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J. Linden Best fonds
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3 cm of textual records. - . -- 103 photographs : b&w
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James Linden Best completed a M.A. degree at the University of New Brunswick in 1972. His thesis was titled The Post-Confederation Theatres of Halifax.
The materials in this fonds were acquired in 1974 and prior to that were in the custody of Best.
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This fonds consists of records related to theatre history in Nova Scotia which were collected by Best while researching his M.A. thesis. The fonds includes photographs and negatives of local theatres (including Neptune, the Orpheus, and the Capitol) and various programs, advertisements, and articles related to them. The fonds also includes photocopies of a series of articles Best wrote for the Halifax Mail Star on the history of theatre in Nova Scotia, as well as some other miscellaneous research notes. Photographic materials include 41 negatives and 62 printed photographs.
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
Clippings of articles by Best are scattered throughout the Neptune Theatre scrapbooks, MS-3-1.
Further accruals are not expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], J. Linden Best fonds, MS-3-6, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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