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Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1819-2007
This series contains 53 books, 8 booklets, and 164 cm of other textual and graphic material related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1846-2000.

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.

Artificial insemination industry in Nova Scotia collection

  • MS-14-17
  • Collection
  • 1867-1966
This collection contains information on the early Artificial insemination industry in Nova Scotia, including the original notebooks used by the first technician; also included were books on farming, shepherding, and the life of W.E. Gladstone.

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000
This fonds contains primary and secondary records and published materials relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries. The material was created and collected by Robert Murray during his career as a berry specialist working for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture between 1954 and 1994.

Peter Hamilton fonds

  • MS-14-27
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2004
This fonds consists of objects, manuscripts, and published works that were collected by Peter Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was alumni, faculty, 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.

Photographs and audio visual materials of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1892 to 2015

Series contains graphic materials of the students, staff, and faculty of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. There are also photographs of the campus landscape and buildings and also the School of Agriculture or the College of Agriculture as it was originally known. Subseries' include aerial views, animals, buildings, campus events, students, staff, faculty and principals of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1892-2015.

Edith Kean agricultural book collection

  • MS-14-24
  • Collection
  • 1899-1927
This collection consists of 10 books collected by Edith Kean related to agriculture in the early 20th century, included are a student notebook, Nova Scotia Agricultural College calendars, and issues of the Maritime Students' Agriculturist.

Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

  • MS-14-18
  • Collection
  • 1900-2002, predominant 1950-1999

The Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection consists of approximately 15 meters of published and unpublished materials. This includes books, serials, brochures, loose papers, photographs and slides, maps, audio and visual material, and artifacts.

The fonds contains information about many individual co-operatives and credit unions, 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.

The age of the materials ranges from the early 1900s up to 2002. The majority spans from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Historical records relating to the Nova Scotia Agriculture College between 1904 and 2010

Series contains records relating to the history of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College and its relationship with agriculture in Nova Scotia and across the world. This includes early drafts for a university motto and crest, past principal's signatures, and contributions to the provincial government between 1904-2010. Subseries' includes History of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and agriculture in Nova Scotia. Record types found are textual files, reports, drawings, correspondence, books, and photographs.

Records relating to the history of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and agriculture in Nova Scotia

Subseries contains records created by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, records about the NSAC, and records pertaining to agriculture in Nova Scotia. Included are documents on educational resources, correspondence, memos, newspapers, clippings of articles, newsletters, new building plans, speech notes, a bound copy of "The history of the NSAC", agricultural education plans in the province, and the 75th anniversary committee file.

Entomology

This series consists of 42 publications, which is comprised of 40 books and 2 miscellaneous textual records relating to entomology. These were published by the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, the Canadian Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture, published between 1915-1983.

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989
This 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.

Former premier: memoirs of the honorable E.C. Drury

This file contains 1 book, titled "Former Premier: memoirs of the honorable E.C. Drury," published in 1966. First page contains inscription: β€œto my long time friend Melvine Cuming, E.C Drury. Within the book folds, contains newspaper clippings of the passing of E.C Dryrrt
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