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Rocky Cliffs, Glace Bay

  • 77-1119-1253
  • Item
  • ca. 1922

Item is a photograph of all that was left of the rocky cliffs in Glace Bay, Cape Breton.

Rocky Cliffs, Glace Bay

  • 77-1117-1251
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of the rocky cliffs in Glace Bay, Cape Breton.

Rocky Cliffs, Glace Bay

  • 77-1116-1250
  • Item
  • 1917

Item is a photograph of the rocky cliffs in Glace Bay, Cape Breton.

Rocky Cliffs, Glace Bay

  • 77-1118-1252
  • Item
  • 1922

Item is a photograph of the rocky cliffs in Glace Bay, Cape Breton.

Roman Catholic Church, Glace Bay

  • 77-1252-1386
  • Item
  • 1912

Item is a photograph of a Roman Catholic church in Glace Bay from the souvenir album "Souvenir of Cape Breton."

Shirley Chernin Collection

  • MG 21.5
  • 1901-2012

Collection consists of biographical and genealogical materials, correspondence and clippings, as well as photographs collected and maintained by Shirley Chernin. Collection also consists of correspondence, clippings and photographs, as well as administrative, financial and promotional materials relating to the Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue in Glace Bay, the Kum-a-Haym in 2001, and the Cape Breton Chapters of the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO.

Social Justice

  • Newspaper 30
  • File
  • 1935 - ?

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "A short-lived Labour monthly of the depression years, this magazine was edited and published by Anthony Traboulsee. Its eight 10" x 12" pages were devoted to the interest that its name implied. Its annual price was 50 cents."

Speeches Delivered by the Glace Bay Branch of the Society

File contains two different speeches and their English translations. The first speech is not dated but was a welcome to John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada on his visit to Glace Bay. Tweedmuir died in 1940. A photocopy is also included. The second speech is regarding the history of the Scottish Catholic Society of Canada and its Glace Bay Branch, Saint Margaret. It is dated 1942.

MacPherson, Msgr. Hugh P.

St. Ann's Church, Glace Bay

  • 77-721-855
  • Item
  • Ca. 1900

Item is a collage of four photographs, featuring the interior and exterior of St. Ann's Church, Glace Bay.

St. Anne's Church, Glace Bay

  • 84-794-14894
  • Item
  • [before 1982]

Item is a postcard depicting St. Anne's Church in Glace Bay, N.S.

St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay

  • 77-1245-1379
  • Item
  • 1912

Item is a photograph of St. Joseph's Hospital in Glace Bay from the souvenir album "Souvenir of Cape Breton."

Sterling Assistance Depot: Black Research of the Sterling Area of Glace Bay

  • Item
  • 1976

Item is a report that was created by Wilma MacLean with the support of the Sterling Assistance Depot that outlines a history of the Black population of that area and presents information about housing, education, employment, and community organizations (such as the United Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League).

Stirling Pit Crossing

  • 87-656-17186
  • Item
  • Sept. 26, 1902

Item is a photograph showing the Stirling Pit railroad crossing.

The Clan Macneil News

  • Newspaper 3
  • File
  • 1928-1929

The Clan Macneil News was "The Official Organ of the Clan Macneil Association of America" and was published every two months by the Kisimul Sept of the Association at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Subscriptions costed $1 per year. Macneil of Barra was listed as editor in chief and A. D. MacNeill was listed as secretary of the Kisimul Sept.
The Clan Macneil News: "The Macneil News, circulating as it does among Scots all over North America, will be a good medium for advertising especially for houses dealing in goods and publications of special interest to Highlanders, and more particularly to clan societies. It is the aim of the publishers to produce a periodical of interest to clansmen generally and it will have a special appeal to Cape Breton Scots abroad."

The Daily Gazette

  • Newspaper 85
  • File
  • 1904-[19??]

The Daily Gazette was published in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia by the Gazette Publishing Co., Limited. It was published every afternoon, Sundays and legal holidays excepted. The price of a single issue was 2 cents.

The Glace Bay Gazette

  • Newspaper 48
  • File
  • 1904-[1950?]

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "Apparently a weekly for the first five years of its existence, the Gazette then became the first of the two dailies in the newspaper history of Glace Bay. It terminated about 1950, although its circulation figures were well over four thousand at that time. Independent for most of its fifty years, it became a Labour organ about 1948. Published by the Gazette Publishing Company, its manager in 1909 was John Byrenton, who was replaced in 1923 by A. D. MacNeil.
Originally it had eight 16" x 22" pages. The number later varied between eight and sixteen and there were always seven column on each page. Its circulation has also varied widely between 2,000 and 8,200. Its price of $3 eventually doubled."

The Nova Scotia Miner

  • Newspaper 21
  • File
  • 1929-1936

Michael Earle: "In December 1929 the first edition of a new paper, The Nova Scotia Miner, was printed in Glace Bay, declaring itself the "organ of District 26 Left Wing Committee." Worked into the masthead, on either side of the emblem of a crossed pick and shovel, was the slogan "Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains."

Town of Glace Bay

  • MG 14.140
  • Fonds
  • 1901 - 1995

Fonds consists of a range of municipal records documenting the operation of the Town of Glace Bay from its incorporation until amalgamation in 1995. The bulk of the records in the fonds include hundreds of ledgers including: assessment, rate, and tax rolls, cashbooks, tax records, legal records and documents, financial records, receipts, and account books, public utilities records including electrical, water, and public works, and finally municipal department records including police, the school board, and the board of health. An earlier accrual included a petition to the Honorable Jean Marchand requesting re-opening of Number 20 Colliery; minutes of Town Council meetings; and an annual report from1954.

The fonds is arranged by series according to department function with sub-series noting the type of information recorded. Item level description is primarily provided in a chronological arrangement where possible.

Town of Glace Bay

Tram Car, Glace Bay

  • 78-61-1811
  • Item
  • April 1972

Item is a photograph of a photograph of a tram car near the Glace Bay General Hospital.

Ukrainian Band

This item is a photograph of a Ukrainian band taken by Ostrander Studios in Glace Bay in the late 1930s. Pictured left to right are Vasyl Markew, Fedyo Hutch, Harry Segdon, and Pavlo Drabek. The tsymbaly (цимбали) , a traditional Ukrainian instrument is part of the ensemble.

Welcome to Glace Bay

  • 98-845-29632
  • Item
  • 1998

Item is a photograph of the "Welcome to Glace Bay" sign mounted for the 1998 Canadian Little League Championship.

Prendergast, Paul

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