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William Bruce Almon fonds

  • MS-3-15
  • Collection
  • [1935?]-1940
This fonds consists of correspondence from Arthur Winters of the Anglican Young People’s Association to Almon, and a Theatre Arts Guild rehearsal schedule. Some local theatre programs were also donated with the fonds which have been relocated to the MS 3 Reference materials.

Almon, William, Bruce, Lt. Col.

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.

Robert Doyle fonds

  • MS-3-18
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 2019
Fonds consists primarily of papers relating to Robert Doyle’s career as a costume and set designer. There are also research, administrative, and class papers from his office. The fonds consists of correspondence (1964-1997), Dalhousie University papers (1975-1997), Costume Studies program course materials (1974-1997), financial papers (1967-1994), legal documents (1972-1996), research notes and related materials (1970-1996), association related materials (1968-1997), production related materials (1976-2012), and miscellaneous papers and photographs (1968-1996) collected by Robert Doyle.

Doyle, Robert

Richard Ward fonds

  • MS-5-7
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1928, 1932-1933, 1937
The fonds contains photographs of singers and musical groups, theatrical paraphernelia, and documents regarding the construction of Ward's home on Beaufort Avenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as other printed material.

Ward, Richard, (fl.1888-1977)

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

Records of the Symphony Nova Scotia

  • MS-5-14.2014.052
  • Accession
  • 2005-2013
This accession consists primarily of meeting minutes and agendas from the Symphony's Board of Directors and its Executive. There are also concert programs, rehearsal schedules, programming records for special events, annual reports and grant applications.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

Pier One Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-7
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1975

The fonds contains correspondence, production records, scripts, flyers, posters, programs, promotional materials, press reviews, financial records, organizational management, documents regarding the theatre building and property, workshop programming, as well as touring production records. There is extensive correspondence regarding script acquisition and production; some correspondents included Canadian and Haligonian playwrights. Many scripts contain annotations by directors and actors. Set drawings, lighting cues, props lists and theatre renovation plans are also part of this fonds.

Unprocessed materials from the fonds not included here amount to approximately 94 cm. Please consult the Archives staff for access.

Pier One Theatre.

Personal archives of Linda Moore

  • MS-3-41.2013-044
  • Collection
  • 2000-2010
The records in this series comprise rehearsal scripts, research notes, production notebooks, costume and set sketches, performance programs, media reviews, and related correspondence for theatrical productions directed by Linda Moore between 2000-2010.

Moore, Linda

Personal archives of David Renton

  • MS-3-23.2014-003
  • Accession
  • 1988-
Accession consists of miscellaneous records relating to David Renton's acting and directing career, and includes publicity and performance photographs, correspondence, contracts, appointment calendars and diaries. There are also publicity photographs of Karine Renton's father announcing the CHNS radio program Now it Can Be Told.

Renton, David, 1934-2006

Personal archives of David Renton

  • MS-3-23
  • Collection
  • 1926-2006
Fonds consists of records relating to Renton's personal life as well as his acting and teaching careers. The personal papers include files on specific actors, athletics, clippings and publications, festivals and workshops, financial records, Portus Theatre Productions (the production company he founded), school-related theatrical education materials, committee work, unions, associations, and a variety of other subjects. Correspondence includes letters to, from, and about Renton and are primarily theatre-related. The scripts were accumulated by Renton throughout his career as an actor, director, and producer. The fonds also includes photographs and slides of numerous theatrical productions.

Renton, David, 1934-2006

Nova Scotia Drama League fonds

  • MS-3-5
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2002
The fonds includes administrative records including correspondence and reports, scripts, publications, and scrapbooks. It also includes a rich collection of records pertaining to NSDL-affiliated associations and events. Among the many regional and national associations and festivals represented are the Canadian Child and Youth Drama Association, Dalhousie University cultural activities, Neptune Theatre, Nova Scotia Cultural Federations, Pier One, Portus Productions, Theatre Arts Guild, Atlantic Drama Festival, Dominion Drama Festival, Joseph Howe Festival, and One Act Play Festival.

Nova Scotia Drama League.

Neptune Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-1
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2017
Fonds consists of records that document every aspect of Neptune Theatre as an organization, including various textual records and graphic and audio-visual material pertaining to productions, events, personnel, and the administration of the Theatre. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and newsletters, financial records, box office records, applications, licenses, contracts, scripts, posters, newspaper clippings, production notes, programs, press kits, videocassettes, audiocassettes, negatives, contact sheets, slides, photographs, and other materials.

Neptune Theatre

Mulgrave Road Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-44
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2006
Fonds primarily consists of documentation related to publicity, personnel, equity, and the Canada Council for the Arts as well as scripts, production-based records, administrative files, correspondence, PACT files, contracts, annual meeting notes, ROADies records, financial statements and information, board meeting notes, brochures, audio tapes, photographs, and production posters.

Mulgrave Road Theatre.

Mary Vingoe fonds

  • MS-2-777
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2005
Fonds includes manuscripts, scripts, and personal papers belonging to Mary Vingoe. Fonds also includes theatre programs, contracts, and photographs.

Vingoe, Mary

Mary Jones Theatre Program Collection

  • MS-3-20
  • Collection
  • 1937-1941, 1952-1986
The collection contains a variety of theatre and music programs from across Canada, with a special emphasis on events held in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are also programs from England, United States, France and Russia. Programs date from 1937 to 1986 with a gap between 1941 and 1950.

Jones, Mary

Linda Moore

  • MS-3-41.2009-010
  • Collection
  • 1960-2007
The fonds includes Linda Moore's papers and files relating to her work as director of Neptune Theatre in Halifax. The fonds includes designs and annotated construction plans and photos of the theatre; annotated scripts, photos, and production notes from Neptune shows; correspondence and interview texts; video and audio footage of productions and auditions. There is also a substantial volume of material relating to the world premier production of Dracula: a Chamber Musical.

Moore, Linda

Jenny Munday fonds

  • MS-2-806
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980 - 2017]
Fonds contains records pertaining to Jenny Munday's career as a playwright, actor, director, dramaturge and arts administrator. Materials include manuscript drafts; professional contracts; production reviews; grant applications; and correspondence. The fonds also contains records related to Munday's time as a Crake Fellow in Drama at Mount Allison University.

Munday, Janet Stephanie (Jenny)

J. Linden Best fonds

  • MS-3-6
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1972
This fonds consists of records related to theatre history in Nova Scotia which were collected by Best while researching his M.A. thesis. The fonds includes photographs and negatives of local theatres (including Neptune, the Orpheus, and the Capitol) and various programs, advertisements, and articles related to them. The fonds also includes photocopies of a series of articles Best wrote for the Halifax Mail Star on the history of theatre in Nova Scotia, as well as some other miscellaneous research notes. Photographic materials include 41 negatives and 62 printed photographs.

Best, J. Linden

Dramatists' Co-op of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-3-29
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1988
Fonds includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, printed scripts, manuscripts of plays, materials pertaining to workshops, newsletters, and publicity records.

Dramatists' Co-op of Nova Scotia.

David Murray fonds

  • MS-2-181, SF Box 27
  • Fonds
  • 1905, [ca. 1940s]
Fonds includes handwritten catalogues of David Murray's record collection, manuscripts of a skit called "Pukka Sahib," and notes on Frederic Chopin.

Murray, David, fl. 1934-1972

Dark Night Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-45
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1993
This collection primarily consists of theatre and film scripts read during the "ScripTease" dramatic reading series or "Playwright's Corner." The fonds also contains some correspondence and administrative records and two catalogues of plays.

Dark Night Theatre.

Catherine Banks fonds

  • MS-2-8
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2012
Fonds contains materials documenting Catherine Banks' professional playwrighting career beginning with her first published play, Eula's Offer. Records include research notes and manuscripts (handwritten and typed), correspondence, contracts, production and publicity materials, a videocassette, a DVD, photographs, sketches, and a small selection of personal papers.

Banks, Catherine, 1957-

Art Penson fonds

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

Penson, Art