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Contract for the construction of the headhouse to the greenhouse on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus

File contains the contract for the construction of the headhouse to greenhouse at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between W.K. Murray (contractor) and Department of Public Works including modifications to specifications. The contract is dated November 5, 1913. Signed by "? Cobb" Architect; "E. H. Armstrong" Commissioner for Public Works and Mines; and "W.K. Murray" contractor.

Correspondence between the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Library and Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture re. library subscriptions to journals and serials

File contains correspondence between the Nova Scotia Agricultural College library and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture regarding subscriptions to scientific journals and serials. File also contains a notebook with publications ordered by Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture branch Chem. Soils and Fertilizer (1952-1975).

Nova Scotia Agricultural College Founding day banquet dinner program

File contains two programs (8.5 x 11 inches, folded in half) for the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Founding Day (Founder's Day) banquet dinner held on 12 February, 1988 at Jenkins Hall. Includes list of participants as follows: 1. Rev. D.I. MacEachern 2. N.S.A.C. Chorale 3. Dr. Bernard MacDonald, N.S.T.C. 4. Mr. Art Weatherby, Village Commission 5. Mr. J.E. Shuh , Professor Emeritus 6. Dr H.F. MacRae, Principal 7. Mr R.E. Morehouse, N.S., Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Marketing. 8. Mr Victor Saxon, Director 9. Mr Emery Legere, President, Students Union.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College satirical theater script

File contains a satirical script (ca. 1971) for a play focused on student life, the academic calendar, and social interests of the day at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Topics include College Royal, sheep management, etc. It includes a list of actors: R. W. Hounsell (potentially NSAC faculty circa 1960s?); Ray Porth (NSAC Biology Faculty 1970-1980); J.S. Bubar (NSAC Class ’50, and Plant Science faculty); Stuart Smith (NSAC Faculty 1964 to 1991; Len Eaton (NSAC Professor of Biology circa 1970’s and 1980’s (?); and, Gordon Delaney.

Correspondence to Melville Cumming from the Office of the Commissioner for Works and Mines Nova Scotia

Item is correspondence from the Office of the Commissioner for Works and Mines Nova Scotia (E. H. Armstrong) to Melville Cumming, dated 5 November, 1913. It references an enclosed contract (two copies) for signature by W.K. Murray - contractor, in regards to the construction of the headhouse to the greenhouse.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College Cumming Hall extension contract

File contains the contract for the extension construction on Cumming Hall, the administration and classroom building on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus to be completed on or by November 24, 1912. The contract describes the work to be done, and the materials to be used in the additions and alterations to Agricultural College from the drawings and superintendence of Andrew R. Cobb, Architect, Halifax, N.S. “Set no. 5”.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College library plans (interior)

File contains the interior plans for the new Nova Scotia Agricultural College library, it was later named the MacRae Library in 1990 after former principal Herbert MacRae. The plans detail the libraries interior layout, furniture design, and layout for furnishings for the lower and main levels. Plans were designed by Berardinelli Design Limited, Halifax, NS. "Set no. 2".

Student activities at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College

File contains photographs of Nova Scotia Agricultural College students and faculty. Photographs were taken within buildings (laboratories, barns, library, machinery shed, and mess hall), and outdoors on campus at various spaces including farm yard, residences, and fields. These were taken approximately in the 1960's and 1970's

Nova Scotia Agricultural College class of 1942 students

File contains 2 photographs of students and faculty or instructors from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, there are men in hats on the steps of Cumming Hall or the Science Building (?). They are wearing warm clothing, gloves, sweaters, scarves. There is also a photograph of 8 men standing in a wooden fenced enclosure looking at a pig; two men with pieces of wood in their hands, four men with books under their arms, all wearing bowler hats.
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