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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.

J. Gordon Duff fonds

  • MS-13-82
  • Fonds
  • 1844-2010 ; predominant 1961-1990
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the professional life of J. Gordon Duff while he was director and professor at the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy. Records include correspondence, pharmacy history and research, photographs, and materials on the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University Faculty of Health, and pharmacy associations.

Duff, J. Gordon

Samuel George William Archibald fonds

  • MS-2-3, SF Box 13, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • [1819?]
Fonds consists of two notes from Lord Dalhousie, two letters (one photocopy) from Agricola (John Young), and one note regarding a property deed.

Archibald, Samuel George William, 1777-1846

imX Communications Inc. fonds

  • MS-3-40
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2009

Fonds consists of records regarding imX’s corporate operations, productions, and other projects between 1985 and 2008. Corporate operations include imX Communications and its subsidiary companies: ImageX, Helix Animation, and North/Northeast Ventures. Film productions include theatrical full-length or short films, including documentaries. Television productions include made-for-television movies and documentaries, stand-alone productions, and series. Animated productions include feature length, television series, and shorts.

This fonds comprises ninety-four series which are arranged alphabetically by the name of the corporate entity, production, and project. Textual files contain a wide range of documents including scripts, call sheets and daily production reports, funding applications, cast and crew employment contracts, notes on location scouting, co-production agreements, marketing plans, budgets, music cue sheets, insurance coverage, and correspondence. Electronic mail (4.57 GB) downloaded from the e-mail server at imX corporate headquarters in Halifax contains 32,134 individual messages in 1,054 folders covering all aspects of corporate operations and business transactions. There are also 23,368 electronic files (15.6GB) that support the activities of imX, imageX, and Helix Animation documents in use between 1990 and 2008. Together with the text files, they represent a complete record of the activities of imX Communications and its affiliates.

Most corporate records have been retained in order to provide a full picture of what it is like to run a film production company in Nova Scotia. In addition, the records for three feature film productions, The Divine Ryans, Margaret’s Museum, and Love and Death on Long Island, have also been fully retained. 134 linear feet of textual material was not retained.

imX Communications.

Terry Ryan fonds

  • MS-2-579
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1987, 1992-1998
Fonds consists primarily of documents related to the production of the movie Bayo, an adaptation of the book Lightly, by Chipman Hall. Materials include manuscripts, scripts, contracts, memos, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a videocassette copy of the movie, and photographs. There are also two poems written by Ryan and documents related to his development of a one-handed computer keyboard.

Ryan, Terry

F. Ronald Hayes fonds

  • MS-2-695
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1974, predominate 1955-1959
Fonds contains records that span Hayes' career as a zoology professor. It consists of research data, laboratory experiments and other teaching material, correspondence, and publications. The research data has a wide geographic scope, but was primarily gathered in Nova Scotia.

Hayes, F. Ronald

Lockeport Historical Collection

  • MS-4-177
  • Collection
  • 1801-2005

Collection contains documents relating to the mercantile and shipping activities of William McMillan, McMillan was active in the business between 1893 and the early 1930's. Records include receipts, invoices and other material from other merchants he purchased or sold to, correspondence regarding the shipping of those goods, papers regarding the vessels he owned or contracted to sail the material to different parts of the world and correspondence from individuals who ran the ships. Also included are telegram notices, personal correspondence and other material. This collection also contains material from the Locke Family, the Harding Family, all in Lockeport, Nova Scotia. It also contains documents from different individuals in the town of Lockeport.

Part of the material included in this collection is the research of Trevor Bebb. He was working on the shipping history of Lockeport and the surrounding areas and as such has collected a great deal of material. Included in his papers are research notes, photocopies of shipping and customs records, diaries and logs, and printed material.

Bebb, James Trevor

Joseph Simpson Arnison fonds

  • MS-2-137, SF Box 19, Folder 8; SF Box 27, Folders 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1879
Fonds consists of promissary notes, an order from David M. Lead to Charles Irving, and cheques. These materials date between 1858-1879. The fonds also contains agreements from 1863-1876 as well as business correspondence.

Arnison, Joseph Simpson, 1820-1892

John F. Graham fonds

  • MS-2-623
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1991
Fonds consists of material created and collected by John F. Graham during his career as a professor at Dalhousie University, as well as some material prior to this time. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, manuscripts and drafts of writings by Graham, course and lecture materials, departmental memos, research, and similar material.

Graham, John F.

Oland and Son fonds

  • MS-4-135
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1989

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

Ron Stang's honours thesis and related research material

  • MS-9-37
  • Accession
  • 1980
Collection includes Ron Stang's honours thesis submitted to Gregory Kealey in April 1980. The title of the thesis is "Community, industry and workers along Nova Scotia's north shore: The Malagash salt miners." Collection also contains correspondence sent from the Canadian Salt Company Limited to Ron Stang. Correspondence includes financial statements from Malagash Salt Company Limited.

Stang, Ron

J.C. Backman fonds

  • MS-4-243
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1943
Fonds includes a ledger of merchant and vessel accounts (1911-1930), later used by Barkman and Ritcey to track coal accounts (1940-1943); miscellaneous correspondence, invoices and vessels statements (1914-1930); and George P. Zink's estate papers (1878-1898).

Backman, J.C.

The Comet, Volume 1, Number 1

  • MS-2-116, SF Box 19, Folder 4
  • Item
  • January 19, 1900
Item is the premiere issue (Vol. 1, No. 1) of "The Comet," a handwritten newspaper published in Osborne, Nova Scotia on January 19, 1900. The issue covers topics such as the Boer War, county news, gossip and poetry.

The Comet.

Nova Scotian Institute of Science fonds

  • MS-2-203
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1910
Fonds consists of scientific reports, student notes and clippings from newspapers and government publications.

Nova Scotian Institute of Science.

Halifax Visiting Dispensary fonds

  • MS-13-84
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1966
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, and administrative records such as annual reports and inventories.

Halifax Visiting Dispensary.

Robert Weil fonds

  • MS-2-750
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1947-1975
This fonds consists of material created and collected by Robert Weil during his career as a psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University. Types of records include correspondence, original manuscripts and published work, research and notes, photographs, patient files, and studies and collected data on the psychological results of the surviving miners of the Springhill Mine Disasters in 1956 and 1958.

Weil, Robert

Annie Logan Barnwell's scrapbook of Pictou Academy's history

  • MS-2-177, SF Box 83, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1920-1970
The item is a hard-backed, ribbon-bound scrapbook compiled by the donor comprising newspapers clipping, photographs, correspondence and notes about the history of Pictou Academy.

Annie Logan Barnwell

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984
Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward, Dr., 1901-1986

Guy Henson fonds

  • MS-2-373
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1978
Fonds consists of correspondence (1943-1975), publications (1946-1970), addresses and forewords (1944-1977), unpublished documents (1952-1978), material collected for reference and other purposes, newspaper cuttings, memorabilia (1934-1977), and black and white photographs (1946-1975), written or collected by Guy Henson. Reference and other materials pertain to a wide variety of topics, including golf, education in Nova Scotia, political movements and current affairs, social causes, labour, management, and the activities of many local, provincial and national societies.

Henson, Guy

Norman Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-689
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1913-1995
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Norman Creighton, including radio scripts; published and unpublished manuscripts for short stories and articles; correspondence; audio tapes and records; research notes; newspaper and magazine clippings; photographs; financial papers; memorabilia. Materials primarily relate to Creighton's long career as a writer and broadcaster, but also include materials relating to his personal life and family history. Fonds is arranged by type of material and includes the following series: CBC Scripts, Correspondence, Family Estate Documents, Fiction, Financial, Memorabilia, Nonfiction, Notebooks, Photographs, Printed Materials, Radio Talks, Records, Research Files, Subject Files, The Gillans, Titus Smith.

Creighton, Norman, 1909-1995

Our Voices Matter Oral History Collection

  • MS-13-88
  • Fonds
  • 2010-2011

Collection consists of 16 DVDs, 5 CD-ROMs, and 54.4 GB of digital video and electronic transcriptions. The collection contains oral histories given by mental health consumers that span the second half of the twentieth century to the present. Some videos are accompanied by a transcription of the interview.

The Our Voices Matter Project is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch. The purpose of the Project is to offer older mental health consumers living in Halifax Regional Municipality the opportunity of leaving a permanent record of their lives.

The Project collects oral histories from individuals interested in sharing their personal perspective on the evolving social and mental health environments. Involvement in the project is voluntary and any participant may withdraw from the process at any time and have all records destroyed during and up to the end of the project. The project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Halifax Regional Municipality.

Canadian Mental Health Association. Halifax-Dartmouth Branch.

D. Logan and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-29
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1918
File contains records of grocers D. Logan and Co., including invoices (1881-1883); cancelled cheques (1918); price lists; day books (1872-1900); correspondence (1872-1876); postcards (1877); ledgers (1872-1900); bills; newspaper clippings; and other records.

D. Logan and Co.

H.L. Ruggles fonds

  • MS-4-168
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1968
Fonds contains business records and personal correspondence of H.L. Ruggles. Financial records primarily relate to Ruggles' wholesale grocery business, but some materials relate to the settlement of his mother's estate. Personal correspondence involves the settlement of his mother's estate.

Ruggles, H.L.

George and Arthur VanWart fonds

  • MS-13-41, SF Box 67, Folders 4-12 ; SF Box 68, Folder 1 ; SF Box 63, Folder 8
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1960
Fonds consists of medical notebooks, journal articles, an academic calendar, a student handbook, notes, and correspondence.

VanWart, Arthur F., Dr.

Jewish Endowment Fund for Dalhousie fonds

  • MS-2-204
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1945
Fonds consists of correspondence to and from donors (1936-1945), student lists, and miscellaneous papers and receipts. Most of the donor correspondence relates to requests for donations, in particular for the Cape Breton Regional Scholarship and the Hebrew Prize in Pathology.

The Jewish Endowment for Dalhousie.

George Vibert Douglas fonds

  • MS-2-20, SF Box 14, Folders 3-5
  • 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

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., The Reverend, 1850-1934

Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.

Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)

Harry Bruce fonds

  • MS-2-548, Box 1-10
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1985
The fonds contains both business and personal correspondence; materials related to awards received and events attended; and research notes, correspondence, interview notes, manuscripts, typescripts, and reviews of his published writings.

Bruce, Harry, 1934 -

J. Andrew Wainwright fonds

  • MS-2-636
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1995
This fonds includes correspondence from other Canadian writers, 1969-1995 ; manuscripts of published poetry and books, 1969-95; manuscripts of unpublished poetry, 1960-83; and research notes.

Wainwright, J.A. (J. Andrew), 1946-

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-2-612
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2005

The Archives of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia consists of records created by the administration, members, and affiliates of the Federation. It includes a wide variety of materials including administrative records, audio/visual material, correspondence, financial records, meeting agendas and minutes for a variety of groups and committees, photographs, promotional and press material. The records refer to the adminstration and functions of the Federation, as well as its relationships with its members, government departments, and other writing, publishing and cultural groups.

Materials are mainly in English, with a small number in French. See individual Series descriptions for detailed scope and content notes.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

Trenton Works Ltd. Fonds

  • MS-4-106
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1997
Fonds contains business, administrative and production records, including minutes, reports, agreements, photographs, employee seniority lists, accident reports, correspondence and other papers from the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company, Trenton Works, and Hawker Siddeley.

Trenton Works

Institute of Public Affairs fonds

  • UA-26
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1996

Fonds consists of textual records created and accumulated by various groups and organizations within the Institute of Public Affairs.. Records include articles, correspondence, minutes, memos, newspaper and magazine clippings, interviews, field notes, pamphlets and reports. Many of the documents pertain to the internal operations of the IPA.

The fonds also contains research proposals and reports related to energy, community growth, urban and rural development, labour studies, education, economic and industrial development, the medical sector and housing. There is significant work on the health, employment and economic status of African Nova Scotians.

The fonds also contains reference material kept by the IPA in its corporate library, which was used in the research and drafting of various reports.

Dalhousie University. Institute of Public Affairs

Hid treasure, or the labours of a deacon, and other poems : [manuscript]

  • MS-2-158, SF Box 19, Folder 7
  • Item
  • [before 1892]
Item is a manuscript of "Hid Treasure, or The Labours of a Deacon and Other Poems" dated April 29, 1919, which is possibly when the pages were taped into the bound scrapbook with the title embossed on the spine. A contents page lists both published and unpublished poems, including "Betula Nigra," "The Prince's Lodge," and the title poem, "Hid Treasure." The manuscript date is unknown, but the poems themselves range in date from ca.1839-1886. Robert R.J. Emmerson's name appears as co-author on the title pape, but it has been scratched out along with the second of two epigraphs.

Fenerty, Charles, 1821-1892

Patrick Christopher fonds

  • MS-3-37
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2005
This fonds consists primarily of materials related to Christopher's teaching career at Dalhousie. The fonds contains Christopher's teaching dossier; correspondence; records related to departmental administration including brochures, meeting notes, publicity files, records related to the acting program, and departmental memos; course materials including student assignments and grades, scripts, handouts, and syllabi; records related to Dalhousie productions including photocopied reviews of performances, scripts, scores, and publicity files; records related to the Campus Criers program; audio cassettes of music for productions; and videotapes used for class instruction.

Christopher, Patrick, 1945-2005

Personal archives of David Renton

  • MS-3-23
  • Collection
  • 1926-2006
Fonds consists of records relating to Renton's personal life as well as his acting and teaching careers. The personal papers include files on specific actors, athletics, clippings and publications, festivals and workshops, financial records, Portus Theatre Productions (the production company he founded), school-related theatrical education materials, committee work, unions, associations, and a variety of other subjects. Correspondence includes letters to, from, and about Renton and are primarily theatre-related. The scripts were accumulated by Renton throughout his career as an actor, director, and producer. The fonds also includes photographs and slides of numerous theatrical productions.

Renton, David, 1934-2006

Jenny Munday fonds

  • MS-2-806
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980-2017]
Fonds contains records pertaining to Jenny Munday's career as a playwright, actor, director, dramaturge, and arts administrator. The records include drafts of plays; acting, directing, or writing contracts; reviews of productions; grant applications; correspondence; and other documents. The fonds also contains documents related to Munday's time as a Crake Fellow in Drama at Mount Allison University.

Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

Dark Night Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-45
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1993
This collection primarily consists of theatre and film scripts read during the "ScripTease" dramatic reading series or "Playwright's Corner." The fonds also contains some correspondence and administrative records and two catalogues of plays.

Dark Night Theatre.

Mulgrave Road Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-44
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2006
Fonds primarily consists of documentation related to publicity, personnel, equity, and the Canada Council for the Arts as well as scripts, production-based records, administrative files, correspondence, PACT files, contracts, annual meeting notes, ROADies records, financial statements and information, board meeting notes, brochures, audio tapes, photographs, and production posters.

Mulgrave Road Theatre.

The Travelling Players of Halifax

  • MS-3-2
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1969
Records include administrative and financial documents of the Travelling Players of Halifax.

The Travelling Players of Halifax.

Chester Playhouse fonds

  • MS-3-36, Boxes 1 - 18
  • Fonds
  • 1982-2002
This fonds consists of records created and collected by both the Canadian Puppet Festival and the Chester Theatre Council related to the management of the Chester Playhouse, including financial records such as statements, budgets, balance sheets, and invoices; press releases; photocopies of reviews; advertising and marketing records; personnel files; construction and maintenance records; meeting minutes and agendas; reports such as attendance records and box office sales; grant applications and fundraising files; correspondence; and event files, including programmes, tickets, and other promotional materials.

Chester Playhouse.

Up Start Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-34
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1993
This fonds consists of records regarding the administration, membership, and productions of the Upstart Theatre Company. Types of records include press releases, press clippings, and other promotional materials, photographs, financial material, meeting minutes, reports, scripts, among others.

Up Start Theatre Company.

Gargoyle Puppet Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-22
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1985
Fonds consists of scripts of the puppet plays as well as correspondence, photographs and slides, newspaper clippings of reviews, programs, videocassettes, and some administrative papers.

Gargoyle Puppet Theatre.

Theatre Arts Guild fonds

  • MS-3-4
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1999
This collection consists of records regarding Theatre Arts Guild's management and productions from the establishment of the guild in 1931 to 1999. Materials include administrative documents and some financial records, programs, posters, newsletters, histories of Theatre Arts Guild and information about amateur theatre in Halifax, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks.

Theatre Arts Guild.

Jest in Time Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-33
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2004
The fonds consists of correspondence, programs, scripts, posters, newspaper clippings, news releases, newsletters, and photographs.

Jest in Time Theatre.

Dartmouth Players fonds

  • MS-3-30, Box 1, Folders 1 - 9
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1975
This collection consists of records pertaining to the management and the productions of the Dartmouth Players from 1967-1975. The records include administrative documents, financial statements, correspondence, programs, and newsletters.

Dartmouth Players.

Pier One Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-7
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1975

The fonds contains correspondence, production records, scripts, flyers, posters, programs, promotional materials, press reviews, financial records, organizational management, documents regarding the theatre building and property, workshop programming, as well as touring production records. There is extensive correspondence regarding script acquisition and production; some correspondents included Canadian and Haligonian playwrights. Many scripts contain annotations by directors and actors. Set drawings, lighting cues, props lists and theatre renovation plans are also part of this fonds.

Unprocessed materials from the fonds not included here amount to approximately 94 cm. Please consult the Archives staff for access.

Pier One Theatre.

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