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Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

  • MS-14-18
  • Collection
  • 1900-2002, predominant 1950-1999

The Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection consists of approximately 15 meters of published and unpublished materials. This includes books, serials, brochures, loose papers, photographs and slides, maps, audio and visual material, and artifacts.

The fonds contains information about many individual co-operatives and credit unions, as well as documents from larger region-wide co-operative organizations. There is also a large section of general co-operative literature about co-operation as a social movement, in Canada and around the world.

The age of the materials ranges from the early 1900s up to 2002. The majority spans from the 1950s to the 1990s.

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.

Evans Estabrooks fonds

  • MS-14-49
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1962, 1999-2012
This fonds consists of photographs, campus publications, patches and a class ring from Mr. Estabrooks’ education and graduation from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (1960-1962). The fonds also contains correspondence, photographs, and “Memories : then and now : autobiographies of the class of 1962 : a look at the past 42 years : Nova Scotia Agricultural College” from Alumni Relations for the 40th and 50th year class reunions.

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.

Ayrshire cow "Annie Laurie"

File contains a black and white photograph of the famous Ayrshire Cow "Annie Laurie", twice winner of first prize in milk test Guelph Ontario, owned by Agricultural College, Truro, Nova Scotia (45 x 52 cm). No date.

1914 senior class and staff of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College

File contains a black and white photograph of the students of the senior class and staff of NSAC in 1914. Pictured are: (from left to right) Row 1 - P. Sandford, R. Sandford, N. Lawrence, E. Hogan, A.C. Starr, C.R. Starr, R.W. Starr, A. Wood, R.R. McKenzie, G.C. Atkinson, G.F. Collingwood Row 2 - W.E. Whitehead, R. Schafheitlin (? scratched), F.A. Dobson, T. Murphy, B.H. Landells (B.S.A), J.E. Barteaux (M.A.), H.W. Smith (B.Sc.), L.C. Harlow (B.A.B.S.A.), R.D. Huddart, H.A. Butler, W. Flemming, J.M. McIntosh Row 3 - W.R. Shaw, H. Langille, M. H. Coughlin, E.W. Connolly (B.A.), W.R. Campbell (M.A.), M. Cumming (Melville) (B.A.) (B.S.A - Principal), J. Standish (V.S.), P.J. Shaw (B.A.), R.M. Lewis, J.N. McLean, N.C. McLean Row 4 - H. Buckley, JAS. Dickson, W.H. Brittain (B.S.A), J.P. Landry (Poultry), W.A. McKay (Dairying), J.M. Trueman (B.S.A), A. Illingworth, H. Freeze Row 5 - F.L. Cairns, L.G. Saunders, H. Laird, A.C. Taylor, E.C. Spicer, JAS. Bremner, A. McCunn, H. Brown, H. Logan, W.M. McCullough, L. Forsythe, P. Donat

Historical materials

This series contains reports, drawings, correspondences, books, and photos regarding the history of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College. This includes the institute's early drafts for motto and crest, past principal's signatures, and contribution to the provincial government between 1913-2005.
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