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Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-2-612
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2005

The Archives of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia consists of records created by the administration, members, and affiliates of the Federation. It includes a wide variety of materials including administrative records, audio/visual material, correspondence, financial records, meeting agendas and minutes for a variety of groups and committees, photographs, promotional and press material. The records refer to the adminstration and functions of the Federation, as well as its relationships with its members, government departments, and other writing, publishing and cultural groups.

Materials are mainly in English, with a small number in French. See individual Series descriptions for detailed scope and content notes.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

William Jarvis McCurdy fonds

  • MS-2-327
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1988

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence and records pertaining to the Dalhousie Class of 1926 and William Jarvis McCurdy. Financial records include class contributions and invoice payments; correspondence includes letters exchanged between McCurdy and various classmates, letters to Elinor Barnstead and a letter from Elinor Barnstead to Wilfrid Creighton.

McCurdy's personal records include a newspaper announcement of his 1929 engagement to Avis Marshall, his 1931 doctoral thesis from Harvard University, and the memorial service program of his death in 1988.

McCurdy, William Jarvis

Wilfred Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-264
  • Fonds
  • 1854, [19-]-1995
Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Wilfrid Creighton, including correspondence, articles, manuscripts, financial and legal documents, minutes, photographs and a variety of personal papers and memorabilia. Materials relate to Creighton's education, career and long-time interest in forestry, but also include some materials relating to family history.

Creighton, Wilfred, 1904-2008

Western Kings Co Artificial Breeding Unit fonds

  • MS-14-23
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1949
Fonds contains records created by the Western Kings Artificial Breeding Unit of Aylesford, Nova Scotia. Records were created between 1943-1949 and include unit formation, meeting minutes, correspondence, and a ledger.

Valerie M. Cowan fonds

  • MS-2-677
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 1985
Fonds consists of records regarding Valerie M. Cowan's activities regarding her involvement in the Dalhousie University Human Resources Planning Pilot Project, including correspondence, meeting minutes and reports.

Cowan, Valerie M.

Up Start Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-34
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1993
This fonds consists of records regarding the administration, membership, and productions of the Upstart Theatre Company. Types of records include press releases, press clippings, and other promotional materials, photographs, financial material, meeting minutes, reports, scripts, among others.

Up Start Theatre Company.

United Textile Workers of America Local 159 fonds

  • MS-9-19
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1973
This fonds contains minute books of meetings from 1946-1972, three filed employee grievances ( Janette Roy, Thelma Burgess, and Helen Haskem), conciliation board submissions and papers, arbitration board submissions and papers, reference material including newspaper clippings and miscellaneous reference material. The miscellaneous reference file contains receipts, an application for membership with the United Textile Workers of America, an efficiency report for 1969, and a record of proceedings and decision of board referees. As well this fonds includes collective agreements from 1948-1973, and miscellaneous correspondence.

United Textile Workers of America. Local 159.

Trenton Works Ltd. Fonds

  • MS-4-106
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1997
Fonds contains business, administrative and production records, including minutes, reports, agreements, photographs, employee seniority lists, accident reports, correspondence and other papers from the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company, Trenton Works, and Hawker Siddeley.

Trenton Works

TOPP: Tagging of Pacific Predators

Subseries contains correspondence, research data, and conference minutes and notes related to the Census of Marine Life subcommittee Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP). The Tagging of Pacific Predators project electronically tagged and tracked 4300 different marine predators, including sharks, seals and seabirds, tracing routes taken by these species in their search for ocean prey. The project, headed by American scientists Barbara Black, Steven Bograd, Daniel Costa and Randy Kochevar, discovered that many animals travel entire oceans at a variety of depths, from the poles to the tropics, continent to continent, in the search for food. It was also discovered that many predatory marine creatures migrate along the same oceanic corridors, congregating along their feeding routes.

The Leonard Foundation fonds

  • MS-2-675
  • Fonds
  • 1945 - 1991
Fonds comprises The Leonard Foundation records regarding scholarships granted to Dalhousie University students between the 1940s and 1990s. Records include correspondence between the University Registrar's Office and The Leonard Foundation, application forms, committee reports and meeting minutes.

The Leonard Foundation

The Halifax Library Association

  • MS-2-390
  • Fonds
  • 1935 - 2018
Fonds consist of general and executive minutes, correspondence, special events records, newspaper clippings and conference material.

The Halifax branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada fonds

  • MS-2-111
  • Fonds
  • 1908 - 1944
Fonds consists of records regarding a wide range of activities of the Halifax branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada, including administrative deliberations, recognition and management of members, meetings, educational initiatives and financial management. The fonds contains correspondences, minutes of meetings, administrative records, financial statements, photographs and others textual records.

Engineering Institute of Canada

The Dalhousie Review fonds

  • UA-35
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997
Fonds was organized by the processing archivist into editorial, financial, production and administrative series, and further sub-series such as correspondence, reports and meeting minutes. The bulk of correspondence dates from the 1970s-1990s, although there are financial and committee records from the 1950s and limited other records from the journal's inception in 1921.

The Dalhousie Review

The Baptist Temple Halifax branch fonds

  • MS-2-729
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1937
Fonds consists of the Baptist Temple Halifax branch meeting minutes regarding their administrative activities.

Baptist Temple, Halifax Chapter

Susan Sherwin's committee and report records

Series comprises records generated through Susan Sherwin's committee activities, including writing reports, and provides context for her work on and with university committees and research associations, as well as for her engagement in university curriculum reform and advocacy of feminism and women's rights.

Susan Sherwin fonds

  • MS-2-186
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2008
Fonds comprises records related to Susan Sherwin's professional activities, including publication, research and teaching. Record types include correspondence, contracts, manuscripts, research materials and notes, committee materials, reports, conference materials, and university course records such as syllabi, exams, and assignments.

Sherwin, Susan

Susan Horne's home economists in agriculture collection

  • MS-14-20
  • Collection
  • 1928-1989
Collection contains research materials gathered by Susan Horne who was head of the Home Economics / 4-H Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. The records were used while she was writing "Home Economists in Agriculture 1913-1985."

Stanley Cowan fonds

  • MS-2-673, Box 1-7
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1994
This fonds consists of English department meeting minutes and course materials for English 1006 (Introduction to Literature), English 2233 (Science Fiction), and English 3206 (American Literature of the Nineteenth Century). Course materials include assignments, outlines, overheads, student marks and attendance records, and other textual documents materials related to these courses.

Cowan, Stanley

Sons of Temperance, Chester Division No. 32 fonds

  • MS-2-424
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1893
Fonds comprises materials related to the administration of the Sons of Temperance, Chester Division No. 32 from 1848-1893, including minute books, financial information, and registers.

Sons of Temperance, Chester Division No 32.

Sheep Producers' Association of Nova Scotia

This series contains textual records, related to the sheep business, published by the Sheep Producer's Association of Nova Scotia between 1958-2002. It is arranged into twelve sub series: General Correspondence and Papers, Director's Meeting Minutes, Membership Meeting Minutes, Membership Lists, Sheep Fairs, Specific Correspondence, Lamb Marketing, Promotions, and Various Subjects/Topics.

Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-4-113
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1988, predominant 1947-1985
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, briefs and reports, meeting minutes, financial records, circulars, photographs, and other records relating to the fishing and fish processing industry in Atlantic Canada and government regulations of the fisheries. Also included are similar types of records from sister organizations the Atlantic Fishing Vessel Association, Atlantic Fisheries By-Products Association, and Atlantic Queen Crab Association.

Seafood Producers Association.

Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church

Series comprises records documenting the evolution and history of the Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, including meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, newsletters, financial records, and programming and workshop materials.

Safe Harbour Church Metropolitan Community Church

Ross Boutilier fonds

  • MS-15-1
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 2015
Fonds contains records documenting Ross Boutilier's legal challenges over same-sex benefits and equal treatment in Nova Scotia and provincial and federal legislation to gain access to same-sex marriage. Other series include production and administrative records of Wayves magazine, committee records of Halifax Pride, and newspaper clippings about the LGBTQ community in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Canada.

Boutilier, Ross

Robert O. Jones fonds

  • MS-13-14
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1986
Fonds comprises records documenting Dr. Jones' woek as a clinical psychiatrist and faculty member. Materials include patient records, manuscripts, lecture notes, course materials, correspondence, published articles, speeches, photographs, and subject files. The bulk of this collection consists of meeting minutes and correspondence related to professional associations to which he belonged.

Jones, Robert Orville

Richard J.H. Perkyns fonds

  • MS-3-27
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1978-1985
The fonds consists of records related to Richard Perkyns' research undertaken in writing The Neptune Story: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of a Leading Canadian Theatre and editing Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre 1934-1984 . The fonds also includes a copy of his doctoral thesis, The Impact of the Expressionists Movements on British and American Drama and Theatre Practice (1968) and records which pertain to his involvement with the Halifax Independent Theatre. Records include correspondence, minutes from meetings, research notes, drafts, newspaper clippings, reviews, manuscripts, photographs, and interviews recorded on audio cassettes. The fonds has been arranged in four series: The Neptune Story, Major Plays of the Canadian Theatre, Doctoral Thesis, and Halifax Independent Theatre.

Perkyns, Richard, 1932-2008

Resignation letters from Sue Beaver and Ron Shuebrook

Item is a resignation letter from Sue Beaver from the Co-ordinator position and Ron Shuebrook from the Board of Directors and General Membership at Eye Level Gallery. Sue writes eight reasons for her resignation from the Co-ordinator position on January 15, 1976, which includes a lack of respect, unrealistic attitudes regarding money, lack of firm definitions and policies and practices which she regards as immoral and unethical. Ron writes in his letter from January 21, 1976 that there are many reasons for his resignation, which includes a lack of professionalism, a financial crisis of the gallery which was a result of unprofessional behaviour, and his move to Canning, Nova Scotia which left him feeling disconnected from the gallery.

Also included in the item is a letter to members of the Eye Level Gallery stating an urgent matter has come up and a meeting needed to happen on January 15, 1976 at Eye Level by Michael Fernandes and Sue Beaver. A letter addressed to Sue Beaver from Brenda Wallace, the Visual Arts Officer for the Program of Assistance to Art Galleries and Museums states her acceptance of Beaver's resignation from the Eye Level Gallery.

Report to the members of Eye Level Gallery

Item is a report sent to the members of Eye Level Gallery to make note of and bring awareness to the important issues that were discussed at the last Board of Directors meeting. Sue Beaver resigned from the position of Co-ordinator, which was accepted by the Board. Ron Savage presented on a financial report of the gallery's funds, which was a "discovery that the Gallery is in serious financial difficulties". Michael Fernandes presented a proposal for the structural reorganization of Eye Level Gallery.

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.
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