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Sandy Young fonds

  • MS-2-741, Boxes 1-85
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1998

Fonds consists of records related to Sandy Young’s academic research and teaching career, with an emphasis on sport and sport history in Nova Scotia and Canada.

The largest series consists of student papers, most of which were written for Dr. Young’s leisure studies classes and contain information gleaned from student interviews with athletes. Records include official and personal correspondence; research notes; newspaper clippings regarding Nova Scotia athletes; conference information; committee records; film and video recordings used for class instruction; magazines; programs from various sports associations and teams; published articles by Young on Maritime sport history; sound recordings; teaching slides about international sports history; photographs of Nova Scotian and/or Canadian athletes; postcards; maps; and scrapbooks. There is also an assortment of artifacts and memorabilia related to Nova Scotia Olympian Aileen Meagher, including a track outfit, relay baton, and Olympic bronze medal certificate.

Young, Alexander J.

Art Penson fonds

  • MS-3-38
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2005
Fonds comprises set, furniture and prop design sketches for Neptune Theatre.

Penson, Art

Kell Antoft fonds

  • MS-2-743
  • Fonds
  • 1929-2002
Fonds is arranged into series reflecting Kell Antoft's activities and functions. Series and file lists are arranged alphabetically by title.

Antoft, Kell

SOS: save our school marketing agency emergency information package

  • MS-2-721, SF Box 102, Folder 4
  • File
  • 1993
File contains a record regarding a project completed by the students Pegi Holtz, Sandra Halliday, Darcy John, Berit Erickson, and Joanne Doucet, in Professor Amey's marketing course for the Student Association, Dalhousie School of Library and Information Studies relating to the proposed closure of the school.

Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England

  • MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28
  • Item
  • 1888-1889
Item is a diary kept by Arthur H. Whitman that describes a trip to England between November, 30 1888 and January 17, 1889. The diary contains daily entries that describe Whitman's activities, church attendance, meals, business and social visits, and letters sent and received. Many entries describe his meetings about apples. The diary also records money received and paid.

Whitman, Arthur Hanfield

John Frederick Miller fonds

  • MS-2-303, SF Box 44, Folder 24
  • Fonds
  • 1968
Fonds comprises correspondence and questionnaires for merchant seamen completed by Leo Corkum and Harry Delap. The questionnaires were completed in response to an appeal for research data in conjunction with Miller's project with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.

Miller, John Frederick, 1924-

D.C. Mackay fonds

  • MS-2-280
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979
Fonds consists of correspondence; printed material, including exhibition pamphlets; research and correspondence pertaining to silver, heraldry; manuscripts; family papers; Mackay's own artwork; artist files; and reference materials.

Mackay, D.C.

George Farquhar fonds

  • MS-2-237, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1968

This fonds consists primarily of records related to the Board of Governors collected by Farquhar during his time on the board, including minutes; the report A Survey and Plan of Fund-raising for Dalhousie University; and a file of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications related to President Stanley Carleton’s resignation.

The fonds also includes some other miscellaneous materials collected by Farquhar related to the history of Dalhousie or the province, and associations/events with which he was involved. These records include pamphlets, song books, biographical sketches of some notable Nova Scotians, and a number of event programs and invitations.

Farquhar, George

List of vessels taken at Machias and Penobscot

  • MS-2-222, SF Box 31, Folder 17
  • Item
  • 1814
Item is a list of vessels taken at Machias and and Penobscot, listed by name and type. The Penobscot Expedition was a 26-day raid led by Sir John Sherbrooke on Hampden, Bangor and Machias, resulting in the British occupation of Castine for the remainder of the War of 1812. The tariff duties obtained there, called the Castine Fund, was used to establish Dalhousie University.

David Murray fonds

  • MS-2-181
  • Fonds
  • 1905, [ca. 1940s]
Fonds includes handwritten catalogues of David Murray's record collection, manuscripts of a skit called "Pukka Sahib," and notes on Frederic Chopin.

Murray, David, fl. 1934-1972

Roscoe Alfred Fillmore fonds

  • MS-10-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970
Fonds consists of fiction, non-fiction and poetry manuscripts, a notebook, leaflets and periodicals, newspaper clippings, and a hardcover copy of The Growing Question, a gardening book published by Fillmore in 1957. Materials relate to Fillmore's interests in horticulture and political activism.

Fillmore, Roscoe A.

Jonathan Steele fonds

  • MS-2-70
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1864-1918
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial papers, bills and crew information, some of which relates to a ship called Habitant.

Steele, Jonathan

C.L. Bennet fonds

  • MS-2-486
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1960, predominant 1930-1950
Fonds contains considerable material from the Dalhousie Review from 1950–1953, including correspondence, book reviews and articles pending; correspondence relating to Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies and Senate; examinations and papers of Dalhousie students (primarily 1930s); correspondence, outlines and galley proofs of Canada Books, I to VI, 1933–1951; correspondence and other material relating to the Down Under Club and Anzac Club (1940s); personal papers, including Bennet's course notes and exams from his days as a Harvard undergraduate; copies of acting scripts; photographs of local theatre productions, the School for the Blind, Dalhousie University English Department, and the first Soviet war bride in England (Nora Murray); and copies of Archibald MacMechan's Late Harvest and E. Ritchie's In the Gloaming.

Bennet, C.L.

Chester Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-61
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995
Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's professional career, including files on the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission, research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness, correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and years at Dalhousie University.

Stewart, Chester B.

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2021
Fonds contains Harry Thurston's book manuscripts, copies of speeches and interviews, correspondence and research materials.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

W. Terrence Gordon fonds

  • MS-2-737
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 2019
Fonds comprises records related to Terrence Gordon's biography of Marshall McLuhan published in 1997 and includes correspondence with publishers and reviewers; a curriculum vitae; a manuscript draft; newspaper clippings and copies of reviews; and secondary research materials. Other records include the working papers from three books edited by Gordon: McLuhan Unbound, Understanding Media (Critical Edition) and The Classical Trivium: The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of his Time.

Gordon, Terrence W.

My love she walks not with me : [manuscript]

File contains a handwritten manuscript of a song entitled "My love she walks not with me", with words and music by Kenneth Leslie, undated (but written presumably in the mid-1930s, after the collapse of his first marriage). The song is written in F-major, contains 24 bars of music in treble, and begins with the lines "The fragrance of the hawthorn and the rose after rain / Makes my misery completer". Music and words are written on only one page.

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

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.

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

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

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

Ronald St. John Macdonald's unsorted photographs

File contains photographs of different individuals, including Ronald St. John Macdonald, Eunice W. Beeson, Wang Tieya, John P. Humphrey, Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Pope John Paul II, François-Maximilien Bibaud, and many others, taken on different occasions.

The McGill news

File contains the issue vol. I, No. 3 of the McGill University periodical. File includes a letter possibly addressed to Ronald St. John Macdonald's father.

Ronald St. John Macdonald’s photographs

Subseries consists of Ronald St. John Macdonald's photographs collected throughout his life. Subseries contains photographs of Ronald St. John Macdonald and different individuals, such as Wang Tieya, on different occasions, including at Dalhousie University, conferences, and trips not related to his work.
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