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Administration records

This series contains publications related to the record keeping of faculty and facilities, of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1912-1986. It is arranged into three sub-series, Annual reports, Correspondences, and Facilities - Buildings.

Judge Peter O'Hearn's records regarding criminal law

Series consists of Judge Peter O'Hearn's records regarding his professional activities and studies around criminal law, including regarding the Motor Vehicle Act, bigamy, drugs, impaired driving, lotteries, homicide, and corruption. Series contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, typescripts, and other textual records.

Leslie E. Haley's records regarding the Summer Science Institute

Series consists of Leslie E. Haley's materials regarding his involvement with the Summer Science Institute project. Series includes vouchers, a list of contracts, invoices, a list of candidates and research projects, reports, and other textual records. For an unknown reason, this project was referred to in the records by different names, including the Summer Science Institute, Emerging Technology Institute, Summer Science Institute for Teachers, Emerging Technology Summer Institute, and Emerging Technology Summer School.

Addresses & speeches

This file contains 2 textual records, which consists of speeches written by Dr. Melville Cumming addressed to graduating students and commemorating NSAC's anniversary.

Media coverage

Series contains materials depicting Brian Hall in the media. Written materials include newspaper articles, certifications, and correspondence. Related materials include photographs.


Series contains manuscripts of an essay and book written by Ian McKay.

Video library

Series consists of records that document the administrative and operational activities of Dalhousie Univerity’s MedIT. These include videos of administrative meetings, conference lectures, curriculum lectures, extracurricular activities such as student and faculty concerts, interviews pertaining to Dalhousie Medical School’s history and alumni, medical employee professionalization, public lectures, and patient education.

Videos from conferences were sponsored, organized, and funded by the Dalhousie Medical School as part of the school's contribution to the larger medical community's commitment to public and student education, as well as an opportunity to showcase the quality of the School's facilities, faculty, and students. Some of the conferences included are "The First Gynaecological Grand Rounds," "Medicine in the Humanities," and "Women in Medicine." A sample of lectures and panel discussions are included from each conference.

The majority of tapes included in the series were used in the Dalhousie Medical School curriculum, including lectures, seminars, educational demonstrations of procedures and interactions with patients, and round-table discussions with students and faculty. Videos are included from various departments in the Dalhousie Medical School, including the departments of Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Health and Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Radiology, Rheumatology, Urology, the Medical Education Unit, and the Division of Continuing Medical Education. The series also contains videos created at and for hospitals in Halifax, Nova Scotia and local medical associations. These videos were designed for the education of medical employees, patients, and the general public.

Several videos from a series "Dalhousie Medical School Remembered" are also included in this series, which consist of interviews with alumni of the School, reflecting on their experiences at Dalhousie and in the medical profession.

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.


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 rides used by the Bill Lynch Shows and related materials. Written material includes expenses, maintenance issues, and assembly instructions. Related materials include blueprints for the rides.

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.

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.

Publications and academic writing

Series contains materials written by Freedman and related materials collected by Freedman. Written material includes manuscripts, draft manuscripts, encyclopedic entries, essays, reports, conference and workshop papers, newspaper columns, book reviews and other documents written by Freedman. Related materials include research, annotated articles, notes, correspondence, reviewer comments and other documents.

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.

The Latin Quarter

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, The Latin Quarter. The Latin Quarter was a 15-minute program presented on The Evening Affair that combined news and commentary on Latin America, hosted by the Latin American Information Group (LAIG) in Halifax. The Latin Quarter was one of a few programs on CKDU hosted by community groups in Halifax. Other community-hosted programs included The Best Defence, Earth Action, The Word is Out, and The Chinese Red Dragon.


Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, Outlook. This series features interviews with Halifax residents and Dalhousie professors on religious topics. The host in 1988 was John Cairncross.

The Poetry Show

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, Poetry Show. This half-hour program aired Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm and featured poets from Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, Profile. The episodes in this program are hour-long features on musicians.

Radio Free World

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio program, Radio Free World. This program combined news and features from shortwave radio stations to provide various perspectives on a topic. Hosts of the program included Mike Hymers, Roger Dillon, and Gene Huh.

Interviews and reports on local issues

Series contains audio reels from CKDU radio with interviews and reports conducted by CKDU radio hosts on local issues. Many of the topics are arts- or sports-related.

Set designs

Series contains set designs for Neptune Theatre productions, including original drawings, annotated copies, and some light plot and prop designs.

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.

Leslie E. Haley's records regarding the Gambia project

Series consists of Leslie E. Haley's materials regarding his involvement in the Gambia project, Dalhousie University's Gambia College Development Program. Series includes a financial statement, legal release forms, event programmes, correspondence, and other textual records.


This series contains books, photographs, and a time of capsule, of past students and their involvements at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. These include sporting events, student councils, associations, and convocation, between 1907-2012.


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

Reverend Robert Murray's records

Series consists of Reverend Robert Murray's correspondence and records regarding his involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes and his participation in a farewell dinner on the R.M.S. Aurania.
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