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The Impossible Museum fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2018-2020

Fonds contains a selection of documents, drawings, material samples, and images collected by D'Arcy Wilson and Lisa Bouraly during a two-year research project focused on Thomas McCulloch and Andrew Downs. The fonds is part of an exhibition, the "Impossible Museum," curated by Lisa Bouraly and featuring works by D'Arcy Wilson and Amy Malbeuf. The exhibition is presented by Eyelevel Gallery in the Thomas McCulloch Museum in the Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre from March 5 to April 30, 2020.

Material includes a selection of texts and notes tracing Bouraly's research while preparing the exhibition. These documents were selected by Wilson from Bouraly's collection. Fonds also includes an encapsulated drawing of Thomas McCulloch, material swatches linked to one of the works in the exhibition, scraps and drawings left over from a collage, photographs of works in progress, a copy of the exhibition essay, and other material related to the exhibition. Fonds also includes photocopies of several nineteenth century texts reviewed by Bouraly during her research.

The file box includes a pair of white gloves and a list of materials in the box.

Wilson, D'Arcy

Jessica Scott Kerrin fonds

  • MS-2-821
  • Fonds
  • 2001 - 2019
Fonds comprises records regarding Jessica Scott Kerrin's work as a children's author, including printed and electronic manuscripts; editorial correspondence; book reviews; style and writing guides; learning resource materials; digital photographs; and correspondence from readers, primarily school children.

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Nathaniel Smith fonds

  • MS-15-4
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2013
Fonds consists of material related to Mr. Atlantic Canada (M.A.C.) Leather 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 M.A.C. Leather event.

Smith, Nathaniel

2b theatre company fonds

  • MS-3-50
  • Fonds
  • 1999 - 2019
Fonds comprises administration, publicity and production records of 2b theatre company since their inception as Bunnies in the Headlights Theatre in 1999. Records types include manuscripts, correspondence, programs, posters, playbills and photographs.

2b theatre company

Françoise Baylis fonds

  • MS-2-807
  • Fonds
  • 1996 - 2017
Fonds comprises records documenting Françoise Baylis's work as a bioethics scholar, educator and public intellectual, including her teaching, research, publishing and professional activities. Records include lecture and presentation notes and slides, manuscripts, publishing contracts, editorial correspondence and reviews, committee notes, agendas and correspondence.

Baylis, Françoise

Chebucto Community Net fonds

  • MS-11-16
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1996
Fonds comprises records documenting the genesis and early years of Chebucto Community Net. Record types include meeting minutes and agendas; founding documents (i.e., draft mission statements and terms of reference); press releases and media reports; limited financial information; business plans; and correspondence.

Chebucto Community Net

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-32
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - 2019
Fonds documents the management and theatrical productions of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company from 1992-2016. Series include Administrative, Education and outreach, and Production records, the latter being divided into subseries reflecting the types of materials generated by theatrical productions, including prompt books, posters and programs, photographs and reviews. A sousfond, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, contains records illustrating the development of the Centre , which was founded by Two Planks' artistic directors, Chris O'Neill and Ken Schwartz.

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company

Richard Lewis Evans fonds

  • MS-2-791
  • Fonds
  • [after 1986] - 2003
Fonds consists of Richard Lewis Evans' records regarding Dalhousie Law School's applications for the Emil Gumpert Award of the American College of Trial Lawyers, including the applications submitted for the award, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and related news releases and periodicals.

Evans, Richard Lewis

Jest in Time Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-33
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2004
The fonds consists of correspondence, programs, scripts, posters, newspaper clippings, news releases, newsletters, and photographs.

Jest in Time Theatre.

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute fonds

  • MS-14-35
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
Fonds contains records that were created by the Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute from 1982-1998. They include meeting minutes and proceedings of the annual and general meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and photographs.

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

Jenny Munday fonds

  • MS-2-806
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980 - 2017]
Fonds contains records pertaining to Jenny Munday's career as a playwright, actor, director, dramaturge and arts administrator. Materials include manuscript drafts; professional contracts; production reviews; grant applications; and correspondence. The fonds also contains records related to Munday's time as a Crake Fellow in Drama at Mount Allison University.

Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

Anita Martinez fonds

  • MS-15-2
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1999
Fonds consists of photographs taken by Anita Martinez at pride events and women's events in Nova Scotia between 1987 - 1999. There are also clippings, event programs, brochures, posters and promotional materials related to various women's and pride events.

Martinez, Anita Louise

Theatre 1707 fonds

  • MS-3-31
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980, predominantly 1979
This collection contains materials related to the administration and productions of Theatre 1707 as well as the Bit Players society. The records include administrative documents, reports, programs, posters, proposals, newspaper clippings, reviews, and photographs.

Theatre 1707.

Donna Morrissey fonds

  • MS-2-753
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2012
Fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts (print and electronic), drafts, page proofs, illustrations, digital photographs, and published copies of the novels, scripts, and short stories written by Donna Morrissey. It also contains e-mail and printed correspondence, press material and book reviews, and resource material from a workshop.

Morrissey, Donna, 1956-

Richard J.H. Perkyns fonds

  • MS-3-27
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1978-1985
The fonds consists of records related to Richard Perkyns' research undertaken in writing The Neptune Story: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of a Leading Canadian Theatre and editing Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre 1934-1984 . The fonds also includes a copy of his doctoral thesis, The Impact of the Expressionists Movements on British and American Drama and Theatre Practice (1968) and records which pertain to his involvement with the Halifax Independent Theatre. Records include correspondence, minutes from meetings, research notes, drafts, newspaper clippings, reviews, manuscripts, photographs, and interviews recorded on audio cassettes. The fonds has been arranged in four series: The Neptune Story, Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre, Doctoral Thesis, and Halifax Independent Theatre.

Perkyns, Richard, 1932-2008

Jill Grant fonds

  • MS-2-88
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2017
Fonds comprises records that illustrate Jill Grant's work as a planning educator and scholar, including her teaching, research, publishing and professional activities. Types of records include lecture notes, presentations and images, teaching evaluations, research notes and data, publishing contracts, editorial correspondence and reviews, manuscripts, drafts and presentation copies of talks and published papers.

Grant, Jill

Letters written by Fred Thompson to John Bell

  • MS-10-2, SF Box 1, Folders 1-4
  • File
  • 1976
File comprises four letters sent from Fred Thompson to John Bell between July and October, 1976. 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.

Marian Binkley fonds

  • MS-2-172
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1976-1995
Fonds consist of records related to Marian Binkley's extensive research studies on the fishing industry, particularly the health and safety of fishermen and the effects of the industry on their wives and families. Population data and research on the people of Fogo Island over a period of one hundred years is also included. Records consist of correspondence, surveys with fishermen and their wives, research on the fishing industry (particuarly with regard to health problems and fatalities), notes on findings and research, interview transcripts, and audio recordings of the interviews.

Binkley, Marian

George MacEachern fonds

  • MS-9-3
  • Fonds
  • 1976
This fonds contains a single portrait of George MacEachern. As well it contains 3 letters between John Bell an Archivist at the Dalhousie Archives and George MacEachern concerning the acquisition of new material into the Labour collection, with special regard to Dr. Bethune's tour.

MacEachern, George

Gargoyle Puppet Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-22
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1985
Fonds consists of scripts of the puppet plays as well as correspondence, photographs and slides, newspaper clippings of reviews, programs, videocassettes, and some administrative papers.

Gargoyle Puppet Theatre.

Janet Conners fonds

  • MS-15-20
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2010
Fonds contains materials related to Janet Conners' advocacy work for recipients of tainted blood products and other persons with HIV/AIDS. Janet's and her husband, Randy Conners, contracted HIV when Randy, a hemophiliac, was treated with infected blood. After publicly announcing Randy's diagnosis in 1991, the Conners provided testimony to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and became advocates for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Janet revealed her HIV positive status upon Randy's death in 1994. Materials in fonds include legal documents, correspondence, speaking notes, press releases, day planners, awards and honorary degrees, and photographs.

Catherine Banks fonds

  • MS-2-8
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2012
Fonds contains materials documenting Catherine Banks' professional playwrighting career beginning with her first published play, Eula's Offer. Records include research notes and manuscripts (handwritten and typed), correspondence, contracts, production and publicity materials, a videocassette, a DVD, photographs, sketches, and a small selection of personal papers.

Banks, Catherine, 1957-

Canada-China Friendship Association fonds

  • MS-11-2
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980
Fonds consists of records related to CCFA governance and activities. Record types include meeting minutes; committee and sub-committee agendas; membership lists; newsletters; correspondence; reference materials in multiple media; and a large collection of photographic slides, primarily featuring trips organized by the association.

Canada-China Friendship Association

Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students

  • UA-45
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1994
Fonds contains minutes of the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Studies as well as photographs, correspondence and other records relating to the establishment and management of the first purpose-built graduate student social facility (the Grad House).

Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students

Mulgrave Road Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-44
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2006
Fonds primarily consists of documentation related to publicity, personnel, equity, and the Canada Council for the Arts as well as scripts, production-based records, administrative files, correspondence, PACT files, contracts, annual meeting notes, ROADies records, financial statements and information, board meeting notes, brochures, audio tapes, photographs, and production posters.

Mulgrave Road Theatre.

Sandy Lake Action Group fonds

  • MS-11-14
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1982
Fonds contains records from the Sandy Lake Action Group, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Sandy Lake Action Group

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists biography collection

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

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists

Tom Lackey fonds

  • MS-10-4
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1975
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

Eyelevel Gallery fonds

  • MS-3-35
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2009
Fonds consists of documents created and collected by Eyelevel Gallery that reflect all aspects of the gallery’s management. The fonds includes artist files, slides, administrative files, publicity files (including press releases), correspondence, publications, financial documents, contracts, minutes of board of directors meetings, photographs, fundraising files and membership lists, audio and videocassettes, CDs, DVDs, books, and programmes, catalogues, posters, reviews, guest books, and miscellaneous files regarding exhibitions and events. Some digital records in this collection have been migrated from CD's.

Eyelevel Gallery.

Dalhousie Medical and Computing Media Services Audiovisual collection

  • UA-44
  • Collection
  • 1967 - 1999
Collection consists of videos and photographs that document the administrative and operational activities of Dalhousie University’s MedIT, providing media services to the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine. The collection also includes the card catalogue and register created and used by MedIT to organize their video and photograph libraries.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Medicine. MedIT.

Stephen Archibald's student protest photographs

  • MS-2-805
  • Collection
  • 1967 - 1971

Collection comprises 34 mounted photographs of political demonstrations and protest marches organized by Dalhousie students between 1967 and 1970. The photographs were taken by students for the Dalhousie Gazette and/or Pharos yearbook and were compiled and printed by Stephen Archibald for a show in the Student Union Building in Spring 1971. The scope and content notes for the images are drawn from the background information provided by Stephen Archibald, who writes: "The pictures were taken by young men in their late teens and early 20s who had no formal training, but who were drawn to photography because it provided a visual, aesthetic outlet that was missing from their academic university life. We also had no particular political beliefs or insight. The editors at the Gazette were left-leaning during this period so it is not surprising that we were assigned to photograph demonstrations that were organized, in large part or totally, by Dal radicals."

The photographs were printed and mounted by Stephen Archibald on F5 high-contrast paper to exaggerate their graphic nature, and printed full frame, which gives them a black border. As he explains in his notes, this was part of the contemporary aesthetic, ensuring that the viewer was aware that the images were composed in the frame, with nothing edited or cropped out. Most of the photographs are mounted, and the dimensions provided in the physical descriptions do not include the mount board.

Archibald, Stephen

Richard Apostle fonds

  • MS-2-681
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2006, predominant 1981-2004
Fonds consists of records resulting from several projects and areas of research, including an employment trends survey for the information services professions; Public Policing in Nova Scotia; The Restructuration of the Faroese Economy; the crisis of the North Atlantic fisheries and the impact of fishing quotas on the fishing industry; and the Marginal Work World Project. Included in these records are correspondence, surveys, committee notes, interview notes, annual reports by committees and police departments, officer information sheets from various police departments, operation manuals, photographs, audio cassettes, newspaper clippings, and project papers.

Apostle, Richard A.

Robert Doyle fonds

  • MS-3-18
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 2019
Fonds consists primarily of papers relating to Robert Doyle’s career as a costume and set designer. There are also research, administrative, and class papers from his office. The fonds consists of correspondence (1964-1997), Dalhousie University papers (1975-1997), Costume Studies program course materials (1974-1997), financial papers (1967-1994), legal documents (1972-1996), research notes and related materials (1970-1996), association related materials (1968-1997), production related materials (1976-2012), and miscellaneous papers and photographs (1968-1996) collected by Robert Doyle.

Doyle, Robert

Labour Photograph Collection

  • PC9
  • Collection
  • 1960
The Labour Photograph Collection contains photographs of Nova Scotia labour-related events and people.

Evans Estabrooks fonds

  • MS-14-49
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1962, 1999-2012
Fonds consists of photographs, campus publications, newspaper clippings, patches and a class ring collected by Evan Estabrooks’ while attending the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1960-1962. Also contains correspondence and photographs, and a copy of the publication “Memories : then and now : autobiographies of the class of 1962 : a look at the past 42 years : Nova Scotia Agricultural College” created by Alumni Relations for the 40th and 50th year class reunions.

Etsabrooks, Evans

Allan Currie Dunlop fonds

  • MS-2-784
  • Fonds
  • [196-?] - [197-?]
Fonds consists of Allan Currie Dunlop's records documenting his student years at Dalhousie University, including materials regarding the Dalhousie Alumni Association, Dalhousie Student Council, Dalhousie Student Union, Dalhousie University men's residence, and student political activities. Fonds contains correspondence, photographs, reports, programmes, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, student newspapers, Dalhousie University residences' administrative records.

Dunlop, Allan Currie

John Godfrey fonds

  • MS-2-575
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1987, predominant 1966-1986
Fonds consists of materials created or collected by Dr. John F. Godfrey while he was a professor at Dalhousie University and President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Material consists of correspondence, course material, lecture notes, videocassettes, shooting scripts and research for History 100 videos, manuscripts, notes, printed material of local history and locations, and meeting minutes and memos from committees, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the History Department at Dalhousie University.

Godfrey, John F.

Dalhousie Arts Centre fonds

  • UA-29
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2004, predominant 1970-1989
Fonds consists of administrative records related to the operation of the Dalhousie Arts Centre which includes correspondence, personnel files, reports, and memos; audio-visual materials; minutes, correspondence, and reports related to the Dalhousie Cultural Activities Committee and its sub-committees; financial records which include annual and monthly reports, budget records, payroll reports and other fiscal documents; artistic organization files; photographic records of performers; production, performance and event records that include contracts, news clippings, and promotional materials; as well as publicity materials for the Arts Centre.

Dalhousie University. Arts Centre.

Halifax Seed Company fonds

  • MS-4-21
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1965, predominant 1960 and 1965
Fonds contains Halifax Seed Company's ledgers and business correspondence, which contain advertisements and other printed matter, dating between 1956-1965.

Halifax Seed Company

Richard Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2011
Fonds is comprised of 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

Harza Engineering Company fonds

  • MS-4-253
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1976, predominant 1960-1976
The records in this collection deal primarily with the energy sector, and, more specifically, hydroelectric power. Many records detail the company's attempts to start a hydroelectric project on the Bay of Fundy. Some records pertain to projects in the rest of Canada and generally to Harza itself.

Harza Engineering Company.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Fred Brodie fonds

  • MS-9-6
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1977
Fonds includes the transcripts of conversations Fred Brodie had with Charles Murray and David Gutnick, and with John Bell. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings collected by Fred Brodie on the Canadian Congress of Labour and Trades and Labour Congress of Canada merger, the Halifax Labour Temple, the Halifax Typographical Union, the Teann Ghlac Black Friday coin, along with a variety of letters to the editor. Also included are reference materials for the ITU - Herald contract, the CHFX radio scripts, the Royal Commission on Newspapers' presentation, and a letter written by Fred Brodie to the Halifax Labour Temple.

Brodie, Fred

Byron Ulric Hatfield Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-781
  • Collection
  • [before 1949]
Collection contains seventy-seven glass plate lantern slides created by Byron Ulric Hatfield in Nova Scotia during the early twentieth century. Hatfield took photographs of coastal landscapes, churches and other buildings, and people working and in social settings. He also photographed published illustrations of Acadian life, including several illustrations of scenes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie." Hatfield developed his own photographs and created "magic lantern" slides to use in an illustrated lecture titled "The Land of Evangeline: The Land of Romance, Legend, and Picturesque Beauty." He gave lectures in various locations throughout the eastern United States.

Hatfield, Byron Ulric

Dalhousie Women's Club fonds

  • UA-38
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1995
Fonds consists of annual reports, records pertaining to interest groups formed within the club, membership information, minutes and agendas, administrative records, newsletters, photographs, and records for committees, events, and finances.

Dalhousie Women's Club.

Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.
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