Subseries UA-43 - Is this our Aggie? (Agricola exhibit)

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Is this our Aggie? (Agricola exhibit)

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UA-43

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  • 1905-2017 (Creation)

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4 cm of textual records and graphic materials

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A2017-090

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This subseries contains materials that were used in an Agricola exhibit in 2017 called "Is this our Aggie?". Through archival materials found in our collection, and reproductions from various sources staff tried to follow the story of one of our early graduates Wilfred A. Costa to see if he was indeed the Wilfred Aldophus DeCosta whose timelines seemed to match.

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Visitors examined records such as early NSAC calendars, DeCosta’s attestation papers and birth records of his children born in Halifax, and try to conclude if W. A. Costa who attended NSAC from 1905-1907 was in fact W. A. DeCosta who later became the editor of the Atlantic Recorder, Nova Scotia’s first news magazine for African Nova Scotian’s. W.A. DeCosta also served in the No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canadian Expiditionary Force. This battalion was raised in Nova Scotia and was the only predominantly black battalion in Canadian military history and also the only Canadian Battalion composed of black soldiers to serve in World War I. The two individuals' pictures were similar, we showed evidence of NSAC having had a student attend from the West Indies in 1905 and records from DeCosta’s arrival from Jamaica, we lose track of our Costa after he left NSAC, but much of their timelines match up. The folks in charge of our early student registration ledgers confirmed that W. A. DeCosta was the same person as W.A. Costa.

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Final

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