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Nova Scotia Fonds
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Kenneth Cox fonds

  • MS-14-16
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1949
Fonds consists of one invoice and a book containing two pages of notes about agriculture written by Kenneth Cox.

Cox, Kenneth

E.W. Nichols Fonds

  • MS-2-811
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1935
Fonds consists of student notebooks, essays and articles written by Edward Wilber Nichols, former Dalhousie student and professor.

Nichols, Edward Wilber

John Daniel Logan fonds

  • MS-5-1
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1932

Fonds contains music manuscripts and published scores, photographs, and autograph letters written by well-known composers such as Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Verdi, and John Philip Sousa.

Through his work as a music critic and journalist in Toronto, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Logan communicated with many prominent Canadian musicians in the early twentieth century. Many of the scores, photographs, and autographs included in this collection are a result of his contributions to music criticism. The music and theatre programs are frequently annotated with comments for reviews, and most of his correspondence with musicians and actors relates to his work as a music and theatre critic. Some of the scores were given to Logan as gifts from performers while others were sent to him for review or publication in newspapers. The fonds includes several manuscripts of songs by Edith Jessie Archibald, a prominent social activist and suffragist in Halifax.

Letters sent to Logan also concern his poetic contributions, and the manuscript of one of his books, "Preludes: Sonnets and other Verses," (1906) is part of the fonds.

Logan, John Daniel

William Stanley Croft fonds

  • MS-2-496, SF Box 27, Folder 22
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1916
Fonds comprises two letters written to William Croft. The first refers to work in the gold mines, while the second is a request for Croft's permission to allow his sixteen-year-old son to go overseas with the Canadian Forces. There is also a note from James Heyson to John Croft containing a medicinal recipe.

Croft, William Stanley, 1867-1944

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-32
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - 2019
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

Richard Ward fonds

  • MS-5-7
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1928, 1932-1933, 1937
The fonds contains photographs of singers and musical groups, theatrical paraphernelia, and documents regarding the construction of Ward's home on Beaufort Avenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as other printed material.

Ward, Richard, (fl.1888-1977)

United Textile Workers of America Local 152 fonds

  • MS-9-2
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1952

Fonds includes correspondence, contract documents, district council documents, annual conference proceedings/documents, information about the conference on trade union rights in 1951-1952, press releases issued by the United Textile Workers of America, and miscellaneous reference material including, a sheet outlining the, "commonplace precaution against war" with a diagram about the potential damages of an atom bomb blast. The reference material contains blank due deduction slips for the United Textile Workers of America Local 152, newsletters issued by the Canadian Textile Council, a pamphlet issued by the Trade Union Research Bureau titled, "Wages and the Cost of Living", and amendments submitted by the "Local 100 United Textile Workers of America for negotiations with the Montreal Cottons Limited."

Files are listed alphabetically by title.

United Textile Workers of America. Local 152.

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

Donald Murray fonds

  • MS-5-10
  • Fonds
  • 1929, 1979
Fonds contains music and lyrics as well as a letter from Donald Murray.

Murray, Donald

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976
Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family's shipbuilding activities as well as the genealogical interests of John Robert Bigelow.

Bigelow Family

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.

Killam Brothers fonds

  • MS-4-17
  • Fonds
  • 1877-[19--]
Fonds contains shareholder records and a list of ships owned or managed by members of the Killam family.

Killam Brothers.

G. D. Campbell and Sons fonds

  • MS-4-1
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1935
The fonds consists of records routine operational transactions through daybooks, cashbooks, ledgers, letter books, mill books, invoice books, time books, cash and book sales, receipts, financial records, invoices and statements. Also represented in the fonds are Campbell Lumber Company correspondence, general papers and correspondence, store quotations, legal documents, lumber schedules, wills and estate papers, the personal Papers of Glidden Campbell, and materials relating to the Weymouth Marine Insurance Co.

G.D. Campbell and Sons. G.D. Campbell and Company.

Seaside Inn fonds

  • MS-4-136
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1943
Fonds contains three registers providing the names and residences of hotel guests from 1928-1943.

Seaside Inn.

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company, Camperdown Station fonds

  • MS-4-141
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1912
Fonds contains four logbooks from Camperdown Station, spanning the years 1905-1908; one letter book, containing carbon copies of letter transcriptions; and several telegram carbon copies.

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of Canada.

Captain Charles Davison fonds

  • MS-4-146
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1938, predominant 1910-1930
This fonds contains a small volume of financial records relating to Charles Davison's grocery business in Hansport, Nova Scotia, including invoices, promissory notes and account statements. There is also a photograph of Davison and a copy of a letter written to his wife.

Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938

William R. Robinson fonds

  • MS-4-159
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1870
Ledger 1862-1870; miscellaneous papers in the ledger

Robinson, William R.

J. Dickson Crawford fonds

  • MS-4-236
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1998
This fonds primarily consists of records of various actuarial organizations, including the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries, the Actuarial Society of America, and the American Academy of Actuaries.

Crawford, J. Dickson

Acadian Supplies Company fonds

  • MS-4-117
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1967
The Acadian Supply Company fonds consist of correspondence, financial, legal, sales and shipping records and vessel papers. Also included is correspondence from Lunenburg Mayor Douglas Adams, church papers from LaHave United Church and the Parish of Saint John in Lunenburg, and papers from the Lunenburg Yacht Club and Curling Club.

Acadian Supplies Company.

Robert Dawson and Son fonds

  • MS-4-43
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1892
Family and business correspondence - c1851-1896; deeds 1860-1943

Robert Dawson and Son.

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

Adams and Knickle Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-27
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1968
The fonds consists of records which document the business activities and interests of Adams & Knickle Ltd. from 1897 until 1968. Information contained in this fonds provides insight into the company’s role as a major fishing and shipping partner in the fishing and shipping industry in Nova Scotia. Also included in this fonds is information about the company’s international relations with the various agents engaged in this industry; the types and amounts of fish landed, processed, shipped and sold by the company; the many transactions involved in operating vessels; and various events that impacted on the company’s operations. The types of documents include: affidavits, agent accounts, agreements, catch journals, correspondence, damage claims, deeds, employment records, financial statements, fish sales records, fishing contracts, ledgers, notices of protest, port documents, sailing journals, time journals, vessel accounts and journals, vessel certificates, and vessel shares.

Adams and Knickle Limited.

Halifax Graving Dock Company fonds

  • MS-4-124
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1942, prodominant 1918-1919
Fonds contains documents used in the legal proceedings taken by the shareholders of the Halifax Graving Dock Company in response to the company's expropriation by the government. Fonds also contains a 1942 court judgment of an unrelated case of land expropriation in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Halifax Graving Dock Company Limited.

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

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

Samuel R. Balcom fonds

  • MS-2-128
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1980
Fonds contains various records from the many different activities, organisations and associations of which Balcom was a part. Balcom played an important role in organising reunions of those who served at the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, and amassed several photographs and other records of these events. He retained records and newspaper clippings reflecting his involvement in clubs and associations.

Balcom, Samuel R., Col.

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.

Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division fonds

  • MS-11-3
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1971-1977
The fonds includes reports, publications, financial reports, annual reports, meeting notes and minutes, correspondence and general documentation showing the activities of CPAC NS.

Community Planning Association of Canada Nova Scotia Division.

Harold L. Scammell fonds

  • MS-13-80, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1951
Fonds consists of correspondence in association with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and correspondence regarding his involvement with the Provincial Medical Board. Other papers include financial records, miscellaneous publications, and personal notes. The fonds includes records from his years at Dalhousie University, including student information.

Scammell, Harold L., Dr., 1905-1991

Donald Alexander Campbell fonds

  • MS-13-6, SF Box 54, Folders 7-9 ; SF Box 56, Folders 9-11 ; SF Box 57, Folders 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1955
Fonds consists of registration cards and student tickets from Dalhousie Medical School and articles about Dr. Campbell. Fonds also contains papers regarding his medical practice, including correspondence, medical notes with sketches, personal notes and patient records. Two obituaries of Dr. Campbell are included in the fonds.

Campbell, Donald Alexander, Dr., 1984-1917

Arthur Edwin Blackett fonds

  • MS-13-73, SF Box 79, Folders 25-26
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1953
Fonds consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a Canadian Medical Corps Christmas card (ca. 1916).

Blackett, Arthur Edwin , Dr., 1892-1957

Elizabeth Kilpatrick fonds

  • MS-13-17, SF Box 57, Folders 21-23; SF Box 58, Folders 1-5; SF Box 59, Folders 1-8; SF Box 54, Folder 20 ; ;
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1969
Fonds consists of manuscripts of papers and addresses in addition to published articles. This fonds also includes general notes, correspondence, and biographical sketches of Dr. Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick, Elizabeth

D.M. Linton fonds

  • MS-13-19, SF Box 59, Folder 9
  • Fonds
  • 1875
Fonds consists of a patient medical report.

Linton, D.M., Dr.

Harold Benge Atlee fonds

  • MS-13-63, SF Box 73, Folders 5-6 ; SF Box 78, Folders 8-11
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1953
Fonds consists of medical notes on obstetrics and gynaecology.

Atlee, Harold Benge

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

William Harop Hattie fonds

  • MS-13-12, SF Box 54, Folders 18-19; SF Box 57, Folders 16-18
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1932
Fonds consists of correspondence with the Canadian Medical Association and its professional journal. Other contents include manuscripts of papers and addresses, including publications by Dr. Hattie. Fonds also contains obituaries, a letter from Sec. Graduates of McGill University, H.C. Pruell and a letter from Sir J.W. Dawson.

Hattie, William Harop

James Gray fonds

  • MS-2-783
  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 2011
Fonds consists of manuscripts of reviews, lectures, speeches, editorial work, articles, books, poetry, short fiction, and other publications; correspondence with other scholars and students regarding literature studies; course and teaching material; correspondence and records concerning work with associations, publishers, journals and societies including work with the Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson; and personal files including personal records, philately research, and personal correspondence. Fonds also some photographs of James Gray and colleagues as well as audio recordings of lectures, speeches, and other works by James Gray.

Gray, James

Dougald McGillivray fonds

  • MS-2-785
  • Fonds
Fonds contains photographs of groups and individuals associated with Dalhousie University.

Freeman F. Tupper fonds

  • MS-2-201
  • Fonds
  • 1909-[194-?]
Fonds consists of research notes and materials on the history of Nova Scotia and, more specifically, Liverpool and its prominent families, including family trees and hand-drawn annotated maps. Also included are many manuscripts on a variety of topics relating to Tupper's historical research, ranging from John Cabot and the early explorers to lesser-known local events in the history of Nova Scotia. Also present is a small collection of personal diaries and copies of deeds and legal documents from the Tupper family.

Tupper, Freeman F.

Alexander E. Kerr fonds

  • MS-2-153, Boxes 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1975
Fonds contains personal documents of Alexander E. Kerr, including sermons, notes, personal writings and essays, certificates and degrees, pamphlets, publications, newspaper clippings, two photographs, and some correspondence.

Kerr, Alexander Enoch

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

Marian Binkley fonds

  • MS-2-172
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1976-1995
Fonds consist of records related to Marian Binkley's extensive research studies on the fishing industry, particularly the health and safety of fishermen and the effects of the industry on their wives and families. Population data and research on the people of Fogo Island over a period of one hundred years is also included. Records consist of correspondence, surveys with fishermen and their wives, research on the fishing industry (particuarly with regard to health problems and fatalities), notes on findings and research, interview transcripts, and audio recordings of the interviews.

Binkley, Marian

John Frederick Miller fonds

  • MS-2-303, SF Box 44, Folder 24
  • Fonds
  • 1968
Fonds comprises correspondence and questionnaires for merchant seamen completed by Leo Corkum and Harry Delah [?]. The questionnaires were completed in response to an appeal for research data in conjunction with Miller's project with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.

Miller, John Frederick, 1924-

Dartmouth Grace United Church fonds

  • MS-2-253, SF Box 34, Folder 8-11
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1934
Fonds consists of a Women's Missionary Society treasurer's book (1928-1933), an historical sketch of the church during the years 1853-1953, Calendar Club account books (1926-1928 and 1929-1933); and a Ladies’ Aid minute book (1929-1934).

Dartmouth Grace United Church.

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