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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.

CA BI FT-0001.17 · Item · 1981

File consists of an original video interview with Rita Joe on the use of herbal medicinal cures and of various Mi'kmaw cultural items such as hair ornaments, jewelry and musical instruments. Rules and significance of waltes played by Mi'kmaw women. Beaton Institute Production; 20 minutes

Mi'kmaw Language Class
CA BI FT-0009 · Item · 1981

File consists of a videorecording of a Mi'kmaw language class at the Mi'kmawey elementary school, Chapel Island. Class deals with the teaching of proper names, pronunciation, chanting, etc. Beaton Institute Production; 15 minutes.

Town of New Waterford
CA BI T-2167 · Item · 1981

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of C.J.C.B. Radio "Talk Back" announcer Norris Nathanson interviewing Dr. Danny Nathanson on the history of the town of New Waterford.

The Blacks of Whitney Pier
CA BI T-2083 · File · 1983

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of Vernon Tull being interviewed by Elizabeth Beaton about the Black population in Whitney Pier.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Genealogical sketch
  • Early African Orthodox Church in Cape Breton
  • Religions practised by West Indians before the African Orthodox Church
  • Building Church
  • Archdeacon Phillips
  • Succession of priests and wardens
  • Keeping the records of the church
  • Discussion of architectural changes
  • Discussion of the different features of the Church
  • Financial Support Systems for the Church
  • Musical bands in the community

Side B:

  • War experiences
  • Early people who contributed to community
    i-30- The African Orthodox Church and young people
  • Connection to United Mission
  • Menelik Hall, Dr. Calder
  • Traditional Barbaian music
  • Cricket teams at Whitney Pier pre 1941
  • Traditional foodways
  • William Fitzgerald; owned much property at the Pier
Cargoes on the Move
CA BI FT-257 · Item · 1983

Item is a film depicting the societal benefits of improved transportation, and the ways in which steel functions to improve transportation. Optical soundtrack.

American Iron and Steel Institue
West Indian Foodways
CA BI FT 1 (24) · Item · 1983

Item is a video of Elizabeth Beaton and Stephanie Inglis interviewing Uri Johnston and Cecilia Coward about West Indian Foodways.

Blacks at Whitney Pier
CA BI T-2104 · File · 1984

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of Neville Gibson, Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford being interviewed by Elizabeth Beaton about the Black population of Whitney Pier.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Biographical information (Neville Gibson)
  • Rev. Phillips founder; White people creating problems for them (Neville Gibson)
  • Problem - St. Cyprians on Henry Street (Neville Gibson)
  • Re-iteration of involvement; Split in Black community (Neville Gibson)
  • The "Brethern" Bible study meetings (Neville Gibson)
  • Land bought by church; Bishop Trotman; History of African Orthodox Church (Neville Gibson)
  • Marcus Garvey; Black Star Line; U.N.I.A. (Neville Gibson)
  • Father lost house; Went to night school (informant); Picnics at Mira; Tennis courts; Menelik Hall (Neville Gibson)
  • Dr. Calder (Neville Gibson)
  • Connection between U.N.I.A. and A.O.C. (Neville Gibson)
  • Cricket Club (Neville Gibson)
  • Marcus Garvey; United Mission; Home and School (Neville Gibson)
  • Discrimination; Black scholarship program; Influence on Stanfield (Neville Gibson)
  • Black Methodist Church (Neville Gibson)
  • Reid Family (Neville Gibson)

Side B:

  • Biographical information; Born 1912; Arthur Stanley Trotman was father (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Robertson from States; One named Jones (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • A.O.C. history; Robertson worked out of church on Henry Street (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Robertson gone by 1924; Trotman had church on Victoria Road; Never a Methodist Church (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Chronology of Priest (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • St. Alban's problems (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Trotman, third bishop of A.O.C. (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Marcus Garvey (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
The Life of Alvinus Calder
CA BI T-292 · Item · 1985

Item is a reel to reel audio tape that features a sound recording of Elizabeth Beaton interviewing Carol Calder about Dr. Alvinus Calder.

Track listing is as follows:

  • Dr. Alvinus Calder, his life and diaries; Dr. Calder's papers are anecdote style, written in the third person, thoughts over a long period of time
  • Trip to Moscow, speech delivered on return, Post-Record clippings
  • Family still living in Grenada, his attitudes toward the governments administration of the country
  • His contemporaries - Dr. Young, Dr. Devereaux, Dr. Sandy MacDonald
  • Catholic; Attended St. Mary's Polish Church, good friend of Father O'Connell
  • Known for his public speaking, reference to Mrs. Calder, 3 books are rewrites
  • Dr. Calder, brown 1892, died 1975, lived in Grenada; For one year after graduating from medical school, involved with U.N.I.A.; Reference to St. Alban's, St. Philip's
CA BI T-2191 · Item · 1985

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mrs. Mary Best being interviewed by Toby Morris about the Ukrainian culture and her marriage to a West Indian man.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Austrian-Hungarian background; Family moved to Sydney in 1930; Ukrainian-Polish neighbourhood, easy to get by without speaking English
  • Nuns were tolerant of problems facing immigrant children; Greek Orthodox went to Holy Ghost Church
  • Ukrainian festive traditions (Easter and Christmas)
  • Father experienced discrimination at open hearth, died in plant accident
  • Importance of education; Went to grade eight
  • Married West Indian, description of West Indian Culture

Side B:

  • Importance of Ukrainian language, taught at Ukrainian Hall; Loss of traditions
  • Job at Tea Gardens
  • All children born at home with a local woman as a midwife, old time remedies, doctors occasionally called
  • Homemade wines, livestock
  • Old people were good neighbours, multi-ethnic neighbourhood
  • Christmas - very holy; Food centre of celebration; Peanuts and walnuts hidden in straw
  • Baptisms were popular celebrations; Parents strict in enforcing Ukrainian language
  • Loss of Ukrainian language, spoken in stores
  • Women expected to get married and raise children
  • Crime was not a problem; no discrimination of prejudice
The Future of Sydney Steel
CA BI T-2258 · Item · ca. 1985

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of a CBC Radio program entitled "The Future of Sydney Steel."

Track listing is as follows:

  • The History of the Sydney Steel Plant, DOSCO threatening to close it on Black Friday 1967
  • History from 1901 to present
  • The working of the plant; Various furnaces
  • The importance of the Plant during World War II investments poured into the plant
  • Hard times before the Union came
  • Establishment of Local 1064
  • 1967 march in Sydney to keep the Steel Plant alive
  • Problems during the 1980s with SYSCO; Many of the mills closed and moved to Upper Canada
Informal Religion
CA BI T-559 · Item · 1985

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of a speech presented by Reverend Vincent Waterman at St. Philip's African Orthodox Church to the Friends of Whitney Pier that outlines the history of the Church.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • History of A.O.C. priests, problems, establishment, etc.; Pier not an "ethnic ghetto," Synod in Pier
  • Trained by American Catholic Church, Endich Theological Seminary
  • Commitment to A.O.C.
  • Majority of Blacks belong to either United or Anglican or Catholic Churches
  • More support from whites, negative defeatist attitude in Sydney
  • Need for pride in community
  • Informal religion and A.O.C.
  • Father came in 1940
  • Sunday very important day, always dress up for church

Side B:

  • Christmas preparations, food and customs
  • Sermons based on gospel
  • Holy days
  • Christmas celebrations
  • Women in church
  • Prayers
  • Superstition, preach good behaviours, no African Methodist Episcopalian Churches in Nova Scotia
  • Brought up very strict
  • Awareness of African Heritage
  • Food was very important, West Indian dishes
  • Linguistics, dialects
  • Further from Cuba, mother from Antigua
  • Many left A.O.C.; Very discouraging at times
CA BI FT 18 · Item · 1985

File consists of two videos of a gathering at the AOC Churchyard during Whitney Pier's West Indian Reunion.

CA BI FT 19 · File · 1985

File consists of three videos of the West Indian Reunion Achievement Dinner at St. Alban's Hall, Whitney Pier.

On the Go
CA BI T-2279 · Item · ca. 1987

File consists of an audio recording of the CBC program, On the Go, featuring a segment on the 1987 Summer Games.

CA BI T-2346 · Item · 1989

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of John Mackley being interviewed by Fulton Rhymes about the Sydney Steel Plant.

CA BI T-2347 · Item · 1989

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Blair Caum being interviewed by Fulton Rhymes about the Sydney Steel Plant.

CA BI T-2348 · Item · 1989

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mr. A.T. Rhymes being interviewed by his son, Fulton Rhymes, about the history of the Sydney Steel Plant.

CA BI T-3114 · Item · 29 Apr. 1991

File consists of an audio recording of Rita Joe explaining why she wrote the poem about the Grand Chief; describes Donald Marshall Sr. as a person and reads the poem she wrote in his honour. Rita Joe talks about
the number of people who gathered to pay their respects to Donald Marshall Sr. Closes with violin tune, "Echoes," performed by Winnie Chafe and daughter, Patricia Chafe Nauge.

Song of Eskasoni
CA BI 2007-008.3.001 · Item · 1993

File consists of "an account of the revival of the native traditions and spirituality in Eskasoni through the writings of Rita Joe."

Rita Joe Honorary Doctorate
CA BI FT-108 · Item · 1998

Item is a video recording of Rita Joe receiving an honorary doctorate during a convocation ceremony at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Greg MacLeod fonds
CA BI MG 11.44 · Fonds · 1899-2004

Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials collected or created by Dr. Greg MacLeod, mostly written documents, but also videos and cassette tapes, many of which have been digitized. The written documents cover a wide range of genres such as correspondence, memos, financial reports, updates, feasibility studies, newspaper clippings, and minutes of meetings. These records have a date range beginning in the 1950's when Dr. MacLeod was in school in Sydney Mines (though there is one family document from 1899) and ending around 2004. The range of materials found here derives from his association with a number of organizations starting in the early 1970's, many of which he played a founding influence, such as Metropolitan Alliance For Development, Cape Breton School of Crafts, Island Housing Association, and the Cape Breton Association for Co Op Development, which itself would morph into New Dawn Enterprises. His social-economic interests continued with his involvement in the Tompkins Institute from its founding in 1974 and his close association with the university's Centre for Community Economic Development from its founding in 1986. Another large set of documents involves the founding of BCA Group in 1989 and its progress, and the various projects that were supported by it. Based on these associations, the fonds is arranged with the following series: Tompkins Institute; BCA Group; Centre for Community Economic Development, Audio Files, Video Files, New Dawn Enterprises, Economic Reports and Studies, and Autobiographical Materials. Each of these series (and some contain sub-series) will be composed of multiple files (some files with multiple folios) with each file containing many individual items.

MacLeod, Rev. Gregory
Black Population of Sydney
CA BI T-2207 · Item

Item is an audio reel featuring a sound recording of Pam Newton interviewing Isabelle Waterman about the Black population of Sydney.

Steel Plant Original Cuts
CA BI FT-254 · Item · n.d.

Item is a film, in which the opening frames depict a factory and its workers dealing with what appears to be heated metal. No sound.

CA BI FT-260 · Item · n.d.

Item is a film, which depicts various landscapes and images of a rural areas. The region in which the film depicts is likely France and/or Belgium. No sound.

Unknown
Blacks and West Indians
CA BI T-2199 · Item

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Kay (Morrison) Borden being interviewed by Pam Newton about the Blacks and West Indians of Whitney Pier.

West Indian Blacks
CA BI T-2203 · Item

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Pam Newton interviewing Annabelle Kirton about the West Indian population of Sydney.

The Cable Belt Converyor
CA BI FT-253 · Item · n.d.

Item is a film depicting the use of the cable belt. Optical soundtrack.

Associated British-Pathe ltd.
Interview with Lee Cremo
CA BI T-2412 · Item

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Lee Cremo.

Minuet (Boccherini)
R-580 · Item

Item is an audio disc of a recording by Fritz Kreisler.

Indian Lament
R-581 · Item

Item is an audio disc of a recording by Fritz Kreisler.

West Indian Music
CA BI T-914 · Item

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of "I'm Coming up the Rough Side of the Mountain," the theme music for the West Indian Reunion.

Coal Miner Threat #2
CA BI FT-261 · Item · n.d.

Item is a film depicting individuals, most likely coal miners, going about their day to day activities outside of the mine. Optical soundtrack.

Bethlehem Steel Corporation