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Library building plans

This file contains reproductions of the building / architectural plans for the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Library. The library was later named the MacRae Library after Principal Herb MacRae.

Library interior plans

This file contains the 7 pages of plans for the new NSAC library in 1982, renamed the MacRae Library in 1990. It details the libraries interior and furniture design and layout for furnishings for the lower and main levels. Plans were designed by Berardinelli Design Limited, Halifax, NS. "Set no. 2".

1950's campus building works

This file contains notes, correspondence and plans for the construction of the new science building (now known as the Harlow Institute) and dormitory (Trueman Hall) and Agricultural Engineering building as well as renovations to various other school and farm buildings between 1947 and 1956 at the Truro Campus of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Main body of material is from 1953-1954.

Cardigan and winged patch

This file contains a Nova Scotia Agricultural College button down cardigan and winged NSAC patch. This knit NSAC sweater from the late 1930’s, was donated by Joan Schofield. This sweater belonged to Joan’s brother, Francis W. Lawrence of Falmouth, NS. After graduating from NSAC in 1940, Francis went to war with the air force. He did not return. He had the rank of F/O - Flyer Officer, his trade was W/AG - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner. He was with the 162 SQDN RCAF. Mr. Lawrence was 25 years old and passed 6/13/1944. The NSAC badge also belonged to Mr. Lawrence. In the center of the patch it says " '40 " and "A" printed below. The cardigan sweater is dark blue wool with gold stripes, and two pockets. The cardigan was made by the Scott Knitting Co. LTD Toronto, All wool trademark.

Beanie hat

This Nova Scotia Agricultural College beanie hat is made of blue and gold felt and has “AC” and a ram head stitched on it. They were given to first year students (“frosh”) upon arrival at the NSAC for Frosh week and worn all week.

College herd summaries

This file contains hand-written summaries of the college herd at Nova Scotia Agricultural College [ca. 1900] to 1965. The accession describes breeds of cattle: Guernsey, Jersey, Ayrshires, Herefords, and Holsteins; breeds of sheep: Scottish Blackface, Shropshire, and Hampshire; and horses: light horses, and Clydesdales. These descriptions include when and how many were purchased, herd book and individual animals name and numbers, and stud book records. The summaries also include details of two disease events that affected herd-wide health including 'Bovine Tuberculosis' and 'contagious abortion'. Mention is made of the conferring of a 'Superior Breeding Certificate' on Farm Superintendent, Archibald MacMillan. The summaries also make mention of the Nova Scotia Animal Breeders Coop Ltd with reference specifically to dairy cattle.


This sub-series consists of summary reports of the different livestock breeds held at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus's farms. These were published in 1964 and 1985

Booklets on the Schools of Agriculture, Horticulture, and the Provincial Normal School

This file contains five booklets : 2 copies of "The School of Agriculture 1885 - 1905" by Harvey W. MacPhee ; 1985. 2 copies of "The Nova Scotia School of Horticulture 1894-1904" by Sean D. Smith ; 1987. 1 copy of "Alexander Forrester and the Establishment of a Normal School" by Robert P Harvey ; 1989.

College royal pin

This Nova Scotia Agricultural College 'College Royal' pin is round, and blue and gold in colour. It says “Do your best for it’s success” and features a ram head. Attached to the pin is gold ribbons with NSAC – 1972.

The cooperative movement and principles of consumers cooperation

This file contains 2 pamphlets annotated with “A. B. Banks” and “A.B. B.” It is suspected this is two different people. It is assumed that A. B. Banks” or “Anthony Banks” is the same as the namesake award, the A. B. Banks Memorial Scholarship. From the website: “This scholarship is given by friends and family in memory of A.B. Banks, a former Director of Livestock Services Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. Mr. Banks was highly dedicated to the agricultural industry throughout his 35 year career in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Atlantic Canada. He was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley and graduated from the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the Ontario Agricultural College. His career included service with the Canada Department of Agriculture, the Newfoundland Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. As one of the first agricultural representative in Nova Scotia, he served the counties of Colchester, Halifax, and Cumberland. He was a strong advocate of improved farm management skills and believed this to be an important key to improving agricultural production.”

International Harvester Lines almanac and encylopedia

This file contains a 1913 International Harvester Company (IHC) almanac and encyclopedia (International Harvester Lines). The first edition of this almanac was issued in 1908. The almanac focuses on the practical side of farm and country life. It features tables of useful information and authoritative articles of an educational character, as well as astronomical data and calculations which formed such a noteworthy part of all earlier Almanacs. Included is a list of International Harvester Company of America (Incorporated) Canadian Branch Houses with the only Atlantic location being St. John, N.B. Includes illustrations.
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