Collection contains a manuscript of Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia and related material, including page proofs, research notes, off-print, and correspondence. Material primarily documents Mackenzie's interest in ballads from Nova Scotia.
Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given by McCulloch, and correspondence. The collection also includes a microform copy of a thesis written by a Dalhousie student about McCulloch.
Collection includes 56 photographs from the late 19th-early 20th century, including portraits of unidentified friends of R.H. Graham, Dalhousie University, and other subjects, and a 1892 memorial card for Christina Kerr. Photographs are missing.
Collection contains over 55,000 glass plate negatives, film negatives, and prints from the Waldren Studios of New Glasgow and Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The majority of these negatives are portraits, nearly all of which are identified and dated. A number of the portraits represent some of the earliest photos of Black Nova Scotians from Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties. Many of the remaining photos are local scenes, a few of which were taken in New Glasgow before the fire in 1874 which devastated the town. The collection contains photographs that depict show coal mining, shipbuilding and other local industries in action. Portraits of family groups, sports teams, social clubs and school groups are also well represented.