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B.C. Silver
MG 1 volumes 3377-3384 · Fonds · 1847-1992

Consists of records documenting Silver's professional career and personal activities. Includes correspondence, research notes, draft manuscripts, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, and other material relating to music history, music teaching, education issues, and local history in Nova Scotia. Also contains geneaological notes and chart on the Silver family, music sheets, poems and song lyrics written by Silver and his wife Marietta, and microfilm reels of a scrapbook entitled "Home and School Sponsored Music Festivals in N.S."

Silver, B.C., 1894-1991
Beamish Murdoch
MG 1 volumes 723-727A · Fonds · 1848-1870

Fonds consists of records documenting Murdoch's historical research and writing, including twenty-one notebooks containing draft manuscript and notes relating to his book, History of Nova Scotia, or Acadie; four volumes containing draft manuscript with clippings and notes on the history of the British North American provinces; notebooks pertaining to Mi'kmaq (1864) and Irish (1848) vocabularies; essay on the origin and sources of the law of Nova Scotia (1863); and photocopies of letters written by Murdoch to John Godfrey of Bangor, Me., discussing the history of Maine and Murdoch's writing of History of Nova Scotia, or Acadie (1869).

Murdoch, Beamish, 1800-1876
Belgian Relief Committee
MG 20 volume 496b · Fonds · 1914 - 1915

Consists of the minute book of the Belgian Relief Committee.

Commission for Relief in Belgium
Bell family
1975-021 · Fonds · 1860-1992

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of Bell family members of Nova Scotia. Includes correspondence and genealogies from Winthrop P. Bell; a collection of records relating to Samuel Bell and his descendants and to other related families, including the Allison and Ray families; information about the Bell family estate in Mount Uniacke and Bell Park; newspaper clippings; and ephemera. Also includes works of art, photographs, studio portraits and photos of houses and buildings in Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Northern Ireland.

Bell family of Halifax
Bell Gift Cemetery Company
1993-249 · Fonds · 1890-1991

Fonds consists of a minute book used to record details of the annual meetings of the organization.

Bell Gift Cemetery Company, 1877-
Bell-Maclaren family
2009-041 · Fonds · 1917-1958

Fonds consists of a first person account by Andrew Mackinlay Bell and a letter sent to Rev. Thomas Deinstadt of Saint John, both describing the effects of the Halifax Explosion on 6 December 1917, as well as photographs of a Waegwoltic Club swimming regatta and the wreck of the vessel Dauntless.

Bell-Maclaren (family)
MG 20 volume 1631 · Fonds · 1896 - 1903

Fonds consists of treasurer's book, and some minutes, and a small tin box, which was used as a cash box.

Belmont Amateur Athletic Club (Halifax)
Ben Church Hicks
MG 1 volumes 2059-2107, 2620-2621 · Fonds · 1814-1981, predominant [1920]-1969

Fonds consists of records documenting the Hicks family of Annapolis County, N.S., predominantly created and accumulated by Ben Church Hicks, as well records documenting his personal activities and interests. Includes personal diaries kept from 1910 to 1981 (irregular entries), correspondence, essays, newspaper clippings, articles, legal and financial records, research and genealogical notes, diagrams, reports, minutes of meetings, pamphlets and other publications. Among the subjects covered are: Fundy tidal power, nuclear power, electricity and electrical systems, engineering profession, genealogy, philosophy, and science. Organizations represented include: Shawnigan Water and Power Company, Southwest Petroleum Corporation, Canadian Engineering Association, and Annapolis Valley Pioneer Museum. Fonds also contains correspondence, accounts, legal and other material documenting the personal and business activities of the Hicks family, 1814-1925, including John H. Hicks Sr., John H. Hicks Jr., J. Herbert Hicks, Edward A. Hicks, Phebe A. Hicks, Grace (Watson) Hicks, as well as John Church and the Fowler family of Annapolis Co. Also includes photograph albums, ca. 1865-1945, mostly kept by Mary Helena Hicks and Ben Church Hicks depicting family (Hicks, Fowler, Hall, Clark families) and scenes of Bridgetown.

Hicks, Ben Church, 1901-1982
Bennett Smith & Sons
1997-174 · Fonds · 1886-1911

Fonds consists of three letter books, 1894-1911, and a journal, 1886-1892, relating to various aspects and transactions of the shipbuilding and shipping business of Bennett Smith & Sons, Charles DeWolfe Smith and John Marshall Smith.

Bennett Smith & Sons
Benoit Comeau
MG 2 volumes 1454-1457 · Fonds · 1970-1975

Fonds consists of records documenting Comeau's political activities, including constituency files, financial records, correspondence and memoranda, mainly from Comeau's executive assistant Charles Gaudet, and newspaper clippings. Records relate to issues such as agriculture and fishing. Fonds also contains briefs, correspondence, minutes of board meetings, reports, and other items concerning discussions on the future of College Saint-Anne, 1971-1975. Also includes publicity photographs of ceremonies and presentations, several involving College Saint-Anne, the Canadian destroyer ship, 283 Algonquin, and some portraits of Comeau, mostly taken by professional photographers as well as the Nova Scotia Communications and Information Centre.

Comeau, Benoit, 1916-1995
Beth Israel Synagogue
MG 20 volume 914 number 5 · Fonds · 1963; 1967 - 1968

Consists of newsletters, April - May 1963 & May 1967 - May 1968.

Beth Israel Synagogue
Betty Peterson
MG 1 volumes 3468 to 3476 · Fonds · 1951-2015 (predominant 1975-2014)

Fonds consists of records documenting Betty Peterson's personal relationships, volunteer activities and interests in peace and social justice issues in Nova Scotia and internationally. The records are organized into four groups, the first consisting of files documenting her activities from 1980-1993, the second her activities from 1994-2004, and the third her activities from 2004-2013, with some overlapping of dates. The fourth group consists of Peterson’s personal correspondence and biographical files 1951-2011. Records in the first 3 groups are arranged by subject, by either the name of an organization (e.g. Voice of Women for Peace), or a cause (e.g. aboriginal rights). The personal correspondence files are arranged by year or by correspondent. Starting in 1977 these files also include annual calendars with brief notes on activities. Fonds includes a large amount of published research and resource material on a given issue (e.g. newspaper clippings, periodicals, and newsletters), but also contains Peterson's notes, memoirs and diaries with comments and recollections, as well as correspondence (incoming and outgoing), memoranda, speeches and articles, minutes of meetings, briefs, reports, published articles about her, transcripts of interviews she gave, and photographs.

Peterson, Betty
1989-12 · Fonds · 1840 - 1862

Fonds consists of minutes of the East and West Branch East River Bible Society which cooperated as a branch of Auxiliary Bible Society at Pictou. In later years, the minutes are for the Bible and Evangelical Society, which was also recorded as the Evangelical and Bible Society, or simply as the Bible Society. The minute-book begins with the arrival of Rev. J. Thomson, agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

Bible Society (Nova Scotia)
Bill Lynch
MG 1 volumes 3393-3394 · Fonds · 1925-1952

Fonds consists of records primarily documenting Lynch's business activities as a carnival operator in Nova Scotia and other Atlantic provinces. Fonds contains incoming and outgoing correspondence both for the Bill Lynch Shows and Harold Curran, family papers, carnival ephemera, administrative, financial and operational records, photographs including items hand-coloured by J.F. LeBlanc, and a watercolour, as well as technical drawings of amusement rides and a map. The records also document personalities such as Charles Atlas and Elly Aredelty (Trapeze Artist) and the types of equipment used for rides and amusements.

Lynch, Bill, 1900-1972
Black Cultural Centre
MG 20 volume 1910 · Fonds · 1981 - 1988

Consists of notices of upcoming events, information, pamphlets, and newsletters.

Black Cultural Centre
Black River Productions
1994-014 · Fonds · 1969-2001

Fonds consists of records relating to 34 completed productions, including films created by Livingston during his early career (1969-1986), which are now part of the company's catalogue. The productions are in a number of formats, including videocassettes, DVDs, and video reels. Viewing copies are available for all titles. Many titles have accompanying textual documentation such as publicity material and press releases.

Black River Productions
Black United Front
2002-066 · Fonds · 1968-1996

Consists of operational records created or accumulated by the Black United Front. Includes records of the Provincial Council, 1970-1995, Board of Directors, 1969-1979, and Executive Director's Office, 1970-1996. The Provincial Council was the supreme authority of BUF and was the forum through which elected community representatives met and formulated policy and strategies. It had its own slate of officers, by-laws and committees. Its records consist of minutes of high-level meetings, correspondence (chiefly of the president), policy and procedural manuals, constitutions and by-laws, memoranda of association and incorporation documents. The Board of Directors was the policy refining branch, accountable to the Provincial Council. It consisted of councillors and the executive director. It ceased to exist in 1981. Its records consist of meeting minutes files, which also include supporting documentation such as correspondence, notes, reports, and submissions. The executive director, who was hired in 1970, carried out the policies, procedures and programs of the Provincial Council and managed staff. Other duties included preparation of submissions and reports on areas of research. Includes correspondence (arranged chronologically), annual and quarterly progress reports to the council, commissioned surveys, studies and reports and case files. The latter include on-going projects, investigations, fund-raising ideas, exchanges of information, policy and strategy with other organizations, and contacts with government departments and individuals, and are arranged alphabetically. There are also audited financial statements, correspondence and progress reports of outreach and field staff, community workers and the human services workers, and several in-house publications such as newsletters, newspapers and promotional brochures. Also includes a set of u-matic videocassettes containing episodes of BUF's "Black Horizon" cable tv show, which ran from 1976-1983.

Black United Front of Nova Scotia
Blair Morrow's Iron Bridges
2018-032 · Collection · 1975-1998

Collection consists mainly of photographic prints of iron and steel bridges on secondary highways and roads throughout rural Nova Scotia collected by or photographed by Blair Morrow. Also includes images of bridge plaques, damaged bridges, road construction workers, and asphalt-making machinery from companies such as Dillman Enterprises, Dexter Construction, K.C. MacPhee Construction, Cumberland Paving, Ocean Paving, Nova Construction and Warren Maritimes, among others. Photos are arranged in 3 albums: Album 1 “Bridges by County” is the largest and contains photographs of iron bridges arranged by county; Album 2 “Paving Companies’ Album” contains photographs of paving equipment, machinery and paved highways; Album 3 “Co-workers” contains photographs of co-workers Ross Crowdis, Buddy Dauphney, Hymie Fitzgerald, Joe Gallant, Don Jardine, Tom LeBlanc, Henry Martell, Rollie Mullin, and Johnnie White as well as some machinery.

Morrow, Blair
Bliss family
MG 1 volumes 1597-1604 · Fonds · 1749-1920 (predominant 1810-1872)

Fonds consists of correspondence and other records created and accumulated by four generations of the Bliss family, most of which relate to Henry Bliss. Includes letters written to Henry by his brothers Lewis and William Blowers beginning at King's College, Windsor, and continuing almost until their deaths. Letters discuss personal and family news, leisure and business activities, and local and international events. Also includes letters written to Henry from other family members, friends, and business acquaintances, and letters to his business associates including Jack Brown and Robert Gordon. Also contains correspondence received by Lewis and William Blowers Bliss, mostly from Henry Bliss, assorted correspondence between Bliss family members, journals, diaries, legal and financial records, literary manuscripts, certificates, notes and charts on Bliss family geneaology, newspaper clippings, broadsheets and other ephemera. Other family members and individuals represented in the fonds include Jonathan Bliss, wife Mary (Worthington) Bliss, William Blowers Bliss II and wife Emily (Steen) Bliss, Sarah (Anderson) Bliss, Sampson Salter Blowers, and related families Binney, Odell, Dwight.

Bliss (family)
Bluenose Golf Club
MG 20 volume 1684 · Fonds · 1930-1980

Fonds consists of the history, minutes, financial records, correspondence and related material collected by Homer Zwicker.

Bluenose Golf Club
Bob Brooks
1989-468 · Fonds · 1946, 1956-1995

Fonds consists of photographs (negatives, prints, contact sheets, slides and transparencies) created by Brooks in the course of his photojournalism assignments. Fonds also contains related correspondence, scrapbooks, and publications which feature his photographs and stories. A significant portion of his work focuses on the Atlantic Provinces, particularly Nova Scotia, with emphasis on industries, historic communities and events, prominent people, and human interest stories involving the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children and Africville. Also contains scrapbooks compiled by Brooks' mother, available on microfilm.

Brooks, Bob, 1927-1999
Bob Chambers
MG 1 volumes 3661-3666 · Fonds · 1923-1995

Fonds consists of material documenting Chambers' career as an artist and newspaper cartoonist, including original drawings of political cartoons, correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, photographs, and other material.

Chambers, Bob, 1905-1996
B.R. Alexander
1986-092 · Fonds · [ca. 1890]-[ca. 1982]

Fonds consists of correspondence, calculations, deeds and sale agreements, subject files and related documentation compiled by Mr. Alexander relating to his work as a forester and surveyor. The contents of the fonds include documents referring to the following Nova Scotian businesses: MacLeod Paper and Power Company Ltd., Rossignol Lands Ltd., Mersey Paper Company Ltd., Annapolis Lumber Company Ltd., A.D. Mills & Sons Ltd., Lunenburg Wood Products Ltd., and Minas Basin Pulp and Power Corp. Ltd. The contents provide stumpage and 'cruising' details, timber estimate sheets, volume of wood cut, maps and inventories. There are also unattributed original and copy photographs collected by Alexander, which document the Town of Hantsport and environs, as well as photographs he took himself.

Alexander, B.R., 1904-1985
Brenda Large
MG 1 volumes 1431-1449 · Fonds · 1970-1977, 1986

Fonds consists of records documenting the administration and operation of Large's newspaper The 4th Estate. Fonds contains case and subject files which contain correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial records, reports, newspaper clippings, notes, draft manuscripts, and other items. Also includes files relating to Voices Down East, a literary publication of The 4th Estate established in 1972, which featured Maritime writers. Photographs which appeared in The 4th Estate are also found among the textual records. Also contains two VHS videocassettes entitled '4th Estate' (1977) and 'South Africa' (1986).

Large, Brenda, ca. 1944-