Fonds MS-2-329 - John Hennigar-Shuh fonds

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John Hennigar-Shuh fonds

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  • 1970 - 1978 (Creation)
    Hennigar-Shuh, John Edward

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17 cm of textual records

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(1944 -)

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John Edward Hennigar-Shuh was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 9 April 1944. Raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, Hennigar-Shuh graduated from Mount Allison University in 1966 with a major in philosophy and a minor in English. After graduation he took courses in education and taught English at the Sackville Composite High School in New Brunswick. In 1970 he graduated cum laude with a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, completing his required fieldwork teaching in an Urban League Street Academy in Harlem. He later founded New Options, an educational and social service project in the North End of Halifax that served working class and disadvantaged young people who had not completed public school. Between 1976-1978, Hennigar-Shuh also taught in the Education Department at Dalhousie University. He held various positions at the Nova Scotia Museum, including Manager of Development and Partnerships at the Maritime Museum. He currently serves as president of the Canadian Maritime Heritage Foundation, a charitable foundation that raises funds to support the work of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. He also coordinated successful capital campaigns for the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown, Nova Scotia, and for a Learning Centre at Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, Nova Scotia.

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Records were deposited to Dalhousie University Archives by John Hennigar-Shuh in accession (1980-112) in 1980.

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Fonds consists of information and material relating to courses taught by Hennigar-Shuh and his involvement at Dalhousie University, as well as correspondence, personal writings, and magazine articles relating to his life and work.

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  • English

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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.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], John Hennigar-Shuh fonds, MS-2-329, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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November 2019 (creation)
March 2020 (revision

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