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.
The file consists of a scrapbook of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, pictures of NSAC buildings, breeds, and events on campus as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture Annual reports.
This sub-series includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-1907.
This file contains the thesis titled "Studies on the helminth parasites of herring gulls (Larus argentatus Pontopp.) on the Newborough Warren Nature Reserve, Anglesey" / by William Threlfall. 1965. Ph.D. Thesis. "A thesis submitted to the University of Wales in candidature for the degree of Philosphiae Doctor". Also includes 2 pages of handwritten data and an article by the same author: Threlfall, William. (1963) Factors concerned in the mortality of some birds which perished in Anglesey and Northern Caernarvonshire during the winter of 1963, with special reference to parasitism by helminths. Annals And Magazine Of Natural History, vol. 6, no. 72, 721-737.
This sub-series contains records related to the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions contributions to the The National Farm Radio Forum from 1937-65. The sub-series consists of correspondence, memos, guides, annual reports and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences. Some of the records were created and collected by Longly and C.A. Douglas, as well as regional secretary Rosemary Campbell. It was a national rural listening-discussion group project sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and CBC. Initially, this program was a dramatized discussion of farm problems in wartime, arranged in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and the Canadian Association for Adult Education. Eventually, it evolved into discussions by individuals from various communities across the country. The program was developed by Orville Shugg and Neil Morrison. http://www.cotra.ca/farming.htm http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/farm-radio-forum/
This file contains a document written by Murray Baillie regarding the activities of the Earltown, Nova Scotia Farm Forum Radio Group from the period of 1961-1962. Murray Baillie was a 20 year old teacher at the time and Secretary for the group.
This file contains two copies of the Historic Collections Committee Report : 1986-1987. By Peter Sanger. 1987. The report documents the acquisitions purchased or donated to the Agricola Archives Collections; activities of the Agricola Archives in support of campus academics and the collection itself.
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.
This series contains reports, drawings, correspondences, books, and photos regarding the history of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College. This includes the institute's early drafts for motto and crest, past principal's signatures, and contribution to the provincial government between 1913-2005.
This item is a published report on the meeting minutes of the special committee appointed by the House of Commons to inquire into the agricultural conditions throughout Canada. Among the committee, was Melville Cumming who was attendee and provided evidence as capacity of Secretary of Agriculture.
This file contains 1 textual record of a 38 page draft letter on legal size loose-leaf paper. This was written by JP Landry to the Honorable J.K MacDonald, then Minister of Agriculture of Nova Scotia, on January 12, 1938. While most of the draft is handwritten, it includes a 2 page print report for the Antigonish C. Poultry Association in 1936.