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Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir and friends

File contains documents related to George Jordan, Eileen Joyce, jazz group Ladies in Blue, bassist Steve Lawrence, Owen Lee, Beverly Lewis, Lisa MacDougall, Frank MacKay, Donna MacKenzie, Kim McLeod, Scott MacMillan, Jimmy MacPherson, and Lorraine Klaasen.

Documents include newspaper clippings, posters, programs, and ephemera related to the Halifax Blues Festival, the Atlantic Jazz Festival, the Ladies in Blues' annual breast cancer benefit, the Atlantic Film Festival, the Nova Scotia Mass Choir's annual Martin Luther King concert, album releases, and Neptune Theatre's productions of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Musical" and "Cats: The Musical."

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir and friends

File contains documents related to Karl Falkenham, Jim Faraday, Shelley Fashan, Four the Moment musical group, Four Walls of Blue, Carolyn Fowler, Isaac Fraser, Rosie Fraser, Freedom Festival , Suzy Gangoo Hansen, Marsha Gannon, Neptune Theatre, the Gospel Heirs musical group, Adrien Gough, Judith Virginia Grace, Belinda Grant, and Glen Grant.

Documents include newspaper clippings, posters, programs, and ephemera related to the art exhibit "Mommay's Patches: Traditions and Superstitions" by Letitia Fraser, Four the Moment's final performance, the Gospel Heirs performances, Neptune Theatre's productions of "The Gospel at Colonus" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," and others.

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir and friends

File contains documents related to Pam Marsh, Donna Marshall, Doris Mason, Dutch Mason, Garrett Mason, One Heart Broken, Odetta Holmes, activist Rosa Parks, Sylvia Parris-Drummond, Larry Patterson, Stephen Pedersen, the People's Gospel Choir of Montreal, Juanita Peters, the Polokwane Choral Society, the Preston Cultural Festival, Jackie Richardson, Mark Riley, Dutch Robinson, Lucille Robinson, Viki Samuels-Stewart, musical group The Sanctified Brothers, Deborah Sangster, Sankofa Songs, writer Charles Saunders, Joe Sealy, Wendy Shea, the Shining Lights Choir, Shy Luv, Marko Simmonds, Verona Singer, Dee Dee Slye, and Sandra Slawter.

Documents include programs, ephemera, and newspaper clippings related to the Ladies In Blue tour, Juanita Peters' plays, including "I M Possible," "Settling Africville," "The Green Book," and other productions, various Natal Day performances, the African Nova Scotian Music Association awards, Joe Sealy's series "Africville Stories," the Atlantic Jazz Festival, and others.

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir and friends

File contains documents related to the African Nova Scotian Association awards show, Bucky Adams, Shauntay Grant, Gary Beals, hip-hop artist TroBiz, Nadira, African Nova Scotian Music Association president Lou Gannon, Jr., Michael Bailey, Archy Beals, Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, reporter Sherri Borden Colley, and Walter Borden.

Documents include newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, posters, tickets, and programs to the African Nova Scotian Association awards, Rocky Jones’ memorial service in 2013, Natal Day festivals, the Freedom Festival, Halifax public Libraries’ Lift Every Voice, the productions of "Harlem Duet," "I M Possible," and "The Epistle of Tightrope Time," the production of the television series, "The Book of Negroes," based on the novel by Lawrence Hill, performances by Corey Adams, For the Love of God concerts, and Walter Borden’s appointment to Member of the Order of Canada.

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass choir and friends

File contains documents related to Beulah Brinston, Jeri Brown, Tamar Brown, Measha Brueggergosman, Novelee Buchan, Cyndi Cain, Elaine Cain, Tiyaila Cain-Grant, John Chaisson, Bruce Chapman, Joanne Clancy, George Elliott Clarke, Quenta Clyke, Lela Coles, the Colley Family, Floyd Colley, George Boyd's theatrical production of Consecrated Ground, the musical group Conquerors for Christ, and Thelma Coward-Ince.

Documents include newspaper clippings, programs, posters, and tickets related to East Coast Music Association performances, Canadian Screen Award nominations, Jongleur Group's "Harmony of Souls: A Tribute to Carrie M. Best," Atlantic Film Festival, Consecrated Ground, "A Tribute to Nina Simone" in 2015, and "Vera's Lament: A Jazz Opera by Jeri Brown."

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir and friends

File contains documents related to playwright and poet laureate Shauntay Grant, Elizabeth Guildford, the Hallelujah Praise Choir, Sylvia Hamilton, Wayn Hamilton, Sean Harris, Dave Hillier, bassist Bruce Jacobs, Anne Johnson-McDonald, Sharon Johnson, poet laureate El Jones, Oliver Jones, and Rocky Jones.

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir and friends

File contains documents related to Laura Smith, Reeny Smith, Reverend Wallace Smith, Deanna Sparks, Jamie Sparks, Jeremiah Sparks, Richard Sparks, Mavis Staples, Gary Steed, and Symphony Nova Scotia.

Documents include programs, ephemera, magazine clippings, and newspaper clippings related to the Halifax Jazz Festival, the African Nova Scotian Music Association awards, the Prismatic Arts Festival, the annual Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" concert, and various theatrical productions. Theatrical productions include Neptune Theatre's "Five Guys Named Moe," "Riot," "World Without Shadows," "The Wizard of Oz," as well as Eastern Front Theatre's "The Satchmo Suite."

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir and friends

File contains documents related to Symphony Nova Scotia stage manager Jimmy Tasco, Sue Taylor, Johnny Theodore, Luvina Thomas, musical group Touch of Hope, Up on the Roof, Helen Vaughan, Pat Watson, Angels of Lightning, Gerry White, Cecily Williams, musical group The Williams Sisters, Eastern Front Theatre's production of Whylah Falls, Anne Marie Woods, David Woods, Woody Woods, and Carolann Wright-Parks.

Documents include programs, ephemera, magazine clippings, and newspaper clippings related to Halifax Comedy Festival, Theatre Art Guild's "Accidental Death of an Anarchist," various Nova Scotia Mass Choir performances and concerts, Natal Day festivals, the Atlantic Fringe Festival, Halifax Public Libraries' African Heritage Month, Eastern Front Theatre's "Whylah Falls," the Prismatic Arts Festival, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's exhibit "Mary Lee Blendolph, Gee's Bend Quilts and Beyond," and Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia's exhibit "The Secret Codes: Contemporary African Nova Scotian Narrative and Picture Quilts."

Documents related to Linda Carvery

File contains documents related to Linda Carvery.

Documents include programs, ephemera, magazine clippings, and newspaper clippings related to Blues Night for Rocky Jones event, “For the Love of God” Valentine's Day concerts, Atlantic Jazz Festival, the African Nova Scotian Music Association awards, Northwood Encores’ performance of “Grand Mamma Mia”, Charles Taylor Theatre’s musical production “Viola: An Original Musical”, Bella Blue performances, Martin Luther King concerts with the Nova Scotia Mass Choir, and others.

Dr. N. Pratt's name plate

File contains a glass and metal name plaque with Dr. Nelson Pratt's name written in silver on a black background.

Alan (Al) Roy Stewart fonds

  • MS-15-21
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2019
Fonds contains materials collected by Al Stewart as part of his involvement in the Maritime leather community, his LGBT advocacy work at Saint John's United Church in Halifax, and his involvement in the broader LGBT community in Nova Scotia. Leather community records document the activities of the TightRope leather brotherhood, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] contests, and other leather groups across Canada and the United States. Materials include administrative records, photographs, promotional materials, correspondence, newsletters, and catalogues. United Church materials primarily relate to Stewart's efforts to attain Affirmed status for St. John's United Church, and include reference materials, correspondence, and newsletters. Fonds also contains objects and ephemera related to the leather community, Affirm, and Stewart's membership in the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU], as well as personal photographs, correspondence, and LGBT publications.

Stewart, Alan Roy

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir

File contains documents related to the Nova Scotia Mass Choir from 2013 to 2018.

Documents include newspaper clippings, programs, ephemera, and promotional material related to the annual Martin Luther King concert, the grand opening of the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown, the East Coast Music Association awards, African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries, African Nova Scotian Music Association awards, Music Nova Scotia, choir auditions, and other events.

Larry Baxter fonds

  • MS-15-9
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2018
Fonds contains materials collected by Halifax-based AIDS activist Larry Baxter. Materials in fonds document Baxter's involvement or interactions with a variety of Nova Scotian AIDS-related organizations, including Churchmembers Assembled to Respond to AIDS [CARAS], AIDS Nova Scotia [ANS], and the Nova Scotia Persons with AIDS Coalition. These materials include administrative and financial records, internal and external reports, memos and correspondence, proposals and planning materials, workshop materials, and reference materials. Fonds also contains Baxter's collection of news clippings covering a broad range of LGBT and AIDS-related issues, and his collection of pamphlets regarding AIDS-related issues and concerns.

Baxter, Larry

Bob Fougere fonds

  • MS-15-18
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2017
Fonds contains materials collected by LGBTQ+ activist Bob Fougere pertaining to his activism in Halifax. Records in fonds document Fougere's work as coordinator of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project [NSRAP], including NSRAP's participation in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and its health care advocacy work on behalf of transgender Nova Scotians. Materials also document Fougere's roles as board member at Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, and facilitator the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Youth Project support group. Materials in fonds include correspondence, pamphlets, essays, studies, clippings, reports, meeting minutes, conference materials, and ephemera.

Fougere, Bob

Ruth (Goodman) Pink's Dalhousie student scrapbooks

  • MS-2-800
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 2015, predominant 1932 - 1937
Collection comprises two scrapbooks assembled by Ruth Marilyn (Goodman) Pink. The first was created during Goodman's years as a student at Dalhousie and contains photographs; dance cards; place cards; programs; schedules; and memorabilia from freshman initiation and other events. The other contains similar materials dating from Goodman's graduation and a few years following.

Pink, Ruth Marilyn (Goodman)

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

Don Murchy collection

  • MS-15-10
  • Collection
  • 1990-2014
Collection is comprised of materials collected by Don Murchy as part of his involvement with the TightRope Leather Brotherhood, a men's leather and denim club that operated in Nova Scotia from the early 1990s to 2007. Materials document TightRope operations, as well as the involvement of TightRope members in Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests and Halifax Fetish Ball events. Materials in this collection include administrative records, by-laws and guiding documents, membership lists, posters and other promotional materials, and photographs.

Murchy, Don

Documents related to Bucky Adams

File contains documents related to Bucky Adams, a jazz artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Documents include programs, ephemera, correspondence, magazine clippings, and newspaper clippings related to Amnesty International, the Black Loyalist Heritage Society, CBC Television studios, a copy of Bucky Adams’ birth certificate, a copy of the Diamond Jubilee medal certificate awarded to Bucky Adams in 2012, Black Focus magazine, Halifax Jazz Festival, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a copy of the invitation to Bucky Adams and The Basin Street’s album releases and performances, Dartmouth Heritage Museum’s production of “The Phantom of the Opera” in 2011, Bucky Adams’ memorial, and others.

Nathaniel Smith fonds

  • MS-15-4
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2013
Fonds consists of material related to Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] competitions collected by Nathaniel Smith. Includes pamphlets; meeting minutes; financial records; event logo and posters; contest ephemera; organization bylaws; photographs, newspaper clippings; pins; and one mixed music compact disc (CD) played at a MACLeather event.

Smith, Nathaniel

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir

File contains documents related to the Nova Scotia Mass Choir from 2006 to 2012.

Documents include newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera related to the annual Martin Luther King concert, Alexander Keith's Natal Day Festival, the choir's fifteenth anniversary celebration, the death of Etta James, the Titanic centenary tribute concert, Africa Festival of Arts and Culture, "Halifax for Haiti" benefit concert, the African Nova Scotian Music Association awards, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Freedom Festival, and others.

Evans Estabrooks fonds

  • MS-14-49
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1962, 1999-2012
Fonds consists of photographs, campus publications, newspaper clippings, patches and a class ring collected by Evans Estabrooks’ while attending the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1960-1962. Also contains correspondence and photographs, and a copy of the publication “Memories : then and now : autobiographies of the class of 1962 : a look at the past 42 years : Nova Scotia Agricultural College” created by Alumni Relations for the 40th and 50th year class reunions.

Etsabrooks, Evans

Objects and wearable ephemera

Series contains pins, stickers, one tote bag, one bracelet, and one air freshener collected by Al Stewart through his involvement with the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union [NSGEU] and various LGBT community groups and events, including Affirm United, the TightRope leather brotherhood, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] contests, and Halifax Pride.

Janet Conners fonds

  • MS-15-20
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2010
Fonds contains materials related to Janet Conners' advocacy work for recipients of tainted blood products and other persons with HIV/AIDS. Janet's and her husband, Randy Conners, contracted HIV when Randy, a hemophiliac, was treated with infected blood. After publicly announcing Randy's diagnosis in 1991, the Conners provided testimony to the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada [the Krever Inquiry], and became advocates for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Janet revealed her HIV positive status upon Randy's death in 1994. Materials in fonds include legal documents, correspondence, speaking notes, press releases, day planners, awards and honorary degrees, and photographs.

Documents related to Linda Carvery

File contains documents related to Linda Carvery.

Documents include programs, ephemera, correspondence, magazine clippings, and newspaper clippings related to Black Focus magazine, Linda Carvery receiving an honourary degree at Saint Mary's University in 1998, Halifax Festival of the Arts, Halifax Jazz Festival, East Coast Music Association awards, Neptune Theatre productions, Ladies in Blue concerts, Martin Luther King concerts with the Nova Scotia Mass Choir, Linda Carvery’s appointment to citizenship judge, the album release for “Yesterday / Today”, election campaign material, and others.

Canada : moving forward – AIDS 2010 pin

File contains one pin produced in connection with the Canada : Moving forward -- AIDS 2010 event. Pin features a black background with a grey-blue border, and a red ribbon with a maple leaf on the end in the centre. Red text around the border reads "Canada: Moving Forward" with smaller red text beneath reading "AIDS 2010".

Halifax Pride committee records and ephemera

Series contains records relating to Ross Boutilier's involvement in the organization of the Halifax Pride parade, including committee records, financial records, reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, notes, memos, schedules, parade and Pride Guide planning materials, advertisements and press releases, and posters and pins worn or collected during Halifax Pride parades.

Wearable ephemera

Series contains duplicates of wearable ephemera from fonds in the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive. Materials in series including buttons and pins, badges, medals, clothing, and other regalia related to or worn during Halifax Pride parades, political demonstrations organized by Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS] and other groups, Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [M.A.C. Leather] contests, and other LGBT causes and events.

Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] medals

File contains seven medals from the 2008 and 2009 Mr. Atlantic Canada Leather [MACLeather] awards. 2008 medals awarded to Bill Mitchell, Ken Burrough, Kate Huey, Terry Lewin, Dita Parlow and Ryan Auld as well as one medal inscribed "MACLeather 2007 Rob Meyers". 2009 medals awarded to Maisie Walker, Rick Johnston, and Rick Arsenault. File also contains nine judges pins. Titles include Head Judge, Judges Boy, Tally Mistress, Tally Mister, and Judges 1 through 5.

Canadian Labour Congress pride tote

File contains one tote bag produced by the Canadian Labour Congress. Tote bag is made of black fabric, and is printed with an inverted pink triangle with black text written into each side of the triangle reading "Solidarité—Pride—Fierté.

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 Metropolitan Community Church

TightRope membership badges

File contains two badges worn by TightRope members. One badge is printed with text saying "TIGHTROPE MEMBERSHIP", and the other is printed with text that reads "Membership Chairman—TIGHTROPE".

TightRope t-shirt and vest

File contains one black leather vest adorned with patches and pins, and one black cotton t-shirt with printed with the TightRope logo.

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir

File contains documents and ephemera related to the Nova Scotia Mass Choir from 2003 to 2005.

Documents include newspaper clippings, ephemera, and programs related to a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, the choir's Christmas concert at Saint Mary's Basilica, "Christmas on the Town" at Spring Garden holiday festival, and the annual Martin Luther King concert in 2004.

Documents related to Nova Scotia Mass Choir

File contains documents relating to the Nova Scotia Mass Choir in 2002 and 2003.

Documents include newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera related to the choir's tenth anniversary, performances at Hillside Baptist Church in Moncton, New Brunswick, the annual Martin Luther King concert, and the East Coast Music Association awards.

File also includes a copy of Atlantic Canada Frank magazine and a list of all current and past choir members as of January 2003.

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