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Eyelevel Gallery fonds

  • MS-3-35
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2019
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.

Dalhousie Art Gallery fonds

  • UA-36
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2000
Fonds consists of records pertaining to Dalhousie Art Gallery publicity, exhibitions, collections, openings and events, and administration. Types of materials include press releases, brochures, tickets, a poster, photographs, course information, programs, calendars, catalogues, reports, financial records, notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, minutes and agendas, and other materials.

Dalhousie University. Dalhousie Art Gallery.

Murray G. Brown fonds

  • MS-2-802
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2012
Fonds contains Murray Brown's research and teaching-related materials, including notes, annotated drafts of papers, presentations and reports, abstracts, correspondence, funding applications and reports, as well as some administrative papers and employment records and contracts.

Brown, Murray

John Frederick Miller fonds

  • MS-2-303, SF Box 44, Folder 24
  • Fonds
  • 1968
Fonds comprises correspondence and questionnaires for merchant seamen completed by Leo Corkum and Harry Delap. The questionnaires were completed in response to an appeal for research data in conjunction with Miller's project with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.

Miller, John Frederick, 1924-

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.

George Farquhar fonds

  • MS-2-237, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1968

This fonds consists primarily of records related to the Board of Governors collected by Farquhar during his time on the board, including minutes; the report A Survey and Plan of Fund-raising for Dalhousie University; and a file of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications related to President Stanley Carleton’s resignation.

The fonds also includes some other miscellaneous materials collected by Farquhar related to the history of Dalhousie or the province, and associations/events with which he was involved. These records include pamphlets, song books, biographical sketches of some notable Nova Scotians, and a number of event programs and invitations.

Farquhar, George

David Murray fonds

  • MS-2-181
  • Fonds
  • 1905, [ca. 1940s]
Fonds includes handwritten catalogues of David Murray's record collection, manuscripts of a skit called "Pukka Sahib," and notes on Frederic Chopin.

Murray, David, fl. 1934-1972

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

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.

Mary Vingoe fonds

  • MS-2-777
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2019
Fonds includes manuscripts, scripts, and personal papers belonging to Mary Vingoe. Fonds also includes theatre programs, contracts, and photographs.

Vingoe, Mary

Errol E.I. Hancock 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.

Jonathan Steele fonds

  • MS-2-70
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1864-1918
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial papers, bills and crew information, some of which relates to a ship called Habitant.

Steele, Jonathan

C.L. Bennet fonds

  • MS-2-486
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1960, predominant 1930-1950
Fonds contains considerable material from the Dalhousie Review from 1950–1953, including correspondence, book reviews and articles pending; correspondence relating to Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies and Senate; examinations and papers of Dalhousie students (primarily 1930s); correspondence, outlines and galley proofs of Canada Books, I to VI, 1933–1951; correspondence and other material relating to the Down Under Club and Anzac Club (1940s); personal papers, including Bennet's course notes and exams from his days as a Harvard undergraduate; copies of acting scripts; photographs of local theatre productions, the School for the Blind, Dalhousie University English Department, and the first Soviet war bride in England (Nora Murray); and copies of Archibald MacMechan's Late Harvest and E. Ritchie's In the Gloaming.

Bennet, C.L.

Stephen Pedersen fonds

  • MS-5-23
  • Fonds
Fonds contains material related to Stephen Pedersen's music teaching, composing and performance activities. Record types include manuscript music scores, sound recordings and correspondence.

Pedersen, Stephen Alan

Stephen Phillips fonds

  • MS-13-90
  • Fonds
Fonds contains records related to the development of acute stroke care programs in Nova Scotia during the 1990s and early 2000s. Fonds includes reports, correspondence, agendas and meeting minutes, and presentations given to various stakeholder groups including District Health Authorities. Fonds also contains material related to Stephen Phillips' 2021 Hnatyshyn Lecture, including the presentation, a video recording of the lecture, and a press release issued by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Phillips, Stephen James

Rufus Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-65
  • Fonds
  • 1915 - 1922
Fonds contains daybooks (1909-1920); ledgers (1909-1922); journals (1912-1919); and correspondence (1916-1922) documenting Rufus Dickie's work as a lumber merchant.

Dickie, Rufus Edward

Dalhousie University Libraries fonds

  • UA-23
  • Fonds
  • 1825 - 2022
Fonds consists of administrative and departmental documents pertaining to the University libraries, including records created and collected by Dalhousie prior to the existence of a university library. Records dating prior to the existence of the Killam Library are maintained in a series called Dalhousie College and University Library Early Records.

Dalhousie University. University Libraries

Art Penson fonds

  • MS-3-38
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2005
Fonds comprises set, furniture and prop design sketches for Neptune Theatre.

Penson, Art

Movement for Citizens Voice and Action fonds

  • MS-11-1
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1982
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

Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited fonds

  • MS-4-6
  • Fonds
  • 1879 - 1937
Fonds contains business journals (1882-1933), ledgers (1879-1937), cash books (1908-1924), contracts, and building specifications and plans for Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow, hardware merchants.

Wm. Stairs, Son and Morrow Limited

Chester Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-61
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995
Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's professional career, including files on the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission, research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness, correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and years at Dalhousie University.

Stewart, Chester B.

Marine Affairs Program fonds

  • UA-28
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 2007
Fonds contains records created and collected by the Marine Affairs Program relating to its conception, scholarship funding models, programming, and publications during its first twenty years. The bulk of the records are from the nineties.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science. Marine Affair Program

LGBT Duplicate Materials collection

  • MS-15-12
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2018
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.

Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive

Brenda Hattie fonds

  • MS-15-6
  • Fonds
  • 2005, 2008
Fonds contains photographs of LGBT-related events in Halifax, taken by Dr. Brenda Hattie. Photographs depict one of the first same-sex marriages to take place Nova Scotia, officiated in July 2005 at Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church by the church's pastor, Reverend Darlene Young; and the 2008 Community Hero Awards, organized by the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project. Fonds also contains one photograph of Dr. Hattie and Reverend Young following a Safe Harbour service.

Hattie, Brenda

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

Bob Fougere fonds

  • MS-15-18
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2017
Fonds contains materials collected by LGBTQ+ activist Bob Fougere pertaining to his activism in Halifax. Records in fonds document Fougere's work as coordinator of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project [NSRAP], including NSRAP's participation in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and its health care advocacy work on behalf of transgender Nova Scotians. Materials also document Fougere's roles as board member at Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, and facilitator the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Youth Project support group. Materials in fonds include correspondence, pamphlets, essays, studies, clippings, reports, meeting minutes, conference materials, and ephemera.

Fougere, Bob

Ron and Bryan Garnett-Doucette fonds

  • MS-15-11
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1996
Fonds primarily contains records of the GayLine a phone helpline for LGBT Nova Scotians funding by GAE/GALA that operated between 1972-1996. 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.

Garnett-Doucette, Ron

Nathaniel Smith fonds

  • MS-15-4
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2013
Fonds consists of material related to Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] 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 MACLeather event.

Smith, Nathaniel

Larry Baxter fonds

  • MS-15-9
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2018
Fonds contains materials collected by Halifax-based AIDS activist Larry Baxter. Materials in fonds document Baxter's involvement or interactions with a variety of Nova Scotian AIDS-related organizations, including Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to AIDS [CARAS], AIDS Nova Scotia [ANS], and the Nova Scotia Persons with AIDS Coalition. These materials include administrative and financial records, internal and external reports, memos and correspondence, proposals and planning materials, workshop materials, and reference materials. Fonds also contains Baxter's collection of news clippings covering a broad range of LGBT and AIDS-related issues, and his collection of pamphlets regarding AIDS-related issues and concerns.

Baxter, Larry

Milford W. Pierce fonds

  • MS-14-63
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1913
Fonds contains books, textbooks and government documents, and eight classroom notebooks kept by Milford Pierce during his studies at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (1905-1907), as well as a book dating to his year at Macdonald College (1912-1913).

Frieze and Roy fonds

  • MS-4-57
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1941
Fonds comprises general business correspondence, financial records and legal records, primarily indentures and insurance policies. There are also sales and operations records and vessel records, including insurance policies, charter parties and printed protests. Family records include estate papers, and records created and collected during David Frieze's tenure as a justice of the peace for Hants County, as well as electoral records and records created by Maitland Presbyterian Church, Sons of Temperance, and the Maitland School.

Frieze and Roy

Lieutenant Colonel A. (Arthur) W. MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-14-40
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1969
Fonds contains a transcript of the 1969 interview with Jack Hawkins and Lieutenant Colonel A. (Arthur) W. MacKenzie, former Minister of Agriculture for Nova Scotia and a photograph of MacKenzie from 1946.

MacKenzie, Arthur Whittier

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.

Murray, Robert

Alan (Al) Roy Stewart fonds

  • MS-15-21
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2019
Fonds contains materials collected by Al Stewart as part of his involvement in the Maritime leather community, his LGBT advocacy work at Saint John's United Church in Halifax, and his involvement in the broader LGBT community in Nova Scotia. Leather community records document the activities of the TightRope leather brotherhood, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] contests, and other leather groups across Canada and the United States. Materials include administrative records, photographs, promotional materials, correspondence, newsletters, and catalogues. United Church materials primarily relate to Stewart's efforts to attain Affirmed status for St. John's United Church, and include reference materials, 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

Scott MacNeil fonds

  • MS-15-19
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2017
Fonds contains materials related to the activities of community organizer and activist Scott MacNeil in Halifax, NS. Materials include event posters and brochures, notes, a newpaper clipping, a report draft, and a t-shirt.

MacNeil, Scott

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.

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

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