Item is a photograph of Dr. Robert MacGregor Dawson demonstrating how to use the leather-covered balls to spread the ink on the hand press to an unidentified adult. The replica of a 17th century wooden hand press was housed in the Dawson Room of the Killam Memorial Library at Dalhousie University. The replica press was built by two professors: Robert MacGregor Dawson of the Department of English and Fred J. Matthews of the Library School. It is based on blueprints of a press, dating from around 1625, from the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp. As far as possible the ancient traditions have been followed: the frame is entirely of oak and maple, the joints are all mortised and tenoned and held together with glue and pegs. Screws have been kept to a minimum. Old leather-covered balls are used for spreading ink. The 18 by 25-inch bed of the press is a slab of marble.
Item is a newspaper clipping dated February 5, 2005 from the Truro Daily News captioned “New index will help locate information about agricultural college”, regarding the index created by Janelle Brenton for Dale Ells' "An illustrated history of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College".
Item is a newspaper clipping dated January 22, 2005, from the Colchester County News titled "Agricultural College builds on a future based on its past”. The article discusses buildings named after people who have been “at the helm of administering the Bible Hill college during the past century”.
Item is a minute book of the Dalhousie-King's Faculty Teas Standing Committee. The book includes entries from 1938-10-11 to 1950-11-14. The book contains meeting minutes, reports, and some newspaper clippings.
Item is a clipping of an article by Patricia Doyle about being a Mi'kmaw woman in the education system. The article appeared on page 7 of the January 1991 issue of "Pandora." An Eye Level Gallery advertisement for the exhibition "I loved the piece with the large type on the grass" and an advertisement for Swaha! Bodywork also appear on the page.
This item contains a letter to Dr. Melville Cumming from Keiler Mackay, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario written in May 25th, 1960. It writes about John Macrae’s role in WWI as Gunner of the Canadian Field Artillery and as a Medical Doctor in the Canadian Medical Unit. Attached to the is a newspaper clipping of Macrae’s poem “In Flanders Field"
Item is a wood circular from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, dated May 30, 1872. The circular reports on recent timber imports and sales and includes wholesale prices for American and Baltic timber products as of May 30, 1872.