Arabic textual materials, children's books, sound recordings.
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Arabic textual materials, children's books, sound recordings.
Donation consists of sound recordings, articles, clippings, sheet music and photographs related to piping. A significant portion of the collection pertains to the donor's academic and professional career.
Album consists of a series of photographs taken at a the Braune Messe (Jewish Goods / Merchant Boycott Fair) intended to encourage boycott of Jewish made goods and Jewish merchants. The event took place in Quedlinburg, Germany between September 30 - October 3, 1933. The images feature members of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi Party) the year the party came into power. Also included in the album are a series of newspaper clippings and unidentified family photographs.
Item is one notebook containing a handwritten copy of letters originally written by Colonel George D. Wells. The content of the letters pertains to battles during the American Civil War during the period February-December, 1863.
Holy Angels Convent was founded in 1885 at the request of Father James Quinan for the purpose of providing education to the young women of Cape Breton County. Holy Angels operated as the only all girls' educational institution east of Montreal since its founding. Holy Angels High School was known for its fine arts programming with instruction in music, drawing, sculpting, speech and drama.
The fonds consists of seven series: photographs, audiovisual recordings, textual records, Sister Rita Clare, the Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Centennial Celebrations, and Objects. The Collection is predominantly a photographic one, with over 3200 negatives, positives and prints spread over the seven series.
The audiovisual recordings include 136 items that relate to the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame, Holy Angels Convent, Holy Angels High School, the Cape Breton Chorale, the Holy Angels Chorale, the Cape Breton Youth Choir, and Sister Rita Clare. Sister Rita Clare's material includes images, concert programmes, scrapbooks, video tapes, audio reels, and audio cassettes documenting the activities of both the Holy Angels Chorale from 1962-1983, the Holy Angels Alumnae Choir (1985 - 2010), the Cape Breton Youth Choir (1988-1998).
In addition to the music program materials, there are other recordings relating to religious education and the activities of the Convent and School. The textual records consists of material connected to student and community activities in the Sydney area during the twentieth century; samples of student evaluations and compositions, graduation documents, the school newsletter, the Library's operational registers, and correspondence are included. The Collection also includes a number of objects that were donated to the Beaton Institute by Sisters of the CND and photographic and textual records related to the Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre and the Holy Angels Centennial Celebrations, which were held in 1985.
In 2009 the Congregation of Notre-Dame announced their intention to close the convent and sell the property in the historic Northend of Sydney. This closure brought an end to a 126 year history of pioneering in women's education in eastern Canada. The building has since been purchased and is now the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation.
The collection consists of cellulose acetate film-based negatives originally belonging to Shedden Studio of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The collection consists of 1136 negatives in two sizes: 10 x 12.5 cm and 12.5 x 16 cm. The content of the images primarily documents coal mining activity between 1948-1968 connected with the operations of the Dominion Coal and Steel Company (DOSCO). In addition to company staff portraits and company events, the negatives mainly capture coal miners and equipment above and below the surface. The main work sites documented include Glace Bay-based collieries ( 1B, No. 18, No. 26, No. 20, No. 25, No. 25). The collection also contains what appear to be unrelated images of rural Cape Breton and a group of Images of Glace Bay and rural Cape Breton. As well, a grouping of unidentified and un-numbered negatives which may belong to an earlier accrual accompanied this donation.
The negatives have been arranged to a series level with five distinct series. A selection of negatives from each series has been digitized for access purposes. An item level listing corresponding to the scanned images is available but does not include all the negatives. Unfortunately, no original listing or indices for the negatives were included in the donation and are thought to be lost. The full item level inventory is in process and after the appraisal is complete, some of the negatives will be re-arranged with earlier accruals to re-create original order.
Collection consists of recorded performances of the band Ryan's Fancy including commercial audio releases and CBC television recordings. The collection also contains a scrapbook , news clippings and folk song lyrics personally collected by Mr. Ryan.
Three genealogical books regarding the history of the MacIver, MacInnis, and Strachan families.
Dr. Norma Jean Coon
Donation consists of artifacts, writings, interviews, and personal documents from Flora MacDonald's life and career.
Collection consists of Gaelic songs and music, clippings and a scrapbook. Each file collection is prefaced by an index of the songs.
Collection consists of seventeen, ¾” tape (U-matic) videocassette reproductions and textual records created for the Inverness County Dance Project by Barbara LeBlanc and Laura Sadowsky for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, now the Canadian Museum of History, Musée canadien de l’histoire.
While working on their M.A. (History) at Laval University (QC), LeBlanc and Sadowsky completed the Inverness County Dance Project. For years they pursued independent research in the Acadian areas of Inverness County and Waltham, Mass. During June to August 1986, in collaboration with the Beaton Institute and the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Museum of Man), LeBlanc and Sadowsky researched dance traditions of Acadian, Irish, Mi'kmaq, and Scottish groups in Inverness County. These collected sound recordings, textual transcripts, and moving images were recorded across Cape Breton Island.
Canadian Museum of History
Collection consists of artifacts, two volumes of Karl Marx, a child's cap, and a block of salt; McLachlan's personal library of books that he owned consisting of socialist, communist, religious, and labour material; and textual records that include poetry, notes, correspondences, and one journal. The material spans between 1744 and 1941, and consists of records from Scotland, England, and Canada. The material in this collection shows McLachlan's interest and involvement with labour movements and his desire to improve conditions for the working class in Cape Breton.
McLachlan, James Bryson
Collection consists of photocopies of papers collected by Jane Bernard, authors unknown.
This collection consists of textual records, photographs, sound recordings, publications and artifacts documenting the history and activities of the Ukrainian community in Cape Breton. Within the collection there is a focus on music and dance with over 1 meter of 78 and LP albums of Ukrainian music. Also included is a comprehensive collection of research related to Ukrainian immigration to Cape Breton with records pertaining specifically to the Ukrainian community in Whitney Pier. Personal papers from the Huk family are also included in the collection along with the manuscript and research related to Mr. John Huk's publication Strangers in the Land: The Ukrainian Presence in Cape Breton.
Donation consists of reels and cassettes recorded and collected by the donor's father - who was a step-dancer and fiddler. The content is unique and rare as most of the recordings were completed at house parties in Toronto. See the attached finding aid inventory for examples of well known performers such as Johnny Wilmot, Cameron Chisholm, Albert Chiasson, Doug MacPhee, Margaret Chisholm, Bill Lamey, and Dan Hughie MacEachern as a few examples.
Collection Description and Digitization in process.
Collection consists of a compilation of reproductions of correspondence, legal documents, provincial grants and plans concerning the relocation of this Reserve.
Various papers related the MacDougall, McRae, Matheson families.
Collection consists of a selection of early Ukrainian sound recordings and 1 photograph donated by Mr. Michael Kuna in 2009.
Donation consists of 33 black and white glass negatives featuring locations and events in New Waterford, NS.
Item is a collection of songs prescribed to be performed by children during solo singing competitions at the National Mod in Oban.
Fonds consists of survey cards relating personal folklore events and include accounts of forerunners, folk medicine and strange events experienced by relatives and friends of the students of the Folklore 100 class taught by Dr. MacKinnon.
The collection consists of over 6500 sound recordings and 2500 moving image items.
Donation consists of: Proceedings of the Special Rank and File Convention of District No. 26, 1924 , Special Joint Convention of the Coal Operators and Mine Workers of NS 1919, Your UMWA Dues 1985, UMWA Third Annual Convention of District 26 1922, and United Mine Workers of Nova Scotia Minutes copy of Special Convention of UMWA Sydney 1919.
June 2 2018: Donation of 15 VHS tapes forwarded to the Beaton Institute by Mr. Drake. Tapes have been digitized and copies will be provided to donor.
September 2018- Digital files from first 15 VHS tapes transferred to Mr. Drake. Second accrual received August 13 2018. Tapes currently being digitized.
See FT-306 to FT-321 and FT 327 to FT 335
Drake, Stephen John William
Collection consists of the following:
Series B: Memoranda including background information for Mr. Stephenson’s two books.
Series C: Deeds: Photocopy, 1826-1946 relating to the Bridgeport area, 31 pages, 1 folder.
Series D: Clippings
Series E: Photographs (See Photograph Collection #25)
Four volumes pertaining to the Town of Dominion and the organization of Mr. Stephenson’s two books: Dominion, Nova Scotia 1906-1981 and souvenir booklet on the History of the Dominion Volunteer Fire Department.
Series F. Scrapbooks:
Stephenson, Leonard Fielding
Donation consists of reels of music recorded by the band The Acadians.
Collection consists of textual records, photographs and clippings related to the life and legacy of Viola Desmond and her sister Wanda Robson. The materials also document Dr. Graham Reynolds work in social justice in conjunction with Dr. Robson (Hon.).
Robson, Wanda Eloise
Collection consists of original and photocopied papers, sheet music, and publications belonging to Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald. This collection is filed in the rare book cabinet at the Beaton Institute. The following is a numerical list of his musical collection:
Fitzgerald, Winston "Scotty"