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CA BI FT-249 · Item · [ca. 198?]

Item is a short film documenting the immediate aftermath of Fr. Charlie W.'s funeral ceremony. The first several scenes depict people stepping out of a small church.

Lake Ainslie
CA BI FT-230 · Item · [ca. 1928]

Item is a film in which the opening scene depicts a group of people congregated at what appears to be a small harbour or wharf. This snapshot of people and places across Cape Breton and Nova Scotia includes scenes of haymaking, sport fishing, farm life, Lake Ainslie, Inverness Beach, Sea Wolf (Margaree) Island, and more.

CA BI FT-226 · Item · 1949

Item is a film depicting the Canadian Seamen's Union strike of 1949. Edge code may imply that the print was struck in 1955.

Steeling From Nature
CA BI FT-259 · Item · 1949

Item is a film providing a detailed look at the steel industry in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Department of Mines
CA BI FT-252 · Item · [ca. 1950]

Item is an educational film produced by the Department of Labour. Item is part of a series of films devoted to educating viewers on safety in the workplace. Optical soundtrack.

Castle Films; United World Films, Inc.
CA BI FT-272 · Item · 1955

Item is a film exploring the consequences of the declining coal industry.

National Film Board of Canada
FT-227 · Item · 1955

Item is a short film documenting the opening of the Canso Causeway in 1955

Alexander Hugh Mackinnon
Centron Harvest
CA BI FT-256 · Item · [ca.1955]

Item is an instructional or educational film (original film no. 11349) sent to American Iron Steel, attn. C.S. Smallwood) in Washington, DC. Optical soundtrack;.

Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
The Trepanner
CA BI FT-255 · Item · 1956

Item is a film detailing the parts, controls and purpose of the coal cutting machine known as a trepanner. Optical soundtrack.

National Coal Board
DOSCO Story, Coal Sequence
CA BI FT-250 · Item · 1956

Item is a "history of the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation (DOSCO) and covers the coal and steel industries both in Nova Scotia and elsewhere."

CJCB Radio 30th anniversary
CA BI FT-262 · Item · 1959

Item is a film "taken of radio station CJCB used on Feb. 10/59 on CJCB-TV during program re CJCB Radio's thirtieth birthday celebration."

CJCB-TV
Simon Cremo
CA BI T-1516 · Item · 1960

File consists of an audio recording of violin selections; includes jigs, reels & polkas performed by Simon Cremo, Eskasoni.

Dosco Tour
CA BI FT-245 · Item · 1960

Item depicts the 175th anniversary of Sydney. No Sound.

Dominion Steel and Coal Company (DOSCO)
CA BI T-6 · Item · 1963

File consists of an audio recording of an oral history of early Scottish settlers in the Big Pond area; mentions Mi'kmaq in the East Bay area.

What were the Bras D'or Mission?
Early history of the MacIntytres of Big Pond (N.S.)
The Church of East Bay
Who was Malcolm MacLellan?
What do you know about the MacLeods who were among MacLellan's students?
Why was the East Bay school Started? East Bay school started in 1825...
What men were prepared for the Seminary?
What about the Industries of early Cape Breton?
The schools in Big Pond (N.S.) were attended by sixty pupils in 1862.
From Big Pond (N.S.) they came to Sydney (N.S.) Academy for grade ten.
Was East Bay the first parish
Briefly discuss Parish activities?
Tell us about the Protestant settlers...
How did the four Seminarians travel to Rome?
Was there much traffic on the Bras D'or Lakes in those days?
Would you care to speak about the Mi'kmaq?
Where did the early people get the animals - horses, cows, sheep, etc.
What about food - ammunition?
Ceilidh in those days was most enjoyable...
What do you believe of the Bocain
Do you remember any of the remedies early settlers used

Piobaireachd
R-98 · Item · 1968

Item is a sound recording of Seumas MacNeill and John MacFadyen.

CA BI T-76 · Item · 1969

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Sister Margaret Beaton and Mrs. A.C. Day interviewing Mrs. Emily Chapman about her experience in Sydney. Mrs. Chapman speaks about the cause that the Jubilee Singers supported.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Introduction of Mrs. Emily (Kendall) Chapman
  • Where did the Kendalls come from?
  • Where did Dr. Kendall practice medicine?
  • Where did Dr. Kendall study medicine?
  • Did you have an allowance when you were young?
  • Have you any interesting stories about your father's career?
  • What part did you father play in the Bill for Workman's Compensation Act in 1898?
  • Mrs. Chapman gives very interesting stories of her father. She told of many strange incidents.
  • Sick calls made by Dr. Kendall. The hardships of travel to these homes and the poverty of the people when he arrived.
  • Is it true that your father did an amputation on a kitchen table out in the country?
  • Mrs. Day asks about the story of the $5.
  • Your mother must have been a marvellous and charitable woman.
  • She could never have tea because she would have nothing to serve.
  • "A funny story about my father..."
  • Who was your mother?
  • I ave the loveliest memories of my whole life at Crawley's Creek.
  • Tell us about your social life as a young girl.
  • What do you remember of the theatre in Sydney?
  • Who were the Jubilee Singers? They tried to make money to help the Negroes.
  • What was the story of Sir Wilfred Laurier and you?
  • What about local talent?
  • Duke of Kent, interesting story about him.
  • Mrs. Day asks, "Did Dr. Kendall get even a small pension from the city?"
  • "You asked me about the old Orange Hall.."
Cape Breton Island
CA BI FT-251 · Item · 1969

Item is described as "a collage of scenes, without commentary, which express the beauty and versatility of recreational activities to be enjoyed in Cape Breton. Scenes of the Bell Museum, Miner's Museum, fishing, harness racing, highland dancing and swimming are included."

Crawley Films
Give us the tools
CA BI FT-264 · Item · [ca. 1970]

Item is a film which documents the way of life of people of Aboriginal descent in Manitoba. Optical soundtrack.

Dawn Chase
Tignish Cooperatives
FT-268 · Item · 1970

Item is a documentary investigating the lives of those living in Tignish, Prince edward Island. Set in PEI, funded with help from Memorial University with money from the Donner Canadian Foundation and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Produced by George C. Stoney for the NFB. Optical Soundtrack.

National Film Board of Canada
NSEIT Opening Day
CA BI FT-246 · Item · May 29, 1970

Item is a film of the opening day ceremonies for the Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology (NSEIT). Double Perforated Film. No sound.

St. Anne's Mission
CA BI FT-232 · Item · 1970

Item is a film depicting St. Anne's Mission

Raytel Photography
Mi'kmaw culture and music
CA BI T-302 · Item · 1971

File consists of an audio recording of Mi'kmaw songs and music recorded at a Mi'kmaw gathering in Truro. Directed by Sister Angelina Vallas.

1971 News Film
CA BI FT-271 · Item · 1971

Item is marked as news film from 1971. Film is composed of silent portions and sections including a magnetic sound track.

Energy Seekers
CA BI FT-248 · Item · [ca. 1971]

Item is film which explores careers in exploration geophysics. Optical Soundtrack.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists
CA BI T-351 · Item · 1972

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mrs. Betty Lynch interviewing Winston Ruck about Cape Breton's Black community.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Biographical sketch
  • Did all Black immigrants who came to C.B. stay?
  • Social life of Black community
  • Genealogical background of Mr. Ruck
  • Ancient Order of Forresters
  • Position in Union
  • Cosmo Club
Underwater Louisbourg
CA BI FT-270 · Item · 1972

Item is a film that "documents the French fleet lost in Louisbourg harbour during battles with the British in the 18th century." Optical Soundtrack.

Cape Breton Development Corporation; Louisbourg Underwater Archaeological Society
Discover Nova Scotia
FT-267 · Item · 1972

Item is a collection of scenes depicting various locations and activities prevalent in Nova Scotia. Optical Soundtrack.

Nova Scotia Information Travel Bureau, Information Services
Mothers March on Polio
CA BI FT-258 · Item · [1973?]

Item is a film, in which its opening scenes depict a woman walking along a sidewalk and a group of men emptying a box contain what appears to be letters. Optical soundtrack.

Houses for the People
FT-266 · Item · 1975

Item is a film, in which the opening scene depicts a man standing in what appears to be a rail yard. No apparent soundtrack.

CJCB-TV
The Grey Ghost
CA BI FT-269 · Item · 1976

Item is a film. Its opening scene is depicting that of a brick fire place.

ATV
Documentary "X"
CA BI FT-273 · Item · 1976

Item is a film which appears to be promotional material for St. Francis Xavier University. Optical soundtrack.

Camera Club of St. Francis Xavier University
Song of Seasons
CA BI FT-228 · Item · 1977

Item is a film depicting the evolving life of Cape Breton locals. Optical Soundtrack.

Crabtree, Grant
CA BI T-799 · Item · 1977

Item consists of an audio reel that features a sound recording of C.B.I. Radio's Bill Doyle interviewing Ed Parris about Cape Breton's Black community.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Black culture in Cape Breton; His parents came from Barbados
  • Most blacks in Cape Breton came from West Indies but origin was Africa
  • Discrimination today
  • The African Orthodox Church
  • Close contact kept with relatives in West Indies
  • Ethnic food and music
  • Black culture will get stronger, young people are organizing
  • Intermarriage; His wife is white, no problems
  • The role of the media
  • Parents are influential in the Black community
  • Black United Front
  • George Maxwell, a Black man who spoke Gaelic
  • The television show "Roots" and its affect on Black culture
  • Hidden prejudice, it cannot be proven
  • Discrimination in employment, law
Interview with Lee Cremo
CA BI T-883 · Item · 1977

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Lee Cremo in Eskasoni. Lee Cremo's background as a fiddler, the various fiddle styles in Cape Breton. Also, prejudice and the gap between white and Mi'kmaw ways of thinking.

Interview with Winnie Chafe
CA BI T-900 · Item · 1977

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Winnie Chafe, Glace Bay. She mentions that the Scottish, French and Mi'kmaq all settled in Frenchvale and that the Mi'kmaq taught the other settlers to hunt and trap.

T-252 · Item · 3 Jun. 1977

The file consists of audio recordings of ​a CBC radio program "Morningside" - with guest speakers​, Elizabeth May from Baddeck, Ken MacKay marine biologist, Bernard LeLanne Chef, and Winnie Chafe and Doug MacPhee in Scottish Music.​

While the Worm Sleeps
CA BI FT-265 · Item · 1977

Item is a "Spruce budworm special". Opening scene of item depicts a well dressed man.

ATV
Glace Bay mine explosion #26
CA BI FT-233 · Item · 1979

Item is a film with footage of the 1979 No. 26 explosion and memorial service.

Tommy Doucet
R-354 · Item · 1979

Item is a sound recording of Tommy Doucet.

CA BI T-1343 · Item · 1979

Item is a sound recording featuring the following:

Marie MacLellan & Sandy MacInnis: Violin & Piano Selections
Sons of Skye: "Fhir a'Bhata"
King's Own Scottish Borderers: Bagpipe selections
Kay MacDonald: Gaelic Story
Margaret MacPhee: Piano Selections
Rev. Allan MacMillan: "'S e fa mo mhulad..."
Bob Morgan & Kay MacDonald: Gaelic Lesson
Carl MacKenzie & Doug MacPhee: Violin & Piano Selections
Allister MacDonald: "Mary Jane"
Kathleen Beaton & Elmer Briand: Violin & Piano Selections
Kay MacDonald:"A' Bhraighe"
Re Hackle Pipes & Drums: Bagpipe selections

CA BI T-958 · Item · Oct. 1980

File consists of an audio recording of the CBI Radio show, Fresh Air, featuring a conversation with several informants on various topics concerning life at Eskasoni and Mi'kmaw culture.

CA BI T-2008 · Item · 1980

Item is a sound recording featuring several individuals from New Waterford, including Dr. Dan Nathanson, Mrs. Rose Schwartz, James P. MacNeil, and Margaret MacPhee.