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Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs history

  • MS-14-50
  • File
  • [2015?]
File is the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs History Update 2009- 2014 by Arthur Haskins, Historian. The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs became an entity in 1954 as the result of the work of the Rural Beautification Project Committee. In 1944, the Rural Beautification Committee was appointed by the Honorable John A. MacDonald, minister of Agriculture, to come up with a plan for rural beautification projects. Mr. Nick Jankov, a Landscape Specialist, began working with the Agricultural Representatives, Women’s Institutes, Home and School Associations and Service Clubs, to begin formulating a long term plan for Rural Beautification around the province. The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs (NSAGC) is made up of garden clubs and horticultural societies from all areas of Nova Scotia. The NSAGC is the coordinating body for organized gardening groups in the province and is guided by an elected board of directors, whose members come from the different districts of Nova Scotia. The district representative, also known as the district director, serves as the link between the individual clubs and the NSAGC board. The main objective of the NSAGC is to promote the general landscape beautification of the Province of Nova Scotia, by promoting community beautification and encouraging the formation of horticultural groups (garden clubs) which will procure interest in all phases of home gardening and ornamental horticulture in their areas.

Historical records relating to the Nova Scotia Agriculture College between 1904 and 2010

Series contains records relating to the history of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College and its relationship with agriculture in Nova Scotia and across the world. This includes early drafts for a university motto and crest, past principal's signatures, and contributions to the provincial government between 1904-2010. Subseries' includes History of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and agriculture in Nova Scotia. Record types found are textual files, reports, drawings, correspondence, books, and photographs.

Photographs and audio visual materials of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1892 to 2009

Series contains graphic materials of the students, staff, and faculty of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. There are also photographs of the campus landscape and buildings and also the School of Agriculture or the College of Agriculture as it was originally known. Subseries' include aerial views, animals, buildings, campus events, students, staff, faculty and principals of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1892-2009.

Poetry books

This accession contains 5 poetry books. The titles include: 1. Earthly pages : the poetry of Don Domanski / selected with an introduction by Brian Bartlett ; and an afterword by Don Domanski. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007. 2. Poetic voices of the Maritimes : a selection of contemporary poetry / selected and edited by Allison Mitcham and Theresia Quigley. Lancelot, 1996. 3. & 4. The essential James Reaney / selected by Brian Bartlett. Porcupine's Quill, 2009 (2 copies) 5. Exterminate my heart / Shane Neilson ; wood engravings by George A. Walker. Victoria, BC : Frog Hollow Press, 2008.

Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1819-2007
This series contains 53 books, 8 booklets, and 164 cm of other textual and graphic material related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1846-2000.

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.

Staff directory, 2002 & 2003

File contains one bound volume of the 2002 Nova Scotia Agricultural College Staff Directory. It is divided by department and has black and white photographs, job title, phone number, and email address for campus staff and faculty. Attached is the 2003 NSAC, extension services, and Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture staff phone directory.

Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

  • MS-14-18
  • Collection
  • 1900-2002, predominant 1950-1999

The Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection consists of approximately 15 meters of published and unpublished materials. This includes books, serials, brochures, loose papers, photographs and slides, maps, audio and visual material, and artifacts.

The fonds contains information about many individual co-operatives and credit unions, as well as documents from larger region-wide co-operative organizations. There is also a large section of general co-operative literature about co-operation as a social movement, in Canada and around the world.

The age of the materials ranges from the early 1900s up to 2002. The majority spans from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College extension services records and campus research project records

Series contains records relating to agricultural extension services and campus research project records at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1997 to 2002. Record types include textual records, photographs, posters, video cassettes, computer media, correspondence, conference programs, maps, books and newspapers. Subseries' include the Columbia project.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College 1997-2002 development of a 'Training Program in Sustainable Agriculture' at the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (Columbia) records

Subseries contains records that were created and used in the partnership project with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (Columbia) in the development of a 'Training Program in Sustainable Agriculture' at UFPS for both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program ran between 1997 and 2002. The Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS) was asked to play a key role in “El Salto Social”, the social leap forward, in the Santander region of Colombia. New curricula was to be introduced at UFPS, faculty being upgraded and new extension and outreach programs being established with the assistance of NSAC through this project. Other project partners were the Universidad de la Republica Uruguay (URU) of Uruguay and Saint Mary’s University (SMU). This was an Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) University Program for Cooperation in Development (UPCD) Tier 2 project led by NSAC. NSAC Personnel involved were Norman Goodyear, Bonnie Waddell, Sam Asiedu, and Leanne French.

Records relating to the history of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and agriculture in Nova Scotia

Subseries contains records created by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, records about the NSAC, and records pertaining to agriculture in Nova Scotia. Included are documents on educational resources, correspondence, memos, newspapers, clippings of articles, newsletters, new building plans, speech notes, a bound copy of "The history of the NSAC", agricultural education plans in the province, and the 75th anniversary committee file.

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.

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989
This fonds consists of pamphlets, books, and thesis associated with grass and pastures, as well as records and teaching notes associated with the class History of Agriculture taught by Mr. Shuh at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in the early 1970's.
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