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Colchester (N.S. : County) Subseries English
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Film/Video

This sub series consists of 6 film reels, 5 VHS tapes, and 1 article regarding sheep. The motion picture material show exhibitions, documentaries, course material, and tours, between 1970-1996.

Raspberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Courses

This sub-series contains notebooks, examinations, and outlines of three courses that were offered at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1937-1938.

Colombia project

This sub-series contains records that were created and used in the partnership project with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (Columbia) in the development of a Training Program in Sustainable Agriculture at UFPS both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program ran between 1997 and 2002. The Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS) has been asked to play a key role in “El Salto Social”, the social leap forward, in the Santander region of Colombia. New curricula will be introduced at UFPS, faculty will be upgraded and new extension and outreach programs established with the assistance of NSAC through this project. Other project partners are the Universidad de la Republica Uruguay (URU) of Uruguay and Saint Mary’s University (SMU). This is an Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) University Program for Cooperation in Development (UPCD) Tier 2 project led by NSAC. NSAC Personnel Involved: Norman Goodyear, Bonnie Waddell, Sam Asiedu, Leanne French

Course related

This sub-series contains hand written notes by Dr. Melville Cumming regarding the courses he taught at the Nova Scotia Agricultural Collage.

Hockey championships team of the Truro and District Hockey League

This subseries contains a black and white mounted photograph of the 1945-1946 Nova Scotia Agricultural College hockey team and a photocopy of a newspaper article including the same photo and a caption with regard to a reunion of the Truro and District Hockey League that took place May 9, 1992 [?] at Keddy's. The caption underneath the photo states: "The Nova Scotia Agricultural College champions of the Truro and District Hockey League in the 1945-46 season, will be among teams represented when the league holds its reunion May 9 at Keddy's. This photo, courtesy of Don MacNeil of Truro shows players; front row, left, Bob Doyle, Dave Gillespie, Vernon Reid, Gus Kinsman, Angie Gillis, Moe Kennie ; bck row, left, Hermie Fielding, Dan McFadden, Bud Elderkin, Vic Holms, Hugh MacLeod, Ray Kennedy, Jack Gammon, Wayne Parker (manager). Absent is Win Langille, coach and Ron Fielding, mascot. The Daily News welcomes photo from the past from readers for publication in this weekday feature. Send with pertinent information and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Tide 'n Times, c/o Sandra Secord, P.O. Box 220, Truro, B2N 5C3."

Correspondences

This sub-series includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-1907.

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.

Cranberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Facilities - buildings

This sub-series contains designs, blueprints, and correspondences of the construction and renovation of buildings on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus. These were published between 1912-1986.

Herds

This sub-series consists of summary reports of the different livestock breeds held at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus's farms. These were published in 1964 and 1985

Gordon Kinsman

This sub-series consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia Farming and marketing, published between 1924-1990.

John Edward Shuh

This sub-series consists of 1 pamphlet related to making and feeding grass, 1 book titled Four Score and 10 by Howard L. Trueman. Accession also contains J.E. Shuh's 4th year thesis titled Factors Influencing the Establishment of Grass and Legume Mixtures, 1940.

Composts and composting: a selective annotated bibliography of materials relevant to Canadian agriculture

Subseries contains an annotated bibliography of compost resources compiled and annotated by Lisa Simpson, Department of Biology and MacRae Library, Nova Scotia Agricultural College. It presents literature pertaining to agricultural composting as it relates to ingredients, factors, processes, and product benefits, as well as Bio-Dynamic and vermicompost methods. Specific reference is made to agricultural products, particularly animal and plant wastes. References were acquired from various academic institutions. Selection from the large volume of available composting information was based on the relevance to and usage in Canadian agriculture. Literature which did not pertain to Canadian environmental conditions, or agriculture, was excluded. Articles of special interest have been included though they do not necessarily pertain to the specified locale or to agriculture. Information included dates from 1830 to 1994. Article summaries were composed by the author. References for which a print copy was not obtained (or which an English copy was not obtained) are listed by citation only. To avoid duplication, bibliographical entries are organized into sections according to subject, listed alphabetically within subject area sections, and numbered for purposes of indexing and cross reference to other subject areas.
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