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Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969

This fonds contains photographs, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal and instructor at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College; this includes photographs, certificates, and articles and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College fonds

  • UA-43
  • Fonds
  • 1896-2017

This fonds contains textual material, photos, artifacts, slides, paintings, and a video cassette on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1896 and 2012. Subjects includes buildings, students, faculty, events, curriculum, administration records, and the institute's history.

James Young fonds

  • MS-10-5
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

This fonds includes several letters, a selection of research materials, and a manuscript version of Young's thesis on the Communist Party of Canada.

Young, James

Ecology Action Centre fonds

  • MS-11-13
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2012 ; predominantly 1972-1998

The fonds consists of records spanning the entire history of the Ecology Action Centre. The records document the organization's internal and external activities and include correspondence, annual reports, administrative records, committee files, subject files, and an extensive library of audiovisual materials on a variety of environmental and ecological topics.

Ecology Action Centre.

G. David Douglas fonds

  • MS-13-8, SF Box 54, Folder 10
  • Fonds
  • 1966

The fonds consists of one report: Pathophysiology of Ischemic Heart Disease.

Douglas, G. David, Dr.

J. Gordin Kaplan fonds

  • MS-13-15, SF Box 57, Folders 19-20
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1952

Fonds consists of published articles by Dr. Kaplan and a notebook of lectures on midwifery taken by an unknown individual (1866-1867).

Kaplan, J. Gordin

Daniel Finlayson MacInnis fonds

  • MS-13-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1952

Fonds consists of twelve notebooks from Medical School, Dalhousie registration cards, transcript of marks, medical books, examinations, photographs, and Provincial Medical Board papers.

MacInnis, Daniel Finlayson, 1889-1973

Ian MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-22, SF Box 61, Folders 7-14 ; SF Box 62, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1966

Fonds consists of correspondence, published articles, and a bound copy of Ian MacKenzie's thesis submitted to the University of Edinburgh in 1955.

MacKenzie, Ian

Alexander John Murchison fonds

  • MS-13-30
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1975

Fonds consists of papers and reports on Child Welfare.

Murchison, Alexander John, Dr.

Daniel McNeil Parker fonds

  • MS-13-31, SF Box 66, Folders 5-6
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1846

Fonds consists of various tickets and certificates from the University of Edinburgh. There are several obituaries from different sources in the Case File.

Parker, Daniel McNeil, Dr., 1822-1907

John Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-39, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1943

Fonds consists of notebooks, correspondence, books, articles, a photograph, and artifacts.

Stewart, John, Lt. Col. Dr.

James R. Corston fonds

  • MS-13-40, SF Box 67, Folder 3 ; SF Box 63, Folder 7
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1901

Fonds consists of student registration tickets, examinations, and various papers written or collected by James Robert Corston while he was a student.

Corston, James R.

George and Arthur VanWart fonds

  • MS-13-41, SF Box 67, Folders 4-12 ; SF Box 68, Folder 1 ; SF Box 63, Folder 8
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1960

Fonds consists of medical notebooks, journal articles, an academic calendar, a student handbook, notes, and correspondence.

VanWart, Arthur F., Dr.

William Weatherspoon Woodbury fonds

  • MS-13-44, SF Box 68, Folder 5
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1905

Fonds consists of certificates awarded by the Provincial Medical Board of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie College and University. There are several student tickets from various Halifax institutions included in the fonds.

Woodbury, William Weatherspoon, Dr., 1882-1967

Albert Scott MacKintosh fonds

  • MS-13-71, SF Box 79, Folder 23
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Fonds consists of one pharmacy notebook.

MacKintosh, Albert Scott

Carleton Lamont MacMillan fonds

  • MS-13-76, SF Box 81, Folders 3-4
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Fonds consists of a manuscript of Dr. MacMillan's book "Hang the Lantern at the Gate" and a photograph of him receiving the Order of Canada.

MacMillan, Carleton Lamont, Dr., 1903-1978

Matthew A. Curry fonds

  • MS-13-78, OS Box 2, Folders 18-20 ; OS Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1921

Fonds consists of four certificates of achievement from different educational institutions.

Curry, Matthew A., 1858

Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area) fonds

  • MS-11-6
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1970

Fonds consists of records documenting the council's role in coordinating health, welfare, and recreation services and programs. Fonds contains newsletters and memoranda, reports, and correspondence.

Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area).

Robert O. Jones fonds

  • MS-13-14
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1986

Fonds consists of patient records, manuscripts, lecture notes, course material, correspondence, published articles, speeches, photographs, subject files, and papers of various professional associations, all created or collected by Dr. Jones during his career.

The materials in this fonds were generated primarily as a result of Dr. Jones' work as a Psychiatrist in Halifax and as a faculty member at Dalhousie University. Dr. Jones was a member of many associations and the bulk of this collection consists of meeting minutes and correspondence related to these associations.

Jones, Robert Orville

Samuel William Williamson fonds

  • MS-13-54, SF Box 69, Folder 22 ; SF Box 74, Folders 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1910

Fonds consists of physician's daily memorandum books.

Williamson, Samuel William, Dr., 1869-1967

D.A. MacRae fonds

  • MS-13-57, SF Box 74, Folder 5
  • Fonds
  • 1948

Fonds consists of correspondence regarding Dalhousie Alumni News.

MacRae, D.A.

Chester Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-61, Boxes 1-44 ; OS Box 2, Folders 4-6
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995

Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's entire professional career. These papers include files on the construction of the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission in addition to research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness. The collection also includes correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and his time spent at Dalhousie University.

Stewart, Chester B.

William Oban Farquharson fonds

  • MS-13-67, OS Box 2, Folder 14
  • Fonds
  • 1904

Fonds consists of a medical license awarded by the Provincial Medical Board of Nova Scotia. Missing from the fonds are two Dalhousie University Football (Dal Meds) photographs (1901 and 1902).

Farquharson, Willam Oban

Thomas John (Jock) Murray Fonds

  • MS-13-69
  • Fonds
  • 1890-2018

Fonds consists of the archival records of Thomas John (Jock) Murray, which includes correspondence and research materials on neurological disease, the humanities and the history of medicine.

Murray, Thomas John (Jock), Dr.

Canada-China Friendship Association fonds

  • MS-11-2, Boxes 1-7
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980

This fonds consists of records related to the governance of the association, meeting minutes, the activities of the various committees and sub-committees, membership lists, newsletters, and correspondence. It also includes program materials the CCFA used to promote knowledge and awareness about China; documents regarding the Communist Party of China; reference materials; a large collection of slides, primarily of two trips the association organized, one to China in 1975 and one to Asia in 1977; audiocassettes; and materials related to the lecture “How China Feeds 800 Million People” which includes a slide show, audiocassette, and transcription.

Canada-China Friendship Association.

Blackburn family fonds

  • MS-2-10, SF Box 13, Folders 5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1949

Fonds consists of two farm ledgers (1894-1936 and 1899-1906), one farm inventory (1899), one notebook containing estate inventories and administrative accounts (1837-1875), and one notebook containing a weather diary (1949). Fonds also contains minutes from two Master of Rights Lodge meetings held in 1931.

Blackburn Family

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

Carleton Stanley fonds

  • MS-2-163, Box 1-5
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

This fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, lectures, article and book manuscripts, papers and poetry, Greek prose, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous records.

Stanley, Carleton Wellesley

Howard Murray fonds

  • MS-2-180, SF Box 19, Folder 10
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1906

Fonds comprises an early teaching contract (1878), handwritten notes on Nova Scotia high school curriculum revisions, and a published pamphlet of opinions on proposed provincial curriculum reform (ca. 1906).

Murray, Howard

Eliza Ritchie fonds

  • MS-2-433
  • Fonds
  • 1889, 1930-1933

Fonds consists of a printed copy of Ritchie's thesis, completed in 1889 at Cornell University; two essay offprints from The Dalhousie Review; and a hand-bound catalogue of Ritchie's book collection, with her personal bookplate on the endpapers.

Ritchie, Eliza

Arthur Stanley Mackenzie fonds

  • MS-2-43
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1949, 1971

Fonds consists of correspondence (1885-1936), publications (1894-1927), addresses (1889-1921), unpublished documents (1881-1923), including unpublished articles, a large number of lecture notes (1881-1923), research notes (1887-n.d.) and lab books (1887-1909). Other course materials include course examination papers written and collected by Dr. MacKenzie. Other materials in this fonds pertaining to Dr. MacKenzie’s personal life include his diaries (1883-1909), honours, pictures and memorabilia (1938-1949).

MacKenzie, Arthur Stanley

1981 Learned Societies Conference fonds

  • MS-2-447
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1981

Fonds consists of conference reports, press clippings, information on individual and society participants, and administration and planning documents.

Learned Societies Conference.

Dalhousie-King's Reading Club fonds

  • MS-2-456
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2010

Fonds consists primarily of meeting minutes, membership and attendance lists, programmes, a copy of the club’s sixty-fifth anniversary cookbook, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers which include photos and records related to the club’s anniversary events.

Dalhousie-King's Reading Club

Guy Henson fonds

  • MS-2-373
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1978

Fonds consists of correspondence (1943-1975), publications (1946-1970), addresses and forewords (1944-1977), unpublished documents (1952-1978), material collected for reference and other purposes, newspaper cuttings, memorabilia (1934-1977), and black and white photographs (1946-1975), written or collected by Guy Henson. Reference and other materials pertain to a wide variety of topics, including golf, education in Nova Scotia, political movements and current affairs, social causes, labour, management, and the activities of many local, provincial and national societies.

Henson, Guy

Edith (Nichols) Lynch fonds

  • MS-2-374, SF Box 38, Folders 2-6
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1952

Fonds contains scrapbooks with diary entries, newspaper clippings, cards and some photos and letters. Contents are frequently out of chronological order. There are also two school notebooks of Richard Lynch, ca. 1930.

Lynch, Edith (Nichols), fl. 1903-1958

Thomas McCulloch, Jr. fonds

  • MS-2-41
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1865

Fonds consists of Thomas McCulloch Jr.'s correspondence with various persons and organizations, manuscripts, and documents from McCulloch's visit(s) to France.

McCulloch, Thomas, Jr.

Margaret Ethel Mathers (MS-2-364)

  • MS-2-364, SF Box 39, Folder 3; SF Box 41, Folder 12
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1942

Fonds comprises correspondence between Mathers and various service organizations with which she was involved.

Mathers, Margaret Ethel

George Hugh Henderson fonds

  • MS-2-516, SF Box 19, Folder 11 & 12; SF Box 27, Folder 23 & 29
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1950

Fonds comprises a letter from Ernest Rutherford and correspondence regarding a proposal to apply for the presidency of the University of New Brunswick. There is also a letter of appointment from the Ministry of National Defence, a list of Henderson's publications, miscellaneous offprints, obituaries, high school diplomas, Cavendish Laboratory dinner menus, and the warrant of appointment to the Order of the British Empire.

Henderson, George Hugh

James De Mille and family fonds

  • MS-2-21
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1942

Fonds consists of records created and collected by the DeMill family, including Arthur DeMill, Anna DeMill, Nathan DeMill, Elisha Budd DeMill, Frederick E. DeMill, and Alfred DeMill. Materials include scrapbooks and journals, correspondence, business papers, photographs, and literary manuscripts by James De Mille.

De Mille, James

Alexander Ross fonds

  • MS-2-231, SF Box 31, Folders 4-11; SF Box 33, Folders 3-26
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1938

Fonds comprises family correspondence (including that of his father, Hugh Ross), matriculation records, testimonial letters, personal account books, a diary, school inspectors' reports and other papers and bonds.

Ross, Alexander

John and Robert Rutherford fonds

  • MS-2-235
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1932

Fonds consists of documents relating to mining, primarily the Styles Mine in Cumberland County, NS. There is correspondence, maps, geological surveys and reports relating to mining. There is also a collection of prose and poetry by John Rutherford and personal correspondence between the family.

Rutherford, John and Robert

Charles H. Mercer fonds

  • MS-2-659
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1928-1936

Fonds consists of published material, correspondence, pamphlets, off-prints on foreign language broadcasting around the world; correspondence and literature on the League of Nations Society in Canada; and correspondence with the Canadian Prisoners’ Welfare Association, the Penal Association of Canada and the Prisoners’ Aid and Welfare Association.

Mercer, Charles, H.

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

George Farquhar fonds

  • MS-2-237, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1968

This fonds consists primarily of records related to the Board of Governors collected by Farquhar during his time on the board, including minutes; the report A Survey and Plan of Fund-raising for Dalhousie University; and a file of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications related to President Stanley Carleton’s resignation.

The fonds also includes some other miscellaneous materials collected by Farquhar related to the history of Dalhousie or the province, and associations/events with which he was involved. These records include pamphlets, song books, biographical sketches of some notable Nova Scotians, and a number of event programs and invitations.

Farquhar, George

D.C. Mackay fonds

  • MS-2-280
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979

Fonds consists of correspondence; printed material, including exhibition pamphlets; research and correspondence pertaining to silver, heraldry; manuscripts; family papers; Mackay's own artwork; artist files; and reference materials.

Mackay, D.C.

Art Penson fonds

  • MS-3-38, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2005

This fonds consists of 143 set, furniture, and prop designs for Neptune sketched on paper ca. 65 x 76 cm and smaller.

Penson, Art

imX Communications Inc. fonds

  • MS-3-40
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2009

Fonds consists of records regarding imX’s corporate operations, productions, and other projects between 1985 and 2008. Corporate operations include imX Communications and its subsidiary companies: ImageX, Helix Animation, and North/Northeast Ventures. Film productions include theatrical full-length or short films, including documentaries. Television productions include made-for-television movies and documentaries, stand-alone productions, and series. Animated productions include feature length, television series, and shorts.

This fonds comprises ninety-four series which are arranged alphabetically by the name of the corporate entity, production, and project. Textual files contain a wide range of documents including scripts, call sheets and daily production reports, funding applications, cast and crew employment contracts, notes on location scouting, co-production agreements, marketing plans, budgets, music cue sheets, insurance coverage, and correspondence. Electronic mail (4.57 GB) downloaded from the e-mail server at imX corporate headquarters in Halifax contains 32,134 individual messages in 1,054 folders covering all aspects of corporate operations and business transactions. There are also 23,368 electronic files (15.6GB) that support the activities of imX, imageX, and Helix Animation documents in use between 1990 and 2008. Together with the text files, they represent a complete record of the activities of imX Communications and its affiliates.

Most corporate records have been retained in order to provide a full picture of what it is like to run a film production company in Nova Scotia. In addition, the records for three feature film productions, The Divine Ryans, Margaret’s Museum, and Love and Death on Long Island, have also been fully retained. 134 linear feet of textual material was not retained.

imX Communications.

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

W. Graham Allen fonds

  • MS-2-96
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1984

The fonds primarily consist of scripts, broadcasts, short stories and commentaries from Allen's writing and broadcast career; correspondence; documents relating to Allen's Navy service and personal reference material; CBC election broadcast coverage; and photographs.

Allen, W. Graham, 1909-1986

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