This fonds contains Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports.
Fonds also contains the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996 and correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972.
This fonds includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. The fonds contains over 200 glass negative and lantern slides discovered in the basement of Harlow Institute, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS around 1997, they are believed to have been taken by Fred Sears. There are also copy negatives and contact prints that were made at a later unknown date. Most of the photographs depict apples and orchard practice. Notes on some of the sleeves of the negatives suggest that they date from the period 1898-1907. We have been unable to document who actually took the photographs, which show considerable skill and an artistic flair for composition. There are 120 b&w 5" x 7" prints made from the glass slides, and documents related to the exhibition of the fonds in the MacRae Library.
Biographical : Fred C. Sears taught at the Horticultural School in Wolfville which operated from 1894-1904 and then took up a position as Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. In 1907 he accepted a position as Professor of Pomology at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. It was there in 1914 that he wrote a textbook entitled Productive Orcharding. The book is illustrated with photographs akin to those in this collection. One photo is the same as one in the collection, but from a different angle. It seems likely that many photographs illustrating the book were taken in Nova Scotia, probably Wolfville. Sears dedicated his book to Robert W. Starr, a close friend and former president of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association.
Fonds contains records about the National Radio Farm Forum, a national rural listening-discussion group project. Records relate to the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions and consist of pamphlets, scripts, correspondence, memos, newsletters, guides, National Secretaries report, annual reports from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions, and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences from 1937-1965. Also included is an account of the activity of the Earltown, Nova Scotia Farm Forum Radio Group from the period of 1961-1962.
National Radio Farm Forum 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.
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Fillmore, Roscoe A.
Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee
Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors
Movement for Citizens Voice and Action
Ecology Action Centre
Sandy Lake Action Group
Canada-China Friendship Association
Community Planning Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Division
Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee.
Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area)
MacInnis, Daniel Finlayson
Gosse, Clarence Lloyd
Donovan, Oscar Glennie
Hattie, William Harop
Jones, Robert Orville
Kaplan, Jacob Gordin
MacKenzie, Kenneth Alexander
Nova Scotia Council of Health
Murchison, Alexander John
Parker, Daniel McNeil
Reid, Alexander Peter