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Poetry copybook of Colin Campbell

  • MS-2-157, SF Box 27, Folder 5
  • Item
  • 1840-1842
Item is a poetry copybook in which Colin Campbell and other family members and friends entered verses. Many entries are dated (1840-1842) and signed with place names, including those of Weymouth, Liverpool, and Horton.

Campbell, Colin, 1822-1881

LGBT Duplicate Materials collection

  • MS-15-12
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 2013
Collection contains duplicate materials from fonds in the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors Archive. Materials in collection include posters; programs, flyers, and promotional materials; pamphlets and outreach materials; and wearable ephemera including buttons and pins, badges, medals, clothing, and other regalia. Materials in series relate to Halifax Pride and other pride celebrations, political demonstrations, Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS] operations and events, Halifax Fetish Ball and Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather events, Gay and Lesbian Association [GALA] meetings and operations, events held at Rumours bar, LGBT films, and other LGBT causes and events.

The Reverend William R. Tratt fonds

  • MS-2-198
  • Fonds
  • 1890 - 1954
Fonds comprises correspondence and personal papers of William R. Tratt and Naomi Tratt (1890-1932). It also contains Herber Tratt's academic records and financial statements (1908-1910), temperance certificates for Gertrude, Wilfred and Elsie Tratt (1931), and Methodist Church Statistical Returns (1915).

Tratt, William R.

Jamaican Agricultural Society fonds

  • MS-14-67
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1987
Fonds consists of records created and collected by the Jamaica Agricultural Society. Records include publications, program outlines, meeting descriptions, serials, and booklets. Materials are related to JAS operations, bylaws, finances, proceedings of seminars, the history of agriculture in Jamaica, and development of better agricultural practices.

The Dalhousie Review fonds

  • UA-35
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997
Fonds was organized by the processing archivist into editorial, financial, production and administrative series, and further sub-series such as correspondence, reports and meeting minutes. The bulk of correspondence dates from the 1970s-1990s, although there are financial and committee records from the 1950s and limited other records from the journal's inception in 1921.

The Dalhousie Review

Nova Scotia Agricultural College fonds

  • UA-43
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2012
Fonds contains textual material, photos, artifacts, slides, paintings, and a video cassette created by the School of Agriculture, the College of Agriculture, and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, between 1892 and 2012. Series include records of an administrative nature, departments on campus, buildings, photographs, student and faculty records, events, curriculum, and the institutions history.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Richard Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 2011
Fonds is comprised of Richard (Dick) Morton’s Nova Scotia Agricultural College certificates; photographs (including the NSAC 1952 graduating class photo); a copy of The 50th anniversary of 4-H in Nova Scotia; newspaper clippings; a certificate of recognition and appreciation on Richard Morton’s retirement; Mr. Morton’s obituary; notes of condolence; two personal accounts from friends/colleagues, including Memories of Dick Morton, by Robert Murray, Class of 1952; and an untitled and anonymous poem dated 1978.

Morton, Richard

Ross Boutilier fonds

  • MS-15-1
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 2015
Fonds contains records documenting Ross Boutilier's legal challenges over same-sex benefits and equal treatment in Nova Scotia and provincial and federal legislation to gain access to same-sex marriage. Other series include production and administrative records of Wayves magazine, committee records of Halifax Pride, and newspaper clippings about the LGBTQ community in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Canada.

Boutilier, Ross

Thomas M. Power, Drugs and Medicines fonds

  • MS-4-89
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1939
Fonds contains day books, cash books, and ledgers created by Thomas M. Power, owner of a drug store that he operated during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Thomas M. Power, Drugs and Medicines

Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

  • MS-14-29
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1963
Fonds contains correspondence from Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh to Dr. A. H. Harrington, regarding the Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Co-operative Organization in Nova Scotia in 1963. There are two series, one for certificates of Dr. Walsh, and another series for photographs taken at different events such as 4H events, Department of Nova Scotia Agriculture and Marketing conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools, while Walsh was a professor of Animal Husbandry [at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College] and sheep and swine promoter. Photos were taken and collected between 1910-1963.

Walsh, Frederick Waldemar

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989
Fonds consists of pamphlets, books, and thesis associated with grass and pastures, as well as records and teaching notes associated with the class History of Agriculture taught by Mr. Shuh at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in the early 1970's.

Shuh, John Edward

Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs history

  • MS-14-50
  • File
  • [2015?]
File is the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs History Update 2009- 2014 by Arthur Haskins. The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs became an entity in 1954 as the result of the work of the Rural Beautification Project Committee. In 1944, the Rural Beautification Committee was appointed by the Honorable John A. MacDonald, minister of Agriculture, to come up with a plan for rural beautification projects. Mr. Nick Jankov, a Landscape Specialist, began working with the Agricultural Representatives, Women’s Institutes, Home and School Associations and Service Clubs, to begin formulating a long term plan for Rural Beautification around the province. The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs (NSAGC) is made up of garden clubs and horticultural societies from all areas of Nova Scotia. The NSAGC is the coordinating body for organized gardening groups in the province and is guided by an elected board of directors, whose members come from the different districts of Nova Scotia. The district representative, also known as the district director, serves as the link between the individual clubs and the NSAGC board. The main objective of the NSAGC is to promote the general landscape beautification of the Province of Nova Scotia, by promoting community beautification and encouraging the formation of horticultural groups (garden clubs) which will procure interest in all phases of home gardening and ornamental horticulture in their areas.

Haskins, Arthur

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007
Fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. Records consists of poetry books, photocopies of news articles, and correspondence. Fonds also contains a walking wheel.

Sanger, Peter

Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission fonds

  • MS-14-15
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1995
Fonds contains records created by the Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission. Records include the Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission Forage Centre Background and Specifics (1984-1994), "Start-up", an operational policy, financial records, meeting minutes, membership information, grain and grain industry development records, and correspondence, created between 1976-1995. The Commission underwent several name changes from 1977-1994: Provincial Grain Commission / Nova Scotia Grains Commission / Nova Scotia Grain Marketing Board / Grain and Forage Commission / Forage Council.

Nova Scotia Grain and Forage Commission

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.

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists

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."

Horne, Susan

Florence Jessie Murray fonds

  • MS-2-535
  • Fonds
  • [1884?] - 1975
Fonds consists primarily of Florence Jessie Murray's personal records regarding her career as a medical missionary in Korea, including correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets and photographs. There is also a small volume of records that originated with her brother, Alexander Murray, and father, Robert Murray, including correspondence between Alexander Murray, Florence Jessie Murray and E.J.O. Fraser; Reverend Robert Murray's correspondence; and records regarding his involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.

Murray, Florence Jessie

Solar Audio Recording Studio Collection

  • 2012-023
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1975]-[ca. 2003]
Collection contains sound recordings made at the former Solar Audio Recording Studio.

Solar Audio & Recording Limited.

Don Murchy collection

  • MS-15-10
  • Collection
  • 1990-2014
Collection is comprised of materials collected by Don Murchy as part of his involvement with the TightRope Leather Brotherhood, a men's leather and denim club that operated in Nova Scotia from the early 1990s to 2007. Materials document TightRope operations, as well as the involvement of TightRope members in Mr. Atlantic Canada [M.A.C.] Leather contests and Halifax Fetish Ball events. Materials in this collection include administrative records, by-laws and guiding documents, membership lists, posters and other promotional materials, and photographs.

Murchy, Don

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2021
Accession contains: book manuscripts of Dirge folios, Ova Aves, Clouds flying before the eye, and The deer yard; article typescripts of: Christopher Pratt and Mary Pratt, Petit Force, Porter' obsession: images from an illustrated mind (Brian Porter), The coming of age of David Adams Richards, and The road taken, Fundy Geological Museum expansion: interpretive themes, On the beach, Tantramar revisited, Home of the long tides, the Parrsboro Shore, Spencer's pure presences, Respectable rebel (A. J. Casson), Saving the eagle - with a little help from its friends, May Day on the old marsh, Case Hoyt, Mertola's living history, and May Day on the old marsh; correspondence of Harry Thurston; two speeches and talks; sound recording interviews with: Mary Pratt, and Christopher Pratt: David Blackwood; A.J. Casson; David Adam Richards; Sandy Spencer; Joe Norris; John Houston; and Riordan regarding folk art; and Brian Porter, conducted by Harry Thurston; and research material.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Lynn Murphy fonds

  • MS-15-3
  • Collection
  • 1972 - 1996
Fonds contains graphic materials collected by Lynn Murphy through her association with the Gay and Lesbian Association (GALA) of Nova Scotia, and participation in organizing Halifax Pride marches and parades, in addition to other LGBT initiatives in Halifax. Fond contains one series of posters, banners, and flags produced or collected by GALA for use in Pride marches and parades, as well as other political demonstrations, GALA meetings, and dances, or relating to event held at Rumours bar. Fonds also contains posters for LGBT-related events in Halifax, posters for LGBT films, posters encouraging safe-sex practices and political activism, as well as Pride Guide mockups from 1996 and 1998.

Gay and Lesbian Association of Nova Scotia

Kevin Crombie fonds

  • MS-15-13
  • Fonds
  • 1982 - 1995
Fonds contains primarily newspaper clippings, pamphlets and other materials collected by Kevin Crombie regarding LGBT rights and related topics.

Crombie, Kevin

Ron and Bryan Garnett-Doucette fonds

  • MS-15-11
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1996
Fonds primarily contains records of the GayLine collected by Ron and Bryan Garnett-Doucette. The Halifax GayLine opened in 1972 and ceased operations in 1996. It provided information, counselling and referral service to the gay/lesbian/bisexual (and curious and homophobic) communities. Staffed by trained volunteers, it was funded initially by the Gay Alliance for Equality and later by its successor organization the Gay and Lesbian Association. Later, other gay organizations donated resources for the phone line. In 1994 the name was changed to the Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Line.
Fonds contains three series; one containing administrative and financial records, one containing recruitment and training materials, and one containing reference materials for volunteers. Materials include monthly and annual reports; meeting minutes; call logs and templates; staff notebooks; correspondence; pamphlets; volunteer training session materials, application forms and guidelines; flyers; legal briefs and resources; newsletters; essays; bibliographies; and directories.

Anne Bishop fonds

  • MS-15-5
  • Fonds
  • [198-?] - 1998
Fonds includes materials created by, collected or about Lesbian and Gay Rights Nova Scotia [LGRNS], including a collection of pins.

Bishop, Anne Charlotte

Ronald St. John Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-615
  • Fonds
  • 1823 - 2006
Fonds comprises Ronald St. John Macdonald's records regarding his personal, academic, and professional activities as a jurist, judge, and professor. Records include those related to Macdonald's involvement with Osgoode Hall, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, the European Court of Human Rights, the Hague, Peking University, World Academy of Arts and Science, Canadian Council of International Law, United Nations, Institute of International Law, African Society of International Law, British Institute of International Law, Canadian Institute of International Law, International Law Association, and others. Records types include correspondence; meeting minutes and agendas; research materials; photographs; newsletters; newspaper clippings; manuscripts; and off-prints.

Macdonald, Ronald St. John

Dalhousie Gazette

  • MS-1-Ref
  • Series
  • 1869-2019
Series contains most printed issues of the Dalhousie Gazette published between 1869 and the present day.

Fathom : creative writing journal

  • MS-1-Ref
  • Series
  • 1981-1999
Series consists of duplicate issues of Fathom, a creative writing journal published by the Dalhousie University Department of English.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Department of English

Alumni News

  • MS-1-Ref
  • Series
  • 1920-1984
Series contains 55 volumes of Alumni News, covering the period 1920–1984. Volume and issue numbering varied over time.

Dalhousie Alumni Association

Pharos yearbooks

  • MS-1-Ref
  • Series
  • 1927-1998
Subseries contains yearbooks published by Dalhousie University students between 1927 and 1998. From 1929 onward, the yearbooks were printed under the title Pharos, a reference to the destroyed lighthouse in ancient Alexandria.

University news

  • MS-1-Ref
  • Series
  • 1971-1983
Subseries contains 12 volumes of the University News covering the period 1971, to 1983. Miissing volume 12, 1981-1982.

E.A. Olafson fonds

  • MS-14, MS-14-66, Box 222, Folder 12
  • File
  • 1965-1968
File contains textual records related to terracing crops in Nova Scotia that were created and collected by E.A. Olafson, Chief Conservationist, Atlantic Region. Records include correspondence, reports and publications.

Marq de Villiers fonds

  • MS-2-825
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 2016
Fonds comprises records documenting Marq de Villiers' work as a journalist and writer of non-fiction. Record types include manuscripts and published work—including collaborations with his wife, Sheila Hirtle; correspondence; publicity and reviews; and a small series of personal photographs and photographs taken in the course of his research.

de Villiers, Marq

Nathaniel Smith fonds

  • MS-15-4
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2013
Fonds consists of material related to Mr. Atlantic Canada (M.A.C.) Leather competitions collected by Nathaniel Smith. Includes pamphlets; meeting minutes; financial records; event logo and posters; contest ephemera; organization bylaws; photographs, newspaper clippings; pins; and one mixed music compact disc (CD) played at a M.A.C. Leather event.

Smith, Nathaniel

Anita Martinez fonds

  • MS-15-2
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1999
Fonds consists of photographs taken by Anita Martinez at pride events and women's events in Nova Scotia between 1987 - 1999. There are also clippings, event programs, brochures, posters and promotional materials related to various women's and pride events.

Martinez, Anita Louise

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1993
Fonds consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia farming and marketing between 1924-1990. It also includes papers, correspondence, photographs, a newspaper article, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his research of berries in Nova Scotia between 1965 and 1991.

Kinsman, Gordon Barss

Ron O'Dor fonds

  • MS-2-778
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2019
Fonds contains records created and collected by Ronald O'Dor in the course of his work as a marine biologist based at Dalhousie University, predominantly materials generated by the two major research projects: Census of Marine Life (CoML) and Ocean Tracking Network (OTN). Record types include research data, teaching materials, publications, manuscripts, correspondence, and committee and meeting minutes.

O'Dor, Ronald

Oland and Son fonds

  • MS-4-135
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1993

The Archives of Oland and Son Limited consists of records created by Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies. Some of the companies changed names after Oland and Son sold its brewing assets to John Labatt Limited. Records for these companies are included as well. Records range from 1867 to 1989, but were predominiately created between 1950 and 1971.

The Archives of Oland and Son and Affiliated Companies include a wide variety of materials, including administrative records, financial records, correspondence, photographs, advertising and marketing materials, beer production files, sales records, and legal documents. Administrative records typically include meeting minutes, annual reports, memorandums, surveys, and studies or reports on various aspects of the brewing industry and the breweries operated by Oland and Son. Beer production files typically include brewing books, yeast log books, fermentation schedules, production reports, and other records that document the beer production process. The Archives contains a large amount of correspondence between Oland and Son and its affiliated companies and various businesses, government agencies, associations, and individuals from across the Maritimes and around the world. Financial records typically include financial statements, cost reports, comparative statements, general ledgers, valuations, audit reports, and other records documenting the financial position of the various companies. Extensive advertising and marketing files exist, including advertising contracts and schedules, proofs and sketchs, reports and proposals, and budgets. The Archives also has extensive sales records documenting the sale of beer across the Maritimes, Quebec, and parts of the United States and the Caribbean. The Archives also contains hundreds of photographs and blueprints of the factories, factory equipment, and the Bluenose II.

Materials are in English, French, German, and Czech. See individual Series descriptions for detailed scope and content notes.

Oland and Son Limited

Robert A. Logan fonds

  • MS-2-580
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1907-1995
Fonds consists of materials related to Logan’s career (1912-1985), fiction and philosophy manuscripts (1925-1983), published articles (1922-1969), his wide-ranging correspondence (1942-1991), his studies concerning Cree and other languages (1932-1969), autobiographical and biographical works (1929-1982), genealogical studies of his family and others (1955-1984), certificates he received throughout his life (1906-1992), the indices he created for his documents (1949-1986), , his diaries (1930-1980), the journals, fieldbooks, and logbooks he wrote (1907-1960), images he took or collected (1909-1992), and other miscellaneous materials(1934-1983). All textual materials relate to his life, his far-reaching research studies, or his writings.

Logan, Robert A., 1892-1992

Team portraits of the Halifax Wanderers Club

  • MS-2-826
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1924
Collection includes team photographs. Wanderers Grounds was a sporting complex in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which was originally part of the Halifax Commons. The land was used in the 1880s by the Halifax Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club (WAAC) and was their home grounds for the sports of rugby and lawn bowling. Leased to the club in the 1800s, the club failed to pay its lease fees during the Second World War and the land's use reverted to the City of Halifax (Halifax Regional Municipality) who have maintained it since then.

Oland family fonds

  • MS-2-135
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 2018
Fonds consists of various personal records, including correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, negatives, an artifact, and legal and financial records. Some business records from Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies are also included.

Oland Family

Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference collection

  • UA-43-REF
  • Collection
  • 1830-2012
Collection contains Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference materials including books, calendars, journals, magazines, DVDs, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings published between 1830-2012.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Milford W. Pierce fonds

  • MS-14-63
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1913
Fonds contains 13 books, textbooks and government documents, and 8 classroom student notebooks from Pierce's attendance of classes at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1905-1907, anda publication from their time in attendance at Macdonald College 1912-1913.

A boy from Cherry Hill / Garth Coffin

  • MS-14-62, SPC S 584.52 C64 2020
  • File
  • 2020
File contains "A boy from Cherry Hill" by Garth Coffin, former principal of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, Nova Scotia. A Boy From Cherry Hill is a story of a lad who grew up in a warm and loving family on a small farm in Prince Edward Island, Canada. It recounts his experiences and highlights his good fortune through receiving the Eaton Agricultural Scholarship, attending university in both Canada and the U.S. and successful pursuit of a series of career opportunities leading back to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) where his university studies began. Along the way, the memoir that spans eight decades includes international work and personal interests of the boy from Cherry Hill.

Portrait of Donald (Don) Higgins

  • MS-15-14.2020-012, Cabinet 14, Drawer 4
  • Item
  • 1989
Item is a portrait of Donald (Don) Higgins painted by Robert Doyle. Don Higgins (1943-1989) was an openly gay professor of political science and public administration with a keen interest in municipal government structures, education and city development and planning. Robert Doyle was an openly gay designer, costume design professor and painter. The portrait was painted from a photograph.

Doyle, Robert

Errol E.I. Hancook fonds

  • MS-14-44
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2002
Fonds contains records and an artifact that belonged to, or were created by, Errol E.I. Hancock.

Hancock, Errol E.I.

The Stirling County Study reports by Alexander H. Leighton

  • MS-13-86
  • Collection
  • 1953-1958
Collection contains five early reports from the Stirling 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.

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