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Halifax (N.S.) Fonds
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Registrar's Office fonds

  • UA-7
  • Fonds
  • 1849 - [199-]
Fonds contains records produced by the Dalhousie University Registrar's Office, including student registration cards, registration books, exam books, matriculation registers, student directories, and correspondence.

CKDU Radio fonds

  • UA-47
  • Fonds
  • 1975-
Fonds contains sound recordings broadcast on CKDU Radio. From 1984 until February 14, 2006, CKDU Radio transmitted on 97.5 FM; on February 14, 2006, the station changed to 88.1 FM.

CKDU Radio

Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students

  • UA-45
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1994
Fonds contains minutes of the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Studies as well as photographs, correspondence and other records relating to the establishment and management of the first purpose-built graduate student social facility (the Grad House).

Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students

Dalhousie Women's Club fonds

  • UA-38
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1995
Fonds consists of annual reports, records pertaining to interest groups formed within the club, membership information, minutes and agendas, administrative records, newsletters, photographs, and records for committees, events, and finances.

Dalhousie Women's Club.

Dalhousie Art Gallery fonds

  • UA-36
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2000
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.

The Dalhousie Review fonds

  • UA-35
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997
Fonds was organized by the processing archivist into editorial, financial, production and administrative series, and further sub-series such as correspondence, reports and meeting minutes. The bulk of correspondence dates from the 1970s-1990s, although there are financial and committee records from the 1950s and limited other records from the journal's inception in 1921.

The Dalhousie Review

Dalhousie Alumni Association fonds

  • UA-32
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1988, bulk 1914-1945
The fonds consists of records relating to the administration and governance of the association; correspondence carried out on behalf of the Association; events such as the amalgamation of Dalhousie University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia, various university campaigns, Dalhousie Centenary celebrations; association-sponsored activities such as memorials and tributes, track and field meets, and reunions; graduate and alumni lists; photographs of alumni who served in World War I; and press stories about the Association.

Dalhousie Alumni Association

Faculty of Science fonds

  • UA-31
  • Fonds
  • 1883-2016
Fonds contains records of the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University, including records created in the Dean's Office and by the Department of Psychology, Department of Economics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Earth Sciences, and other units within the faculty.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Science.

President’s Office fonds

  • UA-3
  • Fonds
  • 1820-2004
This fonds consists of photographs; audiovisual materials; newspaper clippings; pamphlets and posters; Dalhousie publications and other printed material; student and personnel files; correspondence; manuscripts; reports created by or reviewed by senior administration; financial materials including accounts payable and receivable documents, budgets, and ledgers; legal documents, including deeds and leases; diaries; scrapbooks; meeting minutes and agendas; academic plans; speeches; and other documents related to the senior administration’s sphere of responsibility.

Dalhousie University. Office of the President.

Dalhousie Arts Centre fonds

  • UA-29
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2004, predominant 1970-1989
Fonds consists of administrative records related to the operation of the Dalhousie Arts Centre which includes correspondence, personnel files, reports, and memos; audio-visual materials; minutes, correspondence, and reports related to the Dalhousie Cultural Activities Committee and its sub-committees; financial records which include annual and monthly reports, budget records, payroll reports and other fiscal documents; artistic organization files; photographic records of performers; production, performance and event records that include contracts, news clippings, and promotional materials; as well as publicity materials for the Arts Centre.

Dalhousie University. Arts Centre.

Dalhousie Faculty Association fonds

  • UA-27
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds contains records of the Dalhousie Faculty Association, including administrative correspondence from the DFA's formative years and records documenting the negotiation of their first contract in 1978. There is also an incomplete series of DFA newsletters and committee records.

Dalhousie Faculty Association

Institute of Public Affairs fonds

  • UA-26
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1996

Fonds consists of textual records created and accumulated by various groups and organizations within the Institute of Public Affairs.. Records include articles, correspondence, minutes, memos, newspaper and magazine clippings, interviews, field notes, pamphlets and reports. Many of the documents pertain to the internal operations of the IPA.

The fonds also contains research proposals and reports related to energy, community growth, urban and rural development, labour studies, education, economic and industrial development, the medical sector and housing. There is significant work on the health, employment and economic status of African Nova Scotians.

The fonds also contains reference material kept by the IPA in its corporate library, which was used in the research and drafting of various reports.

Dalhousie University. Institute of Public Affairs

Maritime School of Social Work fonds

  • UA-22
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 2010
The fonds consist of records that document the administrative and operational activities of the Maritime School of Social Work. These include general correspondence, committee minutes, financial records, reports, statistics, program information, course materials, examination records, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, photographs, as well as documentation of relationships with outside organizations.

Maritime School of Social Work

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. Faculty of Law.

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine fonds

  • UA-12
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1992, bulk 1950s-1970s

The fonds consists of records that document the administrative and operational activities of the Faculty of Medicine. These include general correspondence, minutes (faculty and departmental), financial records, reports, statistics, administrative relationships, program information, course materials, examination records, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, photographs as well as provide evidence of relationships with outside organizations.

Principally, the material is composed of records from the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Medicine. To facilitate access to the collection the materials have been organized into 17 different series.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Medicine.

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.

Board of Governors of Dalhousie University fonds

  • UA-1
  • Fonds
  • 1818-2016
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and its various committees. Documents reflect all aspects of the Board’s sphere of responsibility and include correspondence with members and outside individuals and agencies; meeting minutes and agendas; reports created or reviewed by the Board; annual reports; financial documents which include ledgers, budgets, statements, and other materials; officer lists; orientation packages for members; and various other materials related to the overall management of the university and its assets.

Dalhousie University. Board of Governors.

Fred Brodie fonds

  • MS-9-6
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1977
Fonds includes the transcripts of conversations Fred Brodie had with Charles Murray and David Gutnick, and with John Bell. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings collected by Fred Brodie on the Canadian Congress of Labour and Trades and Labour Congress of Canada merger, the Halifax Labour Temple, the Halifax Typographical Union, the Teann Ghlac Black Friday coin, along with a variety of letters to the editor. Also included are reference materials for the ITU - Herald contract, the CHFX radio scripts, the Royal Commission on Newspapers' presentation, and a letter written by Fred Brodie to the Halifax Labour Temple.

Brodie, Fred

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 625 fonds

  • MS-9-55
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1970-1998
This fonds consists of records that document the administrative and operational activities of IBEW Local 625. As the union which represents inside electrical workers across mainland Nova Scotia, Local 625 engages in a variety of activities which are represented in this fonds; these include employer negotiation, grievance administration, dues remittance, pension fund administration, labour advocacy, workers' training and education, strike coordination, recreational events, and membership advocacy. The records in this fonds were created by the union's office staff, business managers, executive board, elected officials, Board of Trustees, membership, and business associates.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 625 (Halifax).

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1928 fonds

  • MS-9-52
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2015, predominant 1955-2015
Fonds includes financial, legal, administrative and human resources materials dating from the local's founding in 1955, providing insight into the development of the organization's policies and procedures, and also illustrating the broader labour movement and role of unions in shaping the political and social landscape in Nova Scotia. The records provide evidence of the union's administrative and operational functions and activities, including contract negotiation, grievance administration, dues remittance, pension fund administration, membership and labour advocacy, workers' training and education and strike coordination. The records were created by the local's office staff, business managers, executive board, elected officials, Board of Trustees, membership and business associates. Earlier records (pre-1955) became part of the IBEW Local 1928 archive when other IBEW Locals were amalgamated with 1928.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1928

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1725 fonds

  • MS-9-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974
Fonds includes circulars issued by Dalhousie University to recruit members for the Canadian Union of Public Employees as well as circulars issued by the Canadian Union of Public Employees to the existing Dalhousie University members. Also included in the fonds is a poster highlighting guest speaker Grace Hartman.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 1725.

Marine Workers Federation fonds

  • MS-9-17
  • Fonds
  • [1943]-1999
This fonds includes a variety of photographic material relating to the Marine Workers Federation. As well this fonds contains a copy of the newspaper "The Nova Scotia Worker" Issued by the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour.

Marine Workers Federation.

Ian McKay fonds

  • MS-9-16
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1980
Fonds contains research material and manuscripts created by historian Ian McKay when he resided in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Materials include a student essay on strikes in the Maritimes (1901-1914), a manuscript of McKay's undergraduate honours thesis, "The Working Class of Metropolitan Halifax," and 55 audio cassettes and accompanying notes from interviews with workers in the Springhill and Joggins coal mines.

Halifax Labour Temple fonds

  • MS-9-1, Box PB 1, Folder 22
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1984
Fonds consists of one photograph of unidentifed women circa 1939-45.

Halifax Labour Temple Association.

Maersk Dubai Incident fonds

  • MS-8-203
  • Fonds
  • 1996-2000
The fonds includes letters, immigration papers, promotional materials, petitions, affidavits, evidence and general documentation of the activities of the Concern for Seafarers Witnesses Society (CSWS) in their endeavours to assist the sailors of the Maersk Dubai.

The Concerns for Seafarers Witness Society.

Ivan Maxwell Gillis fonds

  • MS-5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951
Fonds contains copies of diplomas and scrapbooks, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence between Gillis and others, and manuscript drafts of his music.

Gillis, Ivan Maxwell

Richard Ward fonds

  • MS-5-7
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1928, 1932-1933, 1937
The fonds contains photographs of singers and musical groups, theatrical paraphernelia, and documents regarding the construction of Ward's home on Beaufort Avenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as other printed material.

Ward, Richard, (fl.1888-1977)

Atlantic Opera Society fonds

  • MS-5-6
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975
Fonds contains newsletters, programmes, letters to members, as well as society by-laws.

Atlantic Opera Society.

Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council fonds

  • MS-5-5, Box 3 ; Box 2 ; Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1964–1976
Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council Fonds includes correspondence 1964-1973, financial documents 1966-1972, festival documentation 1964-1973, and administrative records 1966-72. The bulk of the records are from Nova Scotia folk art festivals in 1967 in relation to Canada’s centennial celebration.

Nova Scotia Folk Arts Council.

Nova Scotia Opera Association fonds

  • MS-5-4
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1969
The fonds contains copies of programs for operas performed or hosted by the Nova Scotia Opera Association, as well as draft copies of those programs. It also contains business correspondence, annual reports and its notice of incorporation.

Nova Scotia Opera Association.

Rock Meets Bone fonds

  • MS-5-19
  • Fonds
  • November 16, 1981 - January 9, 1991, prodominant March 1989 - December 1989
Fonds contain material relating to the production and contributing artists of CKDU radio show Rock Meets Bone. Items include introductions, conclusions, and handwritten notes about episodes, correspondence, administrative documents, cassette tapes with raw episode interviews, and a USB drive containing both the raw source interviews and finished episodes.

Upstream Music Association fonds

  • MS-5-16
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2010, 1990-2010 predominant
Fonds contains the administrative, performance, and recording records of the Upstream Music Association; its ensemble, Upstream Ensemble or Orchestra; and its recording label, Undercurrent Recordings.

Upstream Music Association

Halifax Camerata Singers fonds

  • MS-5-15
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2017
Fonds consists of records created for and as a result of the performance activities of the Halifax Camerata Singers. Records include posters and programs from concerts\ and administrative and financial records from the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit society.

Halifax Camerata Singers

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

Janet Leffeck fonds

  • MS-5-13
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1995
Fonds is primarily comprised of artistic programs from musical and theatrical events held predominantly in Nova Scotia, specifically in the Halifax area. Fonds also includes some music school syllabi, event competition forms and regulations, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Leffek, Janet

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Donald Murray fonds

  • MS-5-10
  • Fonds
  • 1929, 1979
Fonds contains music and lyrics as well as a letter from Donald Murray.

Murray, Donald

John Daniel Logan fonds

  • MS-5-1
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1932

Fonds contains music manuscripts and published scores, photographs, and autograph letters written by well-known composers such as Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Verdi, and John Philip Sousa.

Through his work as a music critic and journalist in Toronto, Ontario and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Logan communicated with many prominent Canadian musicians in the early twentieth century. Many of the scores, photographs, and autographs included in this collection are a result of his contributions to music criticism. The music and theatre programs are frequently annotated with comments for reviews, and most of his correspondence with musicians and actors relates to his work as a music and theatre critic. Some of the scores were given to Logan as gifts from performers while others were sent to him for review or publication in newspapers. The fonds includes several manuscripts of songs by Edith Jessie Archibald, a prominent social activist and suffragist in Halifax.

Letters sent to Logan also concern his poetic contributions, and the manuscript of one of his books, "Preludes: Sonnets and other Verses," (1906) is part of the fonds.

Logan, John Daniel

Cooley Brothers fonds

  • MS-4-91
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1951
Fonds includes correspondence and the minute book of the Halifax Jewellers Association, 1948-1951.

Cooley Brothers.

William and Robert Lawson fonds

  • MS-4-8
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1845
Fonds contains a ledger (1829-1833) and a journal (1842-1845) from William and Robert Lawson, merchants in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

George MacKay fonds

  • MS-4-78
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912
Fonds contains business records accumulated by George MacKay, including correspondence, receipts, and invoices.

MacKay, George

J.E. Morse fonds

  • MS-4-7
  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1920
This fonds contains correspondence, agreements, price lists, financial records and photographs relating to the J.E. Morse Tea company. Also contains a picture of the Studley Quoit Club plus a key to the group picture.

Morse, J.E.

Alfred Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-64
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1937, predominate 1890-1927

This fonds consists of records which document the personal and business activities and interests of Alfred Dickie and, to a lesser extent, those of his immediate family and employees. Although the records span Dickie’s lifetime, few relate to his childhood, education, or final two years of life. Some items, in particular those concerning his export lumber business or his travels, derive from various places in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South Africa, though by far the majority are found to be located within Nova Scotia.

The fonds includes correspondence, business and administrative records, speeches, photographs, legal documents, and plans, among other materials. Records are chiefly in English, although a very small portion are in French, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, and Italian.

Dickie, Alfred

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