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Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • [1876?]-1970
Fonds contains photographs of Melville Cumming, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-27. He 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. Includes records from 1900-1970 comprised of photographs, certificates, articles, and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

Cumming, Melville

Harry Brown fonds

  • MS-14-119
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1963
Fonds contains records created and collected by Harry Brown related to sheep in Nova Scotia and Canada. There are two series', one in the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited, and the second includes records related to the exhibition and breeding of sheep, and Nova Scotia Sheep Breeders Association records. Records are meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, and memorandums.

George C Retson fonds

  • MS-14-13
  • Fonds
  • 1948-[1976]
Fonds consists of reports and publications, most written by George Retson, related to the economics of farming in Canada. Topics include strawberries, apples, dairy, milk, hogs, poultry, livestock production, and others, across mainly Atlantic Canada between 1948-1976.

Retson, George Clifford

Walter V. Grant fonds

  • MS-14-131
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1963
Fonds consists of records that were collected by Walter V. Grant. They include a report on farming in Canada in 1949 and a series comprised of reports from the 1963 Nova Scotia Voluntary Economic Planning, Forestry Sector meetings.

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1891-[1999?]
Fonds consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia farming and marketing between 1924-1990. Series are comprised of papers, reports, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his Nova Scotia berry research. Materials focus on blueberries, strawberries, the strawberry industry, berry box making, berry shipping, general agriculture, the history of agriculture, dairy, creameries, direct marketing of blueberries and apples, exhibitions in Nova Scotia, the Maritimes, and Canada between 1924-1993.

Kinsman, Gordon Barss

Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission fonds

  • MS-14-15
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1995
Fonds contains records created by the Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission. Records include the Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission Forage Centre Background and Specifics (1984-1994), "Start-up", an operational policy, financial records, meeting minutes, membership information, grain and grain industry development records, and correspondence, created between 1976-1995. The Commission underwent several name changes from 1977-1994: Provincial Grain Commission / Nova Scotia Grains Commission / Nova Scotia Grain Marketing Board / Grain and Forage Commission / Forage Council.

Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission

Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

  • MS-14-18
  • Collection
  • 1900-2002, predominant 1950-1999
Collection consists of records with information about individual co-operatives and credit unions in Atlantic Canada, as well as documents from larger region-wide co-operative organizations. There is also a large section of general co-op literature about co-operation as a social movement, in Canada and around the world. There are published books, serials, brochures, reports, photographs and slides, maps, audio and visual material, and artifacts. The age of the materials ranges from the early 1900s up to 2002, the majority spans from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Susan Horne's home economists in agriculture collection

  • MS-14-20
  • Collection
  • 1928-1989
Collection contains research materials gathered by Susan Horne who was head of the Home Economics / 4-H Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. The records were used while she was writing "Home Economists in Agriculture 1913-1985."

Horne, Susan

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2002
Fonds contains some of the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996, correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972. There are Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of clippings of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports. Scrapbooks also include pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus. There are also annual reports of various departments of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, and transcripts for Garden Guide Radio from 1980-2002.

Edith Zillig sheep and wool collection

  • MS-14-22
  • Collection
  • 1811-2005
Collection contains records created or collected by Edith Zillig related to sheep, the sheep breeding industry, and wool between 1811-2005. Records types include published and unpublished papers, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, booklets, monographs, magazines, newsletters, photographs, filmstrips, recipes, and artifacts.

Zillig, Edith

Western Kings Co Artificial Breeding Unit fonds

  • MS-14-23
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1949
Fonds contains records created by the Western Kings Artificial Breeding Unit of Aylesford, Nova Scotia. Records were created between 1943-1949 and include unit formation, meeting minutes, correspondence, and a ledger.

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000
Fonds contains records created and collected by Robert Murray relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries. Records relate to small fruits and weed research. There is a series for agricultural artifacts.

Murray, Robert

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.

William Threlfall fonds

  • MS-14-33
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1984
Fonds contains records created by William Threlfall that pertain primarily to the diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl. Records are thesis, research notes, and articles.

National Farm Radio Forum fonds

  • MS-14-34
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1965

Fonds contains records about the National Radio Farm Forum, a national rural listening-discussion group project. Records relate to the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions and consist of pamphlets, scripts, correspondence, memos, newsletters, guides, National Secretaries report, annual reports from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions, and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences from 1937-1965. Also included is an account of the activity of the Earltown, Nova Scotia Farm Forum Radio Group from the period of 1961-1962.

National Radio Farm Forum sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and CBC. Initially, this program was a dramatized discussion of farm problems in wartime, arranged in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and the Canadian Association for Adult Education. Eventually, it evolved into discussions by individuals from various communities across the country. The program was developed by Orville Shugg and Neil Morrison.

Farm Radio Forum

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

John Edward McIntyre fonds

  • MS-14-38
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1974
Fonds consists of letters, journals, business records, photographs, and artifacts created and collected by John Edward McIntyre during his career as an agriculturalist between 1920 and 1974. He worked for the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, the Potash Company of Canada, Canadian National Railways and for many years was Secretary / Treasurer of the Maritime Fertilizer Council.

McIntyre, John Edward

Canadian Farm Problems - radio broadcast guide notes collection

  • MS-14-4
  • Collection
  • [1940-1949]
Collection consists of guide notes to a 1940s radio broadcast about Canadian farm problems sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education from Toronto. The guide notes were prepared by J.E. Lattimer, R. Summerby, Emile A. Lods, L.C. Raymond, J.N. Bird, E.W. Crampton, L.H. Hamilton and A.R. Ness.

Co-operation series guide notes (no. 1-6) / prepared by the Agricultural Publication Committee of the Canadian Association for Adult Education ; edited by W.H. Brittain

File contains the guide notes for the 6 part radio broadcasting series "Co-operative Series." Topics of this series revolves around the importance of co-operation of those involved in the farming industry, which farmers, producers, and consumers.

Co-operation series guide notes (no. 1-12) / prepared by the Agricultural Publication Committee of the Canadian Association for Adult Education ; edited by W.H. Brittain

File contains the guide notes for the 12 part radio broadcasting series "Co-operative Series." Topics include the importance of co-operation of those involved in the farming industry, including farmers, producers, and consumers.

Errol E.I. Hancock fonds

  • MS-14-44
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2002
Fonds contains records and artifacts that belonged to, or were created by, Errol E.I. Hancock.

Hancock, Errol E.I.

Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs fonds

  • MS-14-50
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2015

Fonds contains Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs history updates from 1954 to 2014, and a NSAGC handbook. Also included are job advertisements,n organizational chart for the Horticulture and Biology Services Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing, and 'Cultivating garden friends : history of gardening in Nova Scotia 1850-2000' by Barbara Morton published by the Nova Scotia Association of Gardening Clubs.

The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs became an entity in 1954 as the result of the work of the Rural Beautification Project Committee. In 1944, the Rural Beautification Committee was appointed by the Honorable John A. MacDonald, minister of Agriculture, to come up with a plan for rural beautification projects. Mr. Nick Jankov, a Landscape Specialist, began working with the Agricultural Representatives, Women’s Institutes, Home and School Associations and Service Clubs, to begin formulating a long term plan for Rural Beautification around the province.

The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs (NSAGC) is made up of garden clubs and horticultural societies from all areas of Nova Scotia. The NSAGC is the coordinating body for organized gardening groups in the province and is guided by an elected board of directors, whose members come from the different districts of Nova Scotia. The district representative, also known as the district director, serves as the link between the individual clubs and the NSAGC board.

The main objective of the NSAGC is to promote the general landscape beautification of the Province of Nova Scotia, by promoting community beautification and encouraging the formation of horticultural groups (garden clubs) which will procure interest in all phases of home gardening and ornamental horticulture in their areas.

The Council of Maritime Premiers fonds

  • MS-14-58
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1984
Fonds contains records created by The Council of Maritime Premiers regarding intergovernmental cooperation in the Maritimes and press communiques containing highlights from the CMP's sessions between 1981 and 1984.

Anne Bishop's Icelandic sheep in Nova Scotia collection

  • MS-14-59
  • Collection
  • April 11, 2010
Collection contains records for Icelandic sheep in Nova Scotia, presented by Anne Bishop April 11, 2010 to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NS Icelandic Memorial Society.

Jim Neary agriculture collection

  • MS-14-6
  • Collection
  • 1943-1986
Collection contains "Sheep have an important place in Nova Scotia Agriculture. Leaflet No. 9" and transcripts from broadcast #20 and #21 of "The Vanishing Flock". Also included are a variety of agricultural reports.

Collection of records related to sheep and wool

  • MS-14-60
  • Collection
  • 1944-1987
Collection contains records related to sheep and wool breeding, genetics, carcass evaluation, wool specimens, and statistics of live stock and shorn wool.

George MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-14-65
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1991
Fonds contains agricultural records, government documents, reports and photographs that were created by, or belonged to, George MacKenzie. Subjects include agriculture, crops, the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

Jamaican Agricultural Society fonds

  • MS-14-67
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1987
Fonds consists of records created and collected by the Jamaica Agricultural Society. Records include publications, program outlines, meeting descriptions, serials, and booklets. Materials are related to JAS operations, bylaws, finances, proceedings of seminars, the history of agriculture in Jamaica, and development of better agricultural practices.

Peers family fonds

  • MS-14-68
  • Fonds
  • 1898 - 1947
Fonds contains records that belonged to William Henry Peers and Daniel George Peers, including books related to agricultural equipment, guernsey cattle, and a soil test for their home in Head of Wallace bay (RR#1 Wallace Bridge).

Canadian agriculture collection

  • MS-14-8
  • Collection
  • [1900?]-[1999?]
Collection contains textual records, reports, and photographs related to Canadian agriculture. Records relate to the development of agriculture in Canada, the banning of pesticides, the agricultural industry, exhibitions and garden clubs. Also included is a copy of the Ag-Dex transferred from the MacRae Archives.

Atlantic Canada farm and rural life collection

  • MS-14-9
  • Collection
  • 1851-2004
Collection consists of material related to farm and rural life in Atlantic Canada. Including historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Atlantic Canada. Series include graphic materials, maps, surveys, and sketches of farms in Nova Scotia, and reports and diaries related to farm and rural life in Atlantic Canada. Series are arranged alphabetically and range between 1851-2004.

Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1846-2007
Collection contains materials related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, education, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1846-2007.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College fonds

  • UA-43
  • Fonds
  • 1885-2012
Fonds contains textual material, photos, artifacts, slides, paintings, and a video cassette created by the School of Agriculture, the College of Agriculture, and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, between 1892 and 2012. Series include records of an administrative nature, departments on campus, buildings, photographs, student and faculty records, events, curriculum, and the institutions history.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

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