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Dalhousie University Libraries fonds

  • UA-23
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 2014
Fonds consists of administrative and departmental documents pertaining to the Dalhousie University libraries between 1914 and 2014.

Dalhousie University. University Libraries.

Library history

This file contains 9 reprints of photographs of the interior and exterior of the new NSAC library that was built in 1982, as well as portraits of past and 1983 library staff and librarians. 1913-1939 – the NSAC library collection was housed on bookshelves of a small room adjacent to the office of the Professor of English. 1939-1968 – Principal Lyman Chapman improved the library arrangements by rearranging space previously occupied by the janitor’s quarters on the top floor of the administrative building; provided tables, newspapers, magazines, books, reference books and textbooks. 1968-1982 – Cox Institute – the library was given space to the west of the stairwell on the lower level; library added a microfiche reader. 1980s – A new building for Library services became the first priority when the degree program was approved. Official opening was graduation day May 1983.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College open house, library staff, 1987

File contains 11 color photos and one handmade photo spread (construction paper ) of photocopied pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College library staff during Open House in 1987. Photos are as follows : 1. On reverse: “Sheree Miller - Steno Secretary, Lady who pays you, Open House 1987”. Subject is smiling at the camera. 2. Sheree Miller – no annotation on reverse – subject is in side view talking on the phone. 3. On reverse: “Kelly Ji - Cataloguing and international traveler (also Acquisitions and Serials singlehandedly in her spare time) Open House 1987” Subject is looking at camera. 4. On reverse: “Irene – Domestic engineer and General Can-Do Anything Person! Open House 1987” Subject is smiling at camera. 5. On reverse: “Joanne Campbell – Inter-library Loans and best Giggler - Open House 1987” Subject is smiling at camera. 6. On reverse: “Bonnie Waddell – Reference Librarian and Lady with the flip-flops – Open House 1987” Subject is smiling at camera. 7. On reverse: “Darren Blade – Data entry clerk and comedian – summer appearances only – Open House 1987” Subject is smiling at camera. 8. Darren Blade – no annotation on reverse – subject in side view looking at computer screen and smiling. 9. On reverse: “Chrissie Frank – Assistant to Archivist – Local Trouble Maker – Summer appearances only – Open House 1987” Subject is posed in front of Agricola Collection museum objects smiling at camera. 10. On reverse: “Marlene McCallum – Part time steno secretary” Subject is looking up at camera smiling. 11. Marlene McCallum – Subject is smiling looking down at something in her hands. 12. Construction paper display sheet of photocopied pictures over the years of (1) Mr B.S. Sodhi – Chief Librarian – MacRae Library, and (2) Professor Peter Sanger.

Photograph of Bill Owen, staff member at the W.K. Kellogg Library

File is a photograph of Bill Owen accompanied by his obituary. Obituary reads: OWEN, William Hampton (Bill) / Owen, William Hampton (Bill) - 59, Halifax, passed away peacefully at home i the early hours of April 5, 1998, after a long struggle with cancer. Born in Townsville, Australia, Bill was the only child of the late Gordon Hampton Owen and the late Ruth (Clarke) Owen. Bill had a rich and varied life that took many interesting turns. He graduated from Melbourne University with a B.Sc. in 1960 and M.Sc. in 1964, and from Sydney University with a PhD in reproductive physiology in 1969. That same year he came to Halifax on post-doctoral fellowship with the Fisheries Research Board. After two years, he was in search of a career change and drove tractor trailers for a year before setting off for travels in Central and South America. After he returned to Canada, he spent a years studying Grizzly bears in the Arctic, then in 1975 took an M.Sc. in medical parasitology at the London School of Tropical Medicine. Following this, he worked as a miner in Thompson, Man., and then on the log booms on the British Columbia coast. In 1980, he graduated from Dalhousie University with a master of library service, and settled down to being a reference librarian at the Kellogg Health Science Library for the next 17 years, until his early retirement in June 1997 due to ill health. He was an avid bird watcher, photographer, traveller and had a great love of poetry, music and nature. Bill was a tireless advocate of the rights of the East Timorese, and many other causes both local and global. He had a keen wit and a booming laugh, and lived his life with great honesty, integrity and generosity. Bill is mourned by his beloved wife, Audrey Louise Samson, and his cherished children, Phoebe Ruth and Max; stepmother, Mary Owen, and stepbrothers, Tom and David Biltoft, Melbourne; his "adopted family" the Annands: Betty, Wendy, Kirk and Chris; and his many, many friends and relations in Australia and Canada. Cremation has taken place. Bill will be remembered at a gathering at the hall of the Universalist Unitarian Church, 5500 Inglis St., at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 13. Memorial donations may be made to the food bank, Oxfam or East Timor Alert Network, 33659-5th Ave., Mission, B.C., V2V 1X1. Arrangements entrusted to Dignity Cremation Services, Halifax.

Photograph of Carol Smilie - Donor of the Carol Smilie Fund for Community Health Nursing Library Resources at the W.K. Kellogg Library

File is a photograph of Ann Barrett, Carol Smilie, and Patrick Ellis. Accompanying note states: A new collection fund has been established for the Kellogg Health Sciences Library to support research and teaching in the area of Community Health Nursing at Dalhousie University. / The fund was established on the reitrement of longtime library friend and patron, Dr. Carol Smilie. Dr. Smilie was an Associate Proferssor at Dalhousie University School of Nursing from 1982-2001, and Associate Director of Undergraduate Cirriculum and Planning for the School [from] 1999-2001. Dr. Smilie graduated with an MSc in Health Education from Dalhousie in 1980. Her practice of nursing was concentrated in the area of community health. While assuming presidential responsibilities in the national and provincial organizations of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Public Health Association and Directorship of the Nova Scotia Sociobehavioural Cancer Research Network, Dr. Smilie worked to enhance the understanding of and support for the preparation of nurses to work as partners in the building of healthy communities.

Photograph of Ruth Cordy and Anita Watson in the Cataloging Office of the 5963 College Street building

File is a photograph of Ruth Cordy and Anita Watson, library staff, in the Cataloging Office on the second floor of the 5963 College Street building. The building housed the Medical-Dental Library during the construction of the Tupper Building and the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library.

Photograph of W.K. Kellogg Library Staff 2003

File is a photograph of the W.K. Kellogg Staff of 2003 standing on the staircase in the library. Present in the photo: (Front row from Left to Right) Joe Wickens; Betty Sutherland; Karen Neves; Patricia Gillam; Nadine Day Boutilier; Larry Covey. (Second row) Linda Rose Nauss; Vicky Lines; Chris Powell; Gail Fraser; Colleen Mahoney. (Third row) Dick Nevill; Patrick Ellis; Ann Barrett; Charles Maina; Linda Young; Judith Coughlan-Lambly. (missing) Penny David; Kathy Eisan; Liz Foy; Mary macDonald; Shelley McKibbon; Cindy Miller; Tim Ruggles; Jessica Scott; and Carol Webb.
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