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Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1970
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

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989
This fonds consists of pamphlets, books, and thesis associated with grass and pastures, as well as records and teaching notes associated with the class History of Agriculture taught by Mr. Shuh at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in the early 1970's.

Nova Scotia Poultry Association fonds

  • MS-14-11, MS-14 Box 4, Folders 8-14
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938
This fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, and the minutes of the annual meetings for the Nova Scotia Poultry Association from 1913-1938.

William Sullivan fonds

  • MS-14-12
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1929
This fonds contains pamphlets on alfalfa farming, correspondence to William Sullivan and information about Jersey cattle from the Grayburn Farms and the Elm Hill Farm.

G C Retson fonds

  • MS-14-13, MS-14 Box 6, Folders 1-10
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1961
This fonds consists of reports and publications, most written by G C Retson, related to farming in Canada. Topics include strawberries, apples, dairy, milk, hogs, poultry, livestock and other topics across mainly Atlantic Canada.

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1993
This fonds consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia farming and marketing between 1924-1990. It also includes papers, correspondence, photographs, a newspaper article, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his research of berries in Nova Scotia between 1965 and 1991. This fonds contains 4 black and white photographs.

Kenneth Cox fonds

  • MS-14-16
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1949
Fonds consists of one invoice and a book containing two pages of notes about agriculture written by Kenneth Cox.

Cox, Kenneth

Nova Scotia Deptartment of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1996

This fonds contains Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports.

Fonds also contains the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996 and correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972.

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007
This fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. The textual records consists of poetry books, copies of news article, and correspondence. Sanger also donated a walking wheel.

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000
This fonds contains primary and secondary records and published materials relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries. The material was created and collected by Robert Murray during his career as a berry specialist working for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture between 1954 and 1994.

Peter Hamilton fonds

  • MS-14-27
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2004
This fonds consists of objects, manuscripts, and published works that were collected by Peter Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was alumni, faculty, and registrar of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 10 years. Included is a stethoscope that was used for cattle, a Nova Scotia Agricultural College mug, and a blue knit NSAC pullover sweater. The published books and booklets cover livestock husbandry (swine, cattle, poultry), feeding, judging and general agriculture. Most of the publications are Canadian and US government documents, a few textbooks were also included.

Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

  • MS-14-29
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1963
This fonds contains a letter from Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh to Dr. A. H. Harrington, regarding the Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Co-operative Organization in Nova Scotia in 1963. In addition, the fonds contains two certificates of Dr. Walsh and 9 b&w photos taken in different events such as conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools. Photos were taken and collected between (1910-1963).

Jean Mason Pell fonds

  • MS-14-3
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1971
Fonds contains Jean Mason Pell's broadcast scripts for The Gillans, a dramatic radio serial about a farming family produced for the Maritime version of CBC's Farm Family, which aired from 1941-1971. It was written by Norman Creighton and Kay Hill until 1949, when Jean Pell took over as the scriptwriter until the serial's final season in 1971. Scripts for the program, which aired every weekday, are arranged in chronological order; the occurrence of "emergency scripts," which were substituted when one or more characters were unable to perform, resulted in some episode numbers being skipped or numbered out of order.

Pell, Jean

Fred Sears fonds

  • MS-14-30
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1907, 1998

This fonds includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. The fonds contains over 200 glass negative and lantern slides discovered in the basement of Harlow Institute, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS around 1997, they are believed to have been taken by Fred Sears. 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. We have been unable to document who actually took the photographs, which show considerable skill and an artistic flair for composition. There are 120 b&w 5" x 7" prints made from the glass slides, and documents related to the exhibition of the fonds in the MacRae Library.

Biographical : 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.

Herbert F MacRae fonds

  • MS-14-31
  • Fonds
  • 1974, 2002
This fonds contains Dr. Herbert Farquhar MacRae’s obituary and tribute articles dedicated to the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College principal in June 2002. Additionally, the fonds contains a plaque naming the NSAC library in his honour in 1990 and a letter between Herbert F. MacRae and Layman T. Chapman from 1974.

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.

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute fonds

  • MS-14-35
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
This fonds contains the minutes and proceedings of the annual and general meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and photographs of the Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute from 1982-1998. They were housed with the Blueberry Collection (SEE A2017-102 / MS-14-REF), No. 235/02. There are several photographs adhered to card stock that were left in the files and not transferred to the photograph collection.

Richard Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2011
Fonds comprises 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

Endel A Karmo beekeeping fonds

  • MS-14-37
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1900-1999]
This fonds contains boxes of periodicals, monographs, photographs, and one artifact related to beekeeping that were created by and/or collected by Endel Karmo. Mr. Karmo was as internationally renowned apiarist who began work with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1948 and was the provincial apiarist from 1950 until his retirement in 1977.

John Edward McIntyre fonds

  • MS-14-38
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1974
The archival fonds consists of letters, journals, business records, photographs and artifacts relating to John Edward McIntyre's 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.

Errol E.I. Hancook fonds

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

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.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College fonds

  • UA-43
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2012
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

Roscoe Alfred Fillmore fonds

  • MS-10-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970
Fonds consists of fiction, non-fiction and poetry manuscripts, a notebook, leaflets and periodicals, newspaper clippings, and a hardcover copy of The Growing Question, a gardening book published by Fillmore in 1957. Materials relate to Fillmore's interests in horticulture and political activism.

Fillmore, Roscoe A.

Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee fonds

  • MS-10-10
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1994
Fonds contains materials related to the early picnics organized by the committee. Materials include invitations, announcements and mailing lists, guest books, financial records, and photographs of people at various picnics.

Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee

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

Movement for Citizens Voice and Action fonds

  • MS-11-1
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1982
Fonds consists of a wide range of records from both MOVE and MOVE coalition members, consisting of administrative records to material on social issues. Records include meeting minutes from the board and staff; material on operations; records on funding and finances; material on activities and participation of MOVE such as conferences, seminars, and workshops; various material on internal committees and external committees; various material on MOVE coalition member groups; resource and reference material that made up much of MOVE's library as well as research information they used for various publications for citizen awareness. In addition, the above records contain material that target many social issues such as environment, human rights, poverty, unemployment, city planning, and transit issues.

Movement for Citizens Voice and Action

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

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

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

Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division fonds

  • MS-11-3
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1978
Fonds comprises reports, publications, meeting notes and minutes, correspondence and general documentation illustrating the activities of the Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division.

Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

  • MS-11-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982
Fonds mainly consists of the publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings and reports of the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee.

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)

Daniel Finlayson MacInnis fonds

  • MS-13-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1952
Fonds consists of twelve student notebooks from medical school, Dalhousie registration cards, transcripts, medical books, examinations, photographs, and Provincial Medical Board papers.

MacInnis, Daniel Finlayson

Clarence Lloyd Gosse fonds

  • MS-13-10
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1973
Fonds consists of several articles about Dr. Gosse and a copy of an address that he made to the Nova Scotia Health Council.

Gosse, Clarence Lloyd

Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

  • MS-13-11
  • Fonds
  • 1805-1972
Fonds consists of Oscar Donovan's photographs, newspaper clippings, mementos, and correspondence from World War One, including materials related to the Dalhousie No. 7 Overseas Stationary Hospital, with which his wife served.

Donovan, Oscar Glennie

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

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

Gordin Kaplan fonds

  • MS-13-15
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1952
Fonds consists of published articles by Dr. Kaplan and a mid-nineteenth-century notebook containing handwritten notes about midwifery.

Kaplan, Jacob Gordin

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

Ian MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-22
  • Fonds
  • 1936 - 1966
Fonds consists of correspondence, published articles, and a bound copy of Ian MacKenzie's thesis submitted to the University of Edinburgh.

MacKenzie, Ian

Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-23
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1964
Fonds comprises a history of Nova Scotian physicians compiled by Alexander Mackenzie in 1950. There is also a scrapbook, correspondence, papers, published articles, and a history of Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax.

MacKenzie, Kenneth Alexander

Lloyd Macpherson fonds

  • MS-13-25
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1967
Fonds consists of correspondence, military documentation and memorabilia, clippings, and two photographs of Lloyd Macpherson.

MacPherson, Lloyd

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

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

Daniel McNeil Parker fonds

  • MS-13-31
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1846
Fonds consists of student tickets and certificates from the University of Edinburgh. Several obituaries from different sources are located in the case file.

Parker, Daniel McNeil

Nelson Pratt fonds

  • MS-13-32
  • Fonds
  • 1896 - 1931, predominant 1896 - 1900
Fonds contains student tickets from Dalhousie University, Victoria General Hospital and Halifax Medical College; registration receipts; medical examination certificates; certificates of class attendance; certificates from the Provincial Medial Board; other letters and certificates certifying that Pratt completed certain parts of his medical training; and a plaque with Dr. Pratt's name on it.

Pratt, Nelson

Alexander Peter Reid fonds

  • MS-13-33
  • Fonds
  • 1857 - 1920
Fonds comprises correspondence with J.G. MacGregor and copies of published articles. Biographical and professional sketches are located in the case file.

Reid, Alexander Peter

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