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Minuitaqn Craft Shop
CA BI 00-01-29987 · Item · ca. 1995

Item is a photograph of the sign for Minuitaqn Craft & Gift Shop in Eskasoni, N.S.

Correspondence
MG 21.37-A-1 · File · 1911-1976, predominant 1971-1977
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a letter from the Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, personal correspondence, letters congratulating him on the publishing of his book “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”, letters from people telling Dr. MacMillan how much they enjoyed his book and their hopes for a sequel.

Patch
CA BI MG 21.18-D-1 · Item · [Between 1977 and 1979]
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a clothing patch stitched with “Tarbot – Cape Breton’s Music Festival”.

MG 20.5-E-1-3-1-1 · Item · April 20, 1975
Part of The Cape Breton Highlanders collection

Item is one photograph of Charles MacDonald (Sharkey MacDonald, left) and Ralph Davies at the Skyline Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario during a briefing held by the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding logistics for the delegates’ trip to Italy to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy.

CA BI MG 21.18-C-1 · Item · 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a promotional poster for Tarbot: Cape Breton’s Music Festival, which took place on August 28, 1977 at Malcolm Dean’s farm in Tarbot, Cape Breton as presented by School on the Hill. The poster lists festival ticket prices and where to buy advance tickets, along with that year’s performers.

Manuscripts
MG 21.37-B-1 · File · 197?
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of 4 completed manuscript and 2 partial manuscripts of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”/ “Hang the Lantern on the Gate”. “Hang the Lantern on the Gate” was the original title of Dr. MacMillan’s novel before it was changed to “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”.

MG 21.37-C-1 · File · 1971-1993
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a letter written in 1992 from M.L.A. Roland J. Thornhill to Ken Streatch the Minister of transportation and Communication asking that the bell and name plaque from the C. Monty MacMillan Ferry be given to the family, clippings detailing the final crossing of the C. Monty MacMillan Ferry and the opening of the Barra Strait Bridge.

Speeches
MG 21.37-D-1 · File · 1949-1967
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of political speeches written by Dr. MacMillan; Addressing Angus L. MacDonald in Bridgewater in April 1949, expressing his condolences on the passing of King George VI as well as congratulating the Department of Education on it’s success, partial speech talking about the highway needs in Victoria County and the boom in tourism, speech concerning the legalization of the practice of Chiropractic, speech detailing an act to incorporate the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Limited, speech detailing the damages done by draggers, survey of requirements for the fishing industry, proposition for a committee and minister of Fisheries, a speech thanking the people for nominating him, improving road conditions in Victoria County, speech asking for Cape Bretons rightful share in the tourism industry, a speech thanking the people for re-electing him for the third time, speech thanking the committee for their invitation to the annual celebration of John Cabot setting foot on Cape Breton Island, speech about public health in Nova Scotia, speech at the Gaelic Mod and the gathering of the clans, annual meeting for the Victoria County Liberal Association, speech from the throne debate, addresses the lack of rehabilitation programs for coal miners in the event of a mine closure and the utilization of Nova Scotia’s natural resources, financial figures and an article from the Royal Gazette Extraordinary detailing the House of Assembly Session.

Reels
CA BI MG 21.18-A-1 · File · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

File consists of recordings of the August 1977 Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton.

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-1 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Marcel Doucet and Sam Moon opening the First Annual Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Nova Scotia. The band, Shore Folk, performs three songs at the end of the recording and their set is continued on Tape 2 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-2).

Sam Moon and Marcel Doucet:
• 00:00:00 – 00:03:01 – “Crossing to Ireland/The Rights of Man”
• 00:03:02 – 00:06:55 - “Hello Cape Breton, Goodbye Nashville”
• 00:06:56 – 00:09:15 - fiddle tune
• 00:09:16 – 00:11:41 - “The Girls of Neil’s Harbour”
• 00:11:42 – 00:14:23 - “Hey Marcel”
• 00:14:24 – 00:18:24 – [unidentified song]
• 00:18:25 – 00:22:10 - [unidentified song]
• 00:22:11 – 00:24:41 - fiddle tune
• 00:24:42 – 00:27:26 - “Christine” (the band’s bassist, Stuart Robertson, is on vocals with Sam Moon)
• 00:27:27 – 00:30:46 - “Space Available” (fiddle tune written by Marcel Doucet)

Shore Folk:
• 00:30:47 – 00:35:19 – “Nancy Whiskey”
• 00:35:20 – 00:39:00 - “Boston Burglar”
• 00:39:01 – 00:45:29 - “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”

Alec Beaton
MG 21.39-A-10 · Item · 1970
Part of Dr. Thomas Carter fonds

The item consist of Alec Beaton playing the fiddle in the Beaton's kitchen in front of a window.

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-10 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Road performing at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton.

• 00:00:00 – 00:01:54 – the MC, Dave Healy, performing the “William Tell Overture” and introducing the next band, Road, to the stage
• 00:01:55 – 00:02:53 - Road doing a quick sound check
• 00:02:54 – 00:06:03 - “Pamela Brown”
• 00:06:04 – 00:10:04 - “My Mistakes”
• 00:10:05 – 00:10:44 - Bruce Timmons on guitar, Brendon Hall on steel guitar, Charles Lavery on drums, Allie Bennett and Fred Lavery on lead vocals.
• 00:10:45 – 00:14:50 - “So Far From You”
• 00:14:51 – 00:19:15 - “Cape Breton Dream” (written by Dennis Ryan of Ryan’s Fancy)
• 00:19:16 – 00:24:28 - “Song for Noelle”

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-11 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Buddy and the Boys performing at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton. Their performance continues on Tape 12 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-12).

• 00:00:00 – 00:00:37 - man announcing Berkley Lamey on bass, Ralph Dillon on guitar, Leon Dubinsky on piano, Bobby Woods (from the Minglewood Band) on drums, and Max MacDonald on vocals
• 00:00:38 – 00:03:33 - “Workin’ at the Woolco (Manager Trainee Blues)”
• 00:03:34 – 00:05:09 – on stage sounds
• 00:05:10 – 00:07:59 - “Josephine”
• 00:08:00 – 00:08:53 – on stage sounds
• 00:08:54 – 00:13:38 - “Don’t Fool Yourself (The Sysco Kid)”
• 00:13:39 – 00:14:08 - introducing Ronnie MacEachern, who is going to sing “Gypsy Man” with the band
• 00:14:09 – 00:20:55 - “Gypsy Man”
• 00:20:56 – 00:21:41 - Max MacDonald speaking to the crowd
• 00:21:42 – 00:26:37 - “Last Holiday Weekend”

St. Ann's Bay
CA BI 11-20-30043 · Item · n.d.

Item is a print of St. Ann's Bay signed by Dodge.

Beaton’s House
MG 21.39-B-12 · Item · 1979
Part of Dr. Thomas Carter fonds

The item consists of a photograph of the exterior Beaton House, white with green trim, cape cod style home built circa1905.

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-12 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of Buddy and the Boys finishing their set at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton (the beginning of their set can be heard on Tape 11 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-11)).

Buddy and the Boys, cont’d:
• 00:00:00 – 00:08:35 - “Open Your Heart”
• 00:08:36 – 0012:55 - “Love the Night Away”

The Minglewood Band:
• 00:12:56 – 00:17:33 – “Blow Wind Blow”
• 00:17:34 – 00:18:18 - talking to the crowd, asking for monitors
• 00:18:19 – 00:22:00 - [“Rock this House”]
• 00:22:01 – 00:26:00 - Envers Sampson Jr. sings an unidentified song
• 00:26:01 – 00:26:51 - talking to the crowd
• 00:26:52 – 00:30:58 - “Patriot Game”

Pal: The Kennedys
MG 21.39-A-12 · Item · 1970
Part of Dr. Thomas Carter fonds

The item consists of a photograph of a Border Collie owned by Isabelle and John Kennedy sitting in the carriage of horse drawn wagon.

McLeod & Stanfield Bookstore
CA BI 12-07-30051 · Item · [between 1900 and 1902]

Item is a photograph of a man standing in the entrance of the McLeod & Stanfield Bookstore in Glace Bay, N.S.

Beaton’s Barn
MG 21.39-B-13 · Item · 1979
Part of Dr. Thomas Carter fonds

The item consists of a photograph of the exterior of the Beaton barn, faded cedar with red trim built circa 1905.

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-13 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a continuation of The Minglewood Band performing at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton (the first half of their performance can be heard on Tape 12 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-12)). The Minglewood Band was the last act of the 1977 festival and they close out the show by thanking the crowd and festival staff and volunteers.

The Minglewood Band, cont’d:
• 00:00:00 – 00:04:26 – [unidentified song]
• 00:04:27 – 00:05:45 - asking to keep all the mics on and asking for a doctor/St. John’s Ambulance to go to the house
• 00:05:46 – 00:11:00 - “Caledonia”
• 00:11:01 – 00:13:01 - asking for a doctor/nurse to go to the house on the property for an injury and calling Marcel Doucet to the stage
• 00:13:02 – 00:15:16 - Marcel Doucet on fiddle with the Minglewood Band
• 00:15:17 – 00:15:53 – on stage/crowd sounds
• 00:15:54 – 00:19:08 – “Crossing to Ireland” Marcel Doucet on fiddle
• 00:19:09 – 00:26:50 – band members each playing an instrumental
• 00:26:51 – 00:29:09 - Matt Minglewood thanking the crowd, thanking Steve Grose for organizing the festival, and festival staff and volunteers

CA BI MG 21.14-B-13 · Item · August 16, 2010
Part of Wanda Robson & Viola Desmond Collection

Item is a photo of Wanda Robson with Mayann Francis, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Peter MacKay, Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, at the unveiling of the Viola Desmond information panel in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. A small crowd of people can be seen standing in the background.

CA BI 13-009-30063 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of troops of the 94th Regiment at arms in front of Marconi Station. Dozens of troops are lined along a path with an officer standing at the right end. There are multiple buildings visible in the background.

CA BI 13-010-30064 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of troops of the 94th Regiment at arms in front of Marconi Station. Dozens of troops and officers are lined in rows in front of a large house, some sitting and some standing.

MG 21.39-A-14 · Item · 1970
Part of Dr. Thomas Carter fonds

The item consist of a young boy and son of the Beaton family, the black and white image shows the boy wearing rubber boots, a wool hat, ripped pants and a flannel shirt with a button up sweater tied at the waist with a leather belt.

CA BI MG 21.18-A-1-14 · Item · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

Item is a recording of two fiddle tunes performed by Mike MacDougall, Winnie Chafe, Buddy MacMaster, Allie Bennett, and Dougie MacPhee. It is a short extract from their performance at the Tarbot Music Festival and the whole set can be heard on Tape 3 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-3) and Tape 4 (MG 21.18-A-1-1-4).

• 00:00:00 – 00:04:00 - Fiddle tune by Mike MacDougall, Winnie Chafe, Buddy MacMaster, Allie Bennett, Dougie MacPhee
• 00:04:01 – 00:05:36 - fiddle tune

Colby School
CA BI N Series-141.1 · Item · [ca. 1940]
Part of Abbass Studios Ltd. fonds

Item is a photographic portrait of the Colby Glee Club in uniform and holding a plaque.

Central School - N.W.
CA BI N Series-143.1 · Item · [ca. 1940]
Part of Abbass Studios Ltd. fonds

Item is a photographic portrait of the Central School Glee Club holding a plaque that reads "C.B. Music Festival Shield School Chorus (Gr.3) Taught by Grade Teacher."