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Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1996
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.

Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1819-2007
Collection contains materials related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1819-2007.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference collection

  • UA-43-REF
  • Collection
  • 1830-2015
Collection contains Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference materials including books, calendars, journals, magazines, DVDs, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings published between 1830-2015.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Nova Scotia Poultry Association fonds

  • MS-14-11
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938
Fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, and the minutes of the annual meetings for the Nova Scotia Poultry Association from 1913-1938.

Nova Scotia Poultry Association

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute fonds

  • MS-14-35
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
Fonds contains records that were created by the Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute from 1982-1998. They include meeting minutes and proceedings of the annual and general meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and photographs.

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute

Tractor and farm equipment manual collection

  • MS-14-51
  • Collection
  • [19-]
Collection contains tractor and farm equipment manuals that were collected and used by staff of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for equipment used on the campus in the 20th Century.

George C Retson fonds

  • MS-14-13, MS-14 Box 6, Folders 1-10
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1961
Fonds consists of reports and publications, most written by George Retson, related to farming in Canada. Topics include strawberries, apples, dairy, milk, hogs, poultry, livestock and others across mainly Atlantic Canada.

Retson, George Clifford

Jessica Scott Kerrin fonds

  • MS-2-821
  • Fonds
  • 2001 - 2019
Fonds comprises records regarding Jessica Scott Kerrin's work as a children's author, including printed and electronic manuscripts; editorial correspondence; book reviews; style and writing guides; learning resource materials; digital photographs; and correspondence from readers, primarily school children.

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission fonds

  • MS-14-15, MS-14 Box 7, Folders 6-7
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1994
Fonds contains material on the Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission Forage Centre Background and Specifics (1984-1994) and GFNS "Start-up".

Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

  • MS-14-18
  • Collection
  • 1900-2002, predominant 1950-1999
Collection consists of records with information about individual co-operatives and credit unions in Atlantic Canada, as well as documents from larger region-wide co-operative organizations. There is also a large section of general co-operative literature about co-operation as a social movement, in Canada and around the world. There are published books, serials, brochures, reports, photographs and slides, maps, audio and visual material, and artifacts. The age of the materials ranges from the early 1900s up to 2002, the majority spans from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists biography collection

  • MS-14-19
  • Collection
  • 1971
Collection contains materials created and collected by the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists. Series include biographies and photographs of notable Nova Scotia agrologists, many of whom were associated with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

Susan Horne's home economists in agriculture collection

  • MS-14-20
  • Collection
  • 1928-1989
Collection contains research materials gathered by Susan Horne who was head of the Home Economics / 4-H Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. The records were used while she was writing "Home Economists in Agriculture 1913-1985."

Edith Zillig sheep and wool collection

  • MS-14-22
  • Collection
  • 1811-2003
Collection includes records that Edith Zillig wither created or collected related to sheep, the sheep breeding industry, and wool from 1811-2003. Records include published and unpublished papers, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, booklets, monographs, magazines, newsletters, photographs, filmstrips, recipes, and artifacts.

Zillig, Edith

Western Kings Co Artificial Breeding Unit fonds

  • MS-14-23
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1949
Fonds contains records created by the Western Kings Artificial Breeding Unit of Aylesford, Nova Scotia. Records were created between 1943-1949 and include unit formation, meeting minutes, correspondence, and a ledger.

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007
Fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. Records consists of poetry books, photocopies of news articles, and correspondence. Also contains a walking wheel.

Peter Hamilton fonds

  • MS-14-27
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2004
Fonds consists of objects, manuscripts, and published works that were collected by Peter Hamilton. Peter was a Nova Scotia Agricultural College alumni, NSAC faculty member, and Registrar of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 10 years. Included is a stethoscope that was used for cattle, a Nova Scotia Agricultural College mug, and a blue knit NSAC pullover sweater. The published books and booklets cover livestock husbandry (swine, cattle, poultry), feeding, judging and general agriculture. Most of the publications are Canadian and US government documents, a few textbooks were also included.

Hamilton, Peter

Nova Scotia Agricultural College international agriculture collection

  • MS-14-28
  • Collection
  • [19-?]
Collection consists of tools, artifacts, textiles, photographs, pencil sketches, pamphlets, posters, and a video cassette that were collected by Nova Scotia Agricultural College staff through their travels via partnerships with universities and organizations around the world up to the year 2000. Materials reflect agricultural and rural traditions from the areas they were collected in. The artifacts were collected from and photographs taken in Kenya, The Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, The Sudani, New Guinea, Angola, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Czechoslovakia, Melanesia, Columbia, The Caribbean, and Jamaica.

William Threlfall fonds

  • MS-14-33
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1984
Fonds contains records created by William Threlfall that pertain primarily to the diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl. Records are thesis, research notes, and articles.

Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs history

  • MS-14-50
  • File
  • [2015?]
File is the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs History Update 2009- 2014 by Arthur Haskins. The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs became an entity in 1954 as the result of the work of the Rural Beautification Project Committee. In 1944, the Rural Beautification Committee was appointed by the Honorable John A. MacDonald, minister of Agriculture, to come up with a plan for rural beautification projects. Mr. Nick Jankov, a Landscape Specialist, began working with the Agricultural Representatives, Women’s Institutes, Home and School Associations and Service Clubs, to begin formulating a long term plan for Rural Beautification around the province. The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs (NSAGC) is made up of garden clubs and horticultural societies from all areas of Nova Scotia. The NSAGC is the coordinating body for organized gardening groups in the province and is guided by an elected board of directors, whose members come from the different districts of Nova Scotia. The district representative, also known as the district director, serves as the link between the individual clubs and the NSAGC board. The main objective of the NSAGC is to promote the general landscape beautification of the Province of Nova Scotia, by promoting community beautification and encouraging the formation of horticultural groups (garden clubs) which will procure interest in all phases of home gardening and ornamental horticulture in their areas.

Haskins, Arthur

Jean Mason Pell fonds

  • MS-14-3
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1971
Fonds contains Jean Mason Pell's broadcast scripts for The Gillans, a dramatic radio serial about a farming family produced for the Maritime version of CBC's Farm Family, which aired from 1941-1971. It was written by Norman Creighton and Kay Hill until 1949, when Jean Pell took over as the scriptwriter until the serial's final season in 1971. Scripts for the program, which aired every weekday, are arranged in chronological order; the occurrence of "emergency scripts," which were substituted when one or more characters were unable to perform, resulted in some episode numbers being skipped or numbered out of order.

Pell, Jean

Apple records collection

  • MS-14-5
  • Collection
  • 1941
Collection consists of documents related to apple farming, production, and utilization.

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989
Fonds consists of pamphlets, books, and thesis associated with grass and pastures, as well as records and teaching notes associated with the class History of Agriculture taught by Mr. Shuh at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in the early 1970's.

William Sullivan fonds

  • MS-14-12
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1929
Fonds contains pamphlets on alfalfa farming, correspondence to William Sullivan, and information about jersey cattle from Woodview Farms, Grayburn Farms, Elm Hill Farm, and Maxwelton Farm.

Fred Sears fonds

  • MS-14-30
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1907, 1998
Fonds includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at Nova Scotia Agricultural College. The glass negative, lantern slides, and copy negatives and contact prints depict apples and orchard practice around the Agricultural campus and Nova Scotia. Notes on some of the sleeves of the negatives suggest that they date from the period 1898-1907.

Sears, Fred Coleman

Jim Neary agriculture collection

  • MS-14-6, MS-14, Box 5, Folders 1-3
  • Collection
  • 1943-1950
Collection contains agricultural pamphlets about animal diseases, grafting in orchards, animal first aid, "Sheep have an important place in Nova Scotia Agriculture. Leaflet No. 9" and transcripts from broadcast #20 and #21 of "The Vanishing Flock".

National Farm Radio Forum fonds

  • MS-14-34
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1965

Fonds contains records about the National Radio Farm Forum, a national rural listening-discussion group project. Records relate to the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions and consist of pamphlets, scripts, correspondence, memos, newsletters, guides, National Secretaries report, annual reports from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions, and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences from 1937-1965. Also included is an account of the activity of the Earltown, Nova Scotia Farm Forum Radio Group from the period of 1961-1962.

National Radio Farm Forum 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.

Farm Radio Forum

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000
Fonds contains records created and collected by Robert Murray relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries.

Murray, Robert

John Edward McIntyre fonds

  • MS-14-38
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1974
Fonds consists of letters, journals, business records, photographs, and artifacts created and collected by John Edward McIntyre during his career as an agriculturalist between 1920 and 1974. He worked for the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, the Potash Company of Canada, Canadian National Railways and for many years was Secretary / Treasurer of the Maritime Fertilizer Council.

McIntyre, John Edward

Herbert F. MacRae fonds

  • MS-14-31
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2002
Fonds contains Dr. Herbert MacRae’s obituary and tribute articles dedicated to the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College principal. Additionally, the fonds contains a plaque naming the NSAC library in his honour in 1990, and correspondence between Herbert F. MacRae and Layman T. Chapman from 1974.

MacRae, Herbert Farquhar

Lieutenant Colonel A. (Arthur) W. MacKenzie interview transcript

  • MS-14-40, MS-14, Box 135, Folder 5
  • File
  • 1969
File contains a transcript of the 1969 interview Jack Hawkins, NSAC English professor, conducted with with Lieutenant Colonel A. (Arthur) W. MacKenzie (Nova Scotia Agricultural College class 1921), former Nova Scotia Agricultural College faculty member (circa 1930s), and former Minister of Agriculture for Nova Scotia.

MacKenzie, Arthur Whittier

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1993
Fonds consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia farming and marketing between 1924-1990. It also includes papers, correspondence, photographs, a newspaper article, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his research of berries in Nova Scotia between 1965 and 1991.

Kinsman, Gordon Barss

Errol E.I. Hancook fonds

  • MS-14-44
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2002
Fonds contains records and an artifact that belonged to, or were created by, Errol E.I. Hancock.

Hancock, Errol E.I.

Elizabeth LeBlanc's petit livre de Cantique

  • MS-2-503, SF Box 41, Folder 14
  • Item
  • [after 1761]
Item is Elizabeth LeBlanc's notebook of handwritten French hymns or canticles. The first page of the notebook contains a short hymn for Anastasie LeBlanc, "quand elle commensait Le Rosaire."

LeBlanc, Elizabeth, b. 1761?

Richard Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2011
Fonds is comprised of Richard (Dick) Morton’s Nova Scotia Agricultural College certificates; photographs (including the NSAC 1952 graduating class photo); a copy of The 50th anniversary of 4-H in Nova Scotia; newspaper clippings; a certificate of recognition and appreciation on Richard Morton’s retirement; Mr. Morton’s obituary; notes of condolence; two personal accounts from friends/colleagues, including Memories of Dick Morton, by Robert Murray, Class of 1952; and an untitled and anonymous poem dated 1978.

Morton, Richard

Lily Fraser Cameron scrapbook

  • MS-14-39, OVR Box 4, Folder 1
  • File
  • 1940
File contains Lily Fraser Cameron's scrapbook created from her attendance at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. It contains a combination of: - NSAC commencement booklets from 1 May 1940, 30 April 1941, 29 April 1942, 22 April 1943. - Black and White photographs - Newspaper clippings relating to NSAC academics and sports, as well as WWII - Personal letters, postcards, and greeting cards from family and friends - NSAC "winged" crest (sew/iron-on) - Dried flowers and dance cards - Acceptance letter dated May 29142 from the McDonald College of McGill University (stating her as the first female NSAC graduate to attend the agriculture program at McDonald College).

Cameron, Lily Fraser

Poultry plucking machine patent

  • MS-14-43, MS-14, Box 134, Folder 3
  • File
  • 1944
File contains a poultry plucking machine patent that was issued on July 4th, 1944 to Angus Edward Banting, Truro, NS. Banting signed all his rights, title and interest of the invention over to the Department of Agriculture and Marketing of the Province of Nova Scotia.

Banting, Angus

Douglas Lochhead poetry collection

  • MS-14-45
  • Collection
  • 1959-2009
Collection contains 28 volumes of poetry written by Douglas Lochhead between 1959 and 2009. There are manuscripts and published poems.

Lochhead, Douglas

Endel A Karmo fonds

  • MS-14-37
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1900-1999]
Fonds contains periodicals, monographs, photographs, and one artifact related to bees and beekeeping that were created by and/or collected by Endel Karmo.

Karmo, Endel Artur

Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

  • MS-14-29
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1963
Fonds contains correspondence from Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh to Dr. A. H. Harrington, regarding the Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Co-operative Organization in Nova Scotia in 1963. In addition, the fonds contains two certificates of Dr. Walsh and photographs taken at different events such as conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools. Photos were taken and collected between 1910-1963.

J.J. Stewart fonds

  • MS-2-193, SF Box 30, Folders 1-16; SF Box 29, Folders 2-24
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1910
Fonds comprises correspondence, family papers and militia records of the 9th regiment of Cumberland County (1864-1873).

Stewart, J.J., 1844-1907

TightRope collection

  • MS-15-10
  • Collection
  • 1990 - 2007
Collection is comprised of materials created by, collected or about the TightRope Brotherhood.

TightRope

Farm and rural life collection

  • MS-14-9
  • Collection
  • 1851-2004
Collection consists of material related to farm and rural life. Including historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Nova Scotia. Also includes farm diaries [Zabud MacKay (1832-1918) - Malagash, NS], memoirs of John Murphy (Cream pick-up driver), accounts of rural life, etc. Also included is a report on rural policy reform and paintings of the Balmoral Grist Mill, Balmoral, Nova Scotia, and oxen ploughing.

Canadian agriculture collection

  • MS-14-8
  • Collection
  • 1971
Collection contains reports on the banning of pesticides and the development of Canadian agriculture.

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 Evan 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

Farm Equipment Museum time capsule

  • MS-14-48
  • Collection
  • 2017
Collection consists of one time capsule that contains documents, realia, and photographs that were created by or about the Farm Equipment Museum located on the Provincial Exhibition grounds in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. There is an inventory created by the Farm Equipment Museum and 2 keys; one key will be retained by the Farm Equipment Museum and the other key with Agricola.

Farm Equipment Museum

Glenn Stephen Ells exams

  • MS-14-47, MS-14, Box 134, Folder 5
  • File
  • December 1913 - March 1915
File contains 25 exam papers likely taken by Glen Stephen Ells between the junior and senior year (1913-1915) for subjects associated with agriculture at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. The exam papers are mostly typed and cover a range of topics from entomology, dairy, animal husbandry, commercial law, mathematics, and English literature. The exams are annotated and scribbled over and appear to mainly belong to one student Glen Stephen Ells. One exam paper in particular shows strategy planning for a hockey game on the reverse of which Ells was a team-member.

Ells, Glenn Stephens

Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1970
Fonds contains photographs of Melville Cumming, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-27. He was also an instructor animal husbandry, agronomy, bacteriology and public speaking, and also served as the Secretary of Agriculture for the province from 1907-25. Includes records from 1900-1970 comprised of photographs, certificates, articles, and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

Cumming, Melville

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