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Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students

  • UA-45
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1994
Fonds contains minutes of the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Studies as well as photographs, correspondence and other records relating to the establishment and management of the first purpose-built graduate student social facility (the Grad House).

Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students

Dalhousie Women's Club fonds

  • UA-38
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1995
Fonds consists of annual reports, records pertaining to interest groups formed within the club, membership information, minutes and agendas, administrative records, newsletters, photographs, and records for committees, events, and finances.

Dalhousie Women's Club.

Dalhousie Alumni Association fonds

  • UA-32
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1988, bulk 1914-1945
The fonds consists of records relating to the administration and governance of the association; correspondence carried out on behalf of the Association; events such as the amalgamation of Dalhousie University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia, various university campaigns, Dalhousie Centenary celebrations; association-sponsored activities such as memorials and tributes, track and field meets, and reunions; graduate and alumni lists; photographs of alumni who served in World War I; and press stories about the Association.

Dalhousie Alumni Association

Dalhousie Arts Centre fonds

  • UA-29
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2004, predominant 1970-1989
Fonds consists of administrative records related to the operation of the Dalhousie Arts Centre which includes correspondence, personnel files, reports, and memos; audio-visual materials; minutes, correspondence, and reports related to the Dalhousie Cultural Activities Committee and its sub-committees; financial records which include annual and monthly reports, budget records, payroll reports and other fiscal documents; artistic organization files; photographic records of performers; production, performance and event records that include contracts, news clippings, and promotional materials; as well as publicity materials for the Arts Centre.

Dalhousie University. Arts Centre.

Dalhousie University Libraries fonds

  • UA-23
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 2014
Fonds consists of administrative and departmental documents pertaining to the Dalhousie University libraries between 1914 and 2014.

Dalhousie University. University Libraries.

Fred Brodie fonds

  • MS-9-6
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1977
Fonds includes the transcripts of conversations Fred Brodie had with Charles Murray and David Gutnick, and with John Bell. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings collected by Fred Brodie on the Canadian Congress of Labour and Trades and Labour Congress of Canada merger, the Halifax Labour Temple, the Halifax Typographical Union, the Teann Ghlac Black Friday coin, along with a variety of letters to the editor. Also included are reference materials for the ITU - Herald contract, the CHFX radio scripts, the Royal Commission on Newspapers' presentation, and a letter written by Fred Brodie to the Halifax Labour Temple.

Brodie, Fred

George MacEachern fonds

  • MS-9-3
  • Fonds
  • 1976
This fonds contains a single portrait of George MacEachern. As well it contains 3 letters between John Bell an Archivist at the Dalhousie Archives and George MacEachern concerning the acquisition of new material into the Labour collection, with special regard to Dr. Bethune's tour.

MacEachern, George

Halifax Labour Temple fonds

  • MS-9-1, Box PB 1, Folder 22
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1984
Fonds consists of one photograph of unidentifed women circa 1939-45.

Halifax Labour Temple Association.

Ivan Maxwell Gillis fonds

  • MS-5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951
Fonds contains copies of diplomas and scrapbooks, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence between Gillis and others, and manuscript drafts of his music.

Gillis, Ivan Maxwell

Richard Ward fonds

  • MS-5-7
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1928, 1932-1933, 1937
The fonds contains photographs of singers and musical groups, theatrical paraphernelia, and documents regarding the construction of Ward's home on Beaufort Avenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as other printed material.

Ward, Richard, (fl.1888-1977)

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

John Daniel Logan fonds

  • MS-5-1
  • Fonds
  • 1850 - 1932
Fonds contains music manuscripts and published scores, photographs, and autograph letters written by well-known composers such as Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Verdi, and John Philip Sousa.
Through his work as a music critic and journalist in Toronto, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Logan communicated with many prominent Canadian musicians in the early twentieth century. Many of the scores, photographs, and autographs included in this collection are a result of his contributions to music criticism. The music and theatre programs are frequently annotated with comments for reviews, and most of his correspondence with musicians and actors relates to his work as a music and theatre critic. Some of the scores were given to Logan as gifts from performers while others were sent to him for review or publication in newspapers. The fonds includes several manuscripts of songs by Edith Jessie Archibald, a prominent social activist and suffragist in Halifax.
Letters sent to Logan also concern his poetic contributions, and the manuscript of one of his books, "Preludes: Sonnets and other Verses," (1906) is part of the fonds.

Logan, John Daniel

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976
Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family's shipbuilding activities as well as the genealogical interests of John Robert Bigelow.

Bigelow Family

Powers Brothers fonds

  • MS-4-86
  • Fonds
  • 1858–1987
Fonds consists of administrative files, community involvement details, contract records, correspondence, employee records, financial documents, job estimates and job files, legal documents, photographs, plans, printed material, notes on solar heating projects, sound recordings, and union/association documents, as well as a series with material from the Murphy and Wharton Company. This material spans over 100 years from 1858 to 1987, and illustrates how business was conducted (meetings, annual reports, accounting and financial statements) and the relationship with the community (both charitable and with other businesses). There are also very detailed accounts of the work done by the company, from initial quotes through to project planning, blueprints, product literature, and finishing. Together the items demonstrate the organizational structure, management, and operations of the Powers Brothers company. These items provide insight into business operations in Nova Scotia throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Powers Brothers.

J.E. Morse fonds

  • MS-4-7
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1920
This fonds contains correspondence, agreements, price lists, financial records and photographs relating to the J.E. Morse Tea company. Also contains a picture of the Studley Quoit Club plus a key to the group picture.

Morse, J.E.

Scott Paper Company fonds

  • MS-4-68
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1972
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial documents, journals and ledgers, legal documents, photographs, plans, printed material, and reports. This material spans almost 60 years and gives insight into a company which changed hands several times, and also represented an important part of Nova Scotia industry. Through the material one is able to get a complete picture of the process of manufacturing pulp, from acquiring timber and land to machinery and labour used, to exporting the end product; it also demonstrates how business was conducted. Fonds demonstrates the organizational structure, management, and operations of the Scott Paper company, and provide insight into business operations in Nova Scotia in the 20th century.

Scott Paper Company.

Alfred Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-64
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1937, predominate 1890-1927

This fonds consists of records which document the personal and business activities and interests of Alfred Dickie and, to a lesser extent, those of his immediate family and employees. Although the records span Dickie’s lifetime, few relate to his childhood, education, or final two years of life. Some items, in particular those concerning his export lumber business or his travels, derive from various places in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South Africa, though by far the majority are found to be located within Nova Scotia.

The fonds includes correspondence, business and administrative records, speeches, photographs, legal documents, and plans, among other materials. Records are chiefly in English, although a very small portion are in French, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, and Italian.

Dickie, Alfred

Maurice Evans fonds

  • MS-4-234, Boxes 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1989
Fonds contains correspondence, contract files, notes, plans, and photographs of various ships Maurice Evans' company worked on.

Evans, Maurice

Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company fonds

  • MS-4-180
  • Fonds
  • 1880 - 2013 ; predominantly 1900 - 2013
Fonds contains blueprints, correspondence, manuals, photographs, as well as administrative, financial, and personnel records, relating to Maritime Telegraph and Telephone LTD, as well as the companies that MT&T acquired.

Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company Limited

L.E. Shaw Limited fonds

  • MS-4-174
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1971
Fonds consists of textual records and photographs that document the Shaw family and portions of the history of L.E. Shaw Limited. Fonds contains bills payable/receivable, annual reports, catalogues and bulletins, and photographs of Shaw family and company.

Shaw Group, The.

Captain Charles Davison fonds

  • MS-4-146
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1938, predominant 1910-1930
This fonds contains a small volume of financial records relating to Charles Davison's grocery business in Hansport, Nova Scotia, including invoices, promissory notes and account statements. There is also a photograph of Davison and a copy of a letter written to his wife.

Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938

McCurdy Printing Company fonds

  • MS-4-139
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1997, predominant 1930-1978
This fonds consists of documents related to McCurdy Printing. While the company’s job books make up the majority of the fonds, it also contains some miscellaneous photographs and maps.

McCurdy, William Hue

Oland and Son fonds

  • MS-4-135
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1989

The Archives of Oland and Son Limited consists of records created by Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies. Some of the companies changed names after Oland and Son sold its brewing assets to John Labatt Limited. Records for these companies are included as well. Records range from 1867 to 1989, but were predominiately created between 1950 and 1971.

The Archives of Oland and Son and Affiliated Companies include a wide variety of materials, including administrative records, financial records, correspondence, photographs, advertising and marketing materials, beer production files, sales records, and legal documents. Administrative records typically include meeting minutes, annual reports, memorandums, surveys, and studies or reports on various aspects of the brewing industry and the breweries operated by Oland and Son. Beer production files typically include brewing books, yeast log books, fermentation schedules, production reports, and other records that document the beer production process. The Archives contains a large amount of correspondence between Oland and Son and its affiliated companies and various businesses, government agencies, associations, and individuals from across the Maritimes and around the world. Financial records typically include financial statements, cost reports, comparative statements, general ledgers, valuations, audit reports, and other records documenting the financial position of the various companies. Extensive advertising and marketing files exist, including advertising contracts and schedules, proofs and sketchs, reports and proposals, and budgets. The Archives also has extensive sales records documenting the sale of beer across the Maritimes, Quebec, and parts of the United States and the Caribbean. The Archives also contains hundreds of photographs and blueprints of the factories, factory equipment, and the Bluenose II.

Materials are in English, French, German, and Czech. See individual Series descriptions for detailed scope and content notes.

Oland and Son Limited

Himmelman Supply Company fonds

  • MS-4-118
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1987, predominately 1955-1978

Fonds contains the business papers from Himmelman Supply Company and several other companies owned or operated by Ernest H. Himmelman and Lawrence Himmelman. These include O.K. Service Shipping Company, Himmelman Shipping Limited, Oakland Shipping Limited, LaHave Investments Limited, Nova Hereford Farms, and Himmelman Supermarket Limited. The fonds contains a variety of business papers, including meeting minutes and administrative records, ships' vessel papers, correspondence, financial statements and ledgers, legal agreements and contracts, blueprints and maps, and photographs.

Some of the personal papers of Lawrence Himmelman are also included in the fonds, including correspondence with the LaHave School, the local fire department, and other groups, financial records, and contracts and agreements.

In 1954, a fire in the Himmelman Supermarket destroyed many of the business records. Most records in the fonds are from after this date, though some vessel papers and correspondence from before the fire survived. See individual series descriptions for more detailed descriptions of the scope and content of the fonds.

Fonds consists of 18 series. Administrative, Correspondence, Financial, and Vessel Papers Series contain records for Himmelman Supply Company and subsidiary companies. Additional records for subsidiary companies are found in series for Himmelman Shipping Company, O.K. Service Shipping Limited, Oakland Shipping Limited, LaHave Shipping Limited, and LaHave Investments Limited. Each vessel from the O.K. Service Fleet also has a series. See individual series descriptions for more detailed descriptions of their scope and content.

Himmelman Supply Company.

Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-4-113
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1988, predominant 1947-1985
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, briefs and reports, meeting minutes, financial records, circulars, photographs, and other records relating to the fishing and fish processing industry in Atlantic Canada and government regulations of the fisheries. Also included are similar types of records from sister organizations the Atlantic Fishing Vessel Association, Atlantic Fisheries By-Products Association, and Atlantic Queen Crab Association.

Seafood Producers Association.

Trenton Works Ltd. Fonds

  • MS-4-106
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1997
Fonds contains business, administrative and production records, including minutes, reports, agreements, photographs, employee seniority lists, accident reports, correspondence and other papers from the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company, Trenton Works, and Hawker Siddeley.

Trenton Works

Mulgrave Road Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-44
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2006
Fonds primarily consists of documentation related to publicity, personnel, equity, and the Canada Council for the Arts as well as scripts, production-based records, administrative files, correspondence, PACT files, contracts, annual meeting notes, ROADies records, financial statements and information, board meeting notes, brochures, audio tapes, photographs, and production posters.

Mulgrave Road Theatre.

Theatre Arts Guild fonds

  • MS-3-4
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1999
This collection consists of records regarding Theatre Arts Guild's management and productions from the establishment of the guild in 1931 to 1999. Materials include administrative documents and some financial records, programs, posters, newsletters, histories of Theatre Arts Guild and information about amateur theatre in Halifax, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.

Theatre Arts Guild.

Eyelevel Gallery fonds

  • MS-3-35
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2009
Fonds consists of documents created and collected by Eyelevel Gallery that reflect all aspects of the gallery’s management. The fonds includes artist files, slides, administrative files, publicity files (including press releases), correspondence, publications, financial documents, contracts, minutes of board of directors meetings, photographs, fundraising files and membership lists, audio and videocassettes, CDs, DVDs, books, and programmes, catalogues, posters, reviews, guest books, and miscellaneous files regarding exhibitions and events. Some digital records in this collection have been migrated from CD's.

Eyelevel Gallery.

Jest in Time Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-33
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2004
The fonds consists of correspondence, programs, scripts, posters, newspaper clippings, news releases, newsletters, and photographs.

Jest in Time Theatre.

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-32
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - 2019
Fonds documents the management and theatrical productions of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company from 1992-2016. Series include Administrative, Education and outreach, and Production records, the latter being divided into subseries reflecting the types of materials generated by theatrical productions, including prompt books, posters and programs, photographs and reviews. A sousfond, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, contains records illustrating the development of the Centre , which was founded by Two Planks' artistic directors, Chris O'Neill and Ken Schwartz.

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company

Theatre 1707 fonds

  • MS-3-31
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980, predominantly 1979
This collection contains materials related to the administration and productions of Theatre 1707 as well as the Bit Players society. The records include administrative documents, reports, programs, posters, proposals, newspaper clippings, reviews, and photographs.

Theatre 1707.

Richard J.H. Perkyns fonds

  • MS-3-27
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1978-1985
The fonds consists of records related to Richard Perkyns' research undertaken in writing The Neptune Story: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of a Leading Canadian Theatre and editing Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre 1934-1984 . The fonds also includes a copy of his doctoral thesis, The Impact of the Expressionists Movements on British and American Drama and Theatre Practice (1968) and records which pertain to his involvement with the Halifax Independent Theatre. Records include correspondence, minutes from meetings, research notes, drafts, newspaper clippings, reviews, manuscripts, photographs, and interviews recorded on audio cassettes. The fonds has been arranged in four series: The Neptune Story, Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre, Doctoral Thesis, and Halifax Independent Theatre.

Perkyns, Richard, 1932-2008

Gargoyle Puppet Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-22
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1985
Fonds consists of scripts of the puppet plays as well as correspondence, photographs and slides, newspaper clippings of reviews, programs, videocassettes, and some administrative papers.

Gargoyle Puppet Theatre.

Neptune Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-1
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2017
Fonds consists of records that document every aspect of Neptune Theatre as an organization, including various textual records and graphic and audio-visual material pertaining to productions, events, personnel, and the administration of the Theatre. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and newsletters, financial records, box office records, applications, licenses, contracts, scripts, posters, newspaper clippings, production notes, programs, press kits, videocassettes, audiocassettes, negatives, contact sheets, slides, photographs, and other materials.

Neptune Theatre.

W. Graham Allen fonds

  • MS-2-96
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1984
The fonds primarily consist of scripts, broadcasts, short stories and commentaries from Allen's writing and broadcast career; correspondence; documents relating to Allen's Navy service and personal reference material; CBC election broadcast coverage; and photographs.

Allen, W. Graham, 1909-1986

Jill Grant fonds

  • MS-2-88
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2017
Fonds comprises records that illustrate Jill Grant's work as a planning educator and scholar, including her teaching, research, publishing and professional activities. Types of records include lecture notes, presentations and images, teaching evaluations, research notes and data, publishing contracts, editorial correspondence and reviews, manuscripts, drafts and presentation copies of talks and published papers.

Grant, Jill

Jessica Scott Kerrin fonds

  • MS-2-821
  • Fonds
  • 2001 - 2019
Fonds comprises records regarding Jessica Scott Kerrin's work as a children's author, including printed and electronic manuscripts; editorial correspondence; book reviews; style and writing guides; learning resource materials; digital photographs; and correspondence from readers, primarily school children.

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Edward Symons MacLatchy fonds

  • MS-2-809
  • Fonds
  • 1906 ; 1934 - 1939
Fonds contains diaries and account ledgers, correspondence and photographs belonging to Edward MacLatchy during his years as a law student at Dalhousie University and Harvard University (LLM, 1938).

MacLatchy, Edward Symons

Catherine Banks fonds

  • MS-2-8
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2012
Fonds contains materials documenting Catherine Banks' professional playwrighting career beginning with her first published play, Eula's Offer. Records include research notes and manuscripts (handwritten and typed), correspondence, contracts, production and publicity materials, a videocassette, a DVD, photographs, sketches, and a small selection of personal papers.

Banks, Catherine, 1957-

Creelman Family fonds

  • MS-2-775
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1999
This accession contains photographs, correspondence, postcards and other memorabilia from various members of the Creelman family.

Creelman Family

Leslie E. Haley fonds

  • MS-2-758
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1972] - [ca. 1995] ; predominantly 1986 - 1995
Fonds consists of Leslie E. Haley's materials regarding his professional activities, researches, and involvement with the Science Council of Canada, the Gambia project, Nova Scotia Department of Education's Biology Task Force, and the Summer Science Institute. Fonds includes reports, correspondence, financial records, booklets, and other textual records.

Haley, Les

Donna Morrissey fonds

  • MS-2-753
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2012
Fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts (print and electronic), drafts, page proofs, illustrations, digital photographs, and published copies of the novels, scripts, and short stories written by Donna Morrissey. It also contains e-mail and printed correspondence, press material and book reviews, and resource material from a workshop.

Morrissey, Donna, 1956-

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