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Dalhousie University Archives Nova Scotia Series
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1989 Buskers

Series is a three-part feature on the annual Halifax International Busker Festival (August 1989).


Series contains materials documenting the acts, predominantly high wire performers, hired by the Bill Lynch Shows and related materials. Written material includes lists of possible performers and their salaries from the Al Martin Agency. Related materials include photographs and posters related to the acts.


Series contains various administrative documents used to run the Bill Lynch Shows. Materials include letterhead, Greater Exposition Shows contract forms (blank), railway passes, commercial scripts, blueprints, and photographs.


Series contains materials documenting the administrative functions of Rock Meets Bone. Written materials include correspondence, broadcast schedules, and purchase forms. Related materials include documents from the conference that inspired Rock Meets Bone.

Administrative and operational records of the Dalhousie University Institute of Public Affairs

Series consists of documents accumulated by the administration of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). The majority of materials are minutes, memorandums, correspondence, and reports created by, or related to, several committees within the IPA. These committees were designed to develop policies, facilitate decision-making, manage projects, and maintain positive relationships with Dalhousie University administration. Series also contains several news and press releases issued by the IPA to generate publicity for important events hosted by the Institute or achievements of its staff. Series also contains academic plans and program guides produced by the IPA which offer insight into the curriculum at Henson College.

Administrative records of the Halifax Camerata Singers

Series contains records pertaining to the management of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including financial records, correspondence, minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors, and records relating to the plans for each concert season. The records are organized by concert season, starting with the inception of the Camerata Singers in 1986-1987.


Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, Artscape. This program features interviews and reviews relating to art productions in Halifax, including film, music, and visual art.

Atlantic Film Festival

  • UA-47, Box 2
  • Series
  • September 21, 1992 - September 25, 1992
  • Part of CKDU Radio fonds

Series contains a 5 part feature on the 1992 Atlantic Film Festival.

Audio files

Series contains audio files from Rock Meets Bone. Materials include both raw source files and final episodes that were eventually aired on Rock Meets Bone.

Aural History

  • UA-47, Boxes 2-3
  • Series
  • January 1, 1986 - January 18, 1988
  • Part of CKDU Radio fonds

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, Aural History. This program includes various features related to Nova Scotian history.


Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio 88.1 program, Backtrax. This program features artists with a lasting influence in music, and features several multi-part series on different artists. Played Monday to Thursday at 4:00PM.

Black Cultural Centre Presents

Series contains audio reels from a radio program broadcast on CKDU radio, 97.5. The program was run by the Black Cultural Centre in Halifax, which was established in 1983 to preserve and promote African-Canadian culture in Nova Scotia.

Business papers re. Henry House

Series includes correspondence and papers relating to the business side of Henry House, including architectural plans for proposed additions/alterations to the building.

Captain Isaac Rayne's records

Series consists of Isaac Rayne's personal records, including promissory notes, a deed, correspondence, family records and other textual records. There are also two locks of his son George's hair, presumably from his early childhood.

Coast to Coast

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, Coast to Coast. Coast to Coast was one of the original programs hosted and broadcast on 97.5 FM in 1984. It was a weekly program provided exposure for local bands.


Series contains correspondence in the form of both business letters and personal letters, as well as notes from conversations had regarding the Show by donor Barry Edwards after Bill Lynch’s death.

Documentation of artists and programs

  • Series
  • November 16, 1981 - December 1989, prodominant September 1989 - December 1989
  • Part of Rock Meets Bone fonds

Series contains materials documenting the work of the various artists that contributed to Rock Meets Bone. Written material includes scripted introductions, conclusions, and handwritten production notes about each episode and artist.

Dr. Johnson’s Travelling Medicine Show

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio 88.1 program Dr. Johnson’s Travelling Medicine Show. This program features Dr. Johnson of Dalhousie Student Health. It is part of the “Upwardly Mobile” program (CKDU’s morning Public Affairs program) at 8am on Thursdays, hosted by Jennifer Garvey and Mike Hymers.

Earth Action

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio 88.1 program Earth Action. This program is a weekly environmental radio show by the Ecology Action Centre, established in 1971 Nova Scotia after a course held at Dalhousie University called Living Ecology. The program began in 1987, and was a 15 minute show hosted every Monday at 5:30PM consisting of interviews, a feature called “Lets Clean It Up,” (which focused generally around recycling with the immediate goal of increasing individual awareness about dangerous household hazardous waste), and environmental news. The original team consisted of Robert Pross, engineer; Leslie Shaw, Wayne Hall, Cristina Pekarik, Liz and Debrah Westerburg.

Everett MacDougall's photographs

Series contains photographs, portraits, prints, and postcards of sea captains and ships. Most of the material has notes by Everett Macdougall on the verso. These notes contain information about the origins and builders of the ships as well as biographical information about the sea captains in the portraits.

Financial records

Series contains documents related to the Bill Lynch Shows’ finances and the monetary purchases. Materials include daily reports from shows, daily cash statement forms (blank), invoices, receipts and receipt books, and cash books.

From a Different Perspective

Series contains audio reels from a half-hour magazine format program on CKDU radio, 97.5. The program was originally hosted by CKDU staff and explored problems in the developing third world through interviews and current news stories. Some of the later episodes were from external radio stations.

From these Roots

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, From these Roots. The series was part of CKDU's public affairs program The Evening Affair. From these Roots includes features and interviews with African-Canadians, primarily from Nova Scotia.


Series contains materials regarding Brian Hall's grants. Written materials include approval letters, information about the projects requiring grants, and work updates.

Growing up Black in Halifax

Series contains a three audio reels from a series entitled Growing up Black in Halifax, from CKDU radio 97.5. The series originated from a conversation between Rocky Jones and his daughter, Tracey Jones during Black History Month in February 1989. The series is an interview between Belinda MacFadyen of CKDU radio and Tracey Jones.

Idle Reels

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program Idle Reels. Idle Reels was one of the original programs broadcast on CKDU when it began in 1984. The program is made up of approximately 30 minute episodes of experimental sound compositions, which aired at 11:30 pm.

Independently Speaking

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program Independently Speaking. This program features interviews with Halifax residents.

International Perspectives

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program International Perspectives. This program discussed world issues and politics, and was hosted by various Political Science and International Relations graduate students at Dalhousie University, including Andy Knight, Sanjay Singh Yadav, and Peter McKenna.
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