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1981 Learned Societies Conference fonds

  • MS-2-447
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1981
Fonds consists of reports, press clippings, information about individual and society delegates, and administration and planning records for the 1981 Learned Societies Conference held at Dalhousie University.

Learned Societies Conference

A.J. William Myers fonds

  • MS-2-442, Boxes 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1974
Fonds comprises records documenting Alexander Myers' work as a pastor and writing on the subject of religious education. Record types include diaries; correspondence; manuscripts; published works; research files and class notes; scrapbooks; and photographs.

Myers, A.J. Williams

A.M. Bell and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-4
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1960
Fonds contains minute books, cash books, ledgers; correspondence, income tax returns and financial statements for A.M. Bell & Co.

A.M. Bell and Company

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

Acadia Gas Engine Company fonds

  • MS-4-81
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973
Fonds contains three product catalogues produced by the Acadia Gas Engine Company. The earliest dated catalogue was published in January, 1969 and another was published in 1973. One catalogue is undated.

Acadia Gas Engine Company.

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.

Adams and Knickle Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-27
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1968
The fonds consists of records which document the business activities and interests of Adams & Knickle Ltd. from 1897 until 1968. Information contained in this fonds provides insight into the company’s role as a major fishing and shipping partner in the fishing and shipping industry in Nova Scotia. Also included in this fonds is information about the company’s international relations with the various agents engaged in this industry; the types and amounts of fish landed, processed, shipped and sold by the company; the many transactions involved in operating vessels; and various events that impacted on the company’s operations. The types of documents include: affidavits, agent accounts, agreements, catch journals, correspondence, damage claims, deeds, employment records, financial statements, fish sales records, fishing contracts, ledgers, notices of protest, port documents, sailing journals, time journals, vessel accounts and journals, vessel certificates, and vessel shares.

Adams and Knickle Limited.

Agricola Archives, Special Collections, and Museum fonds

  • MS-14-41
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1987
This fonds contains reports and news-clipping pertaining to the history of Agricola Archives, Special Collections, and Museum. The Agricola collections are housed in the MacRae Library on the Faculty of Agriculture campus of Dalhousie University, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

Alan Andrews fonds

  • MS-2-710
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1997
Fonds comprises Alan Andrew's personal and professional correspondence; reports; newsletters; journals; conference notes; committee minutes and budgets; theatre scripts and production records including costume sketches and photographs.

Andrews, Alan Richard

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

Alan Emerson Cameron fonds

  • MS-2-350
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 1967, predominant 1959 - 1960
Fonds consists of records regarding Alan Emerson Cameron's activities related to the coal exploration in Canada, including his participation in the royal commission on coal, and his contribution in the voluntary economic planning for the new Nova Scotia. The fonds contains reports, manuscripts, minutes of meetings, correspondence, drafts of papers and other textual records.

Cameron, Alan Emerson

Alan Ruffman fonds

  • MS-2-578
  • Fonds
  • ? - 1990
Fonds consists of materials regarding Alan Ruffman's contributions to the Atlantic Sub-committee of Oceanography (ASCO) and the Canadian Committee on Oceanography (CCO), including reports, manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clipping, meeting minutes, newsletters and others textual records.

Ruffman, Alan

Alan and Blanche Lund fonds

  • MS-5-17
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1990
Fonds consists of sheet music, scripts, and programs from different musical plays that Blanche and Alan Lund performed, directed or choreographed. Also includes audio reel-to-reel and video tapes of some of the performances.

Lund, Alan

Alexander E. Kerr fonds

  • MS-2-153
  • Fonds
  • 1851 - 1975
Fonds contains personal documents of Alexander E. Kerr, including sermons, notes, personal writings and essays, certificates and degrees, pamphlets, publications, newspaper clippings, two photographs, and minimal correspondence.

Kerr, Alexander Enoch

Alexander John Murchison fonds

  • MS-13-30
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1975
Fonds consists Alexander Murchison's papers and reports related to child welfare.

Murchison, Alexander John

Alexander Peter Reid fonds

  • MS-13-33
  • Fonds
  • 1857 - 1920
Fonds comprises correspondence with J.G. MacGregor and copies of published articles. Biographical and professional sketches are located in the case file.

Reid, Alexander Peter

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

Alfred Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-64
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1937, predominate 1890-1927

This fonds consists of records which document the personal and business activities and interests of Alfred Dickie and, to a lesser extent, those of his immediate family and employees. Although the records span Dickie’s lifetime, few relate to his childhood, education, or final two years of life. Some items, in particular those concerning his export lumber business or his travels, derive from various places in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South Africa, though by far the majority are found to be located within Nova Scotia.

The fonds includes correspondence, business and administrative records, speeches, photographs, legal documents, and plans, among other materials. Records are chiefly in English, although a very small portion are in French, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, and Italian.

Dickie, Alfred

Allan Bevan fonds

  • MS-2-472
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1960-1980
Fonds contains textual records relating to the history of the activities of the Dalhousie University English Department and to Bevan's academic activities. The fonds consist of research notes generated during Bevan's study of Dryden's literature; academic and departmental correspondence and documentation created while Bevan was head of the English department and afterwards; documents and correspondence relating to operations at the Dalhousie Review from 1972-1980; fiction and other writings; material pertaining to courses he taught from 1949 to 1976; and various undated papers written by his students.

Bevan, Allan

Allan Currie Dunlop fonds

  • MS-2-784
  • Fonds
  • [196-?] - [197-?]
Fonds consists of Allan Currie Dunlop's records documenting his student years at Dalhousie University, including materials regarding the Dalhousie Alumni Association, Dalhousie Student Council, Dalhousie Student Union, Dalhousie University men's residence, and student political activities. Fonds contains correspondence, photographs, reports, programmes, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, student newspapers, Dalhousie University residences' administrative records.

Dunlop, Allan Currie

Allan James Chapman fonds

  • MS-2-709
  • Fonds
  • [after 1853] - 1997
Fonds consists of Allan James Chapman's family history, including an account of the Halifax Explosion written by his mother Annie Marguerite (Daisy) Chapman, and his grandfather Herbert Eugene Greenough's poems and essays about working on the Nova Scotia railways.

Chapman, Allan James

Amos P. Ward fonds

  • MS-2-200
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1924
Fonds comprises personal and professional correspondence and papers relating to the schooners Rowena (1903-1907); Lizzie Rich (1905), Stella Maud (1907-1910) and the Carrie C. Ward, including registers, bills, and ship inventories.

Ward, Amos P.

Andrew Merkel fonds

  • MS-2-326
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1954
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Andrew Merkel. The fonds contains correspondence to and from friends and associates, including Charles Bruce, Kenneth Leslie, and Robert Norwood; manuscripts of articles, poems, and plays; Atlantic Radio and Aviation Magazine Papers; newspaper clippings related to his retirement and death; printed copies of The Song Fishermens’ Song Sheet and The Order of Good Cheer; and some other miscellaneous documents

Merkel, Andrew Doane, 1884-1954

Andrew Walter Herdman Lindsay fonds

  • MS-13-83
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1914
Fonds consists of biographical information and correspondence associated with the Nova Scotia Medical Board, for which Lindsay served at registrar from 1885-1915.

Lindsay, Andrew Walter Herdman

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984
Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward

Anita Martinez fonds

  • MS-15-2
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 1999
Fonds consists of photographs taken by Anita Martinez at pride events and women's events in Nova Scotia between 1987 - 1999. There are also clippings, event programs, brochures, posters and promotional materials related to various women's and pride events.

Martinez, Anita Louise

Anthony Pugh fonds

  • MS-2-26
  • Fonds
  • 1934 - 2004
Fonds consists of Anthony Pugh's research notes, program notes, annotated sheet music, and performance programs used in his work as a program note writer.

Pugh, Anthony

Archibald Woodbury McLelan fonds

  • MS-2-87, SF Box 18, Folders 32-33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1869
Fonds comprises business correspondence, bills of lading, receipts, and miscellaneous papers connected to McLelan's shipping business.

McLelan, Archibald Woodbury, 1824-1890

Arnold J. Tingley fonds

  • MS-2-649
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - [199-]
Fonds consists of two books and a manuscript written by Arnold J. Tingley during his tenure as a professor in the Department of Mathematics and as Dalhousie University Registrar.

Tingley, Arnold J.

Art Penson fonds

  • MS-3-38, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2005
Fonds comprises set, furniture and prop design sketches for Neptune Theatre.

Penson, Art

Arthur Charles Hawkins fonds

  • MS-13-5
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1886
Fonds consists of tickets confirming Hawkins' admission to and attendance in classes and wards at Halifax Medical College, Dalhousie College and University, Montreal General Hospital, and the Provincial and City Hospital.

Hawkins, Arthur, Charles

Arthur Edwin Blackett fonds

  • MS-13-73
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1953
Fonds consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a Canadian Medical Corps Christmas card (ca. 1916).

Blackett, Arthur Edwin

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

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

Atlantic Geoscience Society fonds

  • MS-2-748
  • Fonds
  • [after 1981] - [before 1990]
Fonds consists of records regarding a wide range of activities of the Atlantic Geoscience Society, including committee meetings and development of educational videos. Fonds contains meeting agendas, reports, correspondence, newsletters, by-laws, and other textual records.

Atlantic Opera Society fonds

  • MS-5-6
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975
Fonds contains newsletters, programmes, letters to members, as well as society by-laws.

Atlantic Opera Society.

Atlantic Research Centre fonds

  • MS-13-50
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1970
Fonds consists of reports and minutes of the Board of Directors.

Atlantic Research Centre

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Augustus Lantz fonds

  • MS-4-238
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1885
Cargo book of the schooner Beth, March 22, 1881 - September 4, 1885

Lantz, Augustus

BS Poetry Society fonds

  • MS-2-643
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1991
Fonds consists of poetry journals, drafts, submissions, correspondence, meeting minutes, and event posters regarding the BS Poetry Society, and photographs of BS Poetry Society events.

BS Poetry Society

Barbara Hinds fonds

  • MS-2-130
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1801] - 2008; predominant 1960 - 2008
Fonds contains the personal papers, photographs and sound recordings of Barbara Hinds. The personal papers primarily comprise research material, article drafts, and newspaper clippings related to Hinds' journalism career, but also correspondence, research notes, diaries, maps and manuscripts. Sound recordings were largely created during Hinds' travels in the Canadian Arctic and include several interviews. Photographs include prints, slides, negatives and proof sheets, and were mostly taken in the Canadian Arctic, but also include research and personal photographs.

Hinds, Barbara A.

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976
Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family's shipbuilding activities as well as the genealogical interests of John Robert Bigelow.

Bigelow Family

Bill Freedman fonds

  • MS-2-789
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2015
Fonds contains material relating to the personal life and professional career of Bill Freedman (1950-2015), an environmental scientist based at Dalhousie University. Fonds includes research data, teaching materials, publications, manuscripts and draft manuscripts, correspondence, committee and meeting minutes, electronic records, analogue and digital photographs, thousands of 35 mm slides, video cassettes, and appointments and awards.

Freedman, Bill

Blackburn family fonds

  • MS-2-10
  • 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); one notebook containing a weather diary (1949); and minutes from two Master of Rights Lodge meetings held in 1931.

Blackburn Family

Board of Governors of Dalhousie University fonds

  • UA-1
  • Fonds
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and its various committees. Documents reflect all aspects of the Board’s sphere of responsibility and include correspondence with members and outside individuals and agencies; meeting minutes and agendas; reports created or reviewed by the Board; annual reports; financial documents which include ledgers, budgets, statements, and other materials; officer lists; orientation packages for members; and various other materials related to the overall management of the university and its assets.

Brian Hall fonds

  • MS-2-799
  • Fonds
  • [after 1958], 1965 - 2016
Fonds contains materials documenting Brian Hall's research and teaching. Records include awards and notices of awards, correspondence, lecture and class notes, grant information, early zoology schoolwork, publication information, media coverage, seminar materials, photographs, and a reference card system.

Hall, Brian

Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.

Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)

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