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Cape Breton Chorale

  • 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

Charles MacDonald fonds

  • 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.

Gaelic Songs

  • MG 6.43
  • Fonds
  • 20th century

Fonds consists of Gaelic poetry, songs, hymns and a letter. Creator is unknown.

A. Notebook of handwritten Gaelic songs believed to be the songs of Ewen MacKinnon, otherwise known in Iona as "Bodach a'Bhidse".
B. Gaelic translation of the hymn “The Old Old Story.” Hexatonic scale adapted to regular musical store by unknown person. Original, 2 pages.
C1. Song "Chuir Mi Cul ri Iollaraidh" (with English translation) [n.d.] Original, 2 pages. Presented by Mr. & Mrs. John MacKenzie, Mira Gut.
C2. Song: “Bheir a Nall am Botal Dhu” [sic] (local composition) Original, 2 pages. Presented by John Allan MacNeil, Grand Narrows.
C3a. "Mi'm Shuidhe M'Onar" by Scottish bard Sorley Cameron. The name “Neil MacDonald” is penciled on the manuscript but not definite that he is the author. Original, 8 pages.
C3b Humourous song [untitled] also written in Cape Breton. Signed by Neil Macdonald but he was not the author. Also 2 fiddle tunes with musical notation, one stating that it is from Bill Lamey. Original, 5 pages.
C4. Song (untitled) likely of Cape Breton origin. Typescript, 1 page.
D. Letter written in Gaelic from Crows Nest to a friend in Inverness County, 1915. Original, 1 page. Presented by John Neil Beaton, Port Hood, 1984.

Lucy Doucet

  • B&G - Doucet, Lucy
  • File
  • 1999-2005

File consists of the following items:

Obituary for Lucy Doucet, Cape Breton Post, March 18, 2005
"Neré pi Lucy Jane: Their Story," a biography written by Lucy's son Daniel Doucet, March, 1999

Doucet, Lucy Jane

Margaret MacPhee

  • MG 15.76
  • File
  • 1997 - 1999

File consists of various newspaper clippings re: New Waterford pianist Margaret MacPhee, including her obituary. File also contains a copy of Greg MacLeod's eulogy delivered at her funeral in 1997, and a remembrance article from The Cape Bretoner (Summer 1999).

MacPhee, Margaret

Notes from a Musical Garden

  • ML 423 P844 2005
  • Item
  • 2005

Item is a Cape Breton University Press publication re: the Nova Scotia Music Educators Association.

Porter, Brenda

Rita Joe

  • B&G - Joe, Rita
  • File
  • 1981 - 2007

File consists of various newspaper clippings re: Rita Joe, including her obituary and an article announcing her death in 2007. File also includes a university report entitled "Rita Joe: Mi'kmaq Poet" written by Joanne Peck in 1994.

Rita Joe

The Nova Scotia Gleaner

  • PAM 1605
  • Item
  • 5 October, 1929

Item is a October 5, 1929 issue of the Nova Scotia Gleaner, a monthly newspaper that was published in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This issue of the Gleaner was subtitled "In the Interest of the Coloured People of Nova Scotia," and features an editorial and several pieces that focus on Black persons across Nova Scotia.

Xavier College Scrapbook 1966, 1967, 1968

  • Item
  • 1966 1968

The item is a scrapbook documenting the years 1966 to 1968 at Xavier College. Highlights covered in the scrapbook include photographs featuring staff, students and visitors of Xavier College. Textual documents such as correspondence and programs related to operations and events at the school are also included. A few of the specific items found in the scrapbook are:
-News clippings and invitation to the induction of Dr. Jan Huntjens to the faculty of Xavier College
-News clippings, programs, tickets and images for the opening ceremony of the Xavier College Science building which took place on December 3, 1966
-News clippings, images, invitations, programs and tickets for the 1967 and 1968 graduation ceremonies at Xavier College.
-Issue of St. Francis Xavier University Newspaper The Xaverian, the issue is dated October 7, 1966
-Xaclibur bulletins included dates are: January 25, 1967, February 22, 1967, March 1, 1967 and March 22, 1967, April 5, 1967 and April 12, 1967
-Issues of the Xavier College newspaper the Xcalibur Issue. A majority of issues have only the month of publication only one issue has the exact date of publication. Issues with the month of publication: October 1966, January 1967, March 1967, October 1967, November, 1967, December, 1967, January, 1968 and April 1968. Issue with the exact publication date: December 1, 1966. The Xaclibur is still the same newspaper as the Excalibur, the name was changed the reason why it was changed can be found in the October, 1966 issue of the Xcalibur.