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Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2021
Fonds contains Harry Thurston's book manuscripts, copies of speeches and interviews, correspondence and research materials.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

W. Terrence Gordon fonds

  • MS-2-737
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2019
Fonds comprises records related to Terrence Gordon's biography of Marshall McLuhan published in 1997 and includes correspondence with publishers and reviewers; a curriculum vitae; a manuscript draft; newspaper clippings and copies of reviews; and secondary research materials. Other records include the working papers from three books edited by Gordon: McLuhan Unbound, Understanding Media (Critical Edition) and The Classical Trivium: The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of his Time.

Gordon, Terrence W.

Ken Clare fonds

  • MS-10-12
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1981
Fonds contains material collected by Ken Clare relating to his interest in Nova Scotia Unions. Material includes photographs of the Halifax Lab Tech Strike in 1975; material relating to the Dalhousie Cleaners strike in the winter of 1978-1979; material from the Nova Scotia Labour Research and Support Centre; and material relating to the attempts to organize the workers at the Michelin plant at Granton by the United Rubber workers.

Lionel Simmons fonds

  • MS-2-52
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1980
Fonds contains photographs taken by Lionel Simmons during the 1970s, primarily of Neptune Theatre productions, rehearsals and people. The photographic format is overwhelmingly black-and-white negative film, but also includes contact sheets, prints and slides.

Simmons, Lionel

Gary Hicks fonds

  • MS-2-828
  • Fonds
  • 1994-1997
Fonds consists of textual records and graphic material from Gary Hicks’ time as professor of plant biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. The textual records include two textbooks and one lab manual for the course Biology 3220. The graphic material consists of original botanical drawings, some of which are included in the textual records.

Hicks, Gary

Gerard Veldhoven fonds

  • MS-15-16
  • Fonds
  • 2004 - 2020
Fonds consists of Gerard Veldhoven's published writing, correspondence, and speeches. Veldhoven's writings cover subjects including same-sex marriage, LGBT parenting and families, Pride celebrations, and LGBT social issues. Fonds also contains clippings and correspondence related to Veldhoven's experience as part of the first same-sex couple to be married in Nova Scotia, as well as his activism, writing career, and honours.

Veldhoven, Gerard

Registrar's Office fonds

  • UA-7
  • Fonds
  • 1849 - 1999
Fonds contains records produced by the Dalhousie University Registrar's Office, including student registration cards, registration books, exam books, matriculation registers, student directories, and correspondence.

LGBT Duplicate Materials collection

  • MS-15-12
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 2013
Collection contains duplicate materials from fonds in the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive. Materials in collection include posters; programs, flyers, and promotional materials; pamphlets and outreach materials; and wearable ephemera including buttons and pins, badges, medals, clothing, and other regalia. Materials in series relate to Halifax Pride and other pride celebrations, political demonstrations, Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS] operations and events, Halifax Fetish Ball and Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather events, Gay and Lesbian Association [GALA] meetings and operations, events held at Rumours bar, LGBT films, and other LGBT causes and events.

Alan (Al) Roy Stewart fonds

  • MS-15-21
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2019
Fonds contains materials collected by Al Stewart primarily through his involvement in the Maritime leather community and LGBT advocacy work at Saint John's United Church in Halifax. Leather community records include administrative records, photographs, promotional materials, correspondence, newsletters, and catalogues associated with the TightRope leather brotherhood, which operated in Halifax from the early 90s to 2007, Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests, and other leather groups across Canada and the United States. United Church materials include reference materials regarding homosexuality and religion, reference materials regarding Affirm United and the Affirming Ministries Program, correspondence, and newsletters. Fonds also contains objects and ephemera related to the leather community, Affirm, and Stewart's membership in the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU], as well as personal photographs, correspondence, and LGBT publications.

Stewart, Alan Roy

Chebucto Community Net fonds

  • MS-11-16
  • Fonds
  • 1993 - 1996
Fonds comprises records documenting the genesis and early years of Chebucto Community Net. Record types include meeting minutes and agendas; founding documents (i.e., draft mission statements and terms of reference); press releases and media reports; limited financial information; business plans; and correspondence.

Chebucto Community Net

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).

Norman Hebert fonds

  • MS-9-51
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1988
Fonds consists of documents from Norman Hebert’s membership of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 4883, the Amherst and District Labour Council, the Nova Scotia Government Employee Union, the Dalhousie University Labour Committee, and the Dalhousie Education Committee. Documents include meeting minutes, union membership negotiations, and correspondence between union members and executive officers.

Hebert, Norman

Janet Conners fonds

  • MS-15-20
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2010
Fonds contains materials related to Janet Conners' advocacy work for recipients of tainted blood products and other persons with HIV/AIDS. Janet's and her husband, Randy Conners, contracted HIV when Randy, a hemophiliac, was treated with infected blood. After publicly announcing Randy's diagnosis in 1991, the Conners provided testimony to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and became advocates for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Janet revealed her HIV positive status upon Randy's death in 1994. Materials in fonds include legal documents, correspondence, speaking notes, press releases, day planners, awards and honorary degrees, and photographs.

D.C. Mackay fonds

  • MS-2-280
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979
Fonds consists of correspondence; printed material, including exhibition pamphlets; research and correspondence pertaining to silver, heraldry; manuscripts; family papers; Mackay's own artwork; artist files; and reference materials.

Mackay, D.C.

Kenneth Cox fonds

  • MS-14-16
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1949
Fonds consists of one invoice and a book containing two pages of notes about agriculture written by Kenneth Cox. Also included is a text on live stock judging from 1917.

Cox, Kenneth

Frieze and Roy fonds

  • MS-4-57
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1941
The fonds consists mainly of general business correspondence and financial records recording the financial affairs of the business. The fonds also consist of legal records, mainly indentures and insurance policies for the business, sales and operations records and vessel records, which mainly consist of insurance policies, charter parties and protests. Also included in the fonds are records belonging to the Frieze family such as estate papers, and records from David Frieze's time as a justice if the peace for Hants County, along with electoral records and records belonging to the Maitland Presbyterian church, Sons of Temporance and Maitland school which both Frieze and Roy were involved in.

Frieze and Roy.

Ron O'Dor fonds

  • MS-2-778
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2019
Fonds contains records created and collected by Ronald O'Dor in the course of his work as a marine biologist based at Dalhousie University, predominantly materials generated by the two major research projects: Census of Marine Life (CoML) and Ocean Tracking Network (OTN). Record types include research data, teaching materials, publications, manuscripts, correspondence, and committee and meeting minutes.

O'Dor, Ronald

Ron and Bryan Garnett-Doucette fonds

  • MS-15-11
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1996
Fonds primarily contains records of the GayLine collected by Ron and Bryan Garnett-Doucette. The Halifax GayLine opened in 1972 and ceased operations in 1996. It provided information, counselling and referral service to the gay/lesbian/bisexual (and curious and homophobic) communities. Staffed by trained volunteers, it was funded initially by the Gay Alliance for Equality and later by its successor organization the Gay and Lesbian Association. Later, other gay organizations donated resources for the phone line. In 1994 the name was changed to the Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Line.
Fonds contains three series; one containing administrative and financial records, one containing recruitment and training materials, and one containing reference materials for volunteers. Materials include monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; call logs and templates; staff notebooks; correspondence; pamphlets; volunteer training session materials, application forms and guidelines; flyers; legal briefs and resources; newsletters; essays; bibliographies; and directories.

The Reverend William R. Tratt fonds

  • MS-2-198
  • Fonds
  • 1890 - 1954
Fonds comprises correspondence and personal papers of William R. Tratt and Naomi Tratt (1890-1932). It also contains Herber Tratt's academic records and financial statements (1908-1910), temperance certificates for Gertrude, Wilfred and Elsie Tratt (1931), and Methodist Church Statistical Returns (1915).

Tratt, William R.

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.

The Dalhousie Review fonds

  • UA-35
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997
Fonds was organized by the processing archivist into editorial, financial, production and administrative series, and further sub-series such as correspondence, reports and meeting minutes. The bulk of correspondence dates from the 1970s-1990s, although there are financial and committee records from the 1950s and limited other records from the journal's inception in 1921.

The Dalhousie Review

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

Richard Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2011
Fonds is comprised of 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

Ross Boutilier fonds

  • MS-15-1
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 2015
Fonds contains records documenting Ross Boutilier's legal challenges over same-sex benefits and equal treatment in Nova Scotia and provincial and federal legislation to gain access to same-sex marriage. Other series include production and administrative records of Wayves magazine, committee records of Halifax Pride, and newspaper clippings about the LGBTQ community in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Canada.

Boutilier, Ross

Thomas M. Power, Drugs and Medicines fonds

  • MS-4-89
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1939
Fonds contains day books, cash books, and ledgers created by Thomas M. Power, owner of a drug store that he operated during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Thomas M. Power, Drugs and Medicines

Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

  • MS-14-29
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1963
Fonds contains correspondence 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. There are two series, one for certificates of Dr. Walsh, and another series for photographs taken at different events such as 4H events, Department of Nova Scotia Agriculture and Marketing conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools, while Walsh was a professor of Animal Husbandry [at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College] and sheep and swine promoter. Photos were taken and collected between 1910-1963.

Walsh, Frederick Waldemar

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989
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.

Shuh, John Edward

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007
Fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. Records consists of poetry books, photocopies of news articles, and correspondence. Fonds also contains a walking wheel.

Sanger, Peter

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

Florence Jessie Murray fonds

  • MS-2-535
  • Fonds
  • [1884?] - 1975
Fonds consists primarily of Florence Jessie Murray's personal records regarding her career as a medical missionary in Korea, including correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets and photographs. There is also a small volume of records that originated with her brother, Alexander Murray, and father, Robert Murray, including correspondence between Alexander Murray, Florence Jessie Murray and E.J.O. Fraser; Reverend Robert Murray's correspondence; and records regarding his involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.

Murray, Florence Jessie

Kevin Crombie fonds

  • MS-15-13
  • Fonds
  • 1982 - 1995
Fonds contains primarily newspaper clippings, pamphlets and other materials collected by Kevin Crombie regarding LGBT rights and related topics.

Crombie, Kevin

Anne Bishop fonds

  • MS-15-5
  • Fonds
  • [198-?] - 1998
Fonds includes materials created by, collected or about Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS], including a collection of pins.

Bishop, Anne Charlotte

Ronald St. John Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-615
  • Fonds
  • 1823 - 2006
Fonds comprises Ronald St. John Macdonald's records regarding his personal, academic, and professional activities as a jurist, judge, and professor. Records include those related to Macdonald's involvement with Osgoode Hall, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, the European Court of Human Rights, the Hague, Peking University, World Academy of Arts and Science, Canadian Council of International Law, United Nations, Institute of International Law, African Society of International Law, British Institute of International Law, Canadian Institute of International Law, International Law Association, and others. Records types include correspondence; meeting minutes and agendas; research materials; photographs; newsletters; newspaper clippings; manuscripts; and off-prints.

Macdonald, Ronald St. John

Marq de Villiers fonds

  • MS-2-825
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 2016
Fonds comprises records documenting Marq de Villiers' work as a journalist and writer of non-fiction. Record types include manuscripts and published work—including collaborations with his wife, Sheila Hirtle; correspondence; publicity and reviews; and a small series of personal photographs and photographs taken in the course of his research.

de Villiers, Marq

Nathaniel Smith fonds

  • MS-15-4
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2013
Fonds consists of material related to Mr. Atlantic Canada (M.A.C.) Leather competitions collected by Nathaniel Smith. Includes pamphlets; meeting minutes; financial records; event logo and posters; contest ephemera; organization bylaws; photographs, newspaper clippings; pins; and one mixed music compact disc (CD) played at a M.A.C. Leather event.

Smith, Nathaniel

Anita Martinez fonds

  • MS-15-2
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1999
Fonds consists of photographs taken by Anita Martinez at pride events and women's events in Nova Scotia between 1987 - 1999. There are also clippings, event programs, brochures, posters and promotional materials related to various women's and pride events.

Martinez, Anita Louise

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1993
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.

Kinsman, Gordon Barss

Oland and Son fonds

  • MS-4-135
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1993

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

Robert A. Logan fonds

  • MS-2-580
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1907-1995
Fonds consists of materials related to Logan’s career (1912-1985), fiction and philosophy manuscripts (1925-1983), published articles (1922-1969), his wide-ranging correspondence (1942-1991), his studies concerning Cree and other languages (1932-1969), autobiographical and biographical works (1929-1982), genealogical studies of his family and others (1955-1984), certificates he received throughout his life (1906-1992), the indices he created for his documents (1949-1986), , his diaries (1930-1980), the journals, fieldbooks, and logbooks he wrote (1907-1960), images he took or collected (1909-1992), and other miscellaneous materials(1934-1983). All textual materials relate to his life, his far-reaching research studies, or his writings.

Logan, Robert A., 1892-1992

Team portraits of the Halifax Wanderers Club

  • MS-2-826
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1924
Collection includes team photographs. Wanderers Grounds was a sporting complex in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which was originally part of the Halifax Commons. The land was used in the 1880s by the Halifax Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club (WAAC) and was their home grounds for the sports of rugby and lawn bowling. Leased to the club in the 1800s, the club failed to pay its lease fees during the Second World War and the land's use reverted to the City of Halifax (Halifax Regional Municipality) who have maintained it since then.

Oland family fonds

  • MS-2-135
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 2018
Fonds consists of various personal records, including correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, negatives, an artifact, and legal and financial records. Some business records from Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies are also included.

Oland Family

Milford W. Pierce fonds

  • MS-14-63
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1913
Fonds contains 13 books, textbooks and government documents, and 8 classroom student notebooks from Pierce's attendance of classes at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1905-1907, anda publication from their time in attendance at Macdonald College 1912-1913.

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.

Hancock, Errol E.I.

Percy Jardine Bentley fonds

  • MS-2-823
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1924
Fonds contains four of P.J. Bentley's engineering lab books from the Nova Scotia Technical College, which contain notes, drawings and blueprints.

Bentley, Percy Jardine

George Vibert Douglas fonds

  • MS-2-20
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1956
Fonds consists of two notebooks and a number of Douglas's offprints on geological topics, including findings from the Shackleton expedition and mineral deposits in Nova Scotia.

Douglas, George Vibert

Pottersfield Press fonds

  • MS-4-254
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2019
Fonds contains records documenting the creation and management of Pottersfield Press from its inception in 1978. These include administrative documents such as grant and funding applications and author contracts; correspondence between the managing editor and authors, readers, contract editors and others; editorial records including manuscripts and page proofs; and publicity materials such as catalogues and book reviews.

Pottersfield Press

Dalhousie Faculty of Law fonds

  • UA-13
  • Fonds
  • 1822-2000
Fonds contains records created by the Dalhousie University Faculty of Law and its faculty members.

Dalhousie University. Schulich School of Law

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