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Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission fonds

  • MS-14-15
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1995
Fonds contains records created by the Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission. Records include the Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission Forage Centre Background and Specifics (1984-1994), "Start-up", an operational policy, financial records, meeting minutes, membership information, and correspondence, created between 1976-1995. The Commission underwent several name changes from 1977-1994: Provincial Grain Commission / Nova Scotia Grains Commission / Nova Scotia Grain Marketing Board / Grain and Forage Commission / Forage Council.

Don Murchy collection

  • MS-15-10
  • Collection
  • 1990-2014
Collection is comprised of materials created by, collected or about the TightRope Brotherhood.

Murchy, Don

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

Oland and Son fonds

  • MS-4-135
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1993

The Archives of Oland and Son Limited consists of records created by Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies. Some of the companies changed names after Oland and Son sold its brewing assets to John Labatt Limited. Records for these companies are included as well. Records range from 1867 to 1989, but were predominiately created between 1950 and 1971.

The Archives of Oland and Son and Affiliated Companies include a wide variety of materials, including administrative records, financial records, correspondence, photographs, advertising and marketing materials, beer production files, sales records, and legal documents. Administrative records typically include meeting minutes, annual reports, memorandums, surveys, and studies or reports on various aspects of the brewing industry and the breweries operated by Oland and Son. Beer production files typically include brewing books, yeast log books, fermentation schedules, production reports, and other records that document the beer production process. The Archives contains a large amount of correspondence between Oland and Son and its affiliated companies and various businesses, government agencies, associations, and individuals from across the Maritimes and around the world. Financial records typically include financial statements, cost reports, comparative statements, general ledgers, valuations, audit reports, and other records documenting the financial position of the various companies. Extensive advertising and marketing files exist, including advertising contracts and schedules, proofs and sketchs, reports and proposals, and budgets. The Archives also has extensive sales records documenting the sale of beer across the Maritimes, Quebec, and parts of the United States and the Caribbean. The Archives also contains hundreds of photographs and blueprints of the factories, factory equipment, and the Bluenose II.

Materials are in English, French, German, and Czech. See individual Series descriptions for detailed scope and content notes.

Oland and Son Limited

Lynn Murphy fonds

  • MS-15-3
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1996
Collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, posters, parade banners, and newspaper clippings related to or created by the Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia (GALA), as well as administrative and training records of Gayline, which was funded initially by GAE and later by GALA.

Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia

Nathaniel Smith fonds

  • MS-15-4
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2013
Fonds consists of material related to Mr. Atlantic Canada (M.A.C.) Leather 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 M.A.C. Leather event.

Smith, Nathaniel

Team portraits of the Halifax Wanderers Club

  • MS-2-826
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1924
Collection includes team photographs. Wanderers Grounds was a sporting complex in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which was originally part of the Halifax Commons. The land was used in the 1880s by the Halifax Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club (WAAC) and was their home grounds for the sports of rugby and lawn bowling. Leased to the club in the 1800s, the club failed to pay its lease fees during the Second World War and the land's use reverted to the City of Halifax (Halifax Regional Municipality) who have maintained it since then.

Oland family fonds

  • MS-2-135
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 2018
Fonds consists of various personal records, including correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, negatives, an artifact, and legal and financial records. Some business records from Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies are also included.

Oland Family

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

Milford W. Pierce fonds

  • MS-14-63
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1913
Fonds contains 13 books, textbooks and government documents, and 8 classroom student notebooks from Pierce's attendance of classes at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1905-1907, anda publication from their time in attendance at Macdonald College 1912-1913.

A boy from Cherry Hill / Garth Coffin

  • MS-14-62, SPC S 584.52 C64 2020
  • File
  • 2020
File contains "A boy from Cherry Hill" by Garth Coffin, former principal of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, Nova Scotia. A Boy From Cherry Hill is a story of a lad who grew up in a warm and loving family on a small farm in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It recounts his experiences and highlights his good fortune through receiving the Eaton Agricultural Scholarship, attending university in both Canada and the U.S. and successful pursuit of a series of career opportunities leading back to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) where his university studies began. Along the way, the memoir that spans eight decades includes international work and personal interests of the boy from Cherry Hill.

Portrait of Donald (Don) Higgins

  • MS-15-14.2020-012, Cabinet 14, Drawer 4
  • Item
  • 1989
Item is a portrait of Donald (Don) Higgins painted by Robert Doyle. Don Higgins (1943-1989) was an openly gay professor of political science and public administration with a keen interest in municipal government structures, education and city development and planning. Robert Doyle was an openly gay designer, costume design professor and painter. The portrait was painted from a photograph.

Doyle, Robert

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.

The Stirling County Study reports by Alexander H. Leighton

  • MS-13-86
  • Collection
  • 1953-1958
Collection contains five early reports from the Stirling County Study. One report contains a covering letter to C.B. Stewart from J.S. Robertson, Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Health.

Leighton, Alexander H.

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

Sermons by Reverend William Ellis

  • MS-2-25, SF Box 16, Folder 3
  • File
  • 1770-1797
File consists of seven sermons and writings of Reverend William Ellis, written during his years in the Anglican Church of Canada mission in Hants County, Nova Scotia.

Ellis, William, The Reverend, c. 1730-1795

Marq de Villiers fonds

  • MS-2-825
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 2016
Fonds comprises records documenting Marq de Villiers' work as a journalist and writer of non-fiction. Record types include manuscripts and published work—including collaborations with his wife, Sheila Hirtle; correspondence; publicity and reviews; and a small series of personal photographs and photographs taken in the course of his research.

de Villiers, Marq

Percy Jardine Bentley fonds

  • MS-2-823
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1924
Fonds contains four of P.J. Bentley's engineering lab books from the Nova Scotia Technical College, which contain notes, drawings and blueprints.

Bentley, Percy Jardine

George Vibert Douglas fonds

  • MS-2-20
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1956
Fonds consists of two notebooks and a number of Douglas's offprints on geological topics, including findings from the Shackleton expedition and mineral deposits in Nova Scotia.

Douglas, George Vibert

Benjamin Bell -- New Brunswick Land Grant

  • MS-14-61, A27, 2nd shelf
  • File
  • May 29th, 1844

File consists of one land grant : New Brunswick, Victoria, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain… give and grant unto Benjamin Bell (lis?) Heirs and assigns, a tract of Land situated in the parish of Srysex (Sussex?) in the county of Kings in our Province of New Brunswick… No. 3217 Registered the 29th day of May 1844 ... by his Excellency’s command Wm F. Odell(?)

Bell, Benjamin, II, Born Feb 07 1806 in Ballintra, Drumholm, Co. Donegal, Ireland, Died Dec 23 1876 in New Brunswick, Canada (http://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/familytree?uid=nbell&surname=Bell)

Pottersfield Press fonds

  • MS-4-254
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2019
Fonds contains records documenting the creation and management of Pottersfield Press from its inception in 1978. These include administrative documents such as grant and funding applications and author contracts; correspondence between the managing editor and authors, readers, contract editors and others; editorial records including manuscripts and page proofs; and publicity materials such as catalogues and book reviews.

Pottersfield Press

Dalhousie Faculty of Law fonds

  • UA-13
  • Fonds
  • 1822-2000
Fonds contains records created by the Dalhousie University Faculty of Law and its faculty members.

Dalhousie University. Schulich School of Law

Technical University of Nova Scotia fonds

  • UA-10
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1999

Fonds consists of the records of the Technical University of Nova Scotia, predominanty from its first 40 years as the Nova Scotia Technical College and from its final decade before amalgamation with Dalhousie University.

College governance is well documented through the minutes and correspondence of the Board of Governors and the Senate, and the President’s records.

The administration of technical education courses in communities throughout Nova Scotia, 1907-1947, is minutely detailed in the records of the Director of Technical Education, as well as through the series of beautiful glass plate negatives of Technical Education classes.

The Public Relations office created files, photographs, sound and video recordings of events, faculty, staff and students of TUNS.

A selection of student records is available in the series of records from the Registrar’s Office; however access is restricted to protect privacy.

The development of the TUNS campus is well documented through construction photographs, aerial photographs, historical overviews, and files on land acquisition and renovations to historic buildings.

Technical University of Nova Scotia

2b theatre company fonds

  • MS-3-50
  • Fonds
  • 1999 - 2019
Fonds comprises administration, publicity and production records of 2b theatre company since their inception as Bunnies in the Headlights Theatre in 1999. Records types include manuscripts, correspondence, programs, posters, playbills and photographs.

2b theatre company

Gilbert R. Winham fonds

  • MS-2-702
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 2006
Fonds comprises records created or collected by Gil Winham in the course of his education, teaching, research, publication and consultancy activities. Record types include course materials; personal and professional correspondence; grant applications; research materials, reports and manuscripts; and committee minutes and notes.

Winham, Gilbert Rathbone

Maritime School of Social Work fonds

  • UA-22
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 2010
Fonds comprises records that document the administrative and operational activities of the Maritime School of Social Work. Record types include correspondence; committee minutes; financial records; reports; statistics; program information; course materials; examination records; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; and photographs.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Health. School of Social Work

Anne Bishop's Icelandic sheep in Nova Scotia collection

  • MS-14-59
  • Collection
  • April 11, 2010
Collection contains records for Icelandic sheep in Nova Scotia, presented by Anne Bishop April 11, 2010 to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NS Icelandic Memorial Society.

Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1846-2007
Collection contains materials related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, education, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1846-2007.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College fonds

  • UA-43
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2012
Fonds contains textual material, photos, artifacts, slides, paintings, and a video cassette created by the School of Agriculture, the College of Agriculture, and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, between 1892 and 2012. Series include records of an administrative nature, departments on campus, buildings, photographs, student and faculty records, events, curriculum, and the institutions history.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

D.C. Mackay fonds

  • MS-2-280
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979
Fonds consists of correspondence; printed material, including exhibition pamphlets; research and correspondence pertaining to silver, heraldry; manuscripts; family papers; Mackay's own artwork; artist files; and reference materials.

Mackay, D.C.

Anne Bishop fonds

  • MS-15-5
  • Fonds
  • [198-?] - 1998
Fonds includes materials created by, collected or about Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS], including a collection of pins.

Bishop, Anne Charlotte

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. Fonds also contains a walking wheel.

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. There are two series, one for certificates of Dr. Walsh, and another series for photographs taken at different events such as 4H events, Department of Nova Scotia Agriculture and Marketing conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools, while Walsh was a professor of Animal Husbandry [at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College] and sheep and swine promoter. Photos were taken and collected between 1910-1963.

Alexander Peter Reid fonds

  • MS-13-33
  • Fonds
  • 1857 - 1920
Fonds comprises correspondence with J.G. MacGregor and copies of published articles. Biographical and professional sketches are located in the case file.

Reid, Alexander Peter

George F. Curtis fonds

  • MS-2-319, SF Box 37, Folder 7-8
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1945
Fonds consists of a typescript of law lectures given by George F. Curtis at Dalhousie University in January 1939. Fonds also contains correspondence pertaining to meetings held in 1945 in the Maritimes and British Columbia to discuss the establishment of a world court for permanent peace.

Curtis, George F., OC, OBC, QC, 1906-2005

Portrait of Paul Boulais

  • MS-15-15.2020-013, Cabinet 15, Drawer 5
  • Item
  • [2007?]
Item is a portrait of Paul Boulais painted by Nancy Unsworth in 2007 or 2008 from a photograph taken around 1996. Paul Boulais was an HIV+ gay man and was the first person to receive same-sex Canadian Pension Plan benefits after the death of his partner Grant MacNeil.

Unsworth, Nancy

Gerard Veldhoven fonds

  • MS-15-16
  • Fonds
  • 2004 - 2020
Fonds consists of Gerard Veldhoven's published writing, correspondence and speeches.

Veldhoven, Gerald

Robert Arthur (Bob) Stead collection

  • MS-15-7
  • Collection
  • 1996, 2000 - 2014
Collection contains materials compiled by or about Robert Arthur Stead, including Egale newsletters, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Stead, Robert Arthur

Samuel R. Balcom fonds

  • MS-2-128
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1980
Fonds contains records documenting the activities, organizations and associations in which Balcom was involved, including the Red Cap Snowshoe Club and the No. 7 Stationary Hospital. Record types include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, memorabilia and parliamentary papers.

Balcom, Samuel R., Col.

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

Kevin Crombie fonds

  • MS-15-13
  • Fonds
  • 1982 - 1995
Fonds contains primarily newspaper clippings, pamphlets and other materials collected by Kevin Crombie regarding LGBT rights and related topics.

Crombie, Kevin

Oscar Hanson's correspondence and daybook

  • MS-4-239, SF Box 48, Folder 16; OS Box 12, Folder 1
  • File
  • 1874 - 1877
File contains a letter and a daybook with entries dating between 1874 and 1877.

Hanson, Oscar

Canadian agriculture collection

  • MS-14-8
  • Collection
  • 1971-1984
Collection contains reports on the banning of pesticides and the development of Canadian agriculture.
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