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Artificial insemination industry in Nova Scotia collection

  • MS-14-17
  • Collection
  • 1867-1966

This collection contains information on the early Artificial insemination industry in Nova Scotia, including the original notebooks used by the first technician; also included were books on farming, shepherding, and the life of W.E. Gladstone.

Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

  • MS-14-18
  • Collection
  • 1900-2002, predominant 1950-1999

The Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection consists of approximately 15 meters of published and unpublished materials. This includes books, serials, brochures, loose papers, photographs and slides, maps, audio and visual material, and artifacts.

The fonds contains information about many individual co-operatives and credit unions, as well as documents from larger region-wide co-operative organizations. There is also a large section of general co-operative literature about co-operation as a social movement, in Canada and around the world.

The age of the materials ranges from the early 1900s up to 2002. The majority spans from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists biography collection

  • MS-14-19
  • Collection
  • 1971

This collection contains materials created and collected by the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists. Series include biographies and photographs of notable Nova Scotia Agriculturists, many of whom were associated with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

Edith Zillig sheep and wool collection

  • MS-14-22
  • Collection
  • 1811-2003

The Edith Zillig sheep and wool collection includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, booklets, monographs, magazines, newsletters, photographs, filmstrips, and artifacts.

Zillig, Edith

Edith Kean agricultural book collection

  • MS-14-24
  • Collection
  • 1899-1927

This collection consists of 10 books collected by Edith Kean related to agriculture in the early 20th century, included are a student notebook, Nova Scotia Agricultural College calendars, and issues of the Maritime Students' Agriculturist.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College international collection

  • MS-14-28
  • Collection
  • [19-?]

This collection consists of tools, artifacts, textiles, photographs, pencil sketches, pamphlets, posters, and a video cassette that were collected by Nova Scotia Agricultural College staff through their travels via partnerships with universities and organizations around the world. Materials reflect agricultural and rural traditions from the areas they were collected in. The artifacts were collected from and photographs taken in Kenya, The Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, The Sudani, New Guinea, Angola, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Czechoslovakia, Melanesia, Columbia, The Caribbean, and Jamaica.

William Threlfall collection

  • MS-14-33
  • Collection
  • 1963-1984

This collection contains textual records created by William Threlfall that pertain to primarily diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl. The collection contains thesis, notes, and published articles.

Canadian farm problems radio broadcast guide notes collection

  • MS-14-4, MS-14 Box 5, Folders 16-20
  • Collection
  • 1941

Collection consists of guide notes to a radio broadcast in the 1940's on Canadian farm problems. This was broadcast sponsored by The Canadian Association for Adult Education from Toronto. The guide notes were prepared by J.E. Lattimer, R. Summerby, Emile A. Lods, L.C. Raymond, J.N. Bird, E.W. Crampton, L.H. Hamilton and A.R. Ness.

Douglas Lochhead poetry collection

  • MS-14-45
  • Collection
  • 1959-2009

This collection contains 28 volumes of poetry written by Douglas Lochhead between 1959 and 2009. The volumes of poems are published, pre-publication and never published manuscripts. Most volumes are signed by the author and have an inscription to Peter and Mary Sanger. Mr. Sanger and Mr. Lochhead were colleagues and close friends.

Farm Equipment Museum time capsule

  • MS-14-48
  • Collection
  • 2017

This collection consists of one time capsule that contains documents, realia, and photographs that were created by or about the Farm Equipment Museum located on the Provincial Exhibition grounds in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. There is an inventory created by the Farm Equipment Museum and 2 keys; one key will be retained by the Farm Equipment Museum and the other key with Agricola. Special Conditions: The materials have been inventoried and can be viewed and reproduced for research purposes; copyright is retained by the original creators. The time capsule fire safe box and all its contents will be transferred back to the Farm Equipment Museum Board or equivalent body on the 31st day of May, 2050.

Apples (general) collection

  • MS-14-5
  • Collection
  • 1918-1989

Collection consists of 24 published brochures or pamphlets relating to apple farming, and 2 archival documents on apple farming.

Jim Neary agriculture collection

  • MS-14-6, MS-14, Box 5, Folders 1-3
  • Collection
  • 1943-1950

Collection contains pamphlets "Some Common Animal Diseases" and "Grafting for Nova Scotia Orchards"; Animals' Treatment First Aid; transcripts from broadcast #20 and #21 of "The Vanishing Flock" and "Sheep have an important place in Nova Scotia Agriculture. Leaflet No. 9"

Agriculture (general) collection

  • MS-14-8
  • Collection
  • 1971

Collection contains reports on the banning of pesticides and the development of Canadian agriculture.

Farm and rural life collection

  • MS-14-9
  • Collection
  • 1851-2004

Collection consists of material related to farm and rural life. Mainly historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Nova Scotia. Also includes farm diaries [Zabud MacKay (1832-1918) - Malagash, NS], memoirs of John Murphy (Cream pick-up driver), accounts of rural life, etc. Also included is a report on rural policy reform.

Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1819-2007

This series contains 53 books, 8 booklets, and 164 cm of other textual and graphic material related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1846-2000.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference collection

  • UA-43-REF
  • Collection
  • 1830-2015

Collection contains Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference materials including books, calendars, journals, magazines, DVD's, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings published between 1830-2015.