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Nova Scotia Agricultural College photograph and audio visual collection

  • UA-43_PC
  • Collection
  • 1885-2012
Collection 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 1885-2015, as materials may be associated with the Provincial farm or School of Agriculture (pre-1905).

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Canadian agriculture collection

  • MS-14-8
  • Collection
  • [1900?]-[1999?]
Collection contains textual records, reports, and photographs related to Canadian agriculture. Records relate to the development of agriculture in Canada, the banning of pesticides, the agricultural industry, exhibitions and garden clubs. Also included is a copy of the Ag-Dex transferred from the MacRae Archives.

Egg notebook

  • MS-14-54, Box 126, Folder 27
  • Item
  • 1903-1908
Item is a notebook with entries dating from 1903-1908 detailing the number of eggs laid and/or for what they were sold, as well as observations about hens. It was possibly kept by a woman in Sheffield, New Brunswick.

Glenn Stephen Ells exams

  • MS-14-47, Box 134, Folder 5
  • File
  • December 1913 - March 1915
File contains 25 exam papers likely taken by Glen Stephen Ells between the junior and senior year (1913-1915) for subjects associated with agriculture at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. The exam papers are mostly typed and cover a range of topics from entomology, dairy, animal husbandry, commercial law, mathematics, and English literature. The exams are annotated and scribbled over and appear to mainly belong to one student Glen Stephen Ells. One exam paper in particular shows strategy planning for a hockey game on the reverse of which Ells was a team-member.

Ells, Glenn Stephens

Poultry plucking machine patent

  • MS-14-43, Box 134, Folder 3
  • Item
  • 1944
File contains a poultry plucking machine patent that was issued on July 4th, 1944 to Angus Edward Banting, Truro, NS. Banting signed all his rights, title and interest of the invention over to the Department of Agriculture and Marketing of the Province of Nova Scotia.

Banting, Angus

Lily Fraser Cameron scrapbook

  • MS-14-39, OVR Box 4, Folder 1
  • File
  • 1940
File contains Lily Fraser Cameron's scrapbook created from her attendance at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. It contains a combination of: - NSAC commencement booklets from 1 May 1940, 30 April 1941, 29 April 1942, 22 April 1943. - Black and White photographs - Newspaper clippings relating to NSAC academics and sports, as well as WWII - Personal letters, postcards, and greeting cards from family and friends - NSAC "winged" crest (sew/iron-on) - Dried flowers and dance cards - Acceptance letter dated May 29142 from the McDonald College of McGill University (stating her as the first female NSAC graduate to attend the agriculture program at McDonald College).

Cameron, Lily Fraser

Nova Scotia Agricultural College fonds

  • UA-43
  • Fonds
  • 1885-2012
Fonds contains textual material, photos, artifacts, slides, paintings, and a video cassette created by the School of Agriculture, the College of Agriculture, and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, between 1892 and 2012. Series include records of an administrative nature, departments on campus, buildings, photographs, student and faculty records, events, curriculum, and the institutions history.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Records related to terracing crops in Nova Scotia

  • MS-14-66, Box 222, Folder 12
  • File
  • 1965-1968
File contains textual records related to terracing crops in Nova Scotia that were created and collected by E.A. Olafson, Chief Conservationist, Atlantic Region. Records include correspondence, reports and publications.

Susan Horne's home economists in agriculture collection

  • MS-14-20
  • Collection
  • 1928-1989
Collection contains research materials gathered by Susan Horne who was head of the Home Economics / 4-H Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. The records were used while she was writing "Home Economists in Agriculture 1913-1985."

Horne, Susan

Archibald Woodbury McLelan fonds

  • MS-2-87, SF Box 18, Folders 32-33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1869
Fonds comprises business correspondence, bills of lading, receipts, and miscellaneous papers connected to McLelan's shipping business.

McLelan, Archibald Woodbury, 1824-1890

W. Graham Allen fonds

  • MS-2-96
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1984
The fonds primarily consist of scripts, broadcasts, short stories and commentaries from Allen's writing and broadcast career; correspondence; documents relating to Allen's Navy service and personal reference material; CBC election broadcast coverage; and photographs.

Allen, W. Graham

University of the Air

  • UA-46
  • Collection
  • 1976 - 1983
Collection comprises digital video files of four teaching series produced for television in Atlantic Canada and hosted by Dalhousie University faculty, including: 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

Personal archives of David R. Jones

  • MS-2-795
  • Fonds
  • 1925 ; 1944 ; 1960-1962
The collection documents the beginning of the Youth New Democratic Club at Dalhousie, and David Jones' involvement in the organization. It also includes two articles of E. Chesley Allen, David's maternal grandfather, plus a photograph. E. Chesley Allen was the Superintendent of the School for the Blind, and a naturalist.

James Doull fonds

  • MS-2-834
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1965] - 1997
Fonds contains records created by James Doull in the course of his thinking, writing and teaching about the culture of ancient Rome, ancient, medieval and modern philosophy, and twentieth-century politics. The majority of the records are notes and manuscripts, handwritten in blank examination answer books. There is also a lesser number of both typed and printed manuscripts.

Doull, James Alexander

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 108

  • MS-9-13
  • Fonds
  • November 20, 1941
This fonds contains the minutes from the founding meeting of the Halifax Civic Workers Association Local 108; 2 charters and as well as a badge for the local 108 of the Halifax Civic Workers Association.

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 108.

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1891-[1999?]
Fonds consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia farming and marketing between 1924-1990. Series are comprised of papers, reports, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his Nova Scotia berry research. Materials focus on blueberries, strawberries, the strawberry industry, berry box making, berry shipping, general agriculture, the history of agriculture, dairy, creameries, direct marketing of blueberries and apples, exhibitions in Nova Scotia, the Maritimes, and Canada between 1924-1993.

Kinsman, Gordon Barss

Acadia Gas Engines Company fonds

  • MS-4-81
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973
Fonds contains business records created or collected by the Acadia Gas Engine Company.

Acadia Gas Engines Company

Canadian Farm Problems - radio broadcast guide notes collection

  • MS-14-4
  • Collection
  • [1940-1949]
Collection consists of guide notes to a 1940s radio broadcast about Canadian farm problems sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education from Toronto. The guide notes were prepared by J.E. Lattimer, R. Summerby, Emile A. Lods, L.C. Raymond, J.N. Bird, E.W. Crampton, L.H. Hamilton and A.R. Ness.

Atlantic Canada farm and rural life collection

  • MS-14-9
  • Collection
  • 1851-2004
Collection consists of material related to farm and rural life in Atlantic Canada. Including historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Atlantic Canada. Series include graphic materials, maps, surveys, and sketches of farms in Nova Scotia, and reports and diaries related to farm and rural life in Atlantic Canada. Series are arranged alphabetically and range between 1851-2004.

Apple records collection

  • MS-14-5
  • Collection
  • [1940?]-[1949?]
Collection consists of documents related to apple farming, production, and utilization.

Photographs of E. L. Eaton with his wooden chain display board

  • MS-14-69, PB Box 25, Folder 3, Items 1-3
  • File
  • 1983
File contains three photographs, two of E.L. Eaton with the wooden chains and board he carved and mounted and one close up photograph of the board with wooden chains. The photographs were taken in 1983 of the work done in 1981.

Margaret Rice fonds

  • MS-2-387
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1951
Fonds comprises photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, postcards, certificates and genealogical information about the McLeod family.

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000
Fonds contains records created and collected by Robert Murray relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries. Records relate to small fruits and weed research. There is a series for agricultural artifacts.

Murray, Robert

C.A. Douglas retirement photographs

  • MS-14-116, PB Box 40, Folder 3
  • File
  • [1960-197-?]
File contains 7 photographs of C.A. Douglas' retirement. They are all stamped "Photo by Pridham Studio, Truro, N.S.". Charles Douglas was Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. Douglas also served as Assistant Agricultural Representative in Pictou, Agricultural Representative in Hants County, Assistant Director and, later, Director of Extension, and as Director of Livestock. Was inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1979. https://www.dal.ca/diff/aahf/inductees/charles-douglas.html

Benjamin Bell -- New Brunswick Land Grant

  • MS-14-61, OVR Box 4, Folder 21
  • Item
  • May 29th, 1844

Item is a land grant : New Brunswick, Victoria, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain… give and grant unto Benjamin Bell (lis?) Heirs and assigns, a tract of Land situated in the parish of Srysex (Sussex?) in the county of Kings in our Province of New Brunswick… No. 3217 Registered the 29th day of May 1844 ... by his Excellency’s command Wm F. Odell(?)

Bell, Benjamin, II, Born Feb 07 1806 in Ballintra, Drumholm, Co. Donegal, Ireland, Died Dec 23 1876 in New Brunswick, Canada (http://www.tribalpages.com/tribe/familytree?uid=nbell&surname=Bell)

Ernest Heighton fonds

  • MS-2-586
  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 1991
Fonds comprises records created and collected by Ernest Heighton in the course of his research about Dr. Howard L. Bronson and Dr. Henry Burton Sharman. Records include correspondence and research notes from individuals acquainted with Bronson and Sharman and research material about people and places relating to their life and careers.

Heighton, Ernest Lloyd

Lawrence Johnstone Burpee fonds

  • MS-2-175
  • Fonds
  • 1880 to 17 September 1946
Fonds includes Lawrence Johnstone Burpee's correspondence and personal papers regarding his uncle, James De Mille, spanning from 1880 to 1946. Personal papers include lecture notes, a manuscript, and various secondary sources about De Mille.

Burpee, Lawrence Johnstone, 1873-1946

Dalhousie University Newsletter / University News / Dal News / Dalhousie News / Dalnews

  • Series
  • 1965 - 2008
Series contains incomplete runs of Dalhousie University Newsletter (1965-1971), University News (1971-1983), Dal News (1983-1989), Dalhousie News (1989-2008) and Dalnews (2008-2010), all of which were former paper iterations of the website Dal News, a service of Communications, Marketing and Creative Services. There are no issues for 2004-2007; individual numbers are missing from some volumes throughout the publications.

Dalhousie University. Communications and Marketing Department.

A.E. Roland fonds

  • MS-14-32
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2018
Fonds consists of an autobiography of A.E. Roland as well as an article published in a magazine regarding Roland's health in later years.

Milford W. Pierce fonds

  • MS-14-63
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1913
Fonds contains books, textbooks and government documents, and eight classroom notebooks kept by Milford Pierce during his studies at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (1905-1907), as well as a book dating to his year at Macdonald College (1912-1913).

Edith Zillig sheep and wool collection

  • MS-14-22
  • Collection
  • 1811-2005
Collection contains records created or collected by Edith Zillig related to sheep, the sheep breeding industry, and wool between 1811-2005. Records types include published and unpublished papers, correspondence, reports, pamphlets, booklets, monographs, magazines, newsletters, photographs, filmstrips, recipes, and artifacts.

Zillig, Edith

Judith Fingard fonds

  • MS-2-713
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1975-1998
Records include research materials and notes relating to Judith Fingard's work on mariners in nineteenth-century Eastern Canada, the Halifax retail liquor trade in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, James Robinson Johnston, George Liston and Isaac Sallis. Also included is one folder of professional correspondence and Fingard's MPhil and PhD diplomas from the University of London.

Fingard, Judith

Oland and Son fonds

  • MS-4-135
  • Fonds
  • 1820-2018

The Archives of Oland and Son Limited consists of records created by Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies. Some of the companies changed names after Oland and Son sold its brewing assets to John Labatt Limited. Records for these companies are included as well. Records range from 1867 to 1989, but were predominiately created between 1950 and 1971.

The Archives of Oland and Son and Affiliated Companies include a wide variety of materials, including administrative records, financial records, correspondence, photographs, advertising and marketing materials, beer production files, sales records, and legal documents. Administrative records typically include meeting minutes, annual reports, memorandums, surveys, and studies or reports on various aspects of the brewing industry and the breweries operated by Oland and Son. Beer production files typically include brewing books, yeast log books, fermentation schedules, production reports, and other records that document the beer production process. The Archives contains a large amount of correspondence between Oland and Son and its affiliated companies and various businesses, government agencies, associations, and individuals from across the Maritimes and around the world. Financial records typically include financial statements, cost reports, comparative statements, general ledgers, valuations, audit reports, and other records documenting the financial position of the various companies. Extensive advertising and marketing files exist, including advertising contracts and schedules, proofs and sketchs, reports and proposals, and budgets. The Archives also has extensive sales records documenting the sale of beer across the Maritimes, Quebec, and parts of the United States and the Caribbean. The Archives also contains hundreds of photographs and blueprints of the factories, factory equipment, and the Bluenose II.

Materials are in English, French, German, and Czech. See individual Series descriptions for detailed scope and content notes.

Oland and Son Limited

Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference collection

  • UA-43-REF
  • Collection
  • 1830-2012
Collection contains Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference materials including books, calendars, journals, magazines, DVDs, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings published between 1830-2012.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

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

Signature of G. Marconi

  • MS-2-429, SF Box 41, Folder 25
  • Item
  • 1902
Item is G. Marconi's signature, dated 1902, which appears to have been cut or torn from the bottom of a letter. The folder also contains a photocopied excerpt from the President's Report for 1934-1935 in which the gift from Dr. Dougald Macgillivray is recognized.

Marconi, Guglielmo Marchese, 1874-1937

William (Bill) Angus Jenkins fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1996
Fonds contains item created by William Jenkins during his tenure as principal of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

Jenkins, Bill

imX Communications Inc. fonds

  • MS-3-40
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2009

Fonds consists of records regarding imX’s corporate operations, productions, and other projects between 1985 and 2008. Corporate operations include imX Communications and its subsidiary companies: ImageX, Helix Animation, and North/Northeast Ventures. Film productions include theatrical full-length or short films, including documentaries. Television productions include made-for-television movies and documentaries, stand-alone productions, and series. Animated productions include feature length, television series, and shorts.

This fonds comprises ninety-four series which are arranged alphabetically by the name of the corporate entity, production, and project. Textual files contain a wide range of documents including scripts, call sheets and daily production reports, funding applications, cast and crew employment contracts, notes on location scouting, co-production agreements, marketing plans, budgets, music cue sheets, insurance coverage, and correspondence. Electronic mail (4.57 GB) downloaded from the e-mail server at imX corporate headquarters in Halifax contains 32,134 individual messages in 1,054 folders covering all aspects of corporate operations and business transactions. There are also 23,368 electronic files (15.6GB) that support the activities of imX, imageX, and Helix Animation documents in use between 1990 and 2008. Together with the text files, they represent a complete record of the activities of imX Communications and its affiliates.

Most corporate records have been retained in order to provide a full picture of what it is like to run a film production company in Nova Scotia. In addition, the records for three feature film productions, The Divine Ryans, Margaret’s Museum, and Love and Death on Long Island, have also been fully retained. 134 linear feet of textual material was not retained.

imX Communications.

James De Mille and family fonds

  • MS-2-21
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1942
Fonds consists of records created and collected by the DeMill family, including Arthur DeMill, Anna DeMill, Nathan DeMill, Elisha Budd DeMill, Frederick E. DeMill, and Alfred DeMill. Materials include scrapbooks and journals, correspondence, business papers, photographs, and literary manuscripts by James De Mille.

De Mille, James, 1833–1880

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-2-612
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2005

The Archives of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia consists of records created by the administration, members, and affiliates of the Federation. It includes a wide variety of materials including administrative records, audio/visual material, correspondence, financial records, meeting agendas and minutes for a variety of groups and committees, photographs, promotional and press material. The records refer to the adminstration and functions of the Federation, as well as its relationships with its members, government departments, and other writing, publishing and cultural groups.

Materials are mainly in English, with a small number in French. See individual Series descriptions for detailed scope and content notes.

Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

J. Andrew Wainwright fonds

  • MS-2-636
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1995
This fonds includes correspondence from other Canadian writers, 1969-1995 ; manuscripts of published poetry and books, 1969-95; manuscripts of unpublished poetry, 1960-83; and research notes.

Wainwright, J. Andrew

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2021
Fonds contains Harry Thurston's book manuscripts, copies of speeches and interviews, correspondence and research materials.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Andrew Merkel fonds

  • MS-2-326
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1954
Fonds contains records created and collected by Andrew Merkel, including correspondence with friends and associates such as Charles Bruce, Kenneth Leslie, and Robert Norwood; manuscripts; newspaper clippings; and copies of The Song Fishermens’ Song Sheet and The Order of Good Cheer.

Merkel, Andrew Doane

Don Murchy collection

  • MS-15-10
  • Collection
  • 1987 - 2014
Collection is comprised of materials collected by Don Murchy as part of his involvement with the TightRope Leather Brotherhood, a men's leather and denim club that operated in Nova Scotia from the early 1990s to 2007. Materials document TightRope operations, as well as the involvement of TightRope members in Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests and Halifax Fetish Ball events. Materials in this collection include administrative records, by-laws and guiding documents, membership lists, posters and other promotional materials, and photographs.

Murchy, Don

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