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Colchester (N.S. : County)
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Walsh photographs

No information on 1999 card; Accession list title: Walsh photo/neg collection. 4 envelopes sorted photos/neg; 1 box metal neg. rolls.

See also accessions: A2017-001 (MS-14)

Students

This series contains books, photographs, and a time of capsule, of past students and their involvements at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. These include sporting events, student councils, associations, and convocation, between 1907-2012.

Student activities

This file contains photos of students and faculty within buildings (laboratories, barns, library, machinery shed, and mess hall), and outdoors on campus at various spaces including farm yard, residences, and fields. These were taken in the 1960's and 1970's

Staff directory, 2002 & 2003

File contains one bound volume of the 2002 Nova Scotia Agricultural College Staff Directory. It is divided by department and has black and white photographs, job title, phone number, and email address for campus staff and faculty. Attached is the 2003 NSAC, extension services, and Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture staff phone directory.

Richard Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2011
Fonds comprises Richard (Dick) Morton’s Nova Scotia Agricultural College certificates; photographs (including the NSAC 1952 graduating class photo); a copy of The 50th anniversary of 4-H in Nova Scotia; newspaper clippings; a certificate of recognition and appreciation on Richard Morton’s retirement; Mr. Morton’s obituary; notes of condolence; two personal accounts from friends/colleagues, including Memories of Dick Morton, by Robert Murray, Class of 1952; and an untitled and anonymous poem dated 1978.

Morton, Richard

Principal's residence

File contains the original photograph and a reproduction of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College's Principal's Residence circa 1910. It was built in 1908 and was removed in 1978 as the site was selected for the new dining hall.

Photographs

This sub-series contains over 200 glass negative and lantern slides discovered in the basement of Harlow Institute, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS around 1997. There are also copy negatives and contact prints that were made at a later unknown date. Most of the photographs depict apples and orchard practice. Notes on some of the sleeves of the negatives suggest that they date from the period 1898-1907. Fred C. Sears taught at the Horticultural School in Wolfville which operated from 1894-1904 and then took up a position as Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. In 1907 he accepted a position as Professor of Pomology at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. It was there in 1914 that he wrote a textbook entitled Productive Orcharding. The book is illustrated with photographs akin to those in this collection. One photo is the same as one in the collection, but from a different angle. It seems likely that many photographs illustrating the book were taken in Nova Scotia, probably Wolfville. Sears dedicated his book to Robert W. Starr, a close friend and former president of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association. We have been unable to document who actually took the photographs, which show considerable skill and an artistic flair for composition. This accession also contains: - 120 b&w 5" x 7" prints made from the glass slides, - "'An Apple a Day' : a collection of photographs" exhibit catalogue produced for a 1998 display. - A copy of the [MacRae Library] "Library Trust Fund Update", vol.9:no.1. July 1998.

Photograph donation

This accession contains 4 black and white photographs donated by Gordon Kinsman. One of them is notated: "Art MacKenzie" [Arthur W.] 1946 Min of Agric. N.S.

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists biography collection

  • MS-14-19
  • Collection
  • 1971
This collection contains materials created and collected by the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists. Series include biographies and photographs of notable Nova Scotia Agriculturists, many of whom were associated with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College principals, student life, and student play

File contains photographs of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus, principals, buildings, student sports teams, and a student play.
-- 49 photographs : colour ; 13 x 18 cm - taken of students presenting a play from 1993, title unknown, sign on the back of the stage says “ Congratulations class of 1993”. -- 1 black photo album which includes 46 photographs : b & w ; 12 ½ x 18 cm. 7 pages of negatives. Time period unknown, some pictures are labeled. Photographs include NSAC hockey team, Aggies hockey team, horses, faculty, basketball team, classrooms, residence construction, farms and barns, convocation, campus buildings, NSAC principals. Photographs have been removed from the sheets and placed in acid free plastic sleeves. Several prints were disposed of as they were duplicates or copies of older NSAC postcards. -- Sony U-matic videocassette (3/4), “Pesticide safety” by Ian Blenkhorn, Marion MacRae, Cathy Deveau, Mark Tracey. – cannot view the video; place in AV boxes, recommended for disposal unless it is an NSAC produced film.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College open house, library staff, 1987

File contains 11 color photos and one handmade photo spread (construction paper ) of photocopied pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College library staff during Open House in 1987. Photos are as follows : 1. On reverse: “Sheree Miller - Steno Secretary, Lady who pays you, Open House 1987”. Subject is smiling at the camera. 2. Sheree Miller – no annotation on reverse – subject is in side view talking on the phone. 3. On reverse: “Kelly Ji - Cataloguing and international traveler (also Acquisitions and Serials singlehandedly in her spare time) Open House 1987” Subject is looking at camera. 4. On reverse: “Irene – Domestic engineer and General Can-Do Anything Person! Open House 1987” Subject is smiling at camera. 5. On reverse: “Joanne Campbell – Inter-library Loans and best Giggler - Open House 1987” Subject is smiling at camera. 6. On reverse: “Bonnie Waddell – Reference Librarian and Lady with the flip-flops – Open House 1987” Subject is smiling at camera. 7. On reverse: “Darren Blade – Data entry clerk and comedian – summer appearances only – Open House 1987” Subject is smiling at camera. 8. Darren Blade – no annotation on reverse – subject in side view looking at computer screen and smiling. 9. On reverse: “Chrissie Frank – Assistant to Archivist – Local Trouble Maker – Summer appearances only – Open House 1987” Subject is posed in front of Agricola Collection museum objects smiling at camera. 10. On reverse: “Marlene McCallum – Part time steno secretary” Subject is looking up at camera smiling. 11. Marlene McCallum – Subject is smiling looking down at something in her hands. 12. Construction paper display sheet of photocopied pictures over the years of (1) Mr B.S. Sodhi – Chief Librarian – MacRae Library, and (2) Professor Peter Sanger.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus panoramic 1921

File contains a panoramic photographic print of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1921. Printed on the back : "Mrs. Mathew [sic Matthew] Frizzell". Removed a piece of a receipt taped to the back of the photograph during processing; it may have been used to indicate cropping when an enlargement was made to hang behind the circulation desk of the MacRae Library. The receipt and description card are attached to the accession form in the case file. The panoramic shot still hangs behind the circulation desk at the time of accessioning.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus events and activities (20th century)

File contains photographs of events and activities at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College with people present in frame. People include students, faculty, and dignitaries. Photos include posed (as for calendar publication), class photos; event photos such as building dedications, graduation parades, students at play, at study, at work. Most photos are between the decades of the 1950's to the early 1980's.

Moving a house on campus

File consists of 8 photographs of a house being moved off of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus. It looks to have been on the MacRae Library side of College Road. The photos were taken by Stuart Smith, physics professor at NSAC.

Melville Cumming (1905-1927)

Item is a photograph of Dr. Melville Cumming, who served as the first principal at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-1927. Dr. Cumming was also an instructor animal husbandry, agronomy, bacteriology and public speaking, and also served as the Secretary of Agriculture for the province from 1907-25.

Melville Cumming group photograph

This file contains 1 photograph of Melville Cumming in a group photo taken at the Truro Golf Club. Taken by Sponagle, Truro, on July 30th, 1923.

MacRae Library gets barcodes

File contains 2 photographs of library assistant Janelle Brenton cataloging and applying new barcodes to the books of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College's MacRae Library’s collection for the new automated catalog. The photographs were taken by Sheila Ferguson, she was a photographer/media person who worked for the Dept. of Agriculture --- she was in the 4H building at one time, when it was in the old house next to the parking lot.
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