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Interview with Anne Bishop and Jan Morrell

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Anne Bishop and Jan Morrell. Bishop and Morrell discuss their interactions with the LGBT community and organizations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario; their political activism; and navigating communal living in Pictou County in the 1980s. The interview was conducted by Elizabeth Fitting on 24 February 2022 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Lynette Richards

Item is an audio recording of an interview with Lynnette Richards. Richards discusses her experience coming out as a lesbian, moving to Nova Scotia, working as a self-employed stained-glass restoration and repair person, and connecting with the gay and lesbian communities in Nova Scotia. The interview was conducted by Liz Fitting on October 13, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Joan MacLeod

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Joan MacLeod. MacLeod discusses her European travels and time living in the UK, her significant romantic relationships, and her interactions with LGBT events and organizations in Pictou Country and other parts of rural Nova Scotia. The interview was conducted by Elizabeth Fitting on December 10th, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Nancy Jardine and Vicki Froats

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Nancy Jardine and Vicki Froats. Jardine and Froats discuss their 25-year relationship, their attendance at LGBT spaces and events in Halifax, and their experiences coming out. The interview was conducted by Bronwyn Lee on December 10th, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Sharon Beasley

File contains a sound recording of an interview Sharon Beaseley. Beasley discusses her work in food distribution, her experience using a sperm donor to conceive with her former partner, her involvement with the Youth Project and other LGBT organizations and events, and her relationships and coming out experience. The interview was conducted by Bronwyn Lee on December 8th, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Pamela Pahl

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Pamela Pahl. Pahl discusses coming to terms with her sexuality in Brandon, Manitoba, before moving to Nova Scotia; her experiences in the military; and experiences with Pride Parades, music festivals, and LGBT groups. The interview was conducted by Elizabeth Fitting on November 26th, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Sue and Nicky Perkins

File contains a sound recording of an interview Sue and Nicky Perkins. The Perkins' discusses their 40-year relationship and subsequent legal fight for marriage equality in Nova Scotia, coming out after 13 years together, and their participation in NSRAP, Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community Church, and other LGBT groups and events in Halifax. The interview was conducted by Jacqueline Gahagan on November 27th, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Susan Larder

File contains a sound recording of an interview Susan Larder. Larder discusses living in rural Nova Scotia, her coming out process and relationships with family, her experiences with harrassment, her works as a counsellor, and her involvement with lesbian social groups. The interview was conducted by Elisabeth Rondinelli on December 15th, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Susan Walsh

File contains a sound recording of an interview Susan Walsh. Walsh discusses raising her children, working as a children's entertainer and artist, her relationships with family and romantic partners, and coming out in her forties. The interview was conducted by Elisabeth Rondinelli on October 28th, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Karen Lorraine

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Karen Lorraine. Lorraine discusses her experience with discrimination in the military, her attendance at LGBT bars and social events in Halifax, her understanding of her gender and sexuality, her romantic relationships with men and women. The interview was conducted by Elizabeth Fitting on December 3rd, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Paula Arsenault

File contains a sound recording of an interview with Paula Arsenault. Arsenault discusses how she came to understand her sexuality, her experiences with psychiatric treatment in the 1980s, her involvement with the Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Conference in early 1990s, and her interactions with feminist organizations in Pictou County and Halifax. The interview was conducted by Sam Ginther on December 11, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Diane Walsh

Item is a sound recording of an interview with Diane Walsh. Walsh discusses reckoning with sexuality coming from a Catholic background, her relationships with women, and her experiences working in adult education as an out lesbian. The interview was conducted by Sam Ginther on November 3, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Sara avMaat

File contains a sound recording of an interview Sara avMaat. avMaat discusses her work as an artist and physiotherapist; her involvement womens' and LGBT organizations in Halifax, including Pandora and the Halifax Women's Housing Co-op; her coming out experience; and her relationships. The interview was conducted by Bronwyn Lee on November 1st, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Interview with Susan Adams

File contains a sound recording of an interview Susan Adams. Adams discusses her involvement with LGBT choirs, organizations, and political activism in the 1980s and 1990s; her coming out experience, her work in libraries, her thoughts on the sociopolitical environment in Antigonish, and her spirituality. The interview was conducted by Oscar Campbell on November 5th, 2021 as part of the Nova Scotia LGBT Seniors’ Archive’s Lesbian Oral Histories Project.

Part two of a talk on shipbuilding given by D. Mitsatsos

Item is part one of a presentation on the shipbuilding conditions around the world, given by D. Mitsatsos. The location and date of the talk is unknown.Part of Side B includes Greek spoken word and music that "nothing to do with the presentation of the shipbuilding condition around the world" and is provided as entertainment.

Practice - inspired by music festival

Item is an audio recording of a practice session by Sheila Piercey in February-March 2006. The recording is on side A of audio cassette. Side B is blank.

Practice for "The Elizabeth Smart Story" audition for the role of Elizabeth's grandmother

Item is an audio recording of Sheila Piercey's practice sessions. The beginning is preparing for an audition, "The Elizabeth Smart Story," and Sheila reads the role of Elizabeth's grandmother. The second part of the audio file (6:07) is Sheila's singing practicing session on March 6, 2004. The recording is on side A of audio cassette. (Side B is blank.)

Practice session for "O sleep, why dost thou leave me?" (side B)

Item is an audio recording of Sheila Piercey's practice session for "O sleep, why dost thou leave me?" and other songs. The label reads: Practice on March 9, 2002 for MATS recital, Practice on March 17: body not in shape, 68 years old (no sleep). The recording is on side B of audio cassette.

Practice Verdi duet for MATS - March 9, 2002 (side A)

File is an audio recording of Sheila Piercey practicing Verdi duet for MATS recital on March 9, 2002. The MATS recital was held at Oxford Street United Church in Halifax on March 17, 2002. The recording is on side A of audio cassette.

Othello backstage interviews : track 3

Item is an audio recording of recorded CBC radio backstage interviews with opera singers and the stage makeup artist for the opera "Othello" at the Toronto Canadian Opera Festival at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The interviews include John Arab, who played the role of Roderigo. The original track was untitled and undated.

Rehearsal with Helen Murray for MATS teachers recital (side A)

Item is an audio recording of Sheila Piercey's rehearsal session: The first part of the recording is a rehearsal with Helen Murray for MATS recital singing "L'altra notte in fondo al mare" (from Mefistofele) composed by Boito. The second part of the recording (22:42) is a rehearsal for a CBC radio play called "Road to Rankin's Point" in October 1998. The recording is on side A of the audio cassette and continues on side B.

The story of Rock Meets Bone

File contains one digital recording of "The story of Rock Meets Bone," aired on CBC Radio’s Atlantic Airwaves, which was recorded on January 9, 1991. This recording came after the CBC program replayed slightly edited versions of Sarah Denny and Joe Cormier/Jerry Holland's Rock Meets Bone episodes. The continuity script was written by Brain Guns.

The story of Rock Meets Bone

File contains one digital recording of the raw source audio used to create "The story of Rock Meets Bone," aired on CBC Radio’s Atlantic Airwaves, which was recorded on January 9, 1991.

Rocky Jones : interview with political activist

File is an audio reel that contains an episode of From these Roots, a CKDU radio program. This episode is an interview with Rocky Jones, a political activist born in Truro, Nova Scotia. He received his law degree from Dalhousie University in 1992. This episode aired March 17, 1991 and was rebroadcast March 20, 1991; April 17, 1991; July 31, 1991; May 23, 1995 on The Evening Affair, CKDU's public affairs program; and November 28, 1996 on The Evening Affair.

Other surprises (side B)

Item is an audio recording by Sheila Piercey of her recitals, practice sessions, and CBC radio recording between the 1950s and 1970s. She re-recorded those old recordings on April 5, 1989 and April 8, 1990, her thoughts and comments are included. The recording is on side B of audio cassette.

Philip Glass : From New York to Nova Scotia

File contains one digital recording of the raw source audio used to create the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "From New York to Nova Scotia" with Philip Glass, which aired on November 17, 1989.

Episode 3, Clary Croft

File contains one digital recording of the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "Nova Scotia Gold : part two" with Clary Croft, which aired on October 6, 1989.

Episode 4, Robbie O'Neill

File contains one digital recording of the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "Tighten the Traces, Haul in the Reins" with Robbie O'Neill (with music by Nathan Curry), which aired on October 13, 1989. The recording is on side A.

Episode 6, George Elliott Clarke

File contains one digital recording of the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "Black life in Digby County" with George Elliott Clarke, which aired on October 27, 1989.

Episode 7, Gaelic

File contains one digital recording of the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "Tales Until Dawn" with the Cape Gael Co-op, which aired on November 3, 1989.

Growing up Black in Halifax : part 2 of 3

File is an audio reel that contains the first part of a three-part series from CKDU radio, Growing up Black in Halifax. In this episode, Tracey Jones speaks with Belinda MacFadyen of CKDU radio. The episode aired April 1, 1989 and was rebroadcast April 6, 1989 on Title Waves, a CKDU program that featured interviews with African-Canadian authors.

Growing up Black in Halifax : part 3 of 3

File is an audio reel that contains the first part of a three-part series from CKDU radio, Growing up Black in Halifax. In this episode, Tracey Jones speaks with Belinda MacFadyen of CKDU radio. The episode aired April 1, 1989 and was rebroadcast April 9, 1989 on Title Waves, a CKDU program that featured interviews with African-Canadian authors.

Peter Lieberson : A newcomer's view

File contains one digital recording of the raw source audio used to create the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "A newcomer's view" with Peter Lieberson, which aired on November 24, 1989.

Introduction to Rock Meets Bone : Collage

File contains one digital recording of the raw source audio used to create the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "Introduction to Rock Meets Bone" or "Collage", which aired on December 1, 1989.

Working theatre project : [episode one of Rock Meets Bone]

File contains an audio cassette with episode one of the radio program Rock Meets Bone hosted by Brian Guns. The episode highlights a performance of "Time Out" produced as part of the Working Theatre Project organized by Mulgrave Road Theatre. The episode aired on September 22, 1989. The recording is on side B of the audio cassette.

Episode 2, Helen Creighton

File contains one digital recording of the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "Nova Scotia Gold : part one" with local folklorist Helen Creighton, which aired on September 29, 1989.

Episode 9, Philip Glass

File contains one digital recording of the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "From New York to Nova Scotia" with Philip Glass, which aired on November 17, 1989.

Sarah Denny : Rescued Voices

File contains one digital recording of the raw source audio used to create the Rock Meets Bone episode titled "Rescued Voices" with Sarah Denny, which aired on October 20, 1989.
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