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James Aitchison fonds

  • MS-2-666
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1994, predominant 1955-1992
Fonds consists primarily of documents related to James Aitchison’s scholarly research and teaching. Records includes correspondence, course files, subject files, addresses, papers (including some written by students), notes and notebooks, newspaper clippings, offprints, printed materials, reports, and a variety of miscellaneous records.

Aitchison, James, 1908-1994

Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-4-113
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1988, predominant 1947-1985
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, briefs and reports, meeting minutes, financial records, circulars, photographs, and other records relating to the fishing and fish processing industry in Atlantic Canada and government regulations of the fisheries. Also included are similar types of records from sister organizations the Atlantic Fishing Vessel Association, Atlantic Fisheries By-Products Association, and Atlantic Queen Crab Association.

Seafood Producers Association.

Elisabeth Mann Borgese fonds

  • MS-2-744
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2002, predominant 1969-2001
Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to the professional activities of Elisabeth Mann Borgese, focusing on major organizations and projects with which she was affiliated from the beginning of her North American career in the 1940s. The collection includes correspondence, publications and drafts, administrative records, conference materials, sound and video recordings, research materials, photographs, and other materials.

Borgese, Elisabeth Mann

Board of Governors of Dalhousie University fonds

  • UA-1
  • Fonds
  • 1818-2016
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and its various committees. Documents reflect all aspects of the Board’s sphere of responsibility and include correspondence with members and outside individuals and agencies; meeting minutes and agendas; reports created or reviewed by the Board; annual reports; financial documents which include ledgers, budgets, statements, and other materials; officer lists; orientation packages for members; and various other materials related to the overall management of the university and its assets.

Dalhousie University. Board of Governors.

Maersk Dubai Incident fonds

  • MS-8-203
  • Fonds
  • 1996-2000
The fonds includes letters, immigration papers, promotional materials, petitions, affidavits, evidence and general documentation of the activities of the Concern for Seafarers Witnesses Society (CSWS) in their endeavours to assist the sailors of the Maersk Dubai.

The Concerns for Seafarers Witness Society.

A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience

  • MS-9-39, SF Box 52, Folder 2
  • Item
  • April 6, 1979
File contains a student essay titled, "A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience," written in 1979 by Kevin Reilly for a course on Canadian working class history taught by Dr. Gregory S. Kealey. The essay documents the history of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association's collective bargaining experience.

Reilly, Kevin

Dalhousie Arts Centre fonds

  • UA-29
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2004, predominant 1970-1989
Fonds consists of administrative records related to the operation of the Dalhousie Arts Centre which includes correspondence, personnel files, reports, and memos; audio-visual materials; minutes, correspondence, and reports related to the Dalhousie Cultural Activities Committee and its sub-committees; financial records which include annual and monthly reports, budget records, payroll reports and other fiscal documents; artistic organization files; photographic records of performers; production, performance and event records that include contracts, news clippings, and promotional materials; as well as publicity materials for the Arts Centre.

Dalhousie University. Arts Centre.

Donna Morrissey fonds

  • MS-2-753
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2012
Fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts (print and electronic), drafts, page proofs, illustrations, digital photographs, and published copies of the novels, scripts, and short stories written by Donna Morrissey. It also contains e-mail and printed correspondence, press material and book reviews, and resource material from a workshop.

Morrissey, Donna, 1956-

A review: Nova Scotia mental health system and changes required : [draft typescript]

Item consists of an undated review of the current Nova Scotia mental health system, as well as an outline of required changes to the system, compiled by Alexander Murchison in the early 1970s. The item provides a brief outline of present mental health programs and facilities in the province -- the Cape Breton Mental Health Centre in Sydney, the Eastern Counties Mental Health Centre in Antigonish, the Pictou County Mental Health Centre in New Glasgow, the Cumberland County Mental Health Centre in Amherst, the Cobequid Mental Health Centre in Truro, the Funday [sic] Mental Health Centre in Wolfville, the Digby-Annapolis Mental Health Centre in Digby, the program at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and the South Shore Mental Health Centre in Bridgewater -- as well as mental and public hospital services -- Nova Scotia Hospital, Abbie J. Lane Memorial Hospital, Halifax County Hospital, and Kings County Hospital -- and provides recommendations on how to improve the province-wide program addressing mental health. Item contains a few inked and whited-out corrections.

School phobia: a review : [draft typescript]

Item consists of a report written by Alexander Murchison in December 1970, outlining the "acute psychiatric emergency" of school phobia, suggesting that it is more complicated than being simply "separation anxiety". The report defines the phobia, outlines the clinical features and symptoms, discusses the role of separation in the condition, and addresses potential treatments.

Group homes: let's get going: program papers from Annual Meeting of Nova Scotia Family and Child Welfare Association : [manuscript]

File contains the printed manuscript of the program papers from the Annual Meeting of Nova Scotia Family and Child Welfare Association, May 22-24, 1973, entitled "Group Homes: 'Let's get going'", of which Alexander Murchison was a participant. The file contains the printed manuscript for Murchison's presentation "Why an alternate family? (The child and the group home", given on May 23, 1973. File also contains the following papers: "The orphan and society" (Jean Paton-Kittson), "Social services and the group home" (Frank Capstick), "Democratic perspectives on group home supervision" (Ronald L. Smith), "Houseparents forum" (Mr. & Mrs. Sylvador Renaldo), "Public relations in a group home program" (A.S. Kyte), and "Funding of group homes" (Timothy T. Daley).

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

  • MS-11-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1982
Fonds mainly consists of the publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings and reports of the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee.

Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee.

Ransom Myers fonds

  • MS-2-179
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2007
Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to the professional activities of Ransom Myers and the major organizations and projects with which he was affiliated during his career as Killam Oceans Chair at Dalhousie University; there are also records created during his doctoral studies and his tenure as a research scientist at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The collection includes correspondence, draft manuscripts, offprints, conference and association materials, presentations, course and teaching materials, litigation and consultancy records (including affidavits and invoices), photographs, annotated research materials, press collected about Myers’ work or pertaining to his research, student files, datasets and web content.

Myers, Ransom Aldrich Jr.

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.

Atlantic Research Centre fonds

  • MS-13-50, SF Box 69, Folder 19 ; SF Box 63, Folder 9
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1970
Fonds consists of reports and minutes of the Board of Directors.

Atlantic Research Centre.

Harry Oxorn fonds

  • MS-13-58, SF Box 74, Folders 6-8 ; SF Box 75, Folders 1-13 ; SF Box 76, Folders 1-9 ; SF Box 77, Folders 1-4 ; SF Box 77, Folders 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1983
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, and manuscripts for Oxorn's book "H.B. Atlee: A Biography." Fonds also contains copies of articles and stories written by H.B. Atlee.

Oxorn, Harry, 1920-

Thaddeus M. Sieniewicz fonds

  • MS-13-81, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1936
Fonds consists of medical reports taken while employed with the Massachusetts-Halifax Health Commission.

Sieniewicz, Thaddeus M., Dr., 1895-1975

United Textile Workers of America Local 152 fonds

  • MS-9-2
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1952

Fonds includes correspondence, contract documents, district council documents, annual conference proceedings/documents, information about the conference on trade union rights in 1951-1952, press releases issued by the United Textile Workers of America, and miscellaneous reference material including, a sheet outlining the, "commonplace precaution against war" with a diagram about the potential damages of an atom bomb blast. The reference material contains blank due deduction slips for the United Textile Workers of America Local 152, newsletters issued by the Canadian Textile Council, a pamphlet issued by the Trade Union Research Bureau titled, "Wages and the Cost of Living", and amendments submitted by the "Local 100 United Textile Workers of America for negotiations with the Montreal Cottons Limited."

Files are listed alphabetically by title.

United Textile Workers of America. Local 152.

Notes of Mrs. Gordon Cowan on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-173, SF Box 14, Folder 7
  • File
  • [1966]-[1967]
File consists of genealogical notes on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia, with a particular focus on Captain Alexander Rose Rettie and the wreck of his vessel "Forest Chief." Also included are a family tree, photocopies of research correspondence, and historical newspaper accounts.

Cowan, Mrs. Gordon

Catherine Creighton and family fonds

  • MS-2-656
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1989

Fonds consists of papers created and/or accumulated by Catherine Creighton and her family, including those of her husband Graham and children Edith, Anna, Lois, Frieda, and Howard. While the fonds includes correspondence from Wilfred Creighton to his siblings and parents, Wilfred's papers are not included as a sous-fonds within the fonds.

The bulk of the fonds consists of correspondence from family and friends, but also includes diaries, photographs, financial papers, personal papers, memorabilia, print materials, scrapbooks, articles, and artwork. Records in the fonds provide a well-rounded depiction of the family's daily activities and lives - from their relationships with each other, their extended family, and their community, to their financial status, values, education, and careers.

Creighton Family

Papers of William A. Major on the Halifax Curling Club

  • MS-2-167, SF Box 27, Folder 32
  • File
  • 1923
File consists of a brief manuscript essay on Halifax Curling Club's history, the 1923 end-of-season report, and an excerpt from a published pamphlet called "Curliana Memorabilia."

Major, William Azor, 1860-1926

Harold L. Scammell fonds

  • MS-13-80, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1951
Fonds consists of correspondence in association with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and correspondence regarding his involvement with the Provincial Medical Board. Other papers include financial records, miscellaneous publications, and personal notes. The fonds includes records from his years at Dalhousie University, including student information.

Scammell, Harold L., Dr., 1905-1991

Elizabeth Kilpatrick fonds

  • MS-13-17, SF Box 57, Folders 21-23; SF Box 58, Folders 1-5; SF Box 59, Folders 1-8; SF Box 54, Folder 20 ; ;
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1969
Fonds consists of manuscripts of papers and addresses in addition to published articles. This fonds also includes general notes, correspondence, and biographical sketches of Dr. Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick, Elizabeth

William Harop Hattie fonds

  • MS-13-12, SF Box 54, Folders 18-19; SF Box 57, Folders 16-18
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1932
Fonds consists of correspondence with the Canadian Medical Association and its professional journal. Other contents include manuscripts of papers and addresses, including publications by Dr. Hattie. Fonds also contains obituaries, a letter from Sec. Graduates of McGill University, H.C. Pruell and a letter from Sir J.W. Dawson.

Hattie, William Harop

D.M. Linton fonds

  • MS-13-19, SF Box 59, Folder 9
  • Fonds
  • 1875
Fonds consists of a patient medical report.

Linton, D.M., Dr.

Fourth draft of Atlantic Child Guidance Centre position paper : [draft typescript]

Item consists of the fourth draft of an Atlantic Child Guidance Centre position paper, dated August 31, 1972, prepared by the Atlantic Child Guidance Centre Policy Committtee (Dr. Alexander Murchison, Dr. G. Gordon, Norris Turner, Paul Norton, Dr. S. Bijoor, and Everett Harris). The item is addressed to "all Atlantic Child Guidance Centre staff for comment" before final submission, and has the goal of ensuring that "adolescents [...] not be forgotten either in terms of bureaucratic strucutre or in terms of submergence in adult designed and orientated programs", and that they "require advocates" to ensure that any public health legislation does not overlook the needs of those who are "underage [... in a] largely adult orientated society".

Group home development proposal, Group Home Advisory Committee, Children's Aid Society of Halifax : [draft typescript]

Item consists of an early draft of a "Group home development proposal" compiled by the Alexander Murchison (and others) for the Group Home Advisory Committee, Children's Aid Society of Halifax, dated March 5, 1973. The committee consisted of Dr. Murchison (chairman), Ron Smith, Pat Corkery, T. Daley, Mrs. Cleveland, and Father O'Neil. The purpose of the document is "to recommend proposals relative to the development of group homes by the Children's Aid Society of Halifax". Item also contains handwritten inked marginal notes and corrections.

Brief to the Premier with invitations to the Ministers of Health, Welfare and Education and to the Nova Scotia Health Council : [draft typescript]

Item consists of the final draft of a brief compiled by Dr. Alexander Murchison (and others) on an ad hoc committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Sylvia Keet, prepared for Premier Gerald Regan and his ministers, in April 1971. The subject of this item is "the need for [the] establishment of residential treatment centres for disturbed adolescents in Nova Scotia". The committee received support from Mr. Andrew Crook (Canadian Mental Health) and Mr. Tim Daley (Children's Aid Society and Department of Public Welfare". The data was initially collected by Mrs. Elaine Fraser in April 1970 when she was a student at the Maritime School of Social Work, and the final analysis was conducted by students of that school under the direction of Mr. Frank Winters.

Review of literature re operation of Child Guidance Centre in hospital setting : [draft typescript]

Item consists of a draft typescript of a brief compiled by Alexander Murchison (and others) in 1973 or 1974, regarding the opening of a Child Guidance Centre. Item reviews reports and speeches (Clyde Marshall's 1969 working paper, a 1970 address by the Honourable R.A. Donahoe to the Conference of Mental Health Centre Boards, the Hastings Report, and the Government of Ontario's 'White Paper'), as a means of determining that the functioning of the Centre would be "impaired" if the Centre was to be located in the Abbie Lane Psychiatric Hospital. The item addresses concerns with the proposal arising from the schism between prevention (which the Centre would encourage) versus treatment (which the Hospital engages in), as well as the stigma associated with the Hospital, affecting negatively potential work with at-risk youth and their families.

A proposal to encourage the development of adolescent health care in the Province of Nova Scotia: Phase 2, 1973 : [draft typescript]

Item consists of a draft funding proposal compiled by Alexander Murchison (and others), submitted to the Atlantic Regional Office, Non-Medical Use of Drugs Directorate, Health Protection Branch, Department of National Health & Welfare, in February 1973, encouraging the funding and development of an adolescent health care program in Nova Scotia. The item addresses what was achieved from a similar proposal in 1972, and outline aims "to animate interested health care workers [in the province] to initiate changes within their own community and profession". The item contains a three-page budget appendix.

A proposal for health grant: a new approach in delivery of health services to children and youth : [draft typescript]

Item consists of an early draft proposal written by Alexander Murchison (and others), likely in late-1973, regarding obtaining funding for a health grant to improve the delivery of health services to children and youth in Nova Scotia. The proposal aims to implement several programs in Halifax County in order to assist the province's youth in moving "toward optimum health", by implementing the following programs: a Life Development program (emphasizing proper nutrition, emotional and physical development), a Day Care and Pre-School program, a Teacher Training program, a Community Health Nurse program, an Environmental Control program (environmental effects on human growth and development), and a General Training program (for all professionals involved with children and adolescent care). The item also outlines the steps required to implement the program, and a plan upon which the program will be evaluated.

The group home and the community : [draft typescript]

Item consists of a report written by Alexander Murchison, dated January 9, 1975, and presented to the Dartmouth Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, regarding improving group home facilities not only for adolescents, but also for "older individuals", in Nova Scotia. Item suggests ways in which available group home services can be improved in order to promote "optimum health" as defined by the World Health Organization.

Frank Baird fonds

  • MS-2-5, SF Box 13, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933
Fonds consists of a draft typescript of Baird's "Doctor Archibald MacMechan: An Estimate and an Appreciation," commissioned by The Halifax Chronicle for their 1923 New Year's edition and withdrawn at Archibald MacMechan's request. Also present are three letters from MacMechan concerning the article and a later letter from Stanley MacKenzie regarding an essay by Baird rejected by The Dalhousie Review.

Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951

Technical University of Nova Scotia fonds

  • UA-10
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1999

Fonds consists of the records of the Technical University of Nova Scotia, predominanty from its first 40 years as the Nova Scotia Technical College and from its final decade before amalgamation with Dalhousie University.

College governance is well documented through the minutes and correspondence of the Board of Governors and the Senate, and the President’s records.

The administration of technical education courses in communities throughout Nova Scotia, 1907-1947, is minutely detailed in the records of the Director of Technical Education, as well as through the series of beautiful glass plate negatives of Technical Education classes.

The Public Relations office created files, photographs, sound and video recordings of events, faculty, staff and students of TUNS.

A selection of student records is available in the series of records from the Registrar’s Office; however access is restricted to protect privacy.

The development of the TUNS campus is well documented through construction photographs, aerial photographs, historical overviews, and files on land acquisition and renovations to historic buildings.

Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Maritime School of Social Work fonds

  • UA-22
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 2010
The fonds consist of records that document the administrative and operational activities of the Maritime School of Social Work. These include general correspondence, committee minutes, financial records, reports, statistics, program information, course materials, examination records, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, photographs, as well as documentation of relationships with outside organizations.

Maritime School of Social Work

Nova Scotia Council of Health fonds

  • MS-13-3, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1973
Fonds consists of several drafts of a report on health facilities and services in Nova Scotia. These include briefs, submissions, statistics, and articles related to the report.

Nova Scotia Council of Health.

Osler Medico-Historical Club of Halifax fonds

  • MS-13-46, SF Box 69, Folders 1-15
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1926
Fonds consists of medical academic papers presented to the Osler Medico-Historical Club.

The Osler Medico-Historical Club of Halifax.

Grace Maternity Hospital fonds

  • MS-13-48, SF Box 69, Folder 17
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1955
Fonds consists of reports, statistics, and photographs of the hospital.

Grace Maternity Hospital.

Charles Beecher Weld fonds

  • MS-13-53
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1924] - [ca. 1979]
Fonds consists of manuscripts written by Dr. Weld along with photographs, correspondence, and papers related to community organizations.

Weld, Charles Beecher, 1899-1991

Final report to the Minister of Health : program for nursing home care for the Province of Alberta

File contains a 24 page report prepared by the Custodial Care Study Committee, which was established by Order-in-Council No. 2014/62. The file also contains correspondence between Robert U. Doyle, Assistant Executive Director of the Welfare Council, and J.D. Campbell, Executive Director of the Alberta Hospitalization Benefits Plan. The file also contains a copy of the Alberta Nursing Home Act of 1964 and the Nursing Home Plan Regulations, both of which arose out of the report.

Robert William Murray MacKay fonds

  • MS-13-77
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1977
Fonds consists of lecture notes, administrative papers regarding the Nova Scotia Hospital, certificates of achievement, medals, and personal correspondence.

MacKay, Robert William Murray, Dr.

George Kerr Thomson fonds

  • MS-13-72, SF Box 79, Folder 24
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1933
Fonds consists of four papers on dental care.

Thomson, George Kerr, Dr.

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