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Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference collection

  • UA-43-REF
  • Collection
  • 1830-2012
Collection contains Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference materials including books, calendars, journals, magazines, DVDs, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings published between 1830-2012.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

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.

Andrew Merkel fonds

  • MS-2-326
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1954
Fonds contains records created and collected by Andrew Merkel, including correspondence with friends and associates such as Charles Bruce, Kenneth Leslie, and Robert Norwood; manuscripts; newspaper clippings; and copies of The Song Fishermens’ Song Sheet and The Order of Good Cheer.

Merkel, Andrew Doane

Articles, essays, pamphlets, newsletters, and clippings regarding homosexuality and religion

File contains articles, essays, pamphlets, newsletters, and clippings discussing issues related to homosexuality and its relationship to Christianity. Materials primarily relate to liturgical debates surrounding the sinfulness of homosexuality and pastoral care for congregants with HIV/AIDS. Materials include the complete September, 1990 issue of The United Church Observer; one complete copy of the second printing of Homosexual catholics : a new primer for discussion, published by Dignity, Inc; and excerpts from the newsletters Youth Update, The Self-Help Newsletter, and Resources for Liturgy, among other publications.

Advertisement regarding equal rights, Halifax Herald

File contains a one page advertisement from LGRNS urging readers to call their MP's in support of adding sexual orientation to Human Rights Legislation; this advertisement has been digitized and only exists in digital format due to preservation concerns. File also contains the receipt for the cost of running the ad.

First Dalhousie drawing exhibition

File consists of records related to the first annual Dalhousie drawing exhibition, organized and selected by Michael Snow. The show was held at Dalhousie Art Gallery from January 9 - 28, 1976. The artists that participated in this exhibition were Michael Snow, Royden Rabinowitch, Joyce Wieland, John Meredith, Ron Martin and Dennis Burton.

Records consist of a list of works exhibited, biographies of included artists, a floor plan, clippings, interdepartmental memos, insurance documents, lists of expenses, invoices, and correspondence with Michael Snow and other galleries(lenders to the exhibition). Also includes invitation cards and photographs of drawings, including "Musical Chairs" and "Drive #2" by Michael Snow and "Dream" by Joyce Wieland and a picture of "Notebook #42, 1973, pages 69-70" by Dennis Burton.

Terry Ryan fonds

  • MS-2-579
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1987, 1992-1998
Fonds consists primarily of documents related to the production of the movie Bayo, an adaptation of the book Lightly, by Chipman Hall. Materials include manuscripts, scripts, contracts, memos, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a videocassette copy of the movie, and photographs. There are also two poems written by Ryan and documents related to his development of a one-handed computer keyboard.

Ryan, Terry

Dalhousie Art Gallery fonds

  • UA-36
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2009
Fonds consists of records pertaining to Dalhousie Art Gallery publicity, exhibitions, collections, openings and events, and administration. Types of materials include press releases, brochures, tickets, a poster, photographs, course information, programs, calendars, catalogues, reports, financial records, notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, minutes and agendas, and other materials.

Dalhousie University. Dalhousie Art Gallery

Donna Morrissey fonds

  • MS-2-753
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2012
Fonds contains records created and collected by Donna Morrissey that document her work as a creative writer. Records types include manuscripts (print and electronic), page proofs, illustrations, digital photographs, and published copies of her novels, scripts and short stories. There is also e-mail and printed correspondence, press material and book reviews, research materials and workshop resources.

Charles Bruce fonds

  • MS-2-297
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 1974
Fonds consists of the personal papers of Charles Bruce, including a scrapbook, notebooks, personal and professional correspondence, published and unpublished work, and research materials and notes.

Bruce, Charles Tory

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2002
Fonds contains some of the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996, correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972. There are Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of clippings of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports. Scrapbooks also include pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus. There are also annual reports of various departments of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, and transcripts for Garden Guide Radio from 1980-2002.

Graham Coughtry Retrospective

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Graham Coughtry Retrospective' organized by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. The exhibition was presented at the Dalhousie Art Gallery from May 31 to June 26, 1976.

Records consist of condition report, correspondence, a floor plan, clippings, a news release, invoices, and opening invitation cards.

Tom Forrestall

File consists of records relating to the exhibition 'Drawings, watercolours, paintings by Tom Forrestall' organized by Dalhousie Art Gallery for the Atlantic Provinces Art Circuit (APAC). The exhibition was shown at Dalhousie in November 1968.

Records consist mainly of correspondence between Evelyn Holmes ( Acting Curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery), Tom Forrestall, and curators of APAC member galleries. Records also include a newspaper clipping, programme of music for November 1968, exhibition invitation, lists and pricelists of artworks, a condition report, an handwritten draft of Forrestall's biography and exhibition text.

Jacob Jordaens

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Jordaens', a significant exhibition of Jacob Jordaens' paintings organized by the National Gallery of Canada and presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery in October 1969.

Records consist of an invitation, a calendar of events for the National Gallery for the period of November 15, 1968 to January 15, 1969, correspondence of Evelyn Holmes (Acting Curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery) including letters regarding the safety of the Jordaens' artworks during blasting activities on campus, including seismographic data, newspaper clippings regarding the exhibition, including one titled 'Jordaens Canvas Displayed After Shock Test', descriptive exhibition text provided by the National Gallery of Canada, a copy of 'Jordaens and Flemish Opulence' from Flemish Painting Volume 2, and three National Gallery press releases.

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1993
Fonds consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia farming and marketing between 1924-1990. Series are comprised of papers, reports, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his Nova Scotia berry research. Materials focus on blueberries, strawberries, the strawberry industry, berry box making, berry shipping, general agriculture, the history of agriculture, dairy, creameries, direct marketing of blueberries and apples, exhibitions in Nova Scotia, the Maritimes, and Canada between 1924-1993.

Kinsman, Gordon Barss

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture reference collection

  • UA-48-REF
  • Collection
  • 2012-2023
Collection contains textual material about Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture from the time of their creation when the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and Dalhousie University merged in 2012. Series include strategic plans, academic calendars, and events on the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture campus..

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Agriculture

Vincent C. MacDonald fonds

  • MS-2-171, Box 1-3
  • Fonds
  • August 1924 to April 2 1964
Fonds comprises record created or collected by Vincent MacDonald that primarily document his work as a legal scholar and lecturer. Record types include manuscript and printed copies of his writing and lectures about government, the Canadian Constitution, the British North America Act and other topics. There is also correspondence from colleagues, including letters from former Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; and photographs.

MacDonald, Vincent Christopher

Ronald Shuebrook "Know Your Artist"

File consists of records related to the Ronald Shuebrook Exhibition as a part of the "Know Your Artists" series, held at Dalhousie Art Gallery from October 29 to November 17, 1974.

Records consist of correspondence between Shuebrook and staff of Dalhousie Art Gallery, newspaper clippings, a price list, a list of institutions and individuals to receive catalogue, and a letter to Nick Fillmore (Editor) from Shuebrook.

Gleams of a Remoter World - 18th Century Society exhibition

File consists of records related to the exhibition of prints and drawings from the eighteenth century prepared in conjunction with the 18th Century Society of Canada , entitled "Gleams of a Remoter World," presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery from March 22 - April 14, 1976.

Records consist of lending institutions files, correspondence, insurance documents, lists of works, and lists of expenses, opening invitations, floor plan, and clippings.

Alison Parsons exhibition

The file consists of records related to Alison Parsons's exhibition Screen Printed Textiles, which was held at Dalhousie Art Gallery from March 6 to April 17, 1976.

Records consist of a clipping and invitation.

Bruce Parsons exhibition

File consists of records related to the Bruce Parsons exhibition, held at Dalhousie Art Gallery from February 23 - March 14, 1976.

Records consist of correspondence, invoices, insurance documents, a newspaper clipping, a photocopy of invitation card, handwritten draft for a list of works, footnotes, and photo credits, memos, and other administrative records.

John S. Roper's scrapbook

Item is a scrapbook containing programs from the Academy of Music and related newspaper clippings; clippings of events related to Dalhousie students in Halifax and sporting events; and postcards.

Dr. Reid on the North-West : [facsimile, clipping]

Item consists of a facsimile of a clipping that appeared in the February 1871 issue of the [Halifax] Evening Express, about Dr. A.P. Reid's impressions on the North-West Territory after a brief visit after the Red River Rebellion.

Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

  • MS-13-11
  • Fonds
  • 1805-1972
Fonds consists of Oscar Donovan's photographs, newspaper clippings, mementos, and correspondence from World War One and World War Two, including records related to Dalhousie No. 7 Overseas Stationary Hospital, with which his wife served.

Donovan, Oscar Glennie

Index of certified dispensing clerks 1913 - onward

Item is an A-Z index of certified dispensing clerks, including their educational standing, exam dates and results, dates of employment and employers' names. The index cards are primarily typed; there are also handwritten cards and notes and newspaper clippings.

Index of pharmacists 1875-1930

Item is an A-Z index with accompanying note, "Index of Pharmacists, 1875-1930." The majority of the index is made up of typed entries on index cards. There are handwritten cards and notes throughout index, as well as newspaper clippings. Many of the cards provide biographical information.

Ronald St. John Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-615
  • Fonds
  • 1823 - 2006
Fonds comprises Ronald St. John Macdonald's records regarding his personal, academic, and professional activities as a jurist, judge, and professor. Records include those related to Macdonald's involvement with Osgoode Hall, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, the European Court of Human Rights, the Hague, Peking University, World Academy of Arts and Science, Canadian Council of International Law, United Nations, Institute of International Law, African Society of International Law, British Institute of International Law, Canadian Institute of International Law, International Law Association, and others. Records types include correspondence; meeting minutes and agendas; research materials; photographs; newsletters; newspaper clippings; manuscripts; and off-prints.

Macdonald, Ronald St. John, 1928-2006

Mary Pratt : painting and drawings

File consists of records related to an exhibition of works by a Newfoundland painter, Mary Pratt, organized by the Memorial Art Gallery. The exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery from December 9, 1975, to January 4, 1976.

Records consist of a condition report, correspondence, a floor plan, a list of exhibition expenses, invoices, interdepartmental memos, newspaper clipping, and an opening invitation.


File consists of records related to the CODCO performance held at Dalhousie Art Gallery on March 19, 1975.

Records consist of photocopies of newspaper articles and Walter Learning(Director of Playhouse Theatre) correspondence about Halifax playing dates and invoices. The articles include "It's non-stop comedy with Cod on a stick," written by Urjo Kareda from the December 10, 1973 issue of the Toronto Star, "Newfie joke is on us, folks!" written by Frank Rasky from the November 5, 1975 issue of the Toronto Star, and six other articles regarding reviews of the previous shows.

Montreal museum lends II exhibition

File consists of records related to the Montreal Museum lends II exhibition: 19th and 20th century paintings. The National Gallery of Canada organized and circulated the exhibition, and it was shown at Dalhousie Art Gallery from February 18 to March 30, 1975.

Records consist of condition reports, packing instructions, newspaper clippings, a floor plan, correspondence between the National Gallery of Canada and Dalhousie Art Gallery, loan agreements, and photographs of paintings including "Autumn On The Banks Of The Oise" by Alfred Sisley, "Lamp and Cherries" by Pablo Picasso, and "Neapolitan Girl's Head" by Pierre-Auguste.

All about us

File consists of records related to the All About Us children's art exhibition, held at Dalhousie Art Gallery from December 18 to January 15, 1975.

Records consist of correspondence between Evelyn Holmes(Curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Betty Nickerson (Coordinator, All About Us) and other staff as well as photocopies of a newspaper article written by Gretchen Pierce from January 8, 1975 issue of the Halifax Mail Star and a short blurb about the exhibition for radio interviews.

Sherman Hines' Nova Scotia

File consists of records related to the Sherman Hines' Nova Scotia photography exhibition, held at Dalhousie Art Gallery from June 17 to June 22, 1975.

Records consist of an opening invitation card, bi-fold pricing brochure and order form, newspaper clippings, a floor plan, and a photograph of the Alexander graham bell museum in Cape Breton.

Art of aboriginal culture

File consists of records related to the Art of Aboriginal Australia Exhibition, organized and circulated by Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd. Th exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery from June 28 to July 27, 1975.

Records consist mainly of correspondence between Bruce Ferguson (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Michael P. Ney (Rothmans Art Programme) regarding the installation of the show. File also includes floor plan, newspaper and magazine clippings, and invitation cards.

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