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Colchester (N.S. : County) Subseries
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Course related

This sub-series contains hand written notes by Dr. Melville Cumming regarding the courses he taught at the Nova Scotia Agricultural Collage.

Film/Video

This sub series consists of 6 film reels, 5 VHS tapes, and 1 article regarding sheep. The motion picture material show exhibitions, documentaries, course material, and tours, between 1970-1996.

Raspberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Correspondences

This sub-series includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-1907.

Photographs

This sub-series contains over 200 glass negative and lantern slides discovered in the basement of Harlow Institute, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS around 1997. 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. 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. We have been unable to document who actually took the photographs, which show considerable skill and an artistic flair for composition. This accession also contains: - 120 b&w 5" x 7" prints made from the glass slides, - "'An Apple a Day' : a collection of photographs" exhibit catalogue produced for a 1998 display. - A copy of the [MacRae Library] "Library Trust Fund Update", vol.9:no.1. July 1998.

Cranberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

John Edward Shuh

This sub-series consists of 1 pamphlet related to making and feeding grass, 1 book titled Four Score and 10 by Howard L. Trueman. Accession also contains J.E. Shuh's 4th year thesis titled Factors Influencing the Establishment of Grass and Legume Mixtures, 1940.

Gordon Kinsman

This sub-series consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia Farming and marketing, published between 1924-1990.

Blackberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Strawberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Berries - other

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Blueberry

This sub-series contains the full-text resources and article citations about wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait) production and marketing in Eastern Canada and Maine, including bibliographies, research reports, newsletters, and abstracts. Topics covered include: horticulture, management, crop culture, varieties, improvement harvesting, storage, processing, products – utilization, soil management, soil fertility, fertilizers, insects - diseases - pests, entomology, plant insects, plant pathology, weeds. rodents and pests, crop buildings and equipment, field machinery, production economics, and marketing.

Berry Research (Vol.13)

This accession contains papers, correspondence, photographs, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his research of berries in Nova Scotia between 1965 and 1991.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick region

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/