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Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute fonds

  • MS-14-35
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
This fonds contains the minutes and proceedings of the annual and general meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and photographs of the Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute from 1982-1998. They were housed with the Blueberry Collection (SEE A2017-102 / MS-14-REF), No. 235/02. There are several photographs adhered to card stock that were left in the files and not transferred to the photograph collection.

Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds

  • MS-10-7
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1976
The fonds consists primarily of correspondence (1970-1974). Other materials include documents regarding American draft laws, Canadian immigration laws and counselling notes on immigrants. Administrative records (1970-1974) include press releases, financial documents and newspaper clippings.

Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors. Halifax Committee to Aid War Resistors.

Nova Scotia Council of Health fonds

  • MS-13-3, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1973
Fonds consists of several drafts of a report on health facilities and services in Nova Scotia. These include briefs, submissions, statistics, and articles related to the report.

Nova Scotia Council of Health.

Nova Scotia Deptartment of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1996

This fonds contains Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports.

Fonds also contains the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996 and correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972.

Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council fonds

  • MS-5-5, Box 3 ; Box 2 ; Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1964–1976
Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council Fonds includes correspondence 1964-1973, financial documents 1966-1972, festival documentation 1964-1973, and administrative records 1966-72. The bulk of the records are from Nova Scotia folk art festivals in 1967 in relation to Canada’s centennial celebration.

Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council.

Nova Scotia Opera Association fonds

  • MS-5-4
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1969
The fonds contains copies of programs for operas performed or hosted by the Nova Scotia Opera Association, as well as draft copies of those programs. It also contains business correspondence, annual reports and its notice of incorporation.

Nova Scotia Opera Association.

Nova Scotia Poultry Association fonds

  • MS-14-11, MS-14 Box 4, Folders 8-14
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938
This fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, and the minutes of the annual meetings for the Nova Scotia Poultry Association from 1913-1938.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

  • MS-11-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982
This fonds mainly consists of the publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings and reports of the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee.

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

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

Oland family fonds

  • MS-2-135
  • Fonds
  • 1870-2010
Fonds consists of various personal records, including correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, negatives, an artifact, and legal and financial records. Some business records from Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies are also included.

Oland Family

Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

  • MS-13-11
  • Fonds
  • 1805-1972
Fonds consists of artifacts from the First World War and the Dalhousie No. 7 "Overseas" Stationary Hospital.Fonds also includes correspondence, poetry, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Donovan, Oscar Glennie

Osler Medico-Historical Club of Halifax fonds

  • MS-13-46, SF Box 69, Folders 1-15
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1926
Fonds consists of medical academic papers presented to the Osler Medico-Historical Club.

The Osler Medico-Historical Club of Halifax.

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.

Patrick Christopher fonds

  • MS-3-37
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2005
This fonds consists primarily of materials related to Christopher's teaching career at Dalhousie. The fonds contains Christopher's teaching dossier; correspondence; records related to departmental administration including brochures, meeting notes, publicity files, records related to the acting program, and departmental memos; course materials including student assignments and grades, scripts, handouts, and syllabi; records related to Dalhousie productions including photocopied reviews of performances, scripts, scores, and publicity files; records related to the Campus Criers program; audio cassettes of music for productions; and videotapes used for class instruction.

Christopher, Patrick, 1945-2005

Personal papers of Ian Colford

  • MS-2-751
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2010
Fond contains manuscripts and assorted materials created by Ian Colford, including correspondence regarding reading series, manuscript rejection letters and general correspondence; student essays; notebooks; an academic transcript; class notes; and miscellaneous writings.

Colford, Ian

Peter B. Waite fonds

  • MS-2-718
  • Fonds
Fonds consists of: the correspondence and comments relating to Peter B. Waite's books "The Lives of Dalhousie University, Vol. 1 & 2", includes financial information relating to the publication; the interviews, analogues and correspondence relating to Peter B. Waite's book "The Lives of Dalhousie University, Vol.2" ; the research material for Peter B. Waite's "Lives of Dalhousie University, Vol.1.", including notes from the Dalhousie Gazette, President's reports, yearbooks, President's Office and departmental files and the private manuscripts of professors and administrators; photographs relating to Peter B. Waite's books "The Lives of Dalhousie University, Vols. 1 & 2"; the manuscripts of Peter B. Waite's "Lives of Dalhousie University, Volume Two, 1925-1980" , including the table of contents, preface and introduction; Chapters 1-12; and the appendices; general correspondence of Peter B. Waite, covering the period 1949 to 1980. Includes a few clippings; academic files of Peter B. Waite, including correspondence; reports; examination questions; Dalhousie University Faculty Council meeting documents and various committee documents.; Peter B. Waite's book manuscript for "CANADA 1874-1896: ARDUOUS DISTINY"; photographs of Dalhousie University; and a personal diaries collection for the period 1925-1963, thought to be his mothers.

Waite, Peter B.

Peter Hamilton fonds

  • MS-14-27
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2004
This fonds consists of objects, manuscripts, and published works that were collected by Peter Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was alumni, faculty, and registrar of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 10 years. Included is a stethoscope that was used for cattle, a Nova Scotia Agricultural College mug, and a blue knit NSAC pullover sweater. The published books and booklets cover livestock husbandry (swine, cattle, poultry), feeding, judging and general agriculture. Most of the publications are Canadian and US government documents, a few textbooks were also included.

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007
This fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. The textual records consists of poetry books, copies of news article, and correspondence. Sanger also donated a walking wheel.

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

Phillip W. Weatherbe fonds

  • MS-13-42, SF Box 68, Folders 2-3
  • Fonds
  • 1899
Fonds consists of notebooks from the medical school at the University of Edinburgh.

Weatherbe, Philip W., Dr.

Pictou Literary and Scientific Society fonds

  • MS-2-62, SF Box 19, Folders 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1861
Fonds consists of materials related to the Pictou Literary and Scientific Society and includes four volumes of documents containing the society’s rules, minutes, and journal.

Pictou Literary and Scientific Society.

Pottersfield Press fonds

  • MS-4-254
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2019
Fonds contains records documenting the creation and management of Pottersfield Press from its inception in 1978. These include administrative documents such as grant and funding applications and author contracts; correspondence between the managing editor and authors, readers, contract editors and others; editorial records including manuscripts and page proofs; and publicity materials such as catalogues and book reviews.

Pottersfield Press

Powers Brothers fonds

  • MS-4-86
  • Fonds
  • 1858–1987
Fonds consists of administrative files, community involvement details, contract records, correspondence, employee records, financial documents, job estimates and job files, legal documents, photographs, plans, printed material, notes on solar heating projects, sound recordings, and union/association documents, as well as a series with material from the Murphy and Wharton Company. This material spans over 100 years from 1858 to 1987, and illustrates how business was conducted (meetings, annual reports, accounting and financial statements) and the relationship with the community (both charitable and with other businesses). There are also very detailed accounts of the work done by the company, from initial quotes through to project planning, blueprints, product literature, and finishing. Together the items demonstrate the organizational structure, management, and operations of the Powers Brothers company. These items provide insight into business operations in Nova Scotia throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Powers Brothers.

President’s Office fonds

  • UA-3
  • Fonds
  • 1820-2004
This fonds consists of photographs; audiovisual materials; newspaper clippings; pamphlets and posters; Dalhousie publications and other printed material; student and personnel files; correspondence; manuscripts; reports created by or reviewed by senior administration; financial materials including accounts payable and receivable documents, budgets, and ledgers; legal documents, including deeds and leases; diaries; scrapbooks; meeting minutes and agendas; academic plans; speeches; and other documents related to the senior administration’s sphere of responsibility.

Dalhousie University. Office of the President.

Ralph S. Morton fonds

  • MS-2-249, SF Box 31, Folder 12-13; SF Box 34, Folder 3-7
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1954, 1978-1980
Fonds consists of Phi Delta Theta records, including programs, budgets, reviews, newspaper clippings and materials related to the fraternity's fiftieth reunion in 1980. There is also Morton's history of the fraternity, miscellaneous correspondence (including some with Kenneth Leslie’s lawyer regarding the Committee on Un-American Activities) and a play written by Morton in the 1930s.

Morton, Ralph S. , 1908-

Ralph Venning Dimock fonds

  • MS-2-477, SF Box 43, Folders 1-8
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1946
Fonds comprises miscellaneous business and personal correspondence, legal documents, deeds and papers regarding property in Halifax and Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Dimock, Ralph Venning, 1867-1948

Ransom Myers fonds

  • MS-2-179
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2007
Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to the professional activities of Ransom Myers and the major organizations and projects with which he was affiliated during his career as Killam Oceans Chair at Dalhousie University; there are also records created during his doctoral studies and his tenure as a research scientist at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The collection includes correspondence, draft manuscripts, offprints, conference and association materials, presentations, course and teaching materials, litigation and consultancy records (including affidavits and invoices), photographs, annotated research materials, press collected about Myers’ work or pertaining to his research, student files, datasets and web content.

Myers, Ransom Aldrich Jr.

Reginald Eyre Watters fonds

  • MS-2-369, SF Box 41, Folder 13 ; SF Box 39, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977
Fonds comprises 73 leaves of correspondence and a typescript essay by Wayne Kime called "The American Antecedents of James De Mille's A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder."

Watters, Reginald Eyre, 1912-1979

Regional Social Planning Council fonds

  • MS-11-5
  • Fonds
  • 1973
Fonds consists of correspondence between the Regional Social Planning Council and the Department of Social Services and United Community Services.

Regional Social Planning Council.

Registrar's Office fonds

  • UA-7
  • Fonds
  • 1849 - [199-]
Fonds contains records produced by the Dalhousie University Registrar's Office, including student registration cards, registration books, exam books, matriculation registers, student directories, and correspondence.

Richard "Dick" Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2011
This fonds consists of Richard (Dick) Morton’s Nova Scotia Agricultural College certificates, photographs (including the NSAC 1952 graduating class photo), a copy of “The 50th anniversary of 4-H in Nova Scotia,”, newspaper clippings, certificate of recognition and appreciation upon Richard Morton’s retirement, Mr. Morton’s obituary, notes of condolences to his family, and two personal accounts from friends/colleagues of Mr. Morton’s, including : Memories of Dick Morton by Robert Murray, NSAC class of 1952, an untitled and anonymous poem from 1978.

Richard Apostle fonds

  • MS-2-681
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2006, predominant 1981-2004
Fonds consists of records resulting from several projects and areas of research, including an employment trends survey for the information services professions; Public Policing in Nova Scotia; The Restructuration of the Faroese Economy; the crisis of the North Atlantic fisheries and the impact of fishing quotas on the fishing industry; and the Marginal Work World Project. Included in these records are correspondence, surveys, committee notes, interview notes, annual reports by committees and police departments, officer information sheets from various police departments, operation manuals, photographs, audio cassettes, newspaper clippings, and project papers.

Apostle, Richard A.

Richard C. Weldon fonds

  • MS-2-126
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1890
Fonds consists primarily of correspondence from the period during which Weldon was a Member of Parliament, and includes personal and business letters. There are also telegrams, bills, invoices, and a geometry textbook from Weldon's studies at Mount Allison. Also included are prints of family photographs, circa 1870's-1890's.

Weldon, Richard Chapman

Richard Edward Graham Roome fonds

  • MS-2-252
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1957
Fonds primarily consists of records documenting Roome's military career and research interest. The records span World War One and World War Two and include correspondence (1918-1919 and 1942-1946); war diaries (1915-1918 and 1940-1944); addresses and lectures (1928-1949); ca. 165 black and white photographs, mostly of Mesopotamia during World War I and of training exercises during World War II in Debert and Tracadie, Nova Scotia; photographs and postcards of Dalhousie; maps of England, France, and Mesopotamia from World War I; print materials which include newspaper clippings and copies of Canadian military magazines; research notes on the American Civil War; papers while Deputy Adjutant General (1943-1945) regarding awards, transfers, discharges, etc.; and miscellaneous other papers.

Roome, Richard Edward Graham, Brigadier, 1892-1985

Richard J.H. Perkyns fonds

  • MS-3-27
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1978-1985
The fonds consists of records related to Richard Perkyns' research undertaken in writing The Neptune Story: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of a Leading Canadian Theatre and editing Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre 1934-1984 . The fonds also includes a copy of his doctoral thesis, The Impact of the Expressionists Movements on British and American Drama and Theatre Practice (1968) and records which pertain to his involvement with the Halifax Independent Theatre. Records include correspondence, minutes from meetings, research notes, drafts, newspaper clippings, reviews, manuscripts, photographs, and interviews recorded on audio cassettes. The fonds has been arranged in four series: The Neptune Story, Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre, Doctoral Thesis, and Halifax Independent Theatre.

Perkyns, Richard, 1932-2008

Richard J.P. Ventham fonds

  • MS-2-127
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1970
Fonds consists of annual publications, reports, communications, and memorabilia relating to the Nova Scotia Rifle Association and associated organizations.

Ventham, Richard J.P.

Richard L. Raymond fonds

  • MS-2-556
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 1985
Fonds comprises records related to Raymond's investment in the Henry House restaurant, including correspondence, financial statements, menu designs, architectural drawings and construction records. Other records include Dalhousie Review poetry correpondence.

Raymond, Richard L.

Richard Orme Allen fonds

  • MS-2-474
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1917]-1980
Fonds consists of a manuscript about Allen's experiences with one of his superiors during his service on Sable Island, a Department of Marine Notice from 1919, and 60 photographs of Sable Island and its inhabitants.

Allen, Richard Orme

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)

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.

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000
This fonds contains primary and secondary records and published materials relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries. The material was created and collected by Robert Murray during his career as a berry specialist working for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture between 1954 and 1994.

Robert Dawson and Son fonds

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

Robert Dawson and Son.

Robert Keith Muir fonds

  • MS-13-65, SF Box 79, Folders 1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
Fonds consists of poetry written by Dr. Muir, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and a book of poetry.

Muir, Robert Keith

Robert MacGregor Dawson fonds

  • MS-2-256, Box 1-33
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1962, 1920-1958
Fonds comprises primarily Dawson's research materials, including newspaper clippings, assorted print materials, notes and correspondence, manuscript drafts, proofs and offprints. There is a smaller volume of personal and family papers, personal and professional correspondence, four photograph albums, and over 160 photographs of Dawson’s family, homes, and friends from his student days at Dalhousie.

Dawson, Robert MacGregor

Robert McConnell Hattie fonds

  • MS-2-174
  • Fonds
  • 1887 - 1951
Fond consists of correspondence between R.M. Hattie and members of the Dalhousie Class of 1897 between 1893-1951, including newspaper clippings relating to classmates' lives and information regarding class reunions between 1897-1947.

Hattie, Robert McConnell

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