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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.

United Negro Improvement Association

  • 78-112-1862
  • Item
  • 1921

Item is a reproduction of a newspaper article about the United Negro Improvement Association band on Laurier Street in Whitney Pier. Members are marching in the street with instruments and banners in support of a movement advocating "Africa for the Africans."

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 work contains extensive research on Whitney Pier's West Indian and Ukrainian population.

Beaton, Elizabeth Dr.

May Day Celebration

Item is a photographic portrait of young women, children and clergy gathered during the May Day celebration in the Ukrainian Church Hall.

May Day Celebration

Item is a photographic portrait of young women, children and clergy gathered during the May Day celebration in the Ukrainian Church Hall.

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 features population statistics for the years 1961-1980. Part of the report also focuses on the establishment of St. Philip's African Orthodox Church (1921).

Whitney Pier, C.B.

  • 84-1049-15149
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a postcard that reads: "Having the time of my life at Whitney Pier, C.B. Don't expect me for sometime."

Whitney Pier

  • 84-1175-15275
  • Item
  • 1919

Item is a postcard that reads: "Why Don't You Come to Whitney Pier Where Life is Worth Living."

Elmwood School, 1969-70

  • 86-105-16203
  • Item
  • 1969

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

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."

Whitney Pier, Sydney, N.S.

  • 91-719-22680
  • Item
  • [n.d.]

Item is a photograph of houses in Whitney Pier, N.S. The steel plant can be seen in the background.

Whitney Pier Political Rally

  • 94-711-25226
  • Item
  • [n.d.]

Item is a photograph of participants at a political rally in Whitney Pier, N.S.

The Blast Furnaces

  • 81-420-5500
  • Item
  • ca. 1905

Item is a photograph of the blast furnaces of the Sydney Steel Plant.

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.

The Blast Furnaces and Open Hearth

  • 87-907-17437
  • Item
  • ca. 1908

Item is a postcard depicting the blast furnaces and open hearth at the Sydney Steel Plant.

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.

The Blacks of Whitney Pier

  • 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
  • Mendelek Hall, Dr. Calder
  • Traditional Barbaian music
  • Cricket teams at Whitney Pier pre 1941
  • Traditional foodways
  • William Fitzgerald; owned much property at the Pier

The Future of Sydney Steel

  • 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

Rev. England

  • 84-158-14258
  • Item
  • 1925

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

West Indian Reunion Parade

  • S85-372-1012
  • Item
  • August, 1985

Item is a photograph of the parade procession during the West Indian Reunion.

West Indian Reunion Parade

  • S85-375-1015
  • Item
  • August, 1985

Item is a photograph of band members in parade procession during the West Indian Reunion, Whitney Pier.

Ukrainian Hall

  • 83-6405-13705
  • Item
  • 1983

Item is a photograph of the Ukrainian Hall on West Street in Whitney Pier, taken in 1983.

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: Michael O'Jolick, Catherine Sawka, Ann Hawrylak, Natalie Pronko, William Melnyk, Denise Mahalik.

Abbass Studios 1985 Limited

Family Photo

Item is a photograph of Paruch family in yard of home on Bay Street. Pictured left to right: Richie Paruch, Judy Paruch, Stella Paruch (nee Breski), Carol Paruch, and Charlotte Paruch.

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