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1905-1960 - Nova Scotia Agricultural College

File contains 10 Photos - Miscellaneous -- Colchester County Farmers' Association Short Course (Women) -- K. Cox, Dr. MacLaughlin, Dr. Cumming, W. MacLennae - 1949 -- Roy MacDonald with other men and baby chickens -- Roy MacDonald - goalie, 1936-37 -- 4 Photos - NSAC Hockey Team -- NSAC Popular Orchestra and NSAC Old Time Orchestra with negatives -- Farm Short Course 1939 -- NSAC Winter Show, March 23, 1944 -- CM Collins Dr. WW Longley, Agric. Commissioner Robertson, Dr. Saxby Blair, Eric Boulden - 1942 -- Demonstration, 1937-38 -- Basketball Team -- Girls 4-H Garment club, NSAC, 1944 -- Official Opening of the Gazebo in NSAC Alumni Gardens, June 16, 1989 -- Dr. MacRae, Dr. AE Rolands -- Stan Wood of Fredericton, Class of '18. Won the award for the oldest grad in attendance -- College Royal 1950. Dr. Cumming in foreground.

Sound recordings by Frank Mills

File is an Ampex 456 audio reel with six master recordings for Frank Mills' 1998 album "Canada." Recordings were made in 1997 at Solar Audio Recording Studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hayward Parrott was the recording engineer.

Mills, Frank

Rough mix of two sound recordings by Molly Oliver

File is a magnetic audio reel with rough mixes of two sound recordings by Molly Oliver. The recordings were made at Solar Audio on March 23, 1981 and mixed by Paul Northfield. The audio reel includes a reference tones track with 1000 kz, 1 khz, and 100 hz tone sequences.

Northfield, P.

Reel 864

File is a magnetic audio reel with mixes of two sound recordings by Molly Oliver. The recordings were made at Solar Audio on March 23, 1981 and mixed by Paul Northfield at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec in April 1981. The audio reel includes a reference tones track with 50 hz, 100 hz, 1 khz, 10 khz, and 15 khz tone sequences.

Tones at head : [sound recordings by Jimmy Cohoon and Ron Parks]

File is a audio reel containing sound recordings by Ron Doug Parks. The recordings were made at Solar Audio Recording Studio between September 20, 1985 and October 3, 1985. The recordings were produced by Ron Doug Parks and Barron. The recordings were commercially released by The Major Record Label (WRC3-4307) as a seven inch vinyl record.

Parks, Ron Doug

David Murray fonds

  • MS-2-181, SF Box 27
  • Fonds
  • 1905, [ca. 1940s]

Fonds includes handwritten catalogues of David Murray's record collection, manuscripts of a skit called "Pukka Sahib," and notes on Frederic Chopin.

Murray, David, fl. 1934-1972

Anthony Pugh fonds

  • MS-2-26
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2004

Fonds consists of research notes, program notes, annotated copies of sheet music, and programs of performances, used and created by Anthony Pugh in his work as a program note writer. Most of his research and program notes date from his time at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) where, in addition to his duties in the French Department, he worked closely with the UNB and Saint Thomas University Creative Arts Committee, organizing concerts. He also worked as a program note writer for the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.

Pugh, Anthony

Correspondence regarding Pit Pony audio book

File contains correspondence with Janet and Joyce Barkhouse about making an audio book version of Pit Pony. The file includes pricing for the book, sales, an agreement, and a photograph of Joyce Barkhouse with the book, and a newspaper clipping. The file also includes correspondence relating to a song by Rosalee Peppard written for Joyce Barkhouse.

Profile article for CANSCAIP newsletter : Tanglefoot

File contains a draft of Budge Wilson's article on the Peterborough-based music group Tanglefoot, which she wrote for the CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) newsletter.

Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

Music videos

Item consists of various music video recordings directed Peter Holt and Rick White and on-line edited by Ann Verrall, compiled together in a tape entitled "Music Videos". The tape features Eric's Trip "Girlfriend" (2 min., 15 sec.), Al Tuck & No Action "Buddah" (5 min., 10 sec.) and Eric's Trip "Sun's Coming Up" (2 min., 40 sec.).

Verrall, Ann

6015 willow

Item consists of the film "6015 Willow" directed by Mark Mullane. The film is a story about community, a house, and a very long weekend, and is a musical documentary show in Halifax in 2007. A Snapshot of the city’s indie music scene. Director of Photography: Greg Boone; Edit: Evan Elliot, Paul Hammond; Produced: Paul, Hammond, Jeffrey Parker; Directed by Mark Mullane.

Mullane, Mark

Love is and Beyond time, beyond space

Item contains recordings of two songs, "Love Is" and "Beyond Time, Beyond Space," by Divya Prabha with Prabha on vocals, Kevin MacMichael (guitars, synthesizer, cymbal); Chris Mitchell (flute); and W.C. Woods (congas). The recording was produced by Kevin MacMichael and Divya Prabha with J.B. Arseneault (sound technician) and Reg MacMichael (technical assistance) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The recording was mastered by Kurt Hahn of Kurtis Keyboards, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mitchell, Chris

The babbies upstairs

Item contains a recording with 10 songs: Open Seas, Halloween, Goodbye to Summertime, Very Clean, Water Music, Milton's Blues, Martin's River, Babbalonia, Midnight/Monday, and Fly me to the Moon.

Craig, David

Neighbourhood noise

Item contains seven contributions to the Neighbourhood Noise Project, presented by CKDU Radio, the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), and Centre for Art Tapes. The contributions are all written, produced, and performed by Canadian subjects. The project was released as part of the People's Summit (P-7) event staged in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the G-7 Summit. The project invited people to submit audio-taped works on the subject of community and neighbourhoods and were compiled into a tape to play at the 00 Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Autograph of F.H. Torrington

File contains a booklet entitled "Tributes to F.H. Torrington," signed by Frederick Herbert Torrington (founder and conductor of various Toronto festivals, orchestras, choruses, and the Toronto College of Music). The booklet contains reprints of newspaper articles written about Torrington, a list of festivals in Toronto directed by Torrington, and a partial list of works performed in Toronto under his direction.

Autographed photograph of Frank E. Blachford

File contains an autographed photograph of the Canadian violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer Frank Edward Blachford (1879-1957) addressed to Dr. J.D. Logan in appreciation of his writing on music in Toronto.

Photograph of Harry Dean

File contains a photograph of Harry Dean, a Canadian conductor, pianist, organist, and music educator. He is known for founding the Maritime Academy of Music and the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers' Association in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Photographs of Louise Edvina Edwardes

File contains an autographed photograph of the Montreal-born opera singer Louise Edvina Edwardes (nee Martin), known by her stage name "Madame Edvina." File also contains a print of Louise Edvina in costume from the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini. Logan's notes on the reverse side of the print and at the bottom of the photograph indicate that she was known for her creation of the title role of Louise in an opera by Gustave Charpentier.

Britain calls : [lyrics]

File contains a newspaper clipping and letters to Edith J. Archibald concerning her song "Britain Calls," which was written for the Royal Canadian Regiment during World War One. The newspaper clipping includes the text, but not the music, of the song. The letters are from G.A. LeCain, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Commanding 25th Battalion; George Murray, Provincial Secretary; and Evelyn Starr, professional violinist of New York City. An inscription by Edith J. Archibald at the top of the letters reads, "This song, dedicated to the Royal Canadian Regt. has made their 'marchpost' and I am told by an officer of that Regt. that is was played and sung daily during the war. He himself said it had keeped [sic] the men when on the tramp, 'over many a weary mile.'"

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Come unto me : [sheet music]

Item is the sheet music for a solo voice and piano composition in D Major by Molly MacDonald of the MacDonald Music Co. in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She published her music under the pseudonym of "Elza Doun."

Song of the silver night, Op. 34, no. 2

Item is the sheet music for a solo piano romance dedicated to Miss Duxie McMillan. The piece is the second in a set of two solo piano compositions, the first of which is a sketch entitled "Though the Fields." The sheet music is autographed by the composer and addressed to Dr. Logan.

Forsyth, W. O. (Wesley Octavius)

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