Fonds consists of correspondence from Major C.I.N. MacLeod, Gaelic Advisor, Nova Scotia Department of Education, with words of 7 Gaelic songs by Cape Breton composers. They are: "Ged a Sheòl Mi ai M'Aineol", Tha Buaidh air an Uisge Beatha", "Ille Dhuinn Chaidh Tu'm Dhìth","Mo Nighean Donn á Còrnaig", A Mhàiri Dhubh 's a Mhàiri Dhonn", "Mo Rùn a Chunna Mi an Diugh" and "Horo Mo Nighean Donn Bhòidheach".
Collection includes a diary kept by Captain Nicol while living on Scaterie Island with comments of fishing and local events, 1883-1885. Also includes two invoices of supplies received from Dominion Coal Company, 1904.
Fonds consists of textual documents related to the life and career of Nina Cohen, of Glace Bay. Ms. Cohen has served with the Red Cross during World War II, on the board of the National Museums of Canada, National Council of Women, the Canadian Jewish Congress, and the Professional Women's Club. She is best known for the initiation and founding of the Miners' Museum in Glace Bay. Papers relate mainly to the Miners' Museum.
Norman Lipschutz was born in Poland in 1921 and emigrated to Glace Bay in 1932. Fonds consist of the following: Lipschutz is the author of "The Cape Breton Mirror" and of "Victory Through Darkness and Despair." Records also include photocopy of scrapbooks kept by Lipschutz comprising correspondence, book reviews and newspaper articles.
The collection consists of photographs, documents, ledgers, maps, plans, and textual records related to the history of North Sydney and its citizens. As well, the collection includes information about the North Sydney Historical Society and its operations. The primary categories of donated materials consist of:
North Sydney Engineers Office - maps and plans North Sydney Town Council Records Western Union Collection North Sydney Education Collection
Fonds consists of documents relating to the barque Astrea. The Astrea was bound for Quebec with Irish immigrants from Limerick when it was wrecked at Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, on 8 May 1834, with a loss of 221 lives.
Fonds consists of the personal materials of Paul MacEwan, founder and leader of the Cape Breton Labour Party from 1982-1987 and former member of the Nova Scotia Legislature for Cape Breton Nova from 1970-2003. Included is correspondence, subjects files concerning healthcare and agriculture, press releases, and papers related to the New Democratic Party and Cape Breton Labour Party.
Fonds consists primarily of original artwork for production and publication of the Old Trout Funnies comic book series and Cape Breton Liberation Army (CBLA) calendars. The donor created the first issue of the Old Trout Funnies in 1975. The concept, drawing and production of the comic book originated as a course project while a commercial design student at Holland College in Charlottetown PEI. The first issue launched in February of 1976 with two additional issues published in 1977 and 1978.
Following the release of the third and final issue in the Old Trout Funnies series, MacKinnon began work on the Cape Breton Liberation Army calendars. He produced an annual twelve-month calendar between 1979 and 2000. Both the comics and calendars provide a satirical view of Cape Breton culture and its relationship to mainland Nova Scotia. Prominent social, political, and cultural events are referenced with many of MacKinnons friends and local celebrities featured as recurring characters.
The fonds has been organized into two series. The first series (MG 21.2 A) consists of fifteen item level descriptions for each CBLA calendar and one file of miscellaneous textual materials. Each calendar consists of one individual sheet. The second series (MG 21.2 B) contains two file level descriptions. The first file includes item level descriptions for each of the three issues of the Old Trout Funnies. The second file describes the extent and scope of original drawings and plates for production of the Old Trout Funnies.
Fonds consists of correspondence, a scrapbook of pictures, clippings and letters, an album of photographs, Christmas cards and clippings referring to Lieut. Willmot and the 25th Battalion, CEF 1914- 1919, the 1914-1915 Star and the Military Cross awarded to Lieut. Willmot and a box of buttons, hat badges and other military memorabilia.
Fonds consist of original correspondence and papers. “Father Jimmy” Tompkins was born in Margaree in 1870. Following ordination he became Professor of Mathematics and Vice-President of the University of St. Francis Xavier’s College, then served as Parish Priest in Canso and Reserve.
Fonds consists of: The 1920 petition by M.R. MacLeod to allow Gaelic to be taught in public schools. A letter to the editor of the Casket urging readers to speak Gaelic to their children in the home. Various writings in Gaelic, including a story attributed to Joe "Eòs a'Ghobha" MacNeil of Christmas Island, a story about a humorous trip for Boisdale to Christmas Island and a congratulatory speech for the 50th anniversary of Johnny A. and Peggy MacKinnon of Rear Iona.
Fonds consists of Rev. John William Howie's correspondence (1835), notes pertaining to sermons (1857-1873), a marriage certificate for Reverend Howie and Harriet Amelia Addy (1875), and his ordination certificate (1861). Fonds also includes a workbook belonging to Susie Howie.
Fonds consists of four series containing photos taken by the Rice family over a century. Photos are taken by Amos, Brenton, Lewis, and Nelson. Amos, Brenton, and Lewis had portrait studios, while Nelson was an amateur. Photos consist of studio portraits, candid portraits, prominent North Sydney Residents, scenes of Cape Breton, and industrial Cape Breton.
Fonds consists of original accounting ledgers, day books, letterbooks, judgement books, catalogues and indices related to the operations of the Robin Jones and Whitman company and its predecessors. This material dates from 1823-1983 and was created in Cheticamp, Eastern Harbour, Arichat and Big Pond (Grand Etang), Nova Scotia. In addition, microfilm reels that contain copies of some of the original materials are available.
Fonds consists of a diary containing memoranda of accounts payable, post office savings, work performed and family events compiled by Roderick Johnston. The diary was continued by Johnston's son John Joseph (1915-1936).
Fonds consists of a diary of events maintained by Sister St. Andrew of Bethsaida (d. 1970), principal of Sacred Heart School for Boys in Sydney, and the Annals of Sacred Heart School, 1948-1965, compiled by Chalmers MacIntyre.