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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.

Dark Night Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-45
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1993

This collection primarily consists of theatre and film scripts read during the "ScripTease" dramatic reading series or "Playwright's Corner." The fonds also contains some correspondence and administrative records and two catalogues of plays.

Dark Night Theatre.

Centre for Art Tapes fonds

  • MS-3-46
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2005

Fonds consists of records created and collected by the Centre for Art Tapes between 1977 and 2005. Materials reflect the artist-run centre's diverse functions and activities. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, scholarship applications, funding applications, posters, programs, CDs, DVDs, audio cassettes, exhibition catalogues, reports, financial statements, public service announcements, news releases, blueprints, agreements, workshop materials and programming information.

Centre for Art Tapes

Women in Media Foundation fonds

  • MS-3-47.2011-029
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2007

Fonds contains comprehensive records documenting the functions and activities of the Women in Media Foundation between 1990 and 2007. Materials include administrative records, correspondence, financial records and video works created by young women who participated in the Foundation's summer camps and other programs. Fonds also contains communications and marketing material and records documenting the various girls camps operated by the Foundation across Canada.

Women in Media Foundation.

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.

Longard Brothers

  • MS-4-105
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1916

E.J. Longard and Co.

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

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association fonds

  • MS-4-112
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1974

Fonds consists of correspondence and administrative, financial, and salt fish records that document the Association’s operations.

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association.

Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-4-113
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1988, predominant 1947-1985

Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, briefs and reports, meeting minutes, financial records, circulars, photographs, and other records relating to the fishing and fish processing industry in Atlantic Canada and government regulations of the fisheries. Also included are similar types of records from sister organizations the Atlantic Fishing Vessel Association, Atlantic Fisheries By-Products Association, and Atlantic Queen Crab Association.

Seafood Producers Association.

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.

Himmelman Supply Company fonds

  • MS-4-118
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1987, predominately 1955-1978

Fonds contains the business papers from Himmelman Supply Company and several other companies owned or operated by Ernest H. Himmelman and Lawrence Himmelman. These include O.K. Service Shipping Company, Himmelman Shipping Limited, Oakland Shipping Limited, LaHave Investments Limited, Nova Hereford Farms, and Himmelman Supermarket Limited. The fonds contains a variety of business papers, including meeting minutes and administrative records, ships' vessel papers, correspondence, financial statements and ledgers, legal agreements and contracts, blueprints and maps, and photographs.

Some of the personal papers of Lawrence Himmelman are also included in the fonds, including correspondence with the LaHave School, the local fire department, and other groups, financial records, and contracts and agreements.

In 1954, a fire in the Himmelman Supermarket destroyed many of the business records. Most records in the fonds are from after this date, though some vessel papers and correspondence from before the fire survived. See individual series descriptions for more detailed descriptions of the scope and content of the fonds.

Fonds consists of 18 series. Administrative, Correspondence, Financial, and Vessel Papers Series contain records for Himmelman Supply Company and subsidiary companies. Additional records for subsidiary companies are found in series for Himmelman Shipping Company, O.K. Service Shipping Limited, Oakland Shipping Limited, LaHave Shipping Limited, and LaHave Investments Limited. Each vessel from the O.K. Service Fleet also has a series. See individual series descriptions for more detailed descriptions of their scope and content.

Himmelman Supply Company.

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

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.

McCurdy Printing Company fonds

  • MS-4-139
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1997, predominant 1930-1978

This fonds consists of documents related to McCurdy Printing. While the company’s job books make up the majority of the fonds, it also contains some miscellaneous photographs and maps.

McCurdy, William Hue

Robb Engineering fonds

  • MS-4-14
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1956

Fonds contains the business records of Robb Engineering Co. Ltd., including an engine record book (1893-1902); deeds, indentures, and agreements (1879-1905); plans, catalogues, and photographs (1890-1950); plans of engines and boilers (1898-1956); specifications of engines and boilers; patent records (1886-1923); registers of engines and boilers; patent records (1886-1923); indexes of engines (1893-1930); correspondence; and other records.

Robb Engineering Works Ltd.

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.

McKim, J.L. Estate fonds

  • MS-4-143
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1944

This fonds consists of correspondence, an agreement and a daybook.

McKim, J.L. Estate.

Charman and Grant fonds

  • MS-4-144
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1945

The fonds contains business records of Charman and Grant general store, including invoices and a general ledger. Also included is a VE Day address by William Grant.

Charman & Grant.

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

Acadia Coal Company fonds

  • MS-4-149, SF Box 1, Folder 13
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1870; 1896-1897

Fonds contains William McKenzie's notebook and several loose sheets detailing timber purchases; three memos to William McKenzie, including one from Jessie Hoyt, who managed the company; the second [1896] and third [1898] published annual reports of the Relief Fund Association of the Employees of the Acadia Colliery; a Fairbanks Standard Scales catalogue; and the Westville business directory [1897].

McKenzie, William

Christie Trunk and Bag fonds

  • MS-4-15
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1968

Fonds contains minute books (1901-1968); financial statements (1902-1968); general ledgers (1949-1968); reports to shareholders; legal papers (1901-1964); correspondence (1920); catalogues; and other records from Christie Bros. and Co. and Christie Trunk and Bag.

Christie Trunk and Bag

William R. Robinson fonds

  • MS-4-159
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1870

Ledger 1862-1870; miscellaneous papers in the ledger

Robinson, William R.

V. S. Sweeny Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-16
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1960

Fonds contains invoices (1906-1913); business ledgers (1867-1874); undertaking ledgers (1891-1960); and ledger indexes from V. S. Sweeny Ltd., furniture dealers and undertakers in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Undertaking ledgers and indexes after 1918 are transcriptions by George and Ann Sorensen.

V. S. Sweeny Ltd.

H.L. Ruggles fonds

  • MS-4-168
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1968

Fonds contains business records and personal correspondence of H.L. Ruggles. Financial records primarily relate to Ruggles' wholesale grocery business, but some materials relate to the settlement of his mother's estate. Personal correspondence involves the settlement of his mother's estate.

Ruggles, H.L.

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.

L.E. Shaw Limited fonds

  • MS-4-174
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1971

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs that document the Shaw family and portions of the history of L.E. Shaw Limited. Fonds contains bills payable/receivable, annual reports, catalogues and bulletins, and photographs of Shaw family and company.

Shaw Group, The.

Cyril R. Smith fonds

  • MS-4-176
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1923

Fonds contains business correspondence regarding the purchase of a boiler. Fonds also contains a specification for a boiler manufactured by John Inglis Company.

Smith, Cyril R.

MacDonald and Westaway fonds

  • MS-4-18
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1886

Fonds contains a microfilm reel containing a letter book from MacDonald and Westaway, dated August 2, 1883 to April 10, 1886.

MacDonald and Westaway

Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company fonds

  • MS-4-180
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1983, predominant 1900-2013

Fonds contains blueprints, correspondence, manuals, photographs, as well as administrave, financial, and personnel records, relating to Maritime Telegraph and Telephone LTD, as well as the companies that MT&T acquired.

Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company Limited

Simpson family fonds

  • MS-4-181
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1953

Fonds contains a ledger from Vernon Simpon's general store in Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The ledger book contains entries from 1929-1930. It was also used as a notebook, with miscellaneous notes entered until 1976. Fonds also contains a letter to Mrs. Vernon Simpson (Olive Eliza Simpson) from Robert H. Winters, Ottawa, November 30, 1953. The letter is a reply to Mrs. Simpson's letter about changes to mail delievery in Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The file with the letter also contains an order form from Veribest Speciality Company and two copies of handwritten minutes of a Community Club meeting held on November 15, 1951.

Simpson family

Arthur Fordham and Company fonds

  • MS-4-2
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1967

Fonds contains records documenting Arthur Fordham's leather merchant activities from 1899-1967. Fonds includes miscellaneous early records, 1899-1933; sales and purchases journals, 1921-1953; cash books, 1918-1962; ledgers, 1921-1967; correspondence, 1920-1950; financial statements, 1933-1964.

Arthur Fordham and Company

Harry S. Jenkins

  • MS-4-207
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1936

Ledger 1893-1994 of John S. Jenkins later used as a journal 1936-1942 by Henry S. Jenkins. Cheque books - January 24, 1929 - August 4, 1930; October 4, 1941 - June 9, 1942; Agreement of sale - Henry S. Jenkins and Johnson and MacDonald, New Glasgow, June 24, 1942; Will of Henry S. Jenkins May 27, 1932 (photocopy); miscellaneous invoices and sales slips, 1942

Note: The real name is Harry S. Jenkins, not Henry. Resource records are being created under Jenkins, Harry S.

Jenkins, Harry S.

Halifax Seed Company fonds

  • MS-4-21
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1965, bulk 1960 and 1965

The fonds contains business correspondence between the Halifax Seed Company and their associates worldwide as well as two ledger books. Advertisements and printed matter originally enclosed with correspondence provide an insight into the 1960s relevant beyond their connection to the Halifax Seed Company.

The company has been in operation for 137 years, yet the collection lacks information before 1956 and after 1965.

Halifax Seed Company.

Dockrill Brothers Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-216
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1952

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence. Other materials include records of business activity including payroll records, insurance policies, completed work records, financial records, and lists of furniture and household effects.

Dockrill Bros. Limited.

The Bill Lynch Shows fonds

  • MS-4-218
  • Fonds
  • [after 1924], 1941-1985

Fonds contains the business papers, photographs, and carnival documents from the Bill Lynch Shows. The business papers consist of financial records, including daily reports, receipts, and invoices, correspondence both personal and professional, catalogues, letterhead and blank forms, and commercial scripts. The photographs include prints, cardboard imprints, and a metal plate, and were mostly taken of various aspects of the Bill Lynch Shows but also include a technical maintenance photograph for a ride. The carnival documents include complimentary Shows passes, act and ride information, and blueprints.

George E. Smith Company fonds

  • MS-4-22
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1916

The George E. Smith Company, named after its founder, was a hardware company in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon Smith's death on February 16, 1916, the company remained in operation. The fonds includes the correspondence (including financial transactions) with suppliers and credit reports commissioned by the company concerning their clientele. The collection illuminates the hardships for Canadian companies prior to and during World War I.

George E. Smith Company.

Maurice Evans fonds

  • MS-4-234, Boxes 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1989

Fonds contains correspondence, contract files, notes, plans, and photographs of various ships Maurice Evans' company worked on.

Evans, Maurice

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

Augustus Lantz fonds

  • MS-4-238
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1885

Cargo book of the schooner Beth, March 22, 1881 - September 4, 1885

Lantz, Augustus

Victoria Mines fonds

  • MS-4-24, SF Box 86, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • 1893

Fonds contains the daily coal account of Victoria Mines from January 1893 to December 1893.

O'Brien Family fonds

  • MS-4-242
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1876

The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence and vessel papers. The fonds also contains records that document the family's business activity, particularly that of Joseph O’Brien.

O'Brien Family

J.C. Backman fonds

  • MS-4-243
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1943

Fonds includes a ledger of merchant and vessel accounts (1911-1930), later used by Barkman and Ritcey to track coal accounts (1940-1943); miscellaneous correspondence, invoices and vessels statements (1914-1930); and George P. Zink's estate papers (1878-1898).

Backman, J.C.

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

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