Fonds contains various records from the many different activities, organisations and associations of which Balcom was a part. Balcom played an important role in organising reunions of those who served at the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, and amassed several photographs and other records of these events. He retained records and newspaper clippings reflecting his involvement in clubs and associations.
File contains correspondence from Samuel Balcom and Hylton Olthouse to members of the Red Cap Snow Shoe Club, about honorary memberships, reminders of upcoming meetings and committee obligations, and potential donations of books (in lieu of flowers) as requested by deceased members, to All Saints Cathedral, and the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.
File includes correspondence related to the 1972 Balcom Family Reunion in Port Dufferin, including letters to Graham Dennis and A.M. Savage regarding media coverage of the event. File also includes correspondence from Robie Tufts, Henry Hicks, and J.K. Lawton.
File contains correspondence to and from Samuel Balcom in 1939 and 1940. Correspondence is to Rebecca Cohn, Angus L. Macdonald, Carleton Stanley, Gordon B. Isnor, Colonel J.D.G. Campbell, Captain G.R. Forbes, Major L.L. Henshaw, Captain Carl Trask, Captain A.D. Grayson, Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Maxwell, and A.S. MacMillan, among others.
File contains documents related to questions about federal funding for higher education asked by Samuel Balcom in the Canadian House of Parliament in 1955 when Balcom was a member of Parliament. Balcom asked a series of questions about educational grants to Nova Scotia institutions and received information about the distribution of funding across Canada. The file contains published accounts of parliamentary proceedings in March 1955 and associated correspondence between Balcom and other persons, such as J.D., McLean, Dean of the Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry, and Watson Kirkconnell, President of Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Item is a photograph from the 27th convention of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association which took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 6th to August 9th, 1939. The photograph is a group picture of the attendees of this convention.
Item is a composite photograph of the 1907 Dalhousie University Medical Faculty and Class. The photograph consists of portraits of G. M. Campbell; D. A. Campbell; A. W. H. Lindsay; N. F. Cunningham; L. M. Silver; M. Chisholm; M. A. Curry; W. H. Hattie; N. E. MacKay; H. D. Chisholm; P. McF. Carter; J. MacDonald; B. A. LeBlanc; and R. O. Shatford arranged around photographs of exteriors of the Forrest Building and two other buildings.
Item is a photograph of the 1899 Dalhousie Football Team. The photograph shows J. McKenzie; E. H. Faulkner; A. M. Lindsay; E. B. Roach; J. L. Cock; L. H. Cumming; T. C. Hebb; H. Hawboldt; J. Malcolm; D. Jardine; A. H. S. Murray; J. L. Potter; L. B. McKenzie; W. L. Hall; J. H. Crocker; N. J. Lockhart; A. G. Young; and R. T. Mcllreith sitting or standing in three rows with a football, a stool, and a baby doll.