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2nd Battalion, Cape Breton Highlanders (Cape Breton) officer training booklet

  • 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).

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.

Autograph Book

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.

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

Cape Breton Highlanders 1973 reunion program

Item is a program for the Cape Breton Highlanders 1973 reunion that was held in Glace Bay, N.S. The program details a short history of the unit, the program for the event, a note about the event's guest speaker The Honourable Daniel J. MacDonald, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and details about the Cape Breton Highlanders Association.

Cape Breton Highlanders roll of honour

  • PAM 396
  • Item
  • 1945?

File consists of a small booklet containing a roll of honour of the war dead of the Cape Breton Highlanders during World War II. The roll of honour includes each member's regimental number, rank, name, company, date killed, and their origins. The booklet was printed in N.V. Groningen, Holland by Dijkstra's Drukkerij.

Cape Breton Highlanders, 1939-1945 booklet

File consists of a publication titled "The Cape Breton Highlanders, 1939-1945" written and compiled by at the time Cape Breton Highlanders Association Ralph S. Davies. The publication provides a summary of the Cape Breton Highlanders regimental history, the war cemeteries where members of the unit who died in the war are buried, a tribute to Honorary Captain and RC Padre Father Alexander Duncan MacDonald, and the honours and awards of the Cape Breton Highlanders won during World War II. Included alongside the publication is a print-out of two pages of an unidentified book titled "The Highland Society of London."

Charles MacDonald fonds

  • CA BI MG 11.40
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1983

This fonds consists of documents relating to: the Highlander Press Co. Ltd; pulpwood cutting in Cape Breton County; Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish; speeches. Dr. Charles MacDonald was a member of the faculty of the University College of Cape Breton.

Dun's Bulletin

File consists of various runs of Dun's Bulletin, a commercial periodical for the Atlantic Provinces. A file list is available below.

A - March 6 and Sept. 18, 1935, and Jan. - Dec. 1936
B - Jan. - Dec. 1937
C - Jan. - Dec. 1938
D - Jan. - Dec. 1939

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