "CODCO" in black text painted over a large pink triangle. The banner was likely produced in relation to the Newfoundland-based comedy troupe CODCO's participation in the 1992 Halifax Pride parade.

CODCO pink maple leaf banner

File contains one hand-painted banner. Banner is made of a white bedsheet decorated with a pink maple leaf and glitter glue with text that reads "CODCO" in the centre. Banner is was likely produced in relation to the Newfound-based comedy troupe CODCO's participation in the 1992 Halifax Pride parade.

TightRope membership badges

File contains two badges worn by TightRope members. One badge is printed with text saying "TIGHTROPE MEMBERSHIP", and the other is printed with text that reads "Membership Chairman—TIGHTROPE".

Canada : moving forward – AIDS 2010 pin

File contains one pin produced in connection with the Canada : Moving forward -- AIDS 2010 event. Pin features a black background with a grey-blue border, and a red ribbon with a maple leaf on the end in the centre. Red text around the border reads "Canada: Moving Forward" with smaller red text beneath reading "AIDS 2010".

Canadian Labour Congress pride tote

File contains one tote bag produced by the Canadian Labour Congress. Tote bag is made of black fabric, and is printed with an inverted pink triangle with black text written into each side of the triangle reading "Solidarité—Pride—Fierté.

Halifax Pride 1998 pin

File contains one pin from Halifax Pride 1998. Pin features overlapping rainbow triangles on a black and white background and the words "PRiDE Halifax 1998".

Halifax Pride 1997 pin

File contains one pin from Halifax Pride 1997. Pin has a white background with a border of small triangles in rainbow colours, with a blue cross and pink triangle in the centre with text above and below that reads "Pride—1997".

Halifax Pride 1996 pin

File contains one pin for Halifax Pride 1996. Pin has a white background with a border of pink and black triangles, and features two overlapping black and pink triangles in the centre, with text printed above and below that reads "Pride—96".
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