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Leslie E. Haley's records regarding the Summer Science Institute

Series consists of Leslie E. Haley's materials regarding his involvement with the Summer Science Institute project. Series includes vouchers, a list of contracts, invoices, a list of candidates and research projects, reports, and other textual records. For an unknown reason, this project was referred to in the records by different names, including the Summer Science Institute, Emerging Technology Institute, Summer Science Institute for Teachers, Emerging Technology Summer Institute, and Emerging Technology Summer School.

Shirley A.M. Conover fonds

  • MS-2-565
  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 1984
Fonds consists of materials regarding the professional activities of Shirley A.M. Conover, including correspondence, studies, proposals for research and reports submitted to companies, research centres and government departments by MacLaren Plansearch Ltd., Plansearch Inc., MacLaren Atlantic Ltd., MacLaren Marex Inc., and Hardy Associates (1978) Ltd.

Conover, Shirley A.M.

Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds

  • MS-10-7
  • Fonds
  • 1962 - 1976
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

Ecology Action Centre fonds

  • MS-11-13
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2012, predominant 1972-1998
Fonds consists of records documenting the history of the Ecology Action Centre, both internal and outreach 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

William Harop Hattie fonds

  • MS-13-12
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1932
Fonds consists of correspondence with the Canadian Medical Association and its professional journal; manuscripts of papers and addresses; off prints; obituaries of Dr. Hattie; a letter from Secretary of Graduates of McGill University H.C. Pruell (1897); and a letter from Sir J.W. Dawson (1897).

Hattie, William Harop

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, and includes newsletters and memoranda, reports and correspondence.

Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area)

John Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-39
  • Fonds
  • 1812 - 1943
Fonds consists of notebooks, correspondence, books, articles, a photograph, and artifacts.

Stewart, John, Lt. Col. Dr.

Robert O. Jones fonds

  • MS-13-14
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1986
Fonds comprises records documenting Dr. Jones' woek as a clinical psychiatrist and faculty member. Materials include patient records, manuscripts, lecture notes, course materials, correspondence, published articles, speeches, photographs, and subject files. The bulk of this collection consists of meeting minutes and correspondence related to professional associations to which he belonged.

Jones, Robert Orville

Elizabeth Kilpatrick fonds

  • MS-13-17
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1969
Fonds comprises manuscripts of academic papers and addresses, published articles, notes, correspondence, and biographical sketches of Dr. Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick, Elizabeth

Alexander John Murchison fonds

  • MS-13-30
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1975
Fonds consists Alexander Murchison's papers and reports related to child welfare.

Murchison, Alexander John

Group homes—let's get going : program papers from Annual Meeting of Nova Scotia Family and Child Welfare Association

File also contains copies of presentations given at the 23 May 1973 meeting: "Why an Alternate Family? (The Child and the Group Home," by Alexander Murchison; "The Orphan and Society," by Jean Paton-Kittson; "Social Services and the Group Home," by Frank Capstick; "Democratic Perspectives on Group Home Supervision," by Ronald L. Smith; "Houseparents Forum," by Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Renaldo; "Public Relations in a Group Home Program," by A.S. Kyte; and "Funding of Group Homes," by Timothy T. Daley.

School phobia : a review / Alexander Murchison : [manuscript]

Item is a paper written by Alexander Murchison in December 1970, outlining the "acute psychiatric emergency" of school phobia, suggesting that it is more complicated than being simply "separation anxiety." He defines the phobia, outlines the clinical features and symptoms, discusses the role of separation in the condition, and addresses potential treatments.

Proposal for interim funding to further develop a three-year health grant demonstration project concerning a new approach in delivery of health services to children and youth

Item is an early draft proposal written by Alexander Murchison and others in 1972 or 1973, regarding funding for a health grant to improve the delivery of health services to children and youth in Nova Scotia. The proposal accompanies a report entitled "A Time to Act."

The group home and the community : [draft typescript]

Item is a report written by Alexander Murchison, dated January 9, 1975, and presented to the Dartmouth Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, regarding improving group home facilities not only for adolescents and older individuals in Nova Scotia.

A proposal for health grant : a new approach in delivery of health services to children and youth

Item is an early draft proposal written by Alexander Murchison and others ca. 1973 regarding funding for a grant to improve the delivery of health services to children and youth in Nova Scotia. The proposal aims to implement several programs in Halifax County to assist the province's youth in moving "toward optimum health" by implementing the following programs: Life Development program (emphasizing proper nutrition, emotional and physical development); Day Care and Pre-School program; Teacher Training program; Community Health Nurse program; Environmental Control program (environmental effects on human growth and development); and General Training program (for professionals involved with children and adolescent care).

Brief to the Commission on Special Protection Services prepared by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax

Item consists of a draft brief submitted to the Commission of Special Protection Services compiled by Dr. Alexander Murchison and others for the Children's Aid Society of Halifax, presented on May 29, 1972. The report was compiled for the purpose of stressing the importance of examining the "very fine line [...] between delinquent behavior resulting in direct Court Action under the Juvenile Delinquents Act and the behavior exhibited by a child in need of protection as defined in the Child Welfare Act" and making best practice recommendations, when determining foster home placements resulting from Family Court cases regarding child welfare and juvenile delinquency. Item also contains an appendix of three anonymous case studies from the Shelburne region.

Group home development proposal prepared by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax

Item consists of an early draft of a "Group home development proposal" compiled by the Alexander Murchison (and others) for the Group Home Advisory Committee, Children's Aid Society of Halifax, dated March 5, 1973. The committee consisted of Dr. Murchison (chairman), Ron Smith, Pat Corkery, T. Daley, Mrs. Cleveland, and Father O'Neil. The purpose of the document is "to recommend proposals relative to the development of group homes by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax". Item also contains handwritten inked marginal notes and corrections.

A review : Nova Scotia mental health system and changes required

Item is an undated review of the current Nova Scotia mental health system, as well as an outline of required changes to the system, compiled by Alexander Murchison in the early 1970s. The item provides a brief outline of present mental health programs and facilities in the province — the Cape Breton Mental Health Centre in Sydney, the Eastern Counties Mental Health Centre in Antigonish, the Pictou County Mental Health Centre in New Glasgow, the Cumberland County Mental Health Centre in Amherst, the Cobequid Mental Health Centre in Truro, the Funday [sic] Mental Health Centre in Wolfville, the Digby-Annapolis Mental Health Centre in Digby, the program at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and the South Shore Mental Health Centre in Bridgewater — as well as mental and public hospital services — Nova Scotia Hospital, Abbie J. Lane Memorial Hospital, Halifax County Hospital, and Kings County Hospital — and provides recommendations on how to improve the province-wide program addressing mental health. Item contains a few inked and whited-out corrections.

Proposal submitted to Halifax Children's Foundation by the Children and Youth Action Council (CAYAC)

Item is a proposal submitted to the Halifax Children's Foundation by the Children and Youth Action Council dated August 2, 1974. The item outlines CAYAC's mission as a "grassroots response to perceived shortcomings in services and programs for young people in Nova Scotia," discusses the organization's objectives and activities (assessing and contributing to legislation, addressing services it provides, pushing for individual case representation, increasing public awareness, and engaging youth involvement). The proposal outlines a request that the Halifax Children's Foundation provide CAYAC with a "three-year demonstration grant" to employ a full-time coordinator and a secretary to achieve the organization's objectives.

A proposal to encourage the development of adolescent health care in the Province of Nova Scotia: Phase 2, 1973

Item is a draft funding proposal compiled by Alexander Murchison and others, submitted to the Atlantic Regional Office, Non-Medical Use of Drugs Directorate, Health Protection Branch, Department of National Health & Welfare, in February 1973, encouraging the funding and development of an adolescent health care program in Nova Scotia. The item addresses what was achieved from a similar proposal in 1972, and outline aims "to animate interested health care workers [in the province] to initiate changes within their own community and profession." The item contains a three-page budget appendix.

Review of literature regarding the operation of a Child Guidance Centre in a hospital setting

Item is a draft brief compiled by Alexander Murchison and others in 1973 or 1974, regarding the opening of a Child Guidance Centre. Item reviews reports and speeches (Clyde Marshall's 1969 working paper, a 1970 address by the Honourable R.A. Donahoe to the Conference of Mental Health Centre Boards, the Hastings Report, and the Government of Ontario's White Paper), as a means of determining that the functioning of the Centre would be "impaired" if the Centre was to be located in the Abbie Lane Psychiatric Hospital. The item addresses concerns with the proposal arising from the schism between prevention (which the Centre would encourage) versus treatment (which the hospital engages in), as well as the stigma associated with the hospital, affecting negatively potential work with at-risk youth and their families.

Fourth draft of Atlantic Child Guidance Centre position paper

Item consists of the fourth draft of an Atlantic Child Guidance Centre position paper, dated August 31, 1972, prepared by the Atlantic Child Guidance Centre Policy Committtee (Dr. Alexander Murchison, Dr. G. Gordon, Norris Turner, Paul Norton, Dr. S. Bijoor, and Everett Harris). The item is addressed to "all Atlantic Child Guidance Centre staff for comment" before final submission, and has the goal of ensuring that "adolescents [...] not be forgotten either in terms of bureaucratic strucutre or in terms of submergence in adult designed and orientated programs," and that they "require advocates" to ensure that any public health legislation does not overlook the needs of those who are "underage [... in a] largely adult orientated society."

Recommendations for revision of the Child Welfare Act of the Province of Nova Scotia

Item is a brief presented to the Minister's Committee to Re-write the Child Welfare Act by the Children and Youth Action Council drafted on May 15, 1974. The report contains recommendations from the Council regarding amendments to the Child Welfare Act. Other members of the committee include Mrs. Susan Burchell (Social worker), Mrs. Betty Curran (Student social worker, Maritime School of Social Work), Mr. Terry Donahoe (Barrister), Miss Emily Duffy (Student social worker, Maritime School of Social Work), Dr. Murchison (then of the Dartmouth Branch of the Atlantic Child Guidance Centre), Miss Cathy Neilson (Student, Dalhousie Legal Aid), Miss Ann Preyde (Girl's Residence Centre), and Mrs. Mary Zinck (Halifax Children's Aid Society), as well as co-chairpersons Dr. Joan Cummings (Maritime School of Social Work) and Mrs. Marilyn Peers (Dartmouth Branch, Atlantic Child Guidance Centre).

Nova Scotia Council of Health fonds

  • MS-13-3
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1973
Fonds comprises several drafts of Health Care in Nova Scotia: A New Direction for the Seventies (1972) and includes related briefs, submissions, statistics, and articles.

Nova Scotia Council of Health

George and Arthur VanWart fonds

  • MS-13-41
  • Fonds
  • [19--] - [1960]
Fonds consists of medical notebooks, journal articles, an academic calendar, a student handbook, notes, and correspondence.

VanWart, George C.

Grace Maternity Hospital fonds

  • MS-13-48
  • Fonds
  • 1942 - 1955
Fonds consists of reports, statistics, and photographs of the hospital.

Grace Maternity Hospital

Elrid Gordon Young fonds

  • MS-13-4
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1950
Fonds consists of Eldrid Young's records regarding his chemical warfare research, including correspondence, reports, notebooks, articles, and manuals. There is also his unpublished manuscript "Adventures of a Chemist in Search of Poisons," in which he recount his 25-year career as a forensic chemist.

Young, Elrid Gordon

Atlantic Geoscience Society fonds

  • MS-2-748
  • Fonds
  • [after 1981] - [before 1990]
Fonds consists of records regarding a wide range of activities of the Atlantic Geoscience Society, including committee meetings and development of educational videos. Fonds contains meeting agendas, reports, correspondence, newsletters, by-laws, and other textual records.

William Edward Maclellan and family fonds

  • MS-2-762
  • Fonds
  • 1831 - 2005
Fonds comprises the records of William Edward Maclellan and his family's records, including those of including William Edward and Margaret Jane (Mackenzie) Maclellan; Edward Kirkpatrick and Helen Stewart (Mackay) Maclellan; Robert (Bob) William and Delphine Caroline (Wallace) Maclellan; Jean Stewart Maclellan; Robert William Maclellan; and David Kirkpatrick Stewart Maclellan. Record types include correspondence, photographs, films, newspaper clippings, poems, certificates, booklets, periodicals, notebooks and genealogical charts.

Maclellan, William Edward

Chester Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-61
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995
Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's professional career, including files on the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission, research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness, correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and years at Dalhousie University.

Stewart, Chester B.

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