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Ransom Myers' websites

Subseries contains three websites by Ransom Myers including RAM legacy, Dr. Ransom A. Myers - Research group website and Ransom Myers' Stock Recruitment Data Base.

Dr. Phillips honoured as Hnatyshyn Lecturer

Item is a press release issued by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. The document announces the Stephen Phillips was nominated by his peers to deliver the 2021 Ramon J. Hnatyshyn Lecture in Stroke.

Generálka 1

Item is a video recording with footage from two theatre productions as well as footage from an in-class icebreaker game from a Dalhousie Theatre course. The first part of the tape (0:00:00- 1:08:14) is a recording of the dress rehearsal of act 1 of a comedic Czech-language play. The second part of the tape (1:08:14-1:16:40) is a recording of the Dalhousie Department of Theatre production of The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, performed from 1 to 5 April 1987. The recording is of act III, scene III. The third part of the tape (1:16:40-1:30-20) is a recording of an in-class game with icebreaker questions, as well as hypothetical scenarios that both punish and reward risk-taking with gold and blue disks, called “Risky Business.”

Microfilm reel

File contains one reel of microfilm, discarded from the John E. Garrett Limited fonds (MS-4-140). The reel contains miscellaneous record books (1908-1925) and ledgers (1896-1927).

A.P. Farnsley letters to Miss Bettie Thurman

File contains ten facsimile letters of courtship from A.P. Farnsley to Mary E.E. Thurman, and one reply, before their marriage. Alexander Farnsley of Fernlea writes to Mary Elizabeth Thurman of Louisville, Ky., whom he addressed as "Dear Bettie;" 1856-1860, discussing his prospects as a husband, sending her presents of produce, and, in the last letter, commenting on the impending Civil War; accompanying envelopes; one letter from Bettie to Alexander. Reproduced on the occasion of the weddings of two of their great granddaughters, Sally Burrell Farnsley, married at Louisville, July 28, 1962, and Anne Peaslee Farnsley, married at Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 5, 1962. Also in the collection is a reproduction of an article (Courier-Journal Magazine, 17 June 1962) by Sally Farnsley entitled: "Dear Miss Bettie" in which she quotes some of the letters with amusing headings and comments, with illustrations and pictures of young Alexander Farnsley and "Miss Bettie," and one of Miss Isa Mary Lowe modelling "Miss Bettie's" wedding gown.

3.5 inch floppy disks

File contains 12 3.5 inch computer floppy disks deaccessioned from the Ecology Action Centre fonds (MS-11-13).

Acetate negative

File contains an acetate safety negative deaccessioned from the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company fonds (MS-4-180). The negative is a picture of a "subscriber desk telephone set."

Nitrate negatives

File contains two nitrate negatives deaccessioned from the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company fonds (MS-4-180).

Glass plate negative

File contains a glass plate negative of telephone equipment in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. The negative was deaccessioned from the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company fonds (MS-4-180).

Archival formats collection

  • UA-999
  • Collection
  • 1970-2012
The Archival Formats Collection is a collection of deaccessioned archival materials that have been retained for teaching and training purposes. It contains samples of various formats found in archives, including glass plate negatives, slides, textual records, magnetic tapes and disks, and other formats.

Dalhousie University. University Libraries. Killam Memorial Library. University Archives

North elevation

Item is a 1921 presentation drawing of the Dalhousie Arts Building, annotated with a note indicating that it was F.D.'s (Frank Darling's) favourite version of the keystone design.

National Research Council building architectural plans

File contains architectural drawings for the National Research Council Laboratory and for the Institute for Marine Biosciences on Oxford Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 1949 drawings, produced by Leslie Fairn and C. Gustave Brault, include plot plans; footings; floor plans; interior room and finish schedules; sections and details; and plumbing, heating and electrical plans. The 1964 and 1979 drawings are for additions and extensions, and were produced by Duffus, Romans, Kundzins and Rounsefell Ltd. The file also includes a set of drawings printed at reduced scale for a submission by Lydon Lynch issued September 2002 for a National Research Council New Industry Partnership Facility Institute for Marine Biosciences.

Gymnasium for Dalhousie University

File contains construction blueprints for the Studley Campus gymnasium, which was designed by architect Andrew Cobb and built by MacDonald Construction in 1932. Drawings include floor plans; elevations; footing plans; cross sections; and details for windows, cornices and other elements. The plans, which are labelled with job number U-311, are signed off by [W. Thompson?], Secretary of the Board of Governors.

Dalhousie Medical School architectural plans

File contains architectural drawings by Andrew Cobb for a proposed medical school building: two sets of basement, first and second floor plans; and single drawings of the front, end and rear elevations; cross and longitudinal sections; and a proposed layout for a physiology dark theatre.

Arts Building elevations

File contains 11 presentation drawings signed by Andrew R. Cobb, Architect, and dated between August and September 1921. There are six drawings of the north elevation and five of the south elevation, each featuring variations in window design, and some containing notes indicating suggestions or preferences of F.D. (Architect Frank Darling), A.S.M. (President Arthur Stanley MacKenzie) and G.F.P.

Central Services parkade drawings

File contains three sets of drawings for the Central Services parkade produced by Chebucto Engineering Limited Consulting Engineers, Brandys McBride Richardson Engineering, and Rendan Fabricators.

Gerard Hall architectural plans

File contains a set of architectural plans for Gerard Hall (originally the Halifax Infirmary and School of Nursing) produced by architects C.A. Fowler @ Co. and printed at reduced scale.

Student Union Building addition construction drawings

File contains a construction package set of drawings for a 2002 addition to the original Student Union Building at Dalhousie University. The drawings were produced by Fowler Bauld and Mitchell, Campbell Comeau Engineering and Morris & Richard Consulting Engineers. The file includes a listing of set ID numbers and notes from Facilities Management.

Science Building construction drawings

File comprises a set of electrostatic prints on polyester of Andrew R. Cobb's architectural plans for the Science Building, dated March 31, 1913 and signed on June 2, 1913 by building contractors Falconer & McDonald and G.S. Campbell, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Dalhousie College. Drawings include floor plans, exterior and interior elevations and sections; and exterior and interior details.

Blueprints for new Arts Building

File contains drawings created by Andrew Cobb for an arts building commissioned by the Board of Governors as part of their building plans during the late 1920s/early 1930s, which also included a gymnasium, power plant, men's dormitory, and extensions to the Science Building and Shirreff Hall. The planned site for the building, which was cancelled due to financial restraints, was adjacent to the temporary arts building, which had been built in 1921 to house the law school. Drawings include a preliminary sketch of the front (north) elevation; west, east, south and north elevations; skeleton section; and detailed floor plans.

Andrew Cobb's drawings for a new Arts Building

File contains ground and second floor plans created by Andrew Cobb for a building (never constructed) for Dalhousie College to be located opposite the Macdonald Library. File also contains basement, ground, second and third floor plans for a new arts building, along with an elevation and site plan showing the building located across from the Archives.

Building for Dalhousie College / Andrew R. Cobb, architect ; Frank Darling, cons'l't'g arch't

Item is a sheet with two drawings of the second floor of a building designed to serve as office and lecture spaces before being converted to a law library and eventually a university museum. One plan shows the space partitioned into a lecture hall, faculty room and offices to serve current needs; in the second it is laid out as a law library. There is also a small inset aerial perspective of the new (temporary) Arts Building in relation to the Science Building and Macdonald Library.

Building for Dalhousie College

File contains two sheets containing drawings of a building designed to serve as Arts offices and lecture spaces before being converted to a law library and eventually to a university museum.

MacDonald Library bookcase details

File contains full-scale and 3/4-scale shelving detail drawings; details for a chimney-top rain shield; and a leaded letters template for the O.E. Smith Wing addition built in 1956.
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