File contains nine drawings of the Dalhousie University mace created by R.L. de C.H. Saunders, a Dalhousie University Professor of Anatomy who designed the mace in 1949. The drawings illustrate details of various parts of the mace. The mace was carved by former Deputy Mayor of Halifax A.H. Macmillan. It is used during convocation ceremonies and stored in University Hall.
Subseries consists of Ronald St. John Macdonald's items of interest collected throughout his life, including biographical materials, art pieces, newspaper clippings, periodicals, books, and other materials.
File includes an article about Mildred MacDonald's time at Dalhousie University, newspaper clippings of a poem by E. Anne Ryan and of an advertisement of the opening of the Park Lane building in Halifax, three art pieces regarding Canada's landscape, invitations, a Dalhousie University programme of a symposium on undergraduate education, and other materials.
Fonds comprises Ronald St. John Macdonald's records regarding his personal, academic, and professional activities as a jurist, judge, and professor. Records include those related to Macdonald's involvement with Osgoode Hall, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, the European Court of Human Rights, the Hague, Peking University, World Academy of Arts and Science, Canadian Council of International Law, United Nations, Institute of International Law, African Society of International Law, British Institute of International Law, Canadian Institute of International Law, International Law Association, and others. Records types include correspondence; meeting minutes and agendas; research materials; photographs; newsletters; newspaper clippings; manuscripts; and off-prints.