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Colchester (N.S. : County) Subseries
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Course related

This sub-series contains hand written notes by Dr. Melville Cumming regarding the courses he taught at the Nova Scotia Agricultural Collage.

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.

Raspberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Photographs

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.

Cranberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Strawberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Berries - other

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Blackberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Blueberry

This sub-series contains the full-text resources and article citations about wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait) production and marketing in Eastern Canada and Maine, including bibliographies, research reports, newsletters, and abstracts. Topics covered include: horticulture, management, crop culture, varieties, improvement harvesting, storage, processing, products – utilization, soil management, soil fertility, fertilizers, insects - diseases - pests, entomology, plant insects, plant pathology, weeds. rodents and pests, crop buildings and equipment, field machinery, production economics, and marketing.

Film/Video

This sub series consists of 6 film reels, 5 VHS tapes, and 1 article regarding sheep. The motion picture material show exhibitions, documentaries, course material, and tours, between 1970-1996.

Composts and composting: a selective annotated bibliography of materials relevant to Canadian agriculture

Subseries contains an annotated bibliography of compost resources compiled and annotated by Lisa Simpson, Department of Biology and MacRae Library, Nova Scotia Agricultural College. It presents literature pertaining to agricultural composting as it relates to ingredients, factors, processes, and product benefits, as well as Bio-Dynamic and vermicompost methods. Specific reference is made to agricultural products, particularly animal and plant wastes. References were acquired from various academic institutions. Selection from the large volume of available composting information was based on the relevance to and usage in Canadian agriculture. Literature which did not pertain to Canadian environmental conditions, or agriculture, was excluded. Articles of special interest have been included though they do not necessarily pertain to the specified locale or to agriculture. Information included dates from 1830 to 1994. Article summaries were composed by the author. References for which a print copy was not obtained (or which an English copy was not obtained) are listed by citation only. To avoid duplication, bibliographical entries are organized into sections according to subject, listed alphabetically within subject area sections, and numbered for purposes of indexing and cross reference to other subject areas.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College 1945-1992 student athletics records

Subseries contains records relating to students athletics at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Included is a 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.

Berry Research (Vol.13)

This accession contains papers, correspondence, photographs, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his research of berries in Nova Scotia between 1965 and 1991.

Gordon Kinsman

This sub-series consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia Farming and marketing, published between 1924-1990.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick region

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/
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