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PAM 2190 · Item · 1975

Item is a booklet that was handed out during officer training for the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton) between September 1975 and May 1976. The booklet was created to consolidate information about the history of the Cape Breton Highlanders and serve as a training medium for study as well as a reference for future regimental history lectures. The booklet contains an introduction by then commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel I.D. MacIntyre and sections that highlight the history of the unit before World War I to the unit as the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton).

MG 20.5-E-1-1-4 · Item · 1975
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a typewritten copy of a newspaper article published in an unidentified newspaper regarding Ralph Davies and Charles MacDonald (Sharkey MacDonald) returning from the 30th Anniversary: The Canadians in Italy delegation that travelled to Italy between April and May 1975. Attached to the article is a full schedule of events for the trip.

MG 20.5-D-4 · Item · [1939 or 1944]
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is one typewritten Cape Breton Highlanders regimental history which includes information about the First World War, including various battalions (85th, 185th, 193rd, 219th), Battle Honours, and casualties; changes made to the regiment in the inter-war years; and, a list of Honorary Colonels from 1871 to 1939. A note was typewritten at the bottom of page 3 in 1944 to announce that the Highlanders had taken part in a battle on the Arielli River in Italy and on the same page handwritten annotations were added to the list of colonels sometime after 1959.

CA BI MG 21.14-A-11-1 · Item · August 16, 2010
Part of Wanda Robson & Viola Desmond Collection

Item is a program for "A Special Tribute in Honor of Viola Desmond," which included the dedication of a commemorative bench at the Africentric Heritage Park in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the unveiling of a heritage interpretive panel about Viola Desmond at Laurie Park in New Glasgow, and the unveiling of a portrait of Desmond in Council Chambers at the New Glasgow Town Hall.

Absentee Lists
MG 20.5-B-7-3 · Item · August 1, 1916 - October 1, 1916
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is two handwritten and typewritten absentee lists for 'C' Company of the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) during World War I (WWI).

Adrian Harewood email
CA BI MG 21.14-A-1-11 · Item · March 29, 2006
Part of Wanda Robson & Viola Desmond Collection

Item is a copy of an email from Adrian Harewood, a CBC reporter, to Wanda Robson and Joe Robson regarding a meeting he had with Mayor Anne Maclean of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia about the legacy of Viola Desmond in New Glasgow and the upcoming 60th anniversary of Desmond's arrest at the Roseland Theatre.

Angus R. MacDonald fonds
CA BI MG 6.33 · Fonds · 1928-1973

Fonds consists of papers including poetry, book excerpts, and a scrapbook. Papers include:

  1. A collection of his poetry compiled by his daughter, Christena E. MacDonald, 1968. Also included is a poem by French Road bard, Duncan MacDonald. Typescript and printed, 32 pages.
  2. Excerpts from Songs of the Gael [n.d.]. Printed, 6 pages.
  3. Obituary of Angus R. MacDonald, 1973. Clippings including a poem by John Og Walker of Lake Ainslie.
  4. “Biography of Christena Evelyn MacDonald” 1931. Original, 9 pages.
  5. Scrapbook of clippings pertaining to Florence E. MacDonald’s track and field career, and including clippings on Johnny Miles, 1929.
  6. Failte Cheap Breatuinn: A collection of Gaelic poetry by Vincent A. MacLellan (1891). The MacNeil Edition edited by James Hugh MacNeil, 1933. Typescript 233 pages. Supplement, 1933, containing biography of V. A. McLellan. Typescript, 22 pages. Presented by Angus R. MacDonald.
MacDonald, Angus R.
MG 20.5-B-6-1 · Item · November 14, 1916
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is a typewritten letter from the Assistant Deputy Assistant & Quartermaster General to the Nova Scotia Highland Brigade’s Officer Commanding regarding declaration and attestation papers for the 185th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F. Included are two lists, one listing all the declaration and attestation papers that were handed in to Camp Headquarters at Aldershot, Nova Scotia and the other listing the declaration and attestation papers that had not yet been received at Camp Aldershot.

Autograph Book
CA BI MG 20.21-MG 20.21 1.1 · Item · 1918
Part of Annie MacDonald fonds

Item is an autograph book of signatures and poems collected during World War 1 when Mrs. MacDonald of Sydney Mines was a nurse serving in the military forces. Various battalion insignias, scenes from the local countryside, and a comic drawing of Mrs. Annie MacDonald in nurses' uniform were drawn in the book by wounded soldiers.

Botanical Ledger
CA BI MG 12.109-MG 12.109 A.8 · Item · 1884
Part of McKeen Family fonds

Item is a leather bound botanical ledger detailing sales for trees, shrubs, and berries in communities across Cape Breton Island.

CA BI MG 21.14-A-11-4 · Item · October 27, 2014
Part of Wanda Robson & Viola Desmond Collection

Item is a press release issued by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba alerting the press to interviews, meet and greets, and a panel being held at the museum with Wanda Robson and Travis Price, founder of Pink Shirt Day, Avery Skog and Robin Wiszowaty. The release includes a schedule of events and biographies for the participants.

Cape Breton Chorale
CA BI MG 15.47 · Fonds · 1973-1998

Fonds consists of records documenting the performances, tours, community activities and governance of the Cape Breton Chorale. Fonds includes sound recordings from original performances, radio broadcasts, and taped interviews with choir members. Textual documents include financial reports, correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings, interview transcripts, awards, membership information and histories about the Chorale. Colour photographs and 35mm slides are found in the records along with a comprehensive collection of scrapbook albums documenting the activities of the group from its inception until 2010. A small collection of VHS video tapes are also available featuring the televised program "Now the Bells Ring with Rita MacNeil" as well as other performances.

Cape Breton Chorale