This sub-series contains over 200 glass negative and lantern slides discovered in the basement of Harlow Institute, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS around 1997. There are also copy negatives and contact prints that were made at a later unknown date. Most of the photographs depict apples and orchard practice. Notes on some of the sleeves of the negatives suggest that they date from the period 1898-1907. Fred C. Sears taught at the Horticultural School in Wolfville which operated from 1894-1904 and then took up a position as Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. In 1907 he accepted a position as Professor of Pomology at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. It was there in 1914 that he wrote a textbook entitled Productive Orcharding. The book is illustrated with photographs akin to those in this collection. One photo is the same as one in the collection, but from a different angle. It seems likely that many photographs illustrating the book were taken in Nova Scotia, probably Wolfville. Sears dedicated his book to Robert W. Starr, a close friend and former president of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association. We have been unable to document who actually took the photographs, which show considerable skill and an artistic flair for composition. This accession also contains: - 120 b&w 5" x 7" prints made from the glass slides, - "'An Apple a Day' : a collection of photographs" exhibit catalogue produced for a 1998 display. - A copy of the [MacRae Library] "Library Trust Fund Update", vol.9:no.1. July 1998.
This sub-series contains records related to the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions contributions to the The National Farm Radio Forum from 1937-65. The sub-series consists of correspondence, memos, guides, annual reports and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences. Some of the records were created and collected by Longly and C.A. Douglas, as well as regional secretary Rosemary Campbell. It was a national rural listening-discussion group project sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and CBC. Initially, this program was a dramatized discussion of farm problems in wartime, arranged in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and the Canadian Association for Adult Education. Eventually, it evolved into discussions by individuals from various communities across the country. The program was developed by Orville Shugg and Neil Morrison. http://www.cotra.ca/farming.htm http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/farm-radio-forum/
Sub-series consists of photographs, slides, and paintings that taken published between 1930-1989. These relates to the students, faculty, buildings, and activities at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
This sub-series consists of 1 pamphlet related to making and feeding grass, 1 book titled Four Score and 10 by Howard L. Trueman. Accession also contains J.E. Shuh's 4th year thesis titled Factors Influencing the Establishment of Grass and Legume Mixtures, 1940.
This subseries contains a black and white mounted photograph of the 1945-1946 Nova Scotia Agricultural College hockey team and a photocopy of a newspaper article including the same photo and a caption with regard to a reunion of the Truro and District Hockey League that took place May 9, 1992 [?] at Keddy's. The caption underneath the photo states: "The Nova Scotia Agricultural College champions of the Truro and District Hockey League in the 1945-46 season, will be among teams represented when the league holds its reunion May 9 at Keddy's. This photo, courtesy of Don MacNeil of Truro shows players; front row, left, Bob Doyle, Dave Gillespie, Vernon Reid, Gus Kinsman, Angie Gillis, Moe Kennie ; bck row, left, Hermie Fielding, Dan McFadden, Bud Elderkin, Vic Holms, Hugh MacLeod, Ray Kennedy, Jack Gammon, Wayne Parker (manager). Absent is Win Langille, coach and Ron Fielding, mascot. The Daily News welcomes photo from the past from readers for publication in this weekday feature. Send with pertinent information and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Tide 'n Times, c/o Sandra Secord, P.O. Box 220, Truro, B2N 5C3."
This sub-series contains records created by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or about the NSAC. They include documents and photographs on educational resources, letters, memos, newspapers, articles, newsletters, new building plans, MacRae speech notes, a bound history of the NSAC, agricultural education plans in the province, and the 75th anniversary committee file.
This sub-series contains two certificates of Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh and 9 B&W photos from . Photos were taken in different events such as conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools. Photos were taken and collected between 1910-1963.
This sub-series contains designs, blueprints, and correspondences of the construction and renovation of buildings on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus. These were published between 1912-1986.