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Our Voices Matter Oral History Collection

  • MS-13-88
  • Fonds
  • 2010-2011

Collection consists of 16 DVDs, 5 CD-ROMs, and 54.4 GB of digital video and electronic transcriptions. The collection contains oral histories given by mental health consumers that span the second half of the twentieth century to the present. Some videos are accompanied by a transcription of the interview.

The Our Voices Matter Project is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch. The purpose of the Project is to offer older mental health consumers living in Halifax Regional Municipality the opportunity of leaving a permanent record of their lives.

The Project collects oral histories from individuals interested in sharing their personal perspective on the evolving social and mental health environments. Involvement in the project is voluntary and any participant may withdraw from the process at any time and have all records destroyed during and up to the end of the project. The project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Halifax Regional Municipality.

Canadian Mental Health Association. Halifax-Dartmouth Branch.

Letter by Jason M. Mack concerning the mental health of George Roy

  • MS-13-87, SF Box 49, Folder 8
  • Item
  • 1916
Item is a letter written by Jason M. Mack addressed to any constables or police officers of the town of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The letter involves the mental health of and the request for detainment of George Roy, a fisherman from Liverpool, who had been declared of unsound mind by two local medical practitioners. Item also contains an envelope addressed to William Winters.

Mack, Jason M.

Norman Barrie Coward fonds

  • MS-13-85, Boxes 1-2; OS Box 2, Folders 21-22
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1995
Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, a plaque, and newspaper clippings.

Coward, Norman Barrie, Dr., 1905-1997

Halifax Visiting Dispensary fonds

  • MS-13-84
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1966
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, and administrative records such as annual reports and inventories.

Halifax Visiting Dispensary.

Andrew Walter Herdman Lindsay fonds

  • MS-13-83, Boxes 1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1914
Fonds consists of biographical information as well as correspondence associated with the Provincial Medical Board and other papers.

Lindsay, Andrew Walter Herdman, Dr.

J. Gordon Duff fonds

  • MS-13-82
  • Fonds
  • 1844 - 2010 ; predominantly 1961 - 1990
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the professional life of J. Gordon Duff while he was director and professor at the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy. Records include correspondence, pharmacy history and research, photographs, and materials on the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University Faculty of Health, and pharmacy associations.

Duff, J. Gordon

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

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

Augustus Churchill fonds

  • MS-13-7, SF Box 57, Folder 5
  • Fonds
  • 1886
The fonds consists of correspondence regarding medical books.

Churchill, Augustus, Dr.

Luther Burns MacKenzie fonds

  • MS-13-79, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1970
Fonds consists of copies of speeches, miscellaneous correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, and diplomas.

MacKenzie, Luther Burns, Dr., 1880-1981

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.

Arthur Edwin Blackett fonds

  • MS-13-73, SF Box 79, Folders 25-26
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1953
Fonds consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and a Canadian Medical Corps Christmas card (ca. 1916).

Blackett, Arthur Edwin , Dr., 1892-1957

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.

Albert Scott MacKintosh fonds

  • MS-13-71, SF Box 79, Folder 23
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]
Fonds consists of one pharmacy notebook.

MacKintosh, Albert Scott

Thomas John (Jock) Murray fonds

  • MS-13-69
  • Fonds
  • 1890-2018
Fonds consists of the archival records of Thomas John (Jock) Murray, which includes correspondence and research materials on neurological disease, the humanities and the history of medicine.

Murray, Thomas John (Jock), Dr.

Donald Alexander Campbell fonds

  • MS-13-6, SF Box 54, Folders 7-9 ; SF Box 56, Folders 9-11 ; SF Box 57, Folders 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1955
Fonds consists of registration cards and student tickets from Dalhousie Medical School and articles about Dr. Campbell. Fonds also contains papers regarding his medical practice, including correspondence, medical notes with sketches, personal notes and patient records. Two obituaries of Dr. Campbell are included in the fonds.

Campbell, Donald Alexander, Dr., 1984-1917

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984
Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward, Dr., 1901-1986

Hector Pothier fonds

  • MS-13-66, OS Box 2, Folders 12-13 ; SF Box 79, Folders 10-22 ; SF Box 80, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1973
Fonds consists of a certificate, diploma, a Dalhousie song book (ca. 1912/1913), photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, election paraphernalia, invoices, and speeches made to the Nova Scotia Legislature.

Pothier, Hector

Robert Keith Muir fonds

  • MS-13-65, SF Box 79, Folders 1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
Fonds consists of poetry written by Dr. Muir, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and a book of poetry.

Muir, Robert Keith

Ernest Ireson Glenister fonds

  • MS-13-64, SF Box 78, Folder 12 ; OS Box 2, Folders 7-11
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1987
Fonds consists of: three postcards featuring a photograph of medical residents (ca. 1923/1924) and various diplomas and certificates; two photographs of Dr. Ernest Glenister, dated approximately 1945 and 1960; one photograph of Dalhousie University medical residents, class of 1925.

Glenister, Ernest Ireson, 1901-1987

Harold Benge Atlee fonds

  • MS-13-63, SF Box 73, Folders 5-6 ; SF Box 78, Folders 8-11
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1953
Fonds consists of medical notes on obstetrics and gynaecology.

Atlee, Harold Benge

Boris Petrovich Babkin fonds

  • MS-13-62, SF Box 78, Folder 7
  • Fonds
  • 1934
Fonds consists of a manuscript entitled "How I Came to Dalhousie."

Babkin, Boris

Chester Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-61, Boxes 1-44 ; OS Box 2, Folders 4-6
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995
Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's entire professional career. These papers include files on the construction of the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission in addition to research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness. The collection also includes correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and his time spent at Dalhousie University.

Stewart, Chester B.

John A. Bell fonds

  • MS-13-59, SF Box 73, Folders 3-4 ; SF Box 78, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • 1887
Fonds consists of an original manuscript entitled "Dalhousie College and University."

Bell, John A.

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-

Harold Ross McKean fonds

  • MS-13-56, OS Box 1, Folders 8-11
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1984
Fonds consists of three cash journals and a cash book with financial records of Dr. McKean's medical practice.

McKean, Harold Ross, Dr., 1910-1991

Medical Society of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-13-55, Boxes 1-6
  • Fonds
  • 1961
Fonds consists of a research project conducted in 1961 regarding distribution patterns of physicians and facilities across Nova Scotia. Fonds includes both physician and patient questionnaires.

Medical Society of Nova Scotia.

Samuel William Williamson fonds

  • MS-13-54, SF Box 69, Folder 22 ; SF Box 74, Folders 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1910
Fonds consists of physician's daily memorandum books.

Williamson, Samuel William, Dr., 1869-1967

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

Rupert Clarence Giles Hawkins fonds

  • MS-13-52, SF Box 69, Folder 21
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919
Fonds consists of an original copy of the creator's transcript of marks.

Hawkins, Rupert Clarence Giles

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.

Elrid Gordon Young fonds

  • MS-13-4, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1950
Fonds consists of sensitive material regarding chemical warfare. These papers include correspondence, research, reports, notebooks, articles, and manuals. Also included is an unpublished manuscript titled "Adventures of a Chemist in Search of Poisons" written by Dr. Young. The manuscript tells of some of his experiences during his twenty-five years as a forensic chemist.

Young, Elrid Gordon

Minute book of the Medical Relief Committee of Dartmouth

  • MS-13-49, SF Box 69, Folder 18
  • Item
  • 1918, 1944
Item is a minute book kept during meetings of the Medical Relief Committee of Dartmouth. The Committee met regularly in late 1917 and 1918 to discuss the care of Dartmouth patients following the December 1917 Halifax Explosion. The minute book, which was primarily kept by Dr. M.G. Burris, details meetings of the committee and efforts to coordinate relief activities with the Medical Relief Committee of Halifax. Burris added two pages of notes in June 1944 with information on some members of the committee, Dartmouth hospitals managed by the committee, and remunerations paid by the Medical Relief Committee to physicians who treated patients.

Halifax Medical Commission. Medical Relief Committee.

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.

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.

Alfred B. Atherton fonds

  • MS-13-45, SF Box 68, Folder 6
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1863
Fonds consists of a notebook containing lecture notes on obstetrics and other subjects.

Atherton, Alfred B., Dr.

William Weatherspoon Woodbury fonds

  • MS-13-44, SF Box 68, Folder 5
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1905
Fonds consists of certificates awarded by the Provincial Medical Board of Nova Scotia and Dalhousie College and University. There are several student tickets from various Halifax institutions included in the fonds.

Woodbury, William Weatherspoon, Dr., 1882-1967

John Alexander Webster fonds

  • MS-13-43, SF Box 68, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1963
Fonds contains correspondence, a pamphlet on Dartmouth Academy, and postcards.

Webster, John Alexander

Phillip W. Weatherbe fonds

  • MS-13-42, SF Box 68, Folders 2-3
  • Fonds
  • 1899
Fonds consists of notebooks from the medical school at the University of Edinburgh.

Weatherbe, Philip W., Dr.

George and Arthur VanWart fonds

  • MS-13-41, SF Box 67, Folders 4-12 ; SF Box 68, Folder 1 ; SF Box 63, Folder 8
  • Fonds
  • 1890 - 1960
Fonds consists of medical notebooks, journal articles, an academic calendar, a student handbook, notes, and correspondence.

VanWart, Arthur F., Dr.

James R. Corston fonds

  • MS-13-40, SF Box 67, Folder 3 ; SF Box 63, Folder 7
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1901
Fonds consists of student registration tickets, examinations, and various papers written or collected by James Robert Corston while he was a student.

Corston, James R.

Nelson Pratt fonds

  • MS-13-32
  • Fonds
  • 1896 - 1931 ; predominantly 1896 - 1900
Fonds contains student tickets from Dalhousie University, Victoria General Hospital and Halifax Medical College; registration receipts; medical examination certificates; certificates of class attendance; certificates from the Provincial Medial Board; other letters and certificates certifying that Pratt completed certain parts of his medical training; and a plaque with Dr. Pratt's name on it.

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.

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