Fonds MS-2-453, Box 1 - Samuel and Dorothy Shields fonds

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Samuel and Dorothy Shields fonds

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MS-2-453, Box 1

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  • 1942-1977 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records. - 3 photographs

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Samuel and Dorothy Shields lived in Bedford, Nova Scotia, during the 1940s and 50s. Samuel Shields owned a barber shop located in Halifax’s Roy Building. His wife Dorothy was born in Bermuda and came to live in Nova Scotia after she was married. The couple were active in local organizations, including the Canadian Authors Association and the Nova Scotia Centre of the Poetry Society. Dorothy Shields served a three year presidency of the later organization and wrote a number of locally published poems and articles. Her work was also featured in the anthology Chapbooks.

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Donated in 1981 by Mrs. Samuel Shields of Bedford.

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Fonds consists of correspondence with friends and politicians; a variety of publications, pamphlets, newsletters, and programs; photographs; poetry manuscripts; miscellaneous newspaper clippings, some regarding the Nova Scotia Centre of the Poetry Society; and a scrapbook of miscellaneous newspaper clippings. The fonds also contains records related to The Nova Scotia Centre of the Poetry Society, including correspondence; poems; and copies of the society’s constitution and by-laws.

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All records are open.

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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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No further accruals are expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Samuel and Dorothy Shields fonds, MS-2-453, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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