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Department of Public Works and Mines fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1801-1939

Fonds consists of 46 Series: Prospecting licence applications (1892-1939); Incoming correspondence (1860-1906); Gold lease registration books (1867-1923); Bridge plans (ca.1865?-ca.1914?); Mineral survey records (1862-1909); Mining case judgments (1903-1939); Nova Scotia Hospital guardianship papers (1927-1937); Gold district maps (1901-1933); Applications for gold and silver leases record books (1883-1939); Operational files (microfilmed 1971); Gold mill licence book (1863-1901); Mining certification examination records (1870-1913); Mining company charters and by-laws (1902-1916); Applications for mining rights record books (1872-1939); Gold lease forfeiture records (1860-1896); Mill licence bonds (1930-1938); Bridge construction and repair tenders and other material, (1854-1917); Mine lease transfers (1915-1939); Mining rights disputes records (1858-1919); Special concession mineral surveying grants (1926-1928); Orders in Council (1925-1937); Waterworks plans (1872-1903); Coal lease registry books (1863-1929); Renewed coal leases (1886-1939); Iron leases and other material (1874-1903); Victoria General Hospital records (1867-1899); Mine lease registry books (1929-1939); Nova Scotia Hospital records (1846-1903); Mechanics' liens (1905-1939); Gold lease applications (1864-1939); Applications for alluvial licences record book (1898); Mine reports and returns (1801-1910); Licence to search record books (1864-1927); Applications for free first claims (1862-1868); Applications for leases other than gold and silver (1897-1939); Prospecting licences record books (1877-1939); Government drill applications (1929-1934); Coal and iron ore analyses (1866-1904); Contract registration notebooks (ca.1920s?); Gold leases (1864-1937); Mining operations blueprints (microfilmed 1971); Forfeited mine leases (1894-1939); Mining accidents correspondence and other material (microfilmed in 1971); Mining rules and regulations (1873-1881); Outward correspondence letter books (1901-1902); Commissioner of Public Works and Mines records (1813-1905).

Nova Scotia. Department of Public Works and Mines

Nova Scotia Post Office fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1769-1897, predominant 1769-1878

Fonds consists of 4 Series: Postmaster General's correspondence (1825-1862); Financial records (1769-1868); Returns and other material (1846-1897, predom. 1846-1870); and Tenders (1851-1859).

Nova Scotia. Post Office

Department of Lands and Forests

  • RG 20
  • Fonds
  • 1738-1989, predominant 1926-1989

Fonds consists of 18 Series: Land Services Division Crown Land index sheets (no date); Land Services Division topographical maps (1969); Land Grant registration books (1730-1958, microfilmed 1957-1982); Land Petition registration books (ca.1840-1975); Minister's Correspondence and other material (1933-1989); Deputy Minister's Correspondence and other material (1933-1983); Chief Forester's Correspondence and other material (1926-1931); Operations Branch Correspondence and other material (1980-1982); Program Planning Branch Correspondence and other material (1958-1988); Land Services Division Crown Land Forestry Series maps (circa 1940s to circa 1960s?); Crown Lands Division Correspondence and Registers of Leases (1899-1946); Extension Forestry Division Correspondence and other material (1947-1952); Administrative Branch Correspondence and other material (1938-1989); Provincial Foresters' Correspondence and other material (1935-1953); Commissioner of Forests and Game's correspondence and other material (1921-1926); Inspector of Lands and Forests Correspondence and other material (1935-1950); Land Tax correspondence and returns (1931-1950); Escheat and Forfeiture records (1770-1839).

Nova Scotia. Department of Lands and Forests

Nova Scotia Department of Labour

  • Fonds
  • 1866-2000

Fonds consists of 5 series: Collective Agreements (1930-1970); Industrial inquiry commissions and conciliation boards reports (1957-1965); Certification of mine workers registers (1882-1962); Mine injuries and fatalities records (1866-1988); and Occupational Health and Safety General Safety Regulation records (1996-2000).

Nova Scotia. Department of Labour

Halifax School for the Blind fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1857-1975

Fonds consists of 14 series: School Superintendent's correspondence (ca.1900-1972); Student records (1871-1972); Halifax Explosion of 1917 Eye Injury records (1917-1918); Student Grants (1935-1967); Student Returns (1882-1924); School funds and campaigns records (1908-1963); Board of Managers minute books and other material (1868-1975); Financial records (1893-1961); Reports (1895-1972); Constitution and by-laws (1965); Specifications (1860); and School photographs (ca.1880s? to ca.1950s?). Fonds also includes Braille books and other material (1900s?); Published material (1857-1952). See series descriptions for complete list and details.

Halifax School for the Blind

Nova Scotia House of Assembly fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1758-1996

Fonds consists of 17 Series: Correspondence and other material (1763-1815); Revised Statutes (1851-1864); Documents selected by the Records Commissioner (1758-1841); Select Committee on Trade Negotiations records (1987); Bills (1776-1986); Committee Lists (1866-1918); Committee on Public Accounts Proceedings (1952); Clerk of the House records (1969-1985); Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly (1832-1994); Minutes (1856-1986); Motions, Orders-of-the-day and House orders (1890-1995); Assembly Petitions (1816-1928); Written questions (1922-1995); Documents Tabled (1816-1995); Election records (1759-1989); Unpassed Bills (1762-1917); and Statutes (1758-1989).

Nova Scotia. House of Assembly

Nova Scotia Legislative Council fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1789-1928

Fonds consists of records documenting the functions of the Legislative Council (1838-1928) and the legislative functions of HM Council (to 1837).

Nova Scotia. Council

Betty Peterson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1976-2013, predominantly 1980-2013

Fonds consists of records documenting Betty Peterson's activities and interests in peace and social justice issues in Nova Scotia and internationally. The records are organized into three 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. Records 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). 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 and diaries with comments and recollections, as well as correspondence (incoming and outgoing), memoranda, speeches, minutes of meetings, briefs, reports, biographical documents and photographs.

Peterson, Betty

Commissioner of Public Records

  • RG 1
  • Collection
  • 1702-1917, predominant 1857-1886

Collection consists of Nova Scotia colonial government records, together with British and French imperial records relating to Nova Scotia, and comprises one continuous sequence of numbered volumes that have been arranged into 28 described series.

Nova Scotia. Commissioner of Public Records

Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia fonds

  • 2017-044
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2010

Fonds consists of scrapbooks, which includes photographs, historical newspaper articles, and essays (1979-2002); photograph albums (1979-2002); meeting minutes, including financial and annual reports (1979-2010); records relating to educational programs put on by the guild, such as class lists and descriptions, and reports (1980-2008); photographs, video recordings, programs and correspondence from events and exhibits, (1989-2009); and heritage registry records, which consists of two paper versions and an electronic version. The first paper version has both originals and copies. The second version has certain originals, most of which are not found in the other paper version, though some can be found in the electronic version. The registry forms include the identity of the creator, when and where it was made, current owner, and photographs of the rugs. It is arranged by registry number (1996-2007). Also included are audio recordings of interviews with guild members (1992-1999); newsletters (1980-1990); video recordings of rug hooking and interviews (1990-1999); records relating to the history of the guild (1979-2009); and administrative records such as correspondence, regional maps and the guild’s constitution and by-laws (1979-2009).

Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia

Cape Breton's Magazine fonds

  • SMI Accessions 1981-042 at Ar1243-Ar1259, 1983-013 at Ar3425-Ar3533, 1986-014, 1987-012 at Ar5532-Ar5739, 1987-075 at Ac181-Ac506, Ar5901-Ar5944, 1988-007 at Ac507-Ac580, 1998-113, 2009-050.
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of audio cassettes and tape reels containing interviews, folklore, and music compiled by Ronald Caplan in the course of research for articles appearing in Cape Breton's Magazine. Most recordings are conversations with older citizens of Cape Breton, many of whom are now deceased. Under the general subject of Cape Breton history and culture, the topics include industrial history, trains and train wrecks, Mi'kmaq life, traditional songs, Sydney Steel, coal mining, musicians, community histories, Acadian culture, fisheries, labour history, supernatural tales, coal miners, hockey and other sports, shipwrecks, Gaelic traditions, reminiscences of immigrants, environmentalists, and the Canso Causeway.

Cape Breton's Magazine

Aileen Meagher fonds

  • MG 1 vols. 2994-2999, 3360-3361 and Accession 1988-221
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1987, predominant [195-]-1987

Fonds consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, and other records documenting Meagher's career as an athlete and artist and her personal activities and interests. Correspondence includes letters from friends, including artist Olga Douglas, Father Joseph Murray Abraham and friends at the St. Alphonsus mission school in India, and a few letters written by Meagher to other artists. Other records include postcards, poems, art exhibit notices and catalogues, newspaper clippings and other published material, diary, and ephemera. Fonds also contains photographs and postcards used in the production of Meagher's artwork, and her working drawings, drawings, and sketchbooks featuring Nova Scotian coastal villages, fishing scenes, ships, town and country landscapes, Halifax, trees, flora, and scenes of Europe, particularly Ireland and Irish crosses. There are also a small number of photographs of Meagher, friends in Halifax and India, and the St. Alphonsus Mission School.

Meagher, Aileen

Charitable Irish Society fonds

  • MG 20 vols. 61-70, 344-347, 1300, 1360, 1499; MG 100 vol. 26 4, MG 100 vol. 74 27, MG 100 vol.158 11, Library AK F90 .C37; Library v/f Vol 57 9,10; 1997-119, 2002-046, 2003-053, and 2010-034
  • Fonds
  • 1786-2009

Fonds consists of official records of the society, including executive minutes, committee minutes, constitution and bylaws, financial papers, presidential files, correspondence, and proposals for membership. Also includes programs, addresses and menus for Society events; publications and engravings, and a brief history of the Society compiled in digital format in 2009.

Charitable Irish Society (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Edgar N. Rhodes fonds

  • MG 2, vol. 404-421C; 562-588; 1099-1205; 1216-1219 (card file index in vol. 1695).
  • Fonds
  • 1892, 1916-1935

Fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings and articles, pamphlets and other published material, reports, certificates, and financial statements created and accumulated by Rhodes, primarily during his political career from 1916 to 1935. Subjects include the 1917 election, Military Services Act, Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, proportional representation, federal budget and other financial matters. Fonds also contains photographic portraits of Rhodes as well as photographs of the speaker's chair and interior views of the House of Commons, blueprints of the Amherst subway, and a print of Acadia University.

Rhodes, Edgar N., 1877-1942

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