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Agricola Archives, Special Collections, and Museum fonds

  • MS-14-41
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1987
This fonds contains reports and news-clipping pertaining to the history of Agricola Archives, Special Collections, and Museum. The Agricola collections are housed in the MacRae Library on the Faculty of Agriculture campus of Dalhousie University, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

Agriculture in Nova Scotia

This file contains a reproduction of the newspaper article "Agriculture in Nova Scotia", by M. Cumming, Principal of N.S.A.C. The article is from the Maritime Merchant in 1924.

Maritime Merchant - Halifax, NS

Alumni news newspaper

This file contains a Alumni News newspaper. Activities reported by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Alumni Association. This issue focused on MacRae Library completion and also described new facilities in the MacRae library such as Archives and on-line information retrieval service.

Former NSAC Principal Dies

Citation: "Former NSAC Principal Dies". The Chronicle Herald. Thursday 27 June, 2002. P. A9.

Chronicle Herald.

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1993
This fonds consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia farming and marketing between 1924-1990. It also includes papers, correspondence, photographs, a newspaper article, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his research of berries in Nova Scotia between 1965 and 1991. This fonds contains 4 black and white photographs.

Hancock has seen enormous change

This file contains a photocopied newspaper article entitled "Hancock has seen enormous change. By Jason Malloy. Truro Daily News. July 17, 2002. Pp. A3. Dr. Errol Hancock former Provincial (NS) Animal Pathologist with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and founder of the Provincial Veterinary Laboratory at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. N.B.

Truro Daily News

History of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College

This sub-series contains records created by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or about the NSAC. They include documents and photographs on educational resources, letters, memos, newspapers, articles, newsletters, new building plans, MacRae speech notes, a bound history of the NSAC, agricultural education plans in the province, and the 75th anniversary committee file.

MacRae obituary and articles

This file contains Dr. Herbert Farquhar MacRae’s obituary and tribute articles dedicated to the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College principal in June 2002.

Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969
This fonds contains photographs, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal and instructor at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College; this includes photographs, certificates, and articles and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

Newspaper clippings regarding opening of agricola collections

This file contains three newspaper clippings associated with the opening of the Agricola Collections museum and archives - July 30, 1983. The fourth article discusses the power of food as an economic driver quoting Dr. Clay Switzer in Nova Scotia, president of the Agricultural Institute of Canada from University of Guelph on a tour of Nova Scotian blueberry fields.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College Alumni Association fonds

  • MS-14-2
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1983
This fonds contains minutes, financial records, correspondence, student lists, reports, banquet programs, and newspaper clippings from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Alumni Association.

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, DVD's, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings published between 1830-2015.

Nova Scotia Deptartment of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1996

This fonds contains Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports.

Fonds also contains the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996 and correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972.

Papers and correspondence regarding agricultural heritage preservation and presentation and the agricola collection

This file contains a range of papers with regard to agricultural history and agricultural heritage preservation through books, static and living history museums, agricultural art and artifacts, and correspondence with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Library, Office of the Principal, and the Nova Scotia Department of Education – Museum complex. 1987.
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