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North America Subseries
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Promotional materials

Subseries contains records relating to the promotional, fundraising, sponsorship, and marketing activities of the Upstream Music Association. Records include membership advertisements and surveys, correspondence with media outlets, and information brochures about the organization.

Course related

This sub-series contains hand written notes by Dr. Melville Cumming regarding the courses he taught at the Nova Scotia Agricultural Collage.

Raspberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Courses

This sub-series contains notebooks, examinations, and outlines of three courses that were offered at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1937-1938.

Columbia project

This sub-series contains records that were created and used in the partnership project with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (Columbia) in the development of a Training Program in Sustainable Agriculture at UFPS both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program ran between 1997 and 2002. The Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS) has been asked to play a key role in “El Salto Social”, the social leap forward, in the Santander region of Colombia. New curricula will be introduced at UFPS, faculty will be upgraded and new extension and outreach programs established with the assistance of NSAC through this project. Other project partners are the Universidad de la Republica Uruguay (URU) of Uruguay and Saint Mary’s University (SMU). This is an Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) University Program for Cooperation in Development (UPCD) Tier 2 project led by NSAC. NSAC Personnel Involved: Norman Goodyear, Bonnie Waddell, Sam Asiedu, Leanne French

Nasca lines

Subseries contains the conductor’s score, instrumental, and vocal parts used for the premiere performance of Nasca Lines by Barry Guy. Nasca Lines is a one-hour, seven-part work that was commissioned by the Upstream Ensemble and premiered in collaboration with the Symphony Nova Scotia on June 3, 2001 at the Scotia Festival with conductor and composer, Barry Guy.

The composition is named after and inspired by the geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, Peru, which include outlines of animals and various geometric shapes. Graphical representations of a selection of these geoglyphs are used in the graphic notation of this score, particularly in parts 3 and 7.

Nasca Lines is an atonal work that uses a combination of composed material, based on tone rows and pitch class sets, and guided improvisation. There are twenty instrumental parts and one vocal part.

Records from the Africville relocation project

Subseries contains records created during a study of the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Public Welfare, in association with the Department of National Heath and Welfare, and conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill for the Institute of Public Affairs (project number 552-21-2). Records in this subseries primarily document the research activities of Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill that led to the publication of the 1971 Africville relocation report. Materials include genealogical information on former residents of Africville, responses to a questionnaire run by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill , interview files, newspaper clippings, sound recordings, correspondence, and other material.

Dalhousie Theatre : Love for Love

File contains fifteen watercolour sketches of costume designs for Dalhousie Theatre's 1989 production of Love for Love. Each sketch shows one character wearing their costume. The sketches are all cut out and mounted on dark orange matboards. Most of the sketches have a clear plastic sheet taped over them for protection.

Dalhousie Theatre : Mandragola

File contains nine costume designs for Dalhousie Theatre's production of Mandragola. The sketches show many mask designs for characters from the production as well as some full-body costume designs.

Dalhousie Theatre : Moliere

File contains sixteen watercolour and gouache sketches of costume designs for Dalhousie Theatre's production of Moliere. A collection of handwritten notes about the costumes is also included.
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