Fonds MS-10-10 - Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee fonds

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Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee fonds

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  • 1978-1994 (Creation)

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4 cm of textual and graphic records

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The Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic was established in 1978 to commemorate the life and work of Roscoe A. Fillmore, a well-known socialist and labour activist from Centreville, Nova Scotia. The first picnic was held in July 1978 at the home of Kaye and Charlie Murray in Lower Sackville. It was attended by more than 200 friends and admirers. At the inaugural picnic, Dane Parker read Ken Leslie's poem "There Is A Man Within." The picnics have continued on a semi-annual basis since 1978. The most recent picnic was held on July 10, 2010 at the Charles MacDonald Concrete House Museum in Centreville, Nova Scotia.

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Records were donated to the University Archives by individuals involved with the picnic between 1978 and 1990.

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Fonds contains materials related to the early picnics organized by the committee, including invitations, announcements and mailing lists, guest books, receipts and recipes, and photographs taken at the picnics.

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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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See Hope McPhee's notebook from the first Roscoe Fillmore Memorial Picnic (MS-10-9, SF Box 5, Folder 1). See the Roscoe Alfred Fillmore fonds (MS-10-1) for personal archives of Roscoe Fillmore.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee fonds, MS-10-10, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • English

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