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Address self-inking stamp

This item is a self-inking stamp with the previous name of the MacRae Library at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College used prior to its amalgamation with Dalhousie University.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library

File contains typed correspondence from the Andover-Harvard Theological Library (Cambridge, MA), dated 1973, and sent to Kenneth Leslie. The first, dated January 8, 1973, sent by Mrs. John Timoney, expresses appreciation for a donated copy of 'O'Malley to the Reds'. The second, undated and sent by William C. Bourque [?], references the library's not having received issues 25:1 thru 25:3 of New Man (Jan-Mar 1973).

CANSCAIP draft of Budge Wilson's update for Round Up

File contains a handwritten draft of Budge Wilson's news announcement for the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) newsletter, News Roundup. The announcement includes her recently published book "After Swissair"; readings at public libraries, the Hubbards Literary Society, and Word on the Street; interviews on CTV and CBC radio; features in the Chronicle Herald; and the upcoming publication of the fourth new Polish edition of "Before Green Gables."

Draft of speech for the Halifax Public Libraries freedom to read week program on remembering Margaret Laurence

  • MS-2-650.2010-031, Box 55, Folder 7
  • File
  • June 2, 1983 - March 3, 1993
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File includes Budge Wilson's handwritten speech and a copy of a speech by Margaret Laurence "On Censorship...A Speech given to Ontario Provincial Judges and their Wives" and "Remarks on Margaret Laurence" by Joan Y. Johnston. The file also contains a letter from the Halifax City Regional Library about her participation in the event.

Electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the LBANS/NSLA Conference

File consists of the typescripts of electronic email messages and letters of Budge Wilson regarding a talk at the LBANS/NSLA (Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia / Nova Scotia Library Association). The conference was held in Greenwich, Nova Scotia, October 3-5, 2008. Includes the conference program booklet.

Eliza Ritchie fonds

  • MS-2-433
  • Fonds
  • 1889, 1930-1933
Fonds consists of a printed copy of Ritchie's thesis, completed in 1889 at Cornell University; two essay offprints from The Dalhousie Review; and a hand-bound catalogue of Ritchie's book collection, with her personal bookplate on the endpapers.

Ritchie, Eliza

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."

Library building plans

This file contains reproductions of the building / architectural plans for the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Library. The library was later named the MacRae Library after Principal Herb MacRae.

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.

Library interior plans

This file contains the 7 pages of plans for the new NSAC library in 1982, renamed the MacRae Library in 1990. It details the libraries interior and furniture design and layout for furnishings for the lower and main levels. Plans were designed by Berardinelli Design Limited, Halifax, NS. "Set no. 2".

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.

MacRae Library fonds

  • MS-14-46
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 2012
This fonds contains records and artifacts that were created by the MacRae Library of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1990-2012. The Nova Scotia Agricultural College merged with Dalhousie University in 2012.

MacRae Library

Named in Honour of Dr. Herbert F. MacRae - Principal 1972-1989

This item is a 1 metal plaque, 12" x 16" x 3/8ths" commemorating the MacRae Library, named in honour of Dr. Herbert F. MacRae. The Nova Scotia Agricultural College library that was built in 1983 was named the MacRae Library in honour of Dr MacRae in 1990.
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