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David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection

  • 2011-006
  • Collection
  • 1556 - 1800
Accession contains 18 historical maps of the Eastern Seaboard and Nova Scotia municipalities.

Janigan, David

The Pullen Map Collection

  • MS-2-756
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1740] - [1851]
Collection contains fourteen maps and charts and one illustration. The materials were collected over many years by Hugh Francis Pullen.

Pullen, H.F. (Hugh Francis), 1905-1983

George Robertson's historical documents collection

  • MS-2-779
  • Collection
  • 1750-1871
Collection consists of letters written by and to Joseph Howe and a legal document concerning land set aside for the Jamaican Maroons.

Robertson, George

William Inglis Morse Manuscript Collection

  • MS-6
  • Collection
  • 1545-1900
Collection assembled by William Morse reflected his research interests and his ideas on what works should be available for consultation by serious scholars. The exploration and early settlement of Acadia, the history of the Maritimes, the evolution of printing, the book arts, important classics in both the humanities and the sciences, the works of Bliss Carman and George Santayana, works about General James Wolfe, and Norse legends are the major research fields represented.

Morse, William Inglis

Charles MacLennan Photographs

  • MS-2-455
  • Collection
  • 1891-1902
Collection contains photographs of shipbuilding in River John, N.B.

Legal papers of Henry Adolphus Newman Kaulback

  • MS-2-183, SF Box 28, Folders 3-6; SF Box 31, Folder 1
  • Collection
  • 1867-1908
Collection comprises legal business correspondence, a book of legal judgment abstracts, indentures documenting Lunenburg County land sales, and papers regarding claims upon the wreck of two schooners.

Kaulback, Henry Adolphus Newman, 1830-1896

Elliot Black Miller postcard collection

  • MS-2-820
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 1911, predominant 1906
Collection consists of four scrapbooks containing mounted postcards from around the world addressed to or collected by Miss Elliot Miller.

Miller, Elliot Black

Howard Logan Bronson Collection

  • MS-2-257
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1918]
Contains material related to Howard Logan Bronson, who was Chair of the Physics Department at Dalhousie University.

Bronson, Howard Logan

Annie Belle Hollett and Graham Roome correspondence

  • MS-2-771
  • Collection
  • 1915-1919
Collection primarily comprises letters from Captain Graham Roome to his future wife Annie Belle Hollett, written during his overseas service in World War One. There is also a series of letters written to Annie Belle Hollett by various friends and family members.

Roome (née Hollett), Annie Belle

Arthur Lismer's Dalhousie sketches

  • 0000-091
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1919]

Collection includes 41 original pen and ink drawings by Arthur Lismer commissioned ca. 1919 by Dalhousie's Centenary Committee to illustrate its history of the university's first century: One Hundred Years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918, which was published in 1920. The collection includes the original and some unfinished and/or unpublished versions of all but one of the 26 illustrations used in the book, which features historic and contemporary Dalhousie figures and buildings. There are several portraits of President Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, which were rejected in favour of publishing a photographic image, as well as a rough sketch of Lismer's daughter, Marjorie. Also included in the collection are 22 reproductions, which are probably printer's proofs, given the poor quality of the paper.

Twelve of the Lismer images were also reproduced in the booklet titled simply Dalhousie University, which was produced by the Dalhousie Million Committee as part of the promotional literature supporting the university's 1920 Million Dollar Campaign and published shortly after the Centenary Committee's book.

There is little documentary evidence beyond these two publications regarding the precise date or other details of the Lismer commission; one of the drawings is marked "1 March 1920," and another "27 March 1920," on date-received stamps from the engraving department of Rous & Mann, the Toronto company that printed both publications. The existing archival correspondence between the university and the printer (UA-3, Box 621, Folder 6) is from the Million Committee file, and refers only peripherally to the Centenary Committee's book project. A letter dated 24 March 1920 from Rous & Mann advises that the cuts, or illustrations, proposed for use in the campaign booklet were "at present locked up for the printing of the other Book in course of preparation," while later correspondence indicates that the printing and delivery of the campaign booklet gained precedence over the commemorative history, and the first run of these booklets was shipped on 17 April. The history was printed shortly after that, although by 26 May it had already been reprinted, owing to the misspelling of George Stewart Campbell, whose middle name appears in the first printing as "Stuart." The existence of the misprinted copies is due to their purchase at a steep discount by the Million Committee, who wrote: "... if the price were attractive a way might be found to use them."

No correspondence or documents have been found in the Dalhousie University Archives regarding Lismer's actual commission: within the Million Committee's correspondence file exists a single telegram from President Mackenzie to Arthur Lismer, dated 3 April 1920, which expresses a need to rush the printing along with the instruction: "leave layout to your judgement," the sole reference to Lismer's role in either project.

Lismer, Arthur

Gass Family Postcard Collection

  • MS-2-315
  • Collection
  • 1903-1921
Collection contains postcards written and collected by the Gass family of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The postcards are primarily of Nova Scotia and some, but not all, have handwritten notes. There are also postcards of Montreal, New York, Washington and Victoria. The majority are written to or from Clare Gass.

Gass Family

David Reid Photograph Collection

  • PG-2-202, PB 5, Folders 1-13
  • Collection
  • 1931
Collection includes aerial photographs of Halifax, Parrsboro, Amherst, Annapolis Royal, Kentville, Clarence, and Weymouth area. Variant title: Richard McCully Aerial Photograph Collection.

Reid, David

William Bruce Almon fonds

  • MS-3-15
  • Collection
  • [1935?]-1940
This fonds consists of correspondence from Arthur Winters of the Anglican Young People’s Association to Almon, and a Theatre Arts Guild rehearsal schedule. Some local theatre programs were also donated with the fonds which have been relocated to the MS 3 Reference materials.

Almon, William, Bruce, Lt. Col.

Apple records collection

  • MS-14-5
  • Collection
  • 1941
Collection consists of documents related to apple farming, production, and utilization.

Armand Therrien Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-304, Box 8-10
  • Collection
  • 1804-1945
Collection consists of over 500 photographs of ships. Collection also contains French-language clippings: Liste des newspages dans le Monde d'Apres Le Journal Courrier De Londres et Gazette de la Grand Bretagne 1804-1807; Registre des Navires Canadienne et Etrangers Coules Derrand La Guerre 1939-1945; Registre notes des Croisieres des U Boot Allemandes Guerre 1939-1945.

Therrien, Armand

Canadian Farm Problems - radio broadcast guide notes collection

  • MS-14-4
  • Collection
  • [1940-1949]
Collection consists of guide notes to a radio broadcast in the 1940's on Canadian farm problems. This broadcast was sponsored by The Canadian Association for Adult Education from Toronto. The guide notes were prepared by J.E. Lattimer, R. Summerby, Emile A. Lods, L.C. Raymond, J.N. Bird, E.W. Crampton, L.H. Hamilton and A.R. Ness.

Byron Ulric Hatfield Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-781
  • Collection
  • [before 1949]
Collection contains seventy-seven glass plate lantern slides created by Byron Ulric Hatfield in Nova Scotia during the early twentieth century. Hatfield took photographs of coastal landscapes, churches and other buildings, and people working and in social settings. He also photographed published illustrations of Acadian life, including several illustrations of scenes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie." Hatfield developed his own photographs and created "magic lantern" slides to use in an illustrated lecture titled "The Land of Evangeline: The Land of Romance, Legend, and Picturesque Beauty." He gave lectures in various locations throughout the eastern United States.

Hatfield, Byron Ulric

Jim Neary agriculture collection

  • MS-14-6, MS-14, Box 5, Folders 1-3
  • Collection
  • 1943-1950
Collection contains agricultural pamphlets about animal diseases, grafting in orchards, animal first aid, "Sheep have an important place in Nova Scotia Agriculture. Leaflet No. 9" and transcripts from broadcast #20 and #21 of "The Vanishing Flock".

Personal archives of William Roy MacKenzie

  • MS-2-296
  • Collection
  • 1911-1953
Collection contains a manuscript of Ballads and Sea Songs from Nova Scotia and related material, including page proofs, research notes, off-print, and correspondence. Material primarily documents Mackenzie's interest in ballads from Nova Scotia.

Mackenzie, William Roy

Thomas McCulloch collection

  • MS-2-40
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1843, 1955
Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given by McCulloch, and correspondence. The collection also includes a microform copy of a thesis written by a Dalhousie student about McCulloch.

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

The Sterling County Study reports by Alexander H. Leighton

  • MS-13-86
  • Collection
  • 1953-1958
Collection contains five early reports from the Sterling County Study. One report contains a covering letter to C.B. Stewart from J.S. Robertson, Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Health.

Leighton, Alexander H.

Labour Photograph Collection

  • PC9
  • Collection
  • 1960
The Labour Photograph Collection contains photographs of Nova Scotia labour-related events and people.

Nova Scotia artificial insemination industry collection

  • MS-14-17
  • Collection
  • 1867-1966
Collection contains records created by the early Artificial insemination industry in Nova Scotia, including original notebooks used by the first technician; also included were books on farming, shepherding, and the life of W.E. Gladstone.

Stephen Archibald's student protest photographs

  • MS-2-805
  • Collection
  • 1967 - 1971

Collection comprises 34 mounted photographs of political demonstrations and protest marches organized by Dalhousie students between 1967 and 1970. The photographs were taken by students for the Dalhousie Gazette and/or Pharos yearbook and were compiled and printed by Stephen Archibald for a show in the Student Union Building in Spring 1971. The scope and content notes for the images are drawn from the background information provided by Stephen Archibald, who writes: "The pictures were taken by young men in their late teens and early 20s who had no formal training, but who were drawn to photography because it provided a visual, aesthetic outlet that was missing from their academic university life. We also had no particular political beliefs or insight. The editors at the Gazette were left-leaning during this period so it is not surprising that we were assigned to photograph demonstrations that were organized, in large part or totally, by Dal radicals."

The photographs were printed and mounted by Stephen Archibald on F5 high-contrast paper to exaggerate their graphic nature, and printed full frame, which gives them a black border. As he explains in his notes, this was part of the contemporary aesthetic, ensuring that the viewer was aware that the images were composed in the frame, with nothing edited or cropped out. Most of the photographs are mounted, and the dimensions provided in the physical descriptions do not include the mount board.

Archibald, Stephen

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists biography collection

  • MS-14-19
  • Collection
  • 1971
Collection contains materials created and collected by the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists. Series include biographies and photographs of notable Nova Scotia agrologists, many of whom were associated with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

Agricultural correspondence collection

  • MS-14-7
  • Collection
  • 1881-1974
Collection contains correspondence and an article, some are from Nova Scotia Agricultural College principals, or faculty, topics cover early education, the Canadian fruit trade, and trotting.

Irving Deale's collection of Mary Celeste materials

  • MS-2-518
  • Collection
  • 1862 - 1974
Collection consists of documents, photographs, correspondence and manuscripts relating to Irving Deale's research on the Mary Celeste.

Deale, Irving Thomas

Waldren Studios Photograph Collection

  • PC2
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1870]-[ca. 1975]
Collection contains over 55,000 glass plate negatives, film negatives, and prints from the Waldren Studios of New Glasgow and Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The majority of these negatives are portraits, nearly all of which are identified and dated. A number of the portraits represent some of the earliest photos of Black Nova Scotians from Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties. Many of the remaining photos are local scenes, a few of which were taken in New Glasgow before the fire in 1874 which devastated the town. The collection contains photographs that depict show coal mining, shipbuilding and other local industries in action. Portraits of family groups, sports teams, social clubs and school groups are also well represented.

Waldren Photographic Studios

University of the Air

  • UA-46
  • Collection
  • 1976
Collection comprises four teaching series produced in Atlantic Canada and hosted by Dalhousie University faculty, and includes series one (The Oceans); series two (The Structure of Sound); series three (20th Century Latin America: Why Revolution?); and series four (Textiles: Their Development and Effects).

Dalhousie University. University of the Air.

Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie papers

  • MS-2-185
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1976
Collection consists of a typed transcript of a CBC Radio Broadcast titled "Voice of the Pioneer: Norman Archibald MacRae MacKenzie" and the contents of a scrapbook about a bust of MacKenzie at the University of British Columbia.

MacKenzie, Norman Archibald MacRae, Hon.

Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital collection

  • MS-13-2
  • Collection
  • 1915 - 1977
Collection consists of a booklet about the history of the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, correspondence of nursing matron Laura Hubley, a book of signatures of the unit's members, and correspondence and a small album containing postcards sent by Sgt. A. Fraser Tupper (who worked with the unit in 1916 and 1917) to his nephew, Ralph Kane.

Canada. Canadian Army Medical Corps. Canadian Stationary Hospital, no. 7

Canadian agriculture collection

  • MS-14-8
  • Collection
  • 1971-1984
Collection contains reports on the banning of pesticides and the development of Canadian agriculture.

Mary Jones Theatre Program Collection

  • MS-3-20
  • Collection
  • 1937-1941, 1952-1986
The collection contains a variety of theatre and music programs from across Canada, with a special emphasis on events held in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are also programs from England, United States, France and Russia. Programs date from 1937 to 1986 with a gap between 1941 and 1950.

Jones, Mary

Dalhousie University Class of 1931 - century package collection

  • MS-2-551
  • Collection
  • 1914 - 1986
Collection is a "century package" containing clippings, notes, photographs, and memorabilia compiled by members of the Dalhousie University Class of 1931 for future presentation to the Class of 2031.

Class of 1931

Collection of records related to sheep and wool

  • MS-14-60
  • Collection
  • 1944-1987
Collection contains records related to sheep and wool breeding, genetics, carcass evaluation, wool specimens, and statistics of live stock and shorn wool.

Susan Horne's home economists in agriculture collection

  • MS-14-20
  • Collection
  • 1928-1989
Collection contains research materials gathered by Susan Horne who was head of the Home Economics / 4-H Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. The records were used while she was writing "Home Economists in Agriculture 1913-1985."

Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) fonds

  • MS-15-3
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1996
Collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, posters, parade banners, and newspaper clippings related to or created by the Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia (GALA), as well as administrative and training records of Gayline, which was funded initially by GAE and later by GALA.

Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia

Edward J. Mullaly Map Collection

  • MS-2-46
  • Collection
  • 1556-1998
Collection contains twelve historical maps of Eastern Canada, produced by cartographers such as Giovanni Battista Ramusio and Girolamo Ruscelli. Donation also includes a copy of Kershaw's "Early Printed Maps of Canada" and a "A Monograph of the Evolution of the Boundaries of the Province of New Brunswick" by William F. Ganong.

Mullaly, Edward J.

Dalhousie Medical and Computing Media Services Audiovisual collection

  • UA-44
  • Collection
  • 1967 - 1999
Collection consists of videos and photographs that document the administrative and operational activities of Dalhousie University’s MedIT, providing media services to the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine. The collection also includes the card catalogue and register created and used by MedIT to organize their video and photograph libraries.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Medicine. MedIT.

Tractor and farm equipment manual collection

  • MS-14-51
  • Collection
  • [19-]
Collection contains tractor and farm equipment manuals that were collected and used by staff of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for equipment used on the campus in the 20th Century.
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