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Nova Scotia Fonds
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MacRae Library fonds

  • MS-14-46
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 2012

This fonds contains records and artifacts that were created by the MacRae Library of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1990-2012. The Nova Scotia Agricultural College merged with Dalhousie University in 2012.

MacRae Library

Endel A Karmo beekeeping fonds

  • MS-14-37
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1900-1999]

This fonds contains boxes of periodicals, monographs, photographs, and one artifact related to beekeeping that were created by and/or collected by Endel Karmo. Mr. Karmo was as internationally renowned apiarist who began work with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1948 and was the provincial apiarist from 1950 until his retirement in 1977.

E.E.I. Hancook fonds

  • MS-14-44
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2002

Fonds contains records and an artifact that belonged to or were created by E.E.I. Hancock.

Thomas Head Raddall fonds

  • MS-2-202
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1913-1994

The fonds includes manuscripts of most of his published works—novels, short stories, articles, radio broadcasts and plays, and forewords for other works—from 1929 to 1976; research notes and general historical studies; sound recordings; correspondence covering the years 1914 to 1994 (including letters with other authors and his publishers, among others); diaries (closed at the author's request until 2019); photographs; memorabilia; material related to his father who fought and died in World War I; and several scrapbooks containing reviews of his books, clippings, and other research material.

Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989

This fonds consists of pamphlets, books, and thesis associated with grass and pastures, as well as records and teaching notes associated with the class History of Agriculture taught by Mr. Shuh at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in the early 1970's.

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007

This fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. The textual records consists of poetry books, copies of news article, and correspondence. Sanger also donated a walking wheel.

Herbert F MacRae fonds

  • MS-14-31
  • Fonds
  • 1974, 2002

This fonds contains Dr. Herbert Farquhar MacRae’s obituary and tribute articles dedicated to the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College principal in June 2002. Additionally, the fonds contains a plaque naming the NSAC library in his honour in 1990 and a letter between Herbert F. MacRae and Layman T. Chapman from 1974.

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000

This fonds contains primary and secondary records and published materials relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries. The material was created and collected by Robert Murray during his career as a berry specialist working for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture between 1954 and 1994.

Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

  • MS-14-29
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1963

This fonds contains a letter from Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh to Dr. A. H. Harrington, regarding the Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Co-operative Organization in Nova Scotia in 1963. In addition, the fonds contains two certificates of Dr. Walsh and 9 b&w photos taken in different events such as conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools. Photos were taken and collected between (1910-1963).

Fred Sears fonds

  • MS-14-30
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1907, 1998

This fonds includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. The fonds contains over 200 glass negative and lantern slides discovered in the basement of Harlow Institute, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS around 1997, they are believed to have been taken by Fred Sears. There are also copy negatives and contact prints that were made at a later unknown date. Most of the photographs depict apples and orchard practice. Notes on some of the sleeves of the negatives suggest that they date from the period 1898-1907. We have been unable to document who actually took the photographs, which show considerable skill and an artistic flair for composition. There are 120 b&w 5" x 7" prints made from the glass slides, and documents related to the exhibition of the fonds in the MacRae Library.

Biographical : Fred C. Sears taught at the Horticultural School in Wolfville which operated from 1894-1904 and then took up a position as Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. In 1907 he accepted a position as Professor of Pomology at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. It was there in 1914 that he wrote a textbook entitled Productive Orcharding. The book is illustrated with photographs akin to those in this collection. One photo is the same as one in the collection, but from a different angle. It seems likely that many photographs illustrating the book were taken in Nova Scotia, probably Wolfville. Sears dedicated his book to Robert W. Starr, a close friend and former president of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association.

National Farm Radio Forum fonds

  • MS-14-34
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1965

This fonds contains records about the National Radio Farm Forum, including the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions. Records consists of pamphlets, correspondence, memos, guides, annual reports and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences, 2 booklets, and an account of the activity of the Earltown, Nova Scotia Farm Forum Radio Group from the period of 1961-1962. Some of the records were created and collected by Longly and C.A. Douglas, as well as regional secretary Rosemary Campbell. It was a national rural listening-discussion group project sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and CBC. Initially, this program was a dramatized discussion of farm problems in wartime, arranged in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and the Canadian Association for Adult Education. Eventually, it evolved into discussions by individuals from various communities across the country. The program was developed by Orville Shugg and Neil Morrison. http://www.cotra.ca/farming.htm http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/farm-radio-forum/

Richard "Dick" Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2011

This fonds consists of Richard (Dick) Morton’s Nova Scotia Agricultural College certificates, photographs (including the NSAC 1952 graduating class photo), a copy of “The 50th anniversary of 4-H in Nova Scotia,”, newspaper clippings, certificate of recognition and appreciation upon Richard Morton’s retirement, Mr. Morton’s obituary, notes of condolences to his family, and two personal accounts from friends/colleagues of Mr. Morton’s, including : Memories of Dick Morton by Robert Murray, NSAC class of 1952, an untitled and anonymous poem from 1978.

Peter Hamilton fonds

  • MS-14-27
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2004

This fonds consists of objects, manuscripts, and published works that were collected by Peter Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was alumni, faculty, and registrar of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 10 years. Included is a stethoscope that was used for cattle, a Nova Scotia Agricultural College mug, and a blue knit NSAC pullover sweater. The published books and booklets cover livestock husbandry (swine, cattle, poultry), feeding, judging and general agriculture. Most of the publications are Canadian and US government documents, a few textbooks were also included.

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute fonds

  • MS-14-35
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998

This fonds contains the minutes and proceedings of the annual and general meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and photographs of the Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute from 1982-1998. They were housed with the Blueberry Collection (SEE A2017-102 / MS-14-REF), No. 235/02. There are several photographs adhered to card stock that were left in the files and not transferred to the photograph collection.

John Edward McIntyre fonds

  • MS-14-38
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1974

The archival fonds consists of letters, journals, business records, photographs and artifacts relating to John Edward McIntyre's career as an agriculturalist between 1920 and 1974. He worked for the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, the Potash Company of Canada, Canadian National Railways and for many years was Secretary / Treasurer of the Maritime Fertilizer Council.

Henry Davies Hicks fonds

  • MS-2-511
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1990

Fonds consists of material relating to Henry Hicks political career, his time as Dalhousie University President and also his personal papers and hobbies. This fonds includes his diaries, personal papers, appointment books, correspondence, Dalhousie records, speeches, political records, philatelic records, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Hicks, Henry D.

Charles Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-42
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1901

Fonds consists of handwritten and printed sermons and lectures and an open letter to the Chancellor of the University of Halifax (1877). It also includes a convocation address (1870) and the order of service for Macdonald's funeral (1901).

Macdonald, Charles

The Bill Lynch Shows fonds

  • MS-4-218
  • Fonds
  • [after 1924], 1941-1985

Fonds contains the business papers, photographs, and carnival documents from the Bill Lynch Shows. The business papers consist of financial records, including daily reports, receipts, and invoices, correspondence both personal and professional, catalogues, letterhead and blank forms, and commercial scripts. The photographs include prints, cardboard imprints, and a metal plate, and were mostly taken of various aspects of the Bill Lynch Shows but also include a technical maintenance photograph for a ride. The carnival documents include complimentary Shows passes, act and ride information, and blueprints.

George Lawson fonds

  • MS-2-159
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1895

Fonds contains off-prints of Lawson's papers (1854-1894), a handwritten catalogue of Lawson's library, handwritten botanical observations (1891), a published program of a course of botany lectures, published testimonials (1874), and an obituary (1895).

Lawson, George

Dalhousie Women's Club fonds

  • UA-38
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1995

Fonds consists of annual reports, records pertaining to interest groups formed within the club, membership information, minutes and agendas, administrative records, newsletters, photographs, and records for committees, events, and finances.

Dalhousie Women's Club.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

  • MS-11-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982

This fonds mainly consists of the publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings and reports of the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee.

Grace Maternity Hospital fonds

  • MS-13-48, SF Box 69, Folder 17
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1955

Fonds consists of reports, statistics, and photographs of the hospital.

Grace Maternity Hospital.

Ivan Maxwell Gillis fonds

  • MS-5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951

Fonds contains copies of diplomas and scrapbooks, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence between Gillis and others, and manuscript drafts of his music.

Gillis, Ivan Maxwell

Arthur Charles Hawkins fonds

  • MS-13-5, SF Box 56
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1886

Fonds consists of student tickets from Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University, Montreal General Hospital, and both the Provincial and City hospitals.

Hawkins, Arthur, Charles

Elisabeth Mann Borgese fonds

  • MS-2-744
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2002, predominant 1969-2001

Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to the professional activities of Elisabeth Mann Borgese, focusing on major organizations and projects with which she was affiliated from the beginning of her North American career in the 1940s. The collection includes correspondence, publications and drafts, administrative records, conference materials, sound and video recordings, research materials, photographs, and other materials.

Borgese, Elisabeth Mann

Waterman Family fonds

  • MS-2-356
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1918

Fonds comprises correspondence and miscellaneous papers, a typescript essay on the Waterman family history, and transcripts of papers and deeds.

Waterman Family, 1762-

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association fonds

  • MS-4-112
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1974

Fonds consists of correspondence and administrative, financial, and salt fish records that document the Association’s operations.

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association.

Norman Cunningham fonds

  • MS-13-60, SF Box 78, Folders 2-6
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1911

The fonds consists of correspondence, examinations, invoices, and a notebook from medical school.

Cunningham, Norman, 1849-1912

Petheric Press fonds

  • MS-4-244
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1982

This fonds consists of correspondence relating to manuscripts; manuscripts of books published by Petheric Press; and manuscripts of articles published in the Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly.

McCurdy, William Hue

Robert MacGregor Dawson fonds

  • MS-2-256, Box 1-33
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1962, 1920-1958

Fonds comprises primarily Dawson's research materials, including newspaper clippings, assorted print materials, notes and correspondence, manuscript drafts, proofs and offprints. There is a smaller volume of personal and family papers, personal and professional correspondence, four photograph albums, and over 160 photographs of Dawson’s family, homes, and friends from his student days at Dalhousie.

Dawson, Robert MacGregor

David Braybrooke fonds

  • MS-2-641
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1999

Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials related to the personal life and professional activities of David Braybrooke. Records include personal materials such as biographical information, curricula vitae, financial records, personal correspondence, school records and memorabilia; records related to committees and associations such as meeting reports, professional correspondence and transcripts of speeches; publications by Braybrooke and others; research documentation and manuscripts; and teaching materials including lecture transcripts, examinations, assignments and student correspondence.

Braybrooke, David, Professor, 1924-2013

Charles H. Mercer fonds

  • MS-2-659
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1928-1936

Fonds consists of published material, correspondence, pamphlets, off-prints on foreign language broadcasting around the world; correspondence and literature on the League of Nations Society in Canada; and correspondence with the Canadian Prisoners’ Welfare Association, the Penal Association of Canada and the Prisoners’ Aid and Welfare Association.

Mercer, Charles, H.

Neptune Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-1
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2017

Fonds consists of records that document every aspect of Neptune Theatre as an organization, including various textual records and graphic and audio-visual material pertaining to productions, events, personnel, and the administration of the Theatre. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and newsletters, financial records, box office records, applications, licenses, contracts, scripts, posters, newspaper clippings, production notes, programs, press kits, videocassettes, audiocassettes, negatives, contact sheets, slides, photographs, and other materials.

Neptune Theatre.

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-32
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - 2017

Fonds documents the management and theatrical productions of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company from 1992-2016. Series include Administrative, Education and outreach, and Production records, the latter being divided into subseries reflecting the types of materials generated by theatrical productions, including prompt books, posters and programs, photographs and reviews. A sousfond, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, contains records illustrating the development of the Centre , which was founded by Two Planks' artistic directors, Chris O'Neill and Ken Schwartz.

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company

Theatre 1707 fonds

  • MS-3-31
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980, predominantly 1979

This collection contains materials related to the administration and productions of Theatre 1707 as well as the Bit Players society. The records include administrative documents, reports, programs, posters, proposals, newspaper clippings, reviews, and photographs.

Theatre 1707.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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)

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

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