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Halifax Herald quote about the construction of the Halifax Infirmary in 1931

Item is a quote from the Halifax Herald from 1931 about the construction of the Halifax Infirmary. Quote says: Halifax Herald. January 1, 1931 / "new Million Dollar Hospital for Halifax". The above is / the new Million Dollar Fireproof Hospital to be erected in / Halifax in 1931 by the Sisters of Charity, which when / finished will be one of the most modern and best / equipped hospitals on the continent... The hospital will / be erected on Queen Street and S.P. Dumaresq, who / designed i will supervise its construction told The / Herald yesterday, that the Hospital will contain features / never before attempted in Hospital construction on this / continent."

List of contents of the Infirmary Time Capsule

Item is a list of items found in the Halifax Infirmary Time Capsule. The list reads: Contents of the Infirmary Time Capsule / Holy Card and Medals / Pope Pius XI (card and medal) / Our Lady of Perpetual Hope (card and medal) / St. Therese (card - back says "Little flower please listen to our prayer" and medal) / Prayer card for the Beatification of Pius X / Mother Elizabeth Seton (card - back says "Mother Seton, pray for us and direct our work") / Saint Vincent DePaul (card - back says "Saint Joseph, be a father and protector to this Institute") / Our Lady (two medals) / Sacred Heart (badge) / Miniature statue of Our Lady in a medal case / Coins from the architect, Sydney P. Dumaresq / Local (on display) and international newspapers.

Newspaper headlines about the construction of the Halifax Infirmary in 1931

Item is a list of quotes from contemporary newspaper articles about the construction of the Halifax Infirmary in 1931. Quotes are as follows: Newspaper headlines from June, 1931 / The Halifax Mail, June 25, 1931 / "hurl Constable From Side of Fleeing Auto: Bullets Fail to Halt Car in "Get-Away. Constable / Pitts, of Nova Scotia Police, Struck Over Head With Crank as He Clung to Side of Alleged / Rum-Laden Car." / The Halifax Chronicle, June 25, 1931 / "Plane Reaches Germany; One for Denmark / "Miners Seeking Six-Hour to Relieve Jobless: Will consider Resolution at Today's Session of / District Conference in Sydney." / "Hurry Round the World" Post and Gatty Greeted By Huge Throngs in Berlin" / Halifax Herald, June 24, 1931 / "Globe Flyers Span Atlantic Ocean: Danes Now Over Ocean" / "Alderman Scores Street Repairs: Likens Robie St. To Tooth".

Photograph of Archibald MacMechan's family members

Item is a photograph of some of Archibald MacMechan's family members visiting Dalhousie University. The photograph shows Mrs. C. R. E. Willetts (daughter); Mrs. Vlademir Ceruin (granddaughter); Mrs. John Campbell (granddaughter, daughter of Mrs. Willetts); and Gregor Campbell (great grandson). The family members visited a display about MacMechan which was organized by Ms. S. Rogers-Bell of the Killam Library Special Collections.

Donkin, John

Photograph of Archibald MacMechan's family members

Item is a photograph of some of Archibald MacMechan's family members visiting Dalhousie University. The photograph shows Mrs. C. R. E. Willetts (daughter); Mrs. Vlademir Ceruin (granddaughter); Mrs. John Campbell (granddaughter, daughter of Mrs. Willetts); and Gregor Campbell (great grandson).

Donkin, John

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 Grace Tratt

Item is a photograph of Grace Tratt, an employee in Special Collections at the Killam Library at Dalhousie University. The photograph shows Tratt looking at a display case of books. The photograph was published in Monthly University News, Volume 1, #1.

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