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Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture reference collection

  • UA-48-REF
  • Collection
  • 2012-2022
Collection contains textual material about Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture from the time of their creation when the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and Dalhousie University merged in 2012. Series include strategic plans and academic calendars.

Written account of Henry Ford's donation to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College

File contains an account, unsigned but believed to have been written by Dr. Melville Cumming, in regards to the donation of a tractor by Henry Ford to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1917. Mr Ford had previously met then Premier the Honorable George H Murray and was introduced to Melville Cumming, Secretary for Agriculture and Principal of NSAC (1905-1927). There are annotations on the first page "Thanks very much - Len" and on the second page "He was here I understand on a trout fishing exhibition (expedition?)."

Correspondence to Melville Cumming from the Office of the Commissioner for Works and Mines Nova Scotia

Item is correspondence from the Office of the Commissioner for Works and Mines Nova Scotia (E. H. Armstrong) to Melville Cumming, dated 5 November, 1913. It references an enclosed contract (two copies) for signature by W.K. Murray - contractor, in regards to the construction of the headhouse to the greenhouse.

Report of the Committee to study the Farm Courses of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College / Kenneth Cox, and other related records

File contains a final draft titled "Report of the Committee to study the Farm Courses of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College", by Mr. Kenneth Cox in 1960. Also included are a draft copy, meeting minutes, correspondence, farm class tour survey, recommendations, and other related materials.

Cox, Kenneth

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

Massey bequest : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the circulation of the 'Vincent Massey Bequest' exhibition of Canadian Paintings organized by the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery from October 15 to December 5, 1971.

records consist of loan and packing lists of artworks being loaned for the exhibition, a condition report, loan agreement forms, and correspondence between the Dalhousie Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada.

Walter Richard Sickert exhibition October-December 1971 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records relating to the 'Walter R. Sickert Exhibition', organized and circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery from October to December 1971.

Records consist mainly of correspondence of Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and staff of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Additional records consist of insurance certificates, exhibition loan agreement forms, correspondence between Henry Hicks (President, Dalhousie University) and Wallace S. Bird (Chairman, Beaverbrook Art Gallery) requesting a loan of the Sickert paintings, shipping receipts, and a condition report.

Larry Weissmann - exhibition October 1971 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to an exhibition of works by Lawrence (Larry) Weissmann organized and presented by the Dalhousie Art Gallery in October 1971.

Records consist mainly of correspondence between Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Weissmann. Additional records consist of a news release for a show of Weissmann's work at George Eastman House, a C.V. and a biography.

Augustus John November November 1972 - Edmonton Gallery : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the Augustus John exhibition organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was shown at Dalhousie Art Gallery in November 1972.

Records consist of a copy of press clippings, attendance reports, loan agreement forms, catalogue orders, lists of artworks, and correspondence between Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Are Gallery), Mark Holton (Curator, Dalhousie Are Gallery) and Ralph Allen (Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University). In addition, records also include a photograph of a painting "On the Slopes of Arling Jack."

Phil Sultz - exhibition Oct 1971 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records relating to the planning and preparation of an exhibition of artworks by Phillip Sultz in October 1971, organized and presented by the Dalhousie Art Gallery.

Records consist of correspondence between Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Philip Sultz (Professor, painter), a curriculum vitae and two photographs of Sultz, a list of artworks and a newspaper clipping of a revew of Sultz's work. Many letters are handwritten.

Augustus John November 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the Augustus John exhibition organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was shown at Dalhousie Art Gallery in November 1972.

Records consist of exhibition loan agreement letters and forms from the loaners of John's portraits and drawings for the exhibition and correspondence between Karen Wilkin (Curator, Edmonton Art Gallery) and Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery). In addition, records include a photocopy of a paper titled 'Artists and eccentrics' from the book called 'Times thievish progress: Autobiography III' by Rothenstein, John (1970).

Augustus John November 1972 - National Gallery of Canada : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the Augustus John exhibition organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was shown at Dalhousie Art Gallery in November 1972.

Records consist mainly of correspondence between Caspar John, son of Augustus John and Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and between Ernest Smith and Ann Chudleigh (Assistant Director, National Gallery of Canada Extension Service). In addition, records include exhibition loan agreement letters and forms from the National Gallery of Canada, draft letters from Ernest Smith to Danielle Corbeil (Director of National Gallery of Canada Extension Services), lists of proposed works, and xerox copies of John's drawings.

Owen Fitzgerald Photographs November 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition of Owen Fitzgerald's photographs organized and presented by Dalhousie Art Gallery in November 1972.

Records consist mainly of correspondence between Owen Fitzgerald and Mark Holton (Assistant Curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery), a list and pricelist of 25 photographs, and handwritten notes from Owen Fitzgerald. Records also include insurance files and a newspaper clipping.

Black Artists 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the North American Black Artists exhibition organized by Dalhousie Art Gallery. The exhibition was shown at Dalhousie in November 1972.

Records consist of correspondence between Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and directors at Brockman Gallery, lists of slides, and letters to the artists requesting samples of artworks in slide form. Records also include four slides of artworks from Manuel Hughes (Professor Art Department, Florissant Valley Community College) and four from Benny Andrews.

Guido Molinari October 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the Molinari exhibition, held at Dalhousie Art Gallery in October 1972. The following year, the exhibition was presented at Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, from January 5 to 29, 1973.

Records consist mainly of correspondences between Mark B. Holton (Assistant curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Guido Molinari, Frank Lapointe (Curator, Memorial University Art Gallery) and Ernest W. Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery). Records also include biographical information about Guido Molinari, lists and pricelists of paintings, insurance files, shipping notes, a condition report, and newspaper clipping.

Baker Lake Drawings - October 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Baker Lake drawings', organized and circulated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery and presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery from October 2nd to October 30th, 1972.

Records consist of correspondence between Doris Mitchell (Winnipeg Art Gallery, Extension Service) and Mark B. Holton (Assistant Curator, Dalhousie Art Gallery). Additional records have a shipping contract and a condition report.

Artario Exhibition - October 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the 'Artario 72' exhibition, organized by Ontario Arts Council and presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery in October 1972.

Records consist letters from William Poole (Co-ordinator, Ontario Arts Council), Frank Michael (Acting Press Officer, Ontario Art Council), Peeter Sepp (Visual Art Officer, Ontario Art Council) to E.W. Smith (Dalhousie Art Gallery), newspaper clippings, invitations, a pamphlet, and instructions for the assembly of the Artario exhibition.

Guenter Karkutt Photographs Exhibition September - October 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Camera in Abstract' photographs by Guenter Karkutt, organized by Dalhousie Art Gallery. The exhibition was shown at Memorial University Art Gallery in October 1972.

Records consist of an exhibition condition report, an insurance certificate, and correspondence between Alberta Mayo (Secretary, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Peter Miskell (Administrative assistant, Memorial University Art Gallery) and Frank Lapointe (Curator, Memorial University Art Gallery).

William Townsend September 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records relating to the Exhibition of William Townsend Paintings 1964-1968 organized by Dalhousie Art Gallery for circulating through A. P. A. C. 1972-1973.

Records consist mainly of correspondence of Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and handwritten letters from William Townsend and Charlotte Townsend (the daughter of William Townsend). Additional records include shipping receipts, insurance certificates, newspaper clippings, a photograph of the painting 'Cascade VIII' and condition reports.

People of eight seasons exhibition August 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the 'People of eight seasons' exhibition, organized by the Memorial University Art Gallery and circulated by the Art Gallery of the University of Manitoba and presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery in August 1972.

Records consist mainly of correspondence amongst Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery), Professor V. Hammock (Director, The University of Manitoba Art Gallery), and Mr. Peter Bell (Curator, Memorial University Art Gallery). Additional records consist of an invoice, three copies of the article "The Lapps in Sweden"(published in August 1971), and correspondence between Barbara Leaman (Secretary, Memorial University Art Gallery) and Mrs. Alberta Mayo (Secretary, Dalhousie Art Gallery).

Denis Le Page - April 1972 "Toys Toys Toys" : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'TOYS TOYS TOYS by Denis LePage', organized and circulated by Memorial University Art Gallery. The Exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery in April 1972.

Records consist of an exhibition report, exhibition statement, photocopy of a newspaper clipping containing a review title 'Toy exhibition turns art gallery into playhouse' by Gretchen Pierce, correspondence between the Dalhousie Art Gallery and other APAC member galleries, and between Dalhousie Art Gallery and Le Page, and a catalogue for 'High-speed Signals', containing a biography for Le Page.

Rodin and his contemporaries exhibition March 15-April 9 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Rodin and His Contemporaries', sponsored by Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada. The exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery from March 15 to April 9, 1972.

Records consist of handwritten condition notes, a condition report, a biographical essay of Rodin, biographies of artists working during the same time period as Rodin, correspondence of the Dalhousie Art Gallery, and two photographs of Henry D. Hicks (President, Dalhousie University) and unidentified colleagues.

Max Lyle - exhibition October '71 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records relating to planning an exhibition of artworks by Max Lyle at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in 1971.

Records consist of an exhibition catalogue containing Lyles work from the 1970 Comalco Invitation Award for Sculpture in Aluminum, as well as correspondence between Lyle and Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery).

Mans[a]ram Panchel exhibition (Memorial U.) : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition, 'Mansaram Panchal' organized and circulated by the Art Gallery, Memorial University through the Atlantic Provinces Art Circuit. The exhibition was meant to be presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery in March 1972, however it was not mounted due to time constraints resulting from receiving the artworks by mail too late in the exhibition period.

Records consist mainly of correspondence between the Dalhousie Art Gallery and the Art Gallery, Memorial University. Additional records consist of shipment receipts from the Confederation Art Gallery.

Drawings by Carol Fraser exhibition - March 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Drawings by Carol Fraser', organized and presented by Dalhousie Art Gallery in March 1972.

Records consist of correspondence between Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Carol Fraser, a list of drawings for the exhibition, a copy invoice, and correspondence regarding insurance.

Prints by Dongkuk Ahn March 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Prints by Dongkuk Ahn', organized by and presented at the Dalhousie Art Gallery from March 1-25, 1972.

Records consist of correspondence between the Dalhousie Art Gallery and Ahn, a biography and C.V., list of prints, insurance certificate, and photocopy of a newspaper clipping.

Scrapbook oddities an exhibition circulated by the Confederation Center, PEI, Feb 28-March 20, 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Scrapbook Oddities' organized and circulated by the Confederation Art Gallery and Museum, Charlottetown, P.E.I.. The exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery from February 28 to March 20, 1972.

Records consist mainly of correspondence between the Dalhousie Art Gallery and the Confederation Center Art Gallery and Museum.

Fritz Brandtner February 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to presenting the exhibition 'Fritz Brandtner 1896-1969: A Retrospective Exhibition', sponsored by Sir George Williams University, Montreal. The exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery in February 1972, through circulation in the Atlantic Provinces Art Circuit (APAC).

Records consist of a condition report and handwritten condition notes, an essay on Brandtner's work, an itinerary, and correspondence between Dalhousie Art Gallery and other APAC member galleries.

Tony Keck musicmania exhibition files

File consists of records related to planning to present Tony Keck's exhibition of paintings 'Musicmaniamovement'. The exhibition was presented at the Dalhousie Art Gallery in January 1972.

Records consist of correspondence between the Dalhousie Art Gallery and Keck, photocopies of exhibition reviews for the show both at Dalhousie and previous galleries, a list of artworks, and an insurance certificate.

Vera Frenkel - printmaking plus exhibition January 6-30 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to the exhibition 'Vera Frenkel: Printmaking Plus', organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery in January 1972.

Records consist of exhibition loan agreement forms, a newsletter and announcement from the National Gallery of Canada, a box list, C.V. for Frenkel, condition report, and correspondence between Dalhousie Art Gallery and the National Gallery.

Correspondence with Bill Fett - November 1971

File consists of correspondence records between Ernest Smith (Director, Dalhousie Art Gallery) and Bill Fett spanning August 1970 to May 1971.

Records consist of letters, postcards, and newspaper clippings. Content of the letters refers to planning to host Fett's works in the Dalhousie Art Gallery some time in 1972.

Stonedgloves - photographs poems Roy Kiyooka January 1-31, 1972 : [exhibition file]

File consists of records related to an exhibition of work by Roy K. Kiyooka (Head of Painting Division, NSCAD University), titled 'StoneDGloves - Photographs, poems by Roy Kiyooka' circulated by the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was presented at Dalhousie Art Gallery in January 1972. Kiyooka presented a reading event on February 1, 1972 at the Dalhousie Art Gallery as a part of the exhibition.

Records consist of invitations to the February 1st reading event, an exhibition loan agreement, correspondence of the Dalhousie Art Gallery, an artist statement, and invoices.

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