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Colchester (N.S. : County)
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Herds

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

Farm and rural life collection

  • MS-14-9
  • Collection
  • 1851-1985

This collection consists of material related to Farm life. Mainly historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Nova Scotia. Accession includes farm diaries [Zabud MacKay (1832-1918) - Malagash, NS], memoirs of John Murphy (Cream...

Campus life

This file contains video cassettes, audio cassettes, reels, photographs, slides of Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus life and convocation. (1948-1985)

Curriculum

This series contains course material and correspondences relating to the curriculum at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. It is divided into 2 sub-series, correspondences and courses.

William Threlfall collection

  • MS-14-33
  • Collection
  • 1963-1984

This collection contains textual records created by William Threlfall that pertain to primarily diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl. The collection contains thesis, notes, and published articles.

Exhibitions

This file contains programs from the special attractions at the Canadian National Exhibition; the Nova Scotia Exhibitions, and the Maritime Winter Fair Prize List.

Harold Ross McKean fonds

  • MS-13-56, OS Box 1, Folders 8-11
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1984

Fonds consists of three cash journals and a cash book with financial records of Dr. McKean's medical practice.

McKean, Harold Ross, Dr., 1910-1991

Basketball

This item is a collection of 8 action shots and 1 team photo of men’s and women’s basketball being played or coached at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

Athletics

This file contains 12 photos and 1 book of the athletic activities at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. These include both the men and women hockey and basketball teams, taken between 1922-1983.

Library construction and opening

This file contains color photographic prints of the construction of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Library (later named the MacRae Library) in 1981. It also contains pictures of the completed library some time after it's opening.

Entomology

This series consists of 41 publications by the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, the Canadian Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture, relating to entomology. These were published between 1923-1983.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College Alumni Association fonds

  • MS-14-2
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1983

This fonds contains minutes, financial records, correspondence, student lists, reports, banquet programs, and newspaper clippings from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Alumni Association.

Library history

This file contains 9 reprints of photographs of the interior and exterior of the new NSAC library that was built in 1982, as well as portraits of past and 1983 library staff and librarians. 1913-1939 – the NSAC library collection was housed on boo...

Moving a house on campus

This file consists of 8 photographs of a house being moved off of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus. It looks to have been on the MacRae Library side of College Road. The photos were taken by Stuart Smith, physics professor at NSAC.

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 B...

75th anniversary -1980

This accession contains 36 color matte photographs of campus, buildings, activities, people and animals. Pictures were taken by Albert Aucoin of Truro in 1980.

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.

Velma Brown fonds

  • MS-2-379
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1979

Fonds consists of newsletters and poetry publications from 1971-1979. Most of the publications feature poetry written by Velma Brown, but a number of other authors are also featured, including Sidney M. Parker, known as the blind poet of Truro, No...

Brown, Velma, Purdy

Student activities

This file contains photos of students and faculty within buildings (laboratories, barns, library, machinery shed, and mess hall), and outdoors on campus at various spaces including farm yard, residences, and fields. These were taken in the 1960�...

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