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Dalhousie University Archives Collection
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Archival formats collection

  • UA-999
  • Collection
  • 1970-2012
The Archival Formats Collection is a collection of deaccessioned archival materials that have been retained for teaching and training purposes. It contains samples of various formats found in archives, including glass plate negatives, slides, textual records, magnetic tapes and disks, and other formats.

Dalhousie University. University Libraries. Killam Memorial Library. University Archives.

Dalhousie University 200th anniversary time capsule collection

  • UA-53
  • Collection
  • [ca. 2016 - 2018]
Collection contains materials submitted by university departments and individuals for inclusion in a time capsule buried on Dalhousie University's Studley Campus to mark Dalhousie's bicentennial celebrations.

University of the Air

  • UA-46
  • Collection
  • 1976
Collection comprises four teaching series produced in Atlantic Canada and hosted by Dalhousie University faculty, and includes series one (The Oceans); series two (The Structure of Sound); series three (20th Century Latin America: Why Revolution?); and series four (Textiles: Their Development and Effects).

Dalhousie University. University of the Air.

Dalhousie Medical and Computing Media Services Audiovisual collection

  • UA-44
  • Collection
  • 1967 - 1999
Collection consists of videos and photographs that document the administrative and operational activities of Dalhousie University’s MedIT, providing media services to the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine. The collection also includes the card catalogue and register created and used by MedIT to organize their video and photograph libraries.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Medicine. MedIT.

Donald Sinclair Photograph Collection

  • PG-2-55
  • Collection
  • [19--]
Collection consists of photographs of Donald Sinclair's relatives, and other subjects, such as community and Dalhousie University events.

Photographs of Zellers after V.E. Riot

  • PG-2-48
  • Collection
  • 1945
Collection consists of three negatives and four photographs of the Zellers store after the V.E. Day Riots in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The photographs are copies of originals owned by Marie Harlten.

David Reid Photograph Collection

  • PG-2-202, PB 5, Folders 1-13
  • Collection
  • 1931
Collection includes aerial photographs of Halifax, Parrsboro, Amherst, Annapolis Royal, Kentville, Clarence, and Weymouth area. Variant title: Richard McCully Aerial Photograph Collection.

Reid, David

Labour Photograph Collection

  • PC9
  • Collection
  • 1960
The Labour Photograph Collection contains photographs of Nova Scotia labour-related events and people.

Waldren Studios Photograph Collection

  • PC2
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1870]-[ca. 1975]
Collection contains over 55,000 glass plate negatives, film negatives, and prints from the Waldren Studios of New Glasgow and Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The majority of these negatives are portraits, nearly all of which are identified and dated. A number of the portraits represent some of the earliest photos of Black Nova Scotians from Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties. Many of the remaining photos are local scenes, a few of which were taken in New Glasgow before the fire in 1874 which devastated the town. The collection contains photographs that depict show coal mining, shipbuilding and other local industries in action. Portraits of family groups, sports teams, social clubs and school groups are also well represented.

Waldren Photographic Studios

Dalhousie University Photograph Collection

  • PC1
  • Collection
  • [186-]-2015
Collection contains thousands of photographs depicting events at Dalhousie University from the late 1800s to the present day.

Shipping Reference Collection

  • MS-8-Ref
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1970]

The Shipping Reference Collection incorporates virtually all miscellanous shipping records and reference material that were accessioned as part of "MS-8-Ref." A large portion of the collection consists of reference files on various vessels and shipping lines. A card-catalogue index known as "Master and Mates" provides references to microfilmed vessel papers, trade records, registers, and other related materials. The collection also includes photographs, slides, and published materials such as the Lloyd's Register of Ships.

The collection contains four series:

Microfilm

Shipping Line reference files

Vessel reference files

Published materials

Armour, Charles

William Inglis Morse Manuscript Collection

  • MS-6
  • Collection
  • 1545-1900
Collection assembled by William Morse reflected his research interests and his ideas on what works should be available for consultation by serious scholars. The exploration and early settlement of Acadia, the history of the Maritimes, the evolution of printing, the book arts, important classics in both the humanities and the sciences, the works of Bliss Carman and George Santayana, works about General James Wolfe, and Norse legends are the major research fields represented.

Morse, William Inglis

Shipping registers and research cards of Trevor Bebb

  • MS-4-177.2013-053
  • Collection
  • [19--]-[ca. 2013]
The accession contains index cards originally stored in 10 small plastic boxes and 1 long cardboard box. The cards were created by Trevor Bebb and contain entries from various shipping registers. The cards describe vessels, captains, and sailors. The accession also contains two oversized ledgers from the nineteenth century and several manuscript sheets of poetry. One plastic box was empty when it entered the archives.

Bebb, James Trevor

Lockeport Historical Collection

  • MS-4-177
  • Collection
  • 1801-2005

Collection contains documents relating to the mercantile and shipping activities of William McMillan, McMillan was active in the business between 1893 and the early 1930's. Records include receipts, invoices and other material from other merchants he purchased or sold to, correspondence regarding the shipping of those goods, papers regarding the vessels he owned or contracted to sail the material to different parts of the world and correspondence from individuals who ran the ships. Also included are telegram notices, personal correspondence and other material. This collection also contains material from the Locke Family, the Harding Family, all in Lockeport, Nova Scotia. It also contains documents from different individuals in the town of Lockeport.

Part of the material included in this collection is the research of Trevor Bebb. He was working on the shipping history of Lockeport and the surrounding areas and as such has collected a great deal of material. Included in his papers are research notes, photocopies of shipping and customs records, diaries and logs, and printed material.

Bebb, James Trevor

Centre for Art Tapes tape collection

  • MS-3-46
  • Collection
  • 1970-2013
Collection contains over 1,300 video and audio tapes created by members or affiliates of the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The collection includes works created between 1975 and 2012.

Centre for Art Tapes

Personal archives of Linda Moore

  • MS-3-41.2013-044
  • Collection
  • 2000-2010
The records in this series comprise rehearsal scripts, research notes, production notebooks, costume and set sketches, performance programs, media reviews, and related correspondence for theatrical productions directed by Linda Moore between 2000-2010.

Moore, Linda

Linda Moore

  • MS-3-41.2009-010
  • Collection
  • 1960-2007
The fonds includes Linda Moore's papers and files relating to her work as director of Neptune Theatre in Halifax. The fonds includes designs and annotated construction plans and photos of the theatre; annotated scripts, photos, and production notes from Neptune shows; correspondence and interview texts; video and audio footage of productions and auditions. There is also a substantial volume of material relating to the world premier production of Dracula: a Chamber Musical.

Moore, Linda

Personal archives of David Renton

  • MS-3-23
  • Collection
  • 1926-2006
Fonds consists of records relating to Renton's personal life as well as his acting and teaching careers. The personal papers include files on specific actors, athletics, clippings and publications, festivals and workshops, financial records, Portus Theatre Productions (the production company he founded), school-related theatrical education materials, committee work, unions, associations, and a variety of other subjects. Correspondence includes letters to, from, and about Renton and are primarily theatre-related. The scripts were accumulated by Renton throughout his career as an actor, director, and producer. The fonds also includes photographs and slides of numerous theatrical productions.

Renton, David, 1934-2006

Mary Jones Theatre Program Collection

  • MS-3-20
  • Collection
  • 1937-1941, 1952-1986
The collection contains a variety of theatre and music programs from across Canada, with a special emphasis on events held in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are also programs from England, United States, France and Russia. Programs date from 1937 to 1986 with a gap between 1941 and 1950.

Jones, Mary

William Bruce Almon fonds

  • MS-3-15
  • Collection
  • [1935?]-1940
This fonds consists of correspondence from Arthur Winters of the Anglican Young People’s Association to Almon, and a Theatre Arts Guild rehearsal schedule. Some local theatre programs were also donated with the fonds which have been relocated to the MS 3 Reference materials.

Almon, William, Bruce, Lt. Col.

Records from the Joint Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project

  • MS-2-88
  • Collection
  • 1987-2008
Collection contains Jill Grant's records from the Joint Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project. Materials include the project's environmental impact statement, transcripts from scoping meetings and public hearings, records of the Joint Review Panel, reference and research materials, correspondence, maps and photographs, and other records. The collection provides a comprehensive record of the activities of the Joint Review Panel.

Joint Review Panel for the Whites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project.

Elliot Black Miller postcard collection

  • MS-2-820
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 1911, predominant 1906
Collection consists of four scrapbooks containing mounted postcards from around the world addressed to or collected by Miss Elliot Miller.

Miller, Elliot Black

Stephen Archibald's student protest photographs

  • MS-2-805
  • Collection
  • 1967 - 1971

Collection comprises 34 mounted photographs of political demonstrations and protest marches organized by Dalhousie students between 1967 and 1970. The photographs were taken by students for the Dalhousie Gazette and/or Pharos yearbook and were compiled and printed by Stephen Archibald for a show in the Student Union Building in Spring 1971. The scope and content notes for the images are drawn from the background information provided by Stephen Archibald, who writes: "The pictures were taken by young men in their late teens and early 20s who had no formal training, but who were drawn to photography because it provided a visual, aesthetic outlet that was missing from their academic university life. We also had no particular political beliefs or insight. The editors at the Gazette were left-leaning during this period so it is not surprising that we were assigned to photograph demonstrations that were organized, in large part or totally, by Dal radicals."

The photographs were printed and mounted by Stephen Archibald on F5 high-contrast paper to exaggerate their graphic nature, and printed full frame, which gives them a black border. As he explains in his notes, this was part of the contemporary aesthetic, ensuring that the viewer was aware that the images were composed in the frame, with nothing edited or cropped out. Most of the photographs are mounted, and the dimensions provided in the physical descriptions do not include the mount board.

Archibald, Stephen

Ruth (Goodman) Pink's Dalhousie student scrapbooks

  • MS-2-800
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 2015, predominant 1932 - 1937
Collection comprises two scrapbooks assembled by Ruth Marilyn (Goodman) Pink. The first was created during Goodman's years as a student at Dalhousie and contains photographs; dance cards; place cards; programs; schedules; and memorabilia from freshman initiation and other events. The other contains similar materials dating from Goodman's graduation and a few years following.

Pink, Ruth Marilyn (Goodman)

Byron Ulric Hatfield Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-781
  • Collection
  • [before 1949]
Collection contains seventy-seven glass plate lantern slides created by Byron Ulric Hatfield in Nova Scotia during the early twentieth century. Hatfield took photographs of coastal landscapes, churches and other buildings, and people working and in social settings. He also photographed published illustrations of Acadian life, including several illustrations of scenes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie." Hatfield developed his own photographs and created "magic lantern" slides to use in an illustrated lecture titled "The Land of Evangeline: The Land of Romance, Legend, and Picturesque Beauty." He gave lectures in various locations throughout the eastern United States.

Hatfield, Byron Ulric

George Robertson's historical documents collection

  • MS-2-779
  • Collection
  • 1750-1871
Collection consists of letters written by and to Joseph Howe and a legal document concerning land set aside for the Jamaican Maroons.

Robertson, George

Annie Belle Hollett and Graham Roome correspondence

  • MS-2-771
  • Collection
  • 1915-1919
Collection primarily comprises letters from Captain Graham Roome to his future wife Annie Belle Hollett, written during his overseas service in World War One. There is also a series of letters written to Annie Belle Hollett by various friends and family members.

Roome (née Hollett), Annie Belle

The Pullen Map Collection

  • MS-2-756
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1740] - [1851]
Collection contains fourteen maps and charts and one illustration. The materials were collected over many years by Hugh Francis Pullen.

Pullen, H.F. (Hugh Francis), 1905-1983

Dalhousie University Class of 1931 - century package collection

  • MS-2-551
  • Collection
  • 1914 - 1986
Collection is a "century package" containing clippings, notes, photographs, and memorabilia compiled by members of Dalhousie University Class of 1931 for future presentation to the Class of 2031.

Class of 1931

Irving Deale's collection of Mary Celeste materials

  • MS-2-518
  • Collection
  • 1862 - 1974
Collection consists of documents, photographs, correspondence and manuscripts relating to Irving Deale's research on the Mary Celeste.

Deale, Irving Thomas

Edward J. Mullaly Map Collection

  • MS-2-46
  • Collection
  • 1556-1998
Collection contains twelve historical maps of Eastern Canada, produced by cartographers such as Giovanni Battista Ramusio and Girolamo Ruscelli. Donation also includes a copy of Kershaw's "Early Printed Maps of Canada" and a "A Monograph of the Evolution of the Boundaries of the Province of New Brunswick" by William F. Ganong.

Mullaly, Edward J.

Charles MacLennan Photographs

  • MS-2-455
  • Collection
  • 1891-1902
Collection contains photographs of shipbuilding in River John, N.B.

Thomas McCulloch collection

  • MS-2-40
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1843, 1955
Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given by McCulloch, and correspondence. The collection also includes a microform copy of a thesis written by a Dalhousie student about McCulloch.

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

Gass Family Postcard Collection

  • MS-2-315
  • Collection
  • 1903-1921
Collection contains postcards written and collected by the Gass family of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The postcards are primarily of Nova Scotia and some, but not all, have handwritten notes. There are also postcards of Montreal, New York, Washington and Victoria. The majority are written to or from Clare Gass.

Gass Family

Armand Therrien Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-304, Box 8-10
  • Collection
  • 1804-1945
Collection consists of over 500 photographs of ships. Collection also contains French-language clippings: Liste des newspages dans le Monde d'Apres Le Journal Courrier De Londres et Gazette de la Grand Bretagne 1804-1807; Registre des Navires Canadienne et Etrangers Coules Derrand La Guerre 1939-1945; Registre notes des Croisieres des U Boot Allemandes Guerre 1939-1945.

Therrien, Armand

Personal archives of William Roy MacKenzie

  • MS-2-296
  • Collection
  • 1911-1953
Collection contains a manuscript of Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia and related material, including page proofs, research notes, off-print, and correspondence. Material primarily documents Mackenzie's interest in ballads from Nova Scotia.

Mackenzie, William Roy

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