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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

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.

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

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.

Tractor and farm equipment manual collection

  • MS-14-51
  • Collection
  • [19-]
Collection contains tractor and farm equipment manuals that were collected and used by staff of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for equipment used on the campus in the 20th Century.

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

The Stirling County Study reports by Alexander H. Leighton

  • MS-13-86
  • Collection
  • 1953-1958
Collection contains five early reports from the Stirling County Study. One report contains a covering letter to C.B. Stewart from J.S. Robertson, Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Health.

Leighton, Alexander H.

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

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."

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

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.

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

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

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)

Robert Arthur (Bob) Stead collection

  • MS-15-7
  • Collection
  • 1996, 2000 - 2014
Collection contains materials compiled by or about Robert Arthur Stead, including Egale newsletters, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Stead, Robert Arthur

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.

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.

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

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

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

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists biography collection

  • MS-14-19
  • Collection
  • 1971
Collection contains materials created and collected by the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists. Series include biographies and photographs of notable Nova Scotia agrologists, many of whom were associated with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

Nova Scotia artificial insemination industry collection

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

Nova Scotia Agricultural College international agriculture collection

  • MS-14-28
  • Collection
  • [19-?]
Collection consists of tools, artifacts, textiles, photographs, pencil sketches, pamphlets, posters, and a video cassette that were collected by Nova Scotia Agricultural College staff through their travels via partnerships with universities and organizations around the world up to the year 2000. Materials reflect agricultural and rural traditions from the areas they were collected in. The artifacts were collected from and photographs taken in Kenya, The Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, The Sudani, New Guinea, Angola, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Czechoslovakia, Melanesia, Columbia, The Caribbean, and Jamaica.

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

Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie papers

  • MS-2-185
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1976
Collection consists of a typed transcript of a CBC Radio Broadcast titled "Voice of the Pioneer: Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie" and the contents of a scrapbook about a bust of MacKenzie at the University of British Columbia.

MacKenzie, Norman Archibald MacRae, Hon.

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

Lynn Murphy fonds

  • MS-15-3
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1996
Collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, posters, parade banners, and newspaper clippings related to or created by the Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia (GALA), as well as administrative and training records of Gayline, which was funded initially by GAE and later by GALA.

Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia

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

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

Legal papers of Henry Adolphus Newman Kaulback

  • MS-2-183, SF Box 28, Folders 3-6; SF Box 31, Folder 1
  • Collection
  • 1867-1908
Collection comprises legal business correspondence, a book of legal judgment abstracts, indentures documenting Lunenburg County land sales, and papers regarding claims upon the wreck of two schooners.

Kaulback, Henry Adolphus Newman, 1830-1896

Labour Photograph Collection

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

Jim Neary agriculture collection

  • MS-14-6, MS-14, Box 5, Folders 1-3
  • Collection
  • 1943-1950
Collection contains agricultural pamphlets about animal diseases, grafting in orchards, animal first aid, "Sheep have an important place in Nova Scotia Agriculture. Leaflet No. 9" and transcripts from broadcast #20 and #21 of "The Vanishing Flock".

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

Howard Logan Bronson Collection

  • MS-2-257
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1918]
Contains material related to Howard Logan Bronson, who was Chair of the Physics Department at Dalhousie University.

Bronson, Howard Logan

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

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

Farm Equipment Museum time capsule

  • MS-14-48
  • Collection
  • 2017
Collection consists of one time capsule that contains documents, realia, and photographs that were created by or about the Farm Equipment Museum located on the Provincial Exhibition grounds in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia. There is an inventory created by the Farm Equipment Museum and 2 keys; one key will be retained by the Farm Equipment Museum and the other key with Agricola.

Farm Equipment Museum

Farm and rural life collection

  • MS-14-9
  • Collection
  • 1851-2004
Collection consists of material related to farm and rural life. Including historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Nova Scotia. Also includes farm diaries [Zabud MacKay (1832-1918) - Malagash, NS], memoirs of John Murphy (Cream pick-up driver), accounts of rural life, etc. Also included is a report on rural policy reform and paintings of the Balmoral Grist Mill, Balmoral, Nova Scotia, and oxen ploughing.

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

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