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"Greetings from Whitney Pier"

  • 87-513-17043
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard sending greetings from Cape Breton's steel mecca, Whitney Pier.

1923 Steel Srike

  • 89-504-18699
  • Item
  • ca. 1923

Item is a photograph of the members of the Royal 22 Regiment patrolling the plant grounds during the Steel Strike of 1923.

1923 Steel Strike

  • 89-505-18700
  • Item
  • ca. 1923

Item is a photograph of army troops patrolling the steel plant during the Steel Strike of 1923.

Blacks and West Indians

  • 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.

Blacks at Whitney Pier

  • 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:Biogr...

Blast Furnace Crew

  • 91-602-22563
  • Item
  • 1900

Item is a photograph of the crew stopping for a picture as they are manning one of the blast furnaces in the Sydney steel plant.

Cape Breton Area Priests

  • 77-663-797
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of Cape Breton Area Priests in front of Holy Redeember Convent, Whitney Pier.

Coke Pile

  • 87-92-16622
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of trucks moving atop a coke pile near the steel plant.

Construction

  • 91-610-22571
  • Item
  • ca. 1912

Item is a photograph of builders at work, constructing one of the buildings at the steel plant.

Construction Workers

  • 84-514-14614
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of men stopping for a portrait while at work constructing the coal wash plant. Photograph taken by G.H. Woodhill.

Construction of the Coal Wash Plant

  • 84-512-14612
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the coal wash plant as it was being constructed. Photograph taken by G.H. Woodhill.

DOSCO Employees

  • 90-460-19892a
  • Item
  • 1930

Item is a photograph of DOSCO steelworkers in 1930.

DOSCO Forge Workers

  • 93-211-24185
  • Item
  • ca. 1944

Item is a group photograph of men who worked in the forge.

Elizabeth Beaton-Planetta fonds

  • MG 12.198
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2005

Fonds consists of papers that reflect Elizabeth Beaton's work at the Beaton Institute and personal academic research. The materials included cover a wide variety of topics concerning Cape Breton history, especially ethnicity. Beaton's wo...

Beaton, Elizabeth Dr.

Elmwood School, 1969-70

  • 86-105-16203
  • Item
  • 1969

Item is a photograph of a class at Elmwood School in 1969.

Evening View of the Sydney Steel Plant

  • 91-298-22259
  • Item
  • September 1951

Item is a photograph of a view of the plant, taken from across the harbour. The bright lights on the right-hand side of the picture are caused by molten slag being poured into the harbour and reflecting on the water. In the image, the coal piers, ...

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church

  • 84-1442-15542
  • Item
  • 1970

Item is a photograph of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church 60th Anniversary

  • 84-1443-15543
  • Item
  • [n.d.]

Item is a photograph of the cake cutting at the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

  • MG 13.131
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1984

Fonds includes one parish brochure (1982) containing a brief history of the founding of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sydney with images of congregation members. Also included is one reel of microfilm (MB 66) listing the following vi...

Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney

  • 77-929-1063
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a photograph of Holy Redeemer Church in Sydney with the clergy and Knights of Columbus on the convent steps following the blessing of the church. Persons within the photograph are identified on its reverse.

Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier

  • 77-723-857
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a composite photograph featuring images of the interior and exterior of Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, its glebe and convent, and an inset of Reverends MacInnis and McDonald.

Holy Redeemer Convent

  • 77-1513-1647
  • Item
  • ca. 1912

Item is a postcard of the Holy Redeemer Convent, including the church and the glebe house in Whitney Pier.

Informal Religion

  • 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 ...

Interview with Dr. Les Bentley (U.N.I.A.)

  • T-730
  • File
  • 1974

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of of Dr. Leo Bartley of the United Negro Improvement Association discussing the organization and its history in Cape Breton.Track listing is as follows:Side A:Came to Cape Breton in 1...

John Huk Collection

  • MG 21.13
  • Collection
  • 1898-2004

This collection consists of textual records, photographs, sound recordings, publications and artifacts documenting the history and activities of the Ukrainian community in Cape Breton. Within the collection there is a focus on music and dance with...

Huk, John

MacIsaac Girls, Sydney

  • 79-1195-4175
  • Item
  • ca. 1912

Item is a photograph of Cassie, Sadie and Annie MacIsaac. The three women were co-owners of the Bonnie View Hotel in Whitney Pier.

Muggah Home, Sydney

  • 78-186-1936
  • Item
  • 1900

Item is a photograph of the Muggah home and property. The family and their horses are in the yard and two people are riding on a carriage pulled by a horse.

Only the Shadows Remain: Ethnic History of Whitney Pier

  • Item
  • 1980

Item is a report that features information about the Black, Jewish, Newfoundland and Eastern European communities in Whitney Pier. The report pays special attention to issues faced by the Black Quarter, including racism and out-migration, and fea...

Paul MacEwan fonds

  • MG 9.30
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1998

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 ...

MacEwan, Paul

Pier School Children's Band

  • 86-112-16210
  • Item
  • [n.d.]

Item is a photograph of the Pier School Children's Band dressed for a production of "Cinderella."

Polish Band

  • 79-1097-4077
  • Item
  • 1910

Item is a photograph of male members of a Polish band.

Polish Society

  • 79-1098-4078
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photograph showing a group of members of a Polish Society. Members not identified.

Polish Wedding

  • 79-1096-4076
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of a large wedding party, including the bride and groom.

Pysanky

  • 84-163-14263
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of children being instructed in painting Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky) at the Ukrainian Hall in Whitney Pier, taken in the 1970s. Identified in the photograph are Catherine Sawka, Annie Hawrylak, and Natalie Pronko.

Abbass Studios 1985 Limited

Rev. Brian MacDonald

  • 77-644-778
  • Item
  • ca. 1967

Item is a photograph of Rev. Brian MacDonald of Holy Redeemer Parish, Whitney Pier.

Rev. England

  • 84-158-14258
  • Item
  • 1925

Item is a photograph of Reverend England of St. Cyprian's Anglican Church, Whitney Pier. Rev. England wasWest Indian and served a congregation of mainly West Indian Blacks.

St. Mary’s Polish Church, Postcard

  • 82-953-7653
  • Item
  • [ca. 1918]

Item is a postcard of St. Mary’s Polish Church with a portrait of Rev. Camillus Grzybala, in the top-right corner. The text at the top of the photograph reads, “Kościół Narodzenia N. M. P. w Whitney, Pier, N.S.” The text at the bottom of the photo...

St. Nicholas Italian Church

  • 81-237-5307
  • Item
  • [n.d.]

Item is a postcard displaying St. Nicholas Italian Church in Whitney Pier, N.S. There is a portrait of Rev. D. Viola in the upper left corner, and an image of St. Nicholas in the upper right corner.

St. Philips African Orthodox Church

  • 88-644-18154
  • Item
  • [n.d.]

Item is a photograph of the congregation of St. Philips African Orthodox Church in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Steel Plant Shipping Piers

  • 81-422-5502
  • Item
  • ca. 1905

Item is a photograph depicting the shipping piers of the allied companies in Sydney harbour.

Sydney Blast Furnace at Night

  • 94-660-25175
  • Item
  • ca. 195-

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Steel Plant's blast furnace set against the night sky.

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