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Arthur Lismer's Dalhousie sketches

  • 0000-091
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1919]

Collection includes 41 original pen and ink drawings by Arthur Lismer commissioned ca. 1919 by Dalhousie's Centenary Committee to illustrate its history of the university's first century: One Hundred Years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918, which was published in 1920. The collection includes the original and some unfinished and/or unpublished versions of all but one of the 26 illustrations used in the book, which features historic and contemporary Dalhousie figures and buildings. There are several portraits of President Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, which were rejected in favour of publishing a photographic image, as well as a rough sketch of Lismer's daughter, Marjorie. Also included in the collection are 22 reproductions, which are probably printer's proofs, given the poor quality of the paper.

Twelve of the Lismer images were also reproduced in the booklet titled simply Dalhousie University, which was produced by the Dalhousie Million Committee as part of the promotional literature supporting the university's 1920 Million Dollar Campaign and published shortly after the Centenary Committee's book.

There is little documentary evidence beyond these two publications regarding the precise date or other details of the Lismer commission; one of the drawings is marked "1 March 1920," and another "27 March 1920," on date-received stamps from the engraving department of Rous & Mann, the Toronto company that printed both publications. The existing archival correspondence between the university and the printer (UA-3, Box 621, Folder 6) is from the Million Committee file, and refers only peripherally to the Centenary Committee's book project. A letter dated 24 March 1920 from Rous & Mann advises that the cuts, or illustrations, proposed for use in the campaign booklet were "at present locked up for the printing of the other Book in course of preparation," while later correspondence indicates that the printing and delivery of the campaign booklet gained precedence over the commemorative history, and the first run of these booklets was shipped on 17 April. The history was printed shortly after that, although by 26 May it had already been reprinted, owing to the misspelling of George Stewart Campbell, whose middle name appears in the first printing as "Stuart." The existence of the misprinted copies is due to their purchase at a steep discount by the Million Committee, who wrote: "... if the price were attractive a way might be found to use them."

No correspondence or documents have been found in the Dalhousie University Archives regarding Lismer's actual commission: within the Million Committee's correspondence file exists a single telegram from President Mackenzie to Arthur Lismer, dated 3 April 1920, which expresses a need to rush the printing along with the instruction: "leave layout to your judgement," the sole reference to Lismer's role in either project.

Lismer, Arthur

David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection

  • 2011-006
  • Collection
  • 1556 - 1800
Accession contains 18 historical maps of the Eastern Seaboard and Nova Scotia municipalities.

Janigan, David

Solar Audio Recording Studio Collection

  • 2012-023
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1975]-[ca. 2003]
Collection contains sound recordings made at the former Solar Audio Recording Studio on Cunard Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Solar Audio & Recording Limited.

Drawings of the Dalhousie University mace

  • 2017-003, SF Box 84, Folder 14
  • File
  • 1949
File contains nine drawings of the Dalhousie University mace created by R.L. de C.H. Saunders, a Dalhousie University Professor of Anatomy who designed the mace in 1949. The drawings illustrate details of various parts of the mace. The mace was carved by former Deputy Mayor of Halifax A.H. Macmillan. It is used during convocation ceremonies and stored in University Hall.

Dalhousie University Reference Collection

  • MS-1-Ref
  • Collection
Collection contains a wide variety of printed materials created by or related to Dalhousie University, including convocation programs; university calendars; faculty, staff, and biographies; faculty and school histories; newspaper clippings; and many other materials related to the university. Materials span from the mid 19th century to the early 21st century.

Roscoe Alfred Fillmore fonds

  • MS-10-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970
Fonds consists of fiction, non-fiction and poetry manuscripts, a notebook, leaflets and periodicals, newspaper clippings, and a hardcover copy of The Growing Question, a gardening book published by Fillmore in 1957. Materials relate to Fillmore's interests in horticulture and political activism.

Fillmore, Roscoe A.

Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee fonds

  • MS-10-10
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1994
Fonds contains materials related to the early picnics organized by the committee. Materials include invitations, announcements and mailing lists, guest books, financial records, and photographs of people at various picnics.

Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee

Letters written by Fred Thompson to John Bell

  • MS-10-2, SF Box 1, Folders 1-4
  • File
  • 1976
File comprises four letters sent from Fred Thompson to John Bell between July and October, 1976. The letters provide a recounting of Thompson's time in Halifax as a labourer and labour activist and reveal an ongoing discussion between Bell and Thompson regarding labour issues and labour history.

My memoirs / by Herman Clide Fillmore : [manuscript]

  • MS-10-3, SF Box 1, Folder 5
  • Item
  • [ca. 1960] - [ca. 1965]
Item is a photocopy of a single manuscript called "My Memoirs." The memoirs focus largely on Fillmore's family history and the early period of his life prior to his involvement with the Maritime Communist Party.

Fillmore, Herman Clide

Tom Lackey fonds

  • MS-10-4
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1975
Fonds contains research notes, reports, essays, and other records that document student movements in Toronto during the late 1960s and early 1970s when Lackey was a student at the University of Toronto.

Lackey, Thomas

United Fishworkers and Allied Workers' Union fonds

  • MS-10-6
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1972
Fonds contains strike vote information, pamphlets, flyers, and literature regarding the United Fishermen and Allied Worker's Union, as well as press releases and a conversation with Charlie Cowell regarding labour relations board certification.

United Fishworkers and Allied Workers' Union

Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds

  • MS-10-7
  • Fonds
  • 1962 - 1976
Fonds consists primarily of correspondence (1970-1974). Other materials include documents regarding American draft laws, Canadian immigration laws and counselling notes on immigrants. Administrative records (1970-1974) include press releases, financial documents and newspaper clippings.

Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors

Movement for Citizens Voice and Action fonds

  • MS-11-1
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1982
Fonds consists of a wide range of records from both MOVE and MOVE coalition members, consisting of administrative records to material on social issues. Records include meeting minutes from the board and staff; material on operations; records on funding and finances; material on activities and participation of MOVE such as conferences, seminars, and workshops; various material on internal committees and external committees; various material on MOVE coalition member groups; resource and reference material that made up much of MOVE's library as well as research information they used for various publications for citizen awareness. In addition, the above records contain material that target many social issues such as environment, human rights, poverty, unemployment, city planning, and transit issues.

Movement for Citizens Voice and Action

Ecology Action Centre fonds

  • MS-11-13
  • Fonds
  • 1922-2012, predominant 1972-1998
Fonds consists of records documenting the history of the Ecology Action Centre, both internal and outreach activities, and include correspondence, annual reports, administrative records, committee files, subject files, and an extensive library of audiovisual materials on a variety of environmental and ecological topics.

Ecology Action Centre

Sandy Lake Action Group fonds

  • MS-11-14
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1982
Fonds contains records from the Sandy Lake Action Group, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Sandy Lake Action Group

Canada-China Friendship Association fonds

  • MS-11-2
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980
Fonds consists of records related to CCFA governance and activities. Record types include meeting minutes; committee and sub-committee agendas; membership lists; newsletters; correspondence; reference materials in multiple media; and a large collection of photographic slides, primarily featuring trips organized by the association.

Canada-China Friendship Association

Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division fonds

  • MS-11-3
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1978
Fonds comprises reports, publications, meeting notes and minutes, correspondence and general documentation illustrating the activities of the Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division.

Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

  • MS-11-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982
Fonds mainly consists of the publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings and reports of the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee.

Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area) fonds

  • MS-11-6
  • Fonds
  • 1939 - 1970
Fonds consists of records documenting the council's role in coordinating health, welfare, and recreation services and programs, and includes newsletters and memoranda, reports and correspondence.

Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area)

Daniel Finlayson MacInnis fonds

  • MS-13-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1952
Fonds consists of twelve student notebooks from medical school, Dalhousie registration cards, transcripts, medical books, examinations, photographs, and Provincial Medical Board papers.

MacInnis, Daniel Finlayson

Clarence Lloyd Gosse fonds

  • MS-13-10
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1973
Fonds consists of several articles about Dr. Gosse and a copy of an address that he made to the Nova Scotia Health Council.

Gosse, Clarence Lloyd

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, including materials related to the Dalhousie No. 7 Overseas Stationary Hospital, with which his wife served.

Donovan, Oscar Glennie

William Harop Hattie fonds

  • MS-13-12
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1932
Fonds consists of correspondence with the Canadian Medical Association and its professional journal; manuscripts of papers and addresses; off prints; obituaries of Dr. Hattie; a letter from Secretary of Graduates of McGill University H.C. Pruell (1897); and a letter from Sir J.W. Dawson (1897).

Hattie, William Harop

Robert O. Jones fonds

  • MS-13-14
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1986
Fonds comprises records documenting Dr. Jones' woek as a clinical psychiatrist and faculty member. Materials include patient records, manuscripts, lecture notes, course materials, correspondence, published articles, speeches, photographs, and subject files. The bulk of this collection consists of meeting minutes and correspondence related to professional associations to which he belonged.

Jones, Robert Orville

Gordin Kaplan fonds

  • MS-13-15
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1952
Fonds consists of published articles by Dr. Kaplan and a mid-nineteenth-century notebook containing handwritten notes about midwifery.

Kaplan, Jacob Gordin

Elizabeth Kilpatrick fonds

  • MS-13-17
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1969
Fonds comprises manuscripts of academic papers and addresses, published articles, notes, correspondence, and biographical sketches of Dr. Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick, Elizabeth

Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital collection

  • MS-13-2
  • Collection
  • 1915 - 1977
Collection consists of a booklet about the history of the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, correspondence of nursing matron Laura Hubley, a book of signatures of the unit's members, and correspondence and a small album containing postcards sent by Sgt. A. Fraser Tupper (who worked with the unit in 1916 and 1917) to his nephew, Ralph Kane.

Canada. Canadian Army Medical Corps. Canadian Stationary Hospital, no. 7

Ian MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-22
  • Fonds
  • 1936 - 1966
Fonds consists of correspondence, published articles, and a bound copy of Ian MacKenzie's thesis submitted to the University of Edinburgh.

MacKenzie, Ian

Kenneth Alexander MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-23
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1964
Fonds comprises a history of Nova Scotian physicians compiled by Alexander Mackenzie in 1950. There is also a scrapbook, correspondence, papers, published articles, and a history of Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax.

MacKenzie, Kenneth Alexander

Lloyd Macpherson fonds

  • MS-13-25
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1967
Fonds consists of correspondence, military documentation and memorabilia, clippings, and two photographs of Lloyd Macpherson.

MacPherson, Lloyd

Dr. Robert Mitchell's family history

  • MS-13-27, SF Box 65, Folder 9
  • Item
  • 1984
Item features a copy of Dr. Mitchell's 1859 convocation record from the University of Edinburgh.

Mitchell, Robert

Angus McDonald Morton's correpondence

  • MS-13-28, SF Box 65, Folder 10
  • File
  • 1898 - 1947
File also contains a copy of a poem written by Dr. Morton.

Morton, Angus McDonald

Nova Scotia Council of Health fonds

  • MS-13-3
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1973
Fonds comprises several drafts of Health Care in Nova Scotia: A New Direction for the Seventies (1972) and includes related briefs, submissions, statistics, and articles.

Nova Scotia Council of Health

Alexander John Murchison fonds

  • MS-13-30
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1975
Fonds consists Alexander Murchison's papers and reports related to child welfare.

Murchison, Alexander John

Daniel McNeil Parker fonds

  • MS-13-31
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1846
Fonds consists of student tickets and certificates from the University of Edinburgh. Several obituaries from different sources are located in the case file.

Parker, Daniel McNeil

Nelson Pratt fonds

  • MS-13-32
  • Fonds
  • 1896 - 1931, predominant 1896 - 1900
Fonds contains student tickets from Dalhousie University, Victoria General Hospital and Halifax Medical College; registration receipts; medical examination certificates; certificates of class attendance; certificates from the Provincial Medial Board; other letters and certificates certifying that Pratt completed certain parts of his medical training; and a plaque with Dr. Pratt's name on it.

Pratt, Nelson

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