Fonds MG 20 - Vols. 3057-3058, 3110-3111; SMI Accession no. 1990-020. - Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo fonds

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo fonds

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    MG 20 - Vols. 3057-3058, 3110-3111; SMI Accession no. 1990-020.

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    • 1979-1990 (Creation)
      Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

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    67 cm of textual records and other material

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    The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is one of the world's largest annual indoor shows. First staged in 1979, when Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, opened the original Nova Scotia Tattoo, it became the Nova Scotia International Tattoo in 1984. On the occasion of her 80th Birthday in 2006, the Queen, Elizabeth II, changed the name to the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Typically, the show features over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers in a two-and-a-half hour family show featuring music, dance, acrobatics, drama and comedy in a number of innovative acts

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    Fonds consists of predominantly of Tattoo programs, directives and scripts. These are complemented by newspaper articles, media guide, minutes, reports, schedules, feedback from patrons and financial information.

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    Donated by the organization in 1989.


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        Fred Allen fonds — Accession 2010-003 (set design drawings)

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        Includes: 2 12" 33 1/3 rpm sound recordings.

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