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The North Sydney Flight: The Farewell Issue

  • PAM 4061
  • Item
  • 1 December, 1918

Item is a pamphlet, published by the Personnel of the U.S. Naval Air Station in North Sydney, on December 1st, 1918. The pamphlet contains the staff muster roll, some pieces of poetry, jokes, and an editorial.

Francis H. C. Stevens

  • MG 15.44
  • Fonds
  • 1832-1973

The following fonds consist of correspondence, memorandum, printed material, and clippings regarding genealogy and family history of Francis Stevens, notebooks on botany with free hand illustrations by William C. Stevens, Francis' father the botanist at Kansas University, biography of William C. Stevens, reviews of Cape Breton cultural events and concerts, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, and photographs.

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen fonds

  • MG 9.1
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1970

Fonds consists of speeches and clippings relating to MacEachen's political career.

Herney Family at St. Ann's

  • 78-712-2462
  • Item
  • [ca. 1880]

Item is a photograph of Mi'kmaw women, men, and children at St. Ann's. Most likely Chief Herney and family. Photograph is the gift of Harold Medjuck, Photograph Collection #1.

Chief Peter Herney, St. Ann's

  • 78-710-2460
  • Item
  • [ca. 1880]

Item is a photograph of a Mi'kmaw man in Kun’tewiktu ("place of the rock," or later named King's Road Reserve). On the reverse of the photograph is a handwritten note, identifying the man as a "Peter Henry" (Peter Herney).

Keisel, Theodore

Wigwams, St. Ann's

  • 78-714-2464
  • Item
  • [ca. 1880]

Item is a photograph of Mi'kmaw wigwams in Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve), Unama'ki.

Keisel, Theodore

Wigwams, St. Ann's

  • 78-713-2463
  • Item
  • [ca. 1880]

Item is a photograph of Mi'kmaw wigwams in Kun’tewiktu (King's Road Reserve), Unama'ki.

Keisel, Theodore

Scotia Wholesale = Buy-Rite, Whitney Pier

  • MG 21.6
  • Fonds
  • 1928 - 1990

Payroll ledgers, advertisements, correspondence, sales receipts & other documents related to the ownership & operation of the Scotia Wholesale/Buy-Rite grocery store in Whitney Pier.

Scotia Wholesale = Buy-Rite

Baddeck Steamship Company Ltd.

  • MG 14.166
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1932

The Baddeck Steamship Company owned and operated the ferry “Marion” from the Sydney’s to Baddeck and Whycocomagh. The company bought out the Victoria Steamship Company in 1916 which operated the “Blue Hill”, a ferry running between Iona and Baddeck.

Colaisde na Gaidhlig = The Gaelic College collection [moving images, sound recordings] ; VHS, records, reels

Donation consists of home recordings on reel, VHS tape recordings of performances and two home recordings on 78 records and one Celtic label 78: one box of audio reels, 4 VHS tapes and 3 78 record albums has been donated to date with accruals expected. A second accrual was donated on February 21st consisting of 234 audio cassettes.

Summary of donations to date (November 2019)
December 2016
Initial donation: 44 reels, 4 VHS and 3 78s.
T-3402 to T-3446 + FT 238 – FT-241
We have a complete track listing and description that you forwarded for these recordings.

July 12 2017
Donald A. Smith Donation: 22 reels and cassettes and 1 video
T-3824 to T-3846 and FT-274
Listing with descriptions included

November 6 2017
Susan MacFarlane / Maxie Dan Angus MacNeil donation: T-3890 to T-3904
Florence MacIsaac/John Steele and Ronald MacIsaac donation: T-3905 to T-3976
John Archie Dunford: T-3977, T-3978
Dominique Dodge donation: T-3979 to T-3983

February 2017
Kenneth Morrison Collection
Tapes – 1 to 240
Listing included
In process for digitization

Peter Joseph MacLean collection [sound recordings]

1 Banker's box and 1 small archival box of a collection of recordings gathered by Mr MacLean in cassette, CD, and reel to reel formats; consists of conversation and music. See deed of gift for details.

Accrual: February 14 2019 - One book of Gaelic poetry and original songs by Peter MacLean. Forwarded by Cathy Noel.

Dr. Donald F. Campbell

  • MG 11.056
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1978

Accession 77-111-313 (MG 11. 56)

These are the original documents. Dates: 1964-1975

Accession 79-41-801 (MG 11. 56)


These are copies of the original documents (Typescript). Date: 1978

Accession 79-66-826 (MG 11. 56)

Certificate of appreciation on wooden plaque.

This is the original document. Date: 1975

Oyster Farming, Eskasoni

  • 94-652-25167
  • Item
  • [1980?]

Item is a photograph of John Brown of Eskasoni, on rafts inspecting oyster shells in the water.

Interview with Jessie MacKenzie

  • T-2052
  • Item
  • 1982

File consists of an audio recording of an interview with Jessie MacKenzie, East Bay, of her time teaching in Eskasoni.

Biographical Sketch - born at Piper's Cove
Attended school at Benacadie - almost 100 children going from Piper's Cove then went to high schoo at Iona
Started teaching at age 17 - first school was at Christmas Island; taught at Benacadie for 5 years
Went to teach at Eskasoni in 1937
All Mi'kmaw children, but some claimed Scottish ancestry
Gives some Mi'kmaw names: Googoo, Gould, Mathews, Simon a popular first name
What was the reservation like?
Land provided by the Government, no taxes, school well equiped, teachers paid by Federal Government. People were very poor at that time, poor housing etc.,
What about their language?
They were proud of their language...
Did you ever try to learn Mi'kmaq?
Knew a few words at one time; gives a few examples
They understoo English, the Mi'kmaw agent did everything possible to keep them in school; they had no concept of time
Their life style was to be in the woods and on the lakes and rivers
They were very good to each other, very "clannish".
After a funeral, all the deceased person's possessions were sold to pay the expenses
No priest at Eskasoni at the time; a "Captain", one of their own people, came & instructed them - he was a very good man
What about their music & songs?
They were very musical; they learned to sing the Psalms in Latin
Some of the Mi'kmaq learned Gaelic...
Were they good students?
Not at that time - they didn't care too much for going to school
Marion Paul - the first student from Eskasoni to become a teacher
A story about getting caught in a snowstorm going home to Piper's Cove from Eskasoni
Who wrote the song "Bu deonach leam tilleadh"?
Hugh MacKenzie, Christmas Island, a bard, a fiddler & a piper
What would he make songs about?
He would make songs about anything or anybody: the telephone song, a song about an old barn etc.
Sings the song "Bu deonach leam tilleadh"
Tells of teaching Gaelic at East Bay school after she retired from Eskasoni
Had a class every Thursday afternoon - 90 children

Town of New Waterford

  • MG 14.25
  • Fonds
  • 1976, 1913-1915

List of voters.
This is a copy of the original. Date: 1976
Rate books.
Dates: 1913-1915

Town of Dominion

  • MG 14.12
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1990

Records of the Town of Dominion; includes Town Council Minutes, ledgers, school board and police reports, teachers board minutes, rate, assessment, and tax rolls, as well as electric and liquor ledgers.

Town of North Sydney

  • MG 14.101
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1971

North Sydney, first known as the Bar or North Bar, was settled in 1785, partly by Loyalists. The area began to grow when the General Mining Association gained control of the nearby mines at Sydney Mines and ran a railway to North Sydney. By the 1850

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

  • MG 14.228
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1996

Municipal History was made on August 2, 1995 when a ceremony in Sydney's Centre 200, with Mayor John Coady and 21 Councillors, launched the new Cape Breton Regional Municipality with resolutions required to bring a new level of Government into being. Flags of Sydney, Cape Breton County, Glace Bay, New Waterford, Dominion, Louisbourg, North Sydney, and Sydney Mines were formally passed over to the Mayor signify the transfer of power to the new Regional Government.

Town of Louisbourg

  • MG 14.208
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1995

Louisbourg was incorporated as a town in 1901, and the
rail link to Sydney was established using its ice-free port. Fishing
and tourism have been the mainstay of the area

City of Sydney collection

  • MG 14.27
  • Fonds
  • 1864-

Fonds consists of textual records that were created by the City of Sydney, including city reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, town histories, police reports, and legal documents. Included within the fonds are materials that provide information about Black Nova Scotians living within the city, including voting records, education reports, and town histories.


  • PAM 2533
  • Item
  • Ca 1982

Item is a bound copy of Helsman newsletter.

South Bar Knitting Club fonds

  • MG 21.18
  • Fonds
  • 1939-01-06 - 1951-02-12

Fonds consists of two minute books and one photograph of the South Bar Knitting Club. Though the club was formed in 1938, records of meetings begin for the organization on January 6, 1939, and continue until February 12, 1951. The minutes of the club record the election of officers, fundraising events, and general business of each meeting. The minutes detail the involvement of the club in fundraising for the war effort during WWII. Various engagements with other community organizations such as the Young Men's Christian Association, Red Cross, and Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire are recorded. The photograph was taken in 1950 and is a black and white image of the members of the society.

South Bar Knitting Club

Mulgrave Businesses

  • MG 14.192
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1894

Three daybooks that are unidentified. Internal evidence indicates that they were used in Mulgrave. There are some references to Antigonish as well.

Dr. Greg MacLeod fonds

  • MG 11.44
  • Fonds
  • 1899-2004

Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials collected or created by Dr. Greg MacLeod, mostly written documents, but also videos and cassette tapes, many of which have been digitized. The written documents cover a wide range of genres such as correspondence, memos, financial reports, updates, feasibility studies, newspaper clippings, and minutes of meetings. These records have a date range beginning in the 1950's when Dr. MacLeod was in school in Sydney Mines (though there is one family document from 1899) and ending around 2004. The range of materials found here derives from his association with a number of organizations starting in the early 1970's, many of which he played a founding influence, such as Metropolitan Alliance For Development, Cape Breton School of Crafts, Island Housing Association, and the Cape Breton Association for Co Op Development, which itself would morph into New Dawn Enterprises. His social-economic interests continued with his involvement in the Tompkins Institute from its founding in 1974 and his close association with the university's Centre for Community Economic Development from its founding in 1986. Another large set of documents involves the founding of BCA Group in 1989 and its progress, and the various projects that were supported by it. Based on these associations, the fonds is arranged with the following series: Tompkins Institute; BCA Group; Centre for Community Economic Development, Audio Files, Video Files, New Dawn Enterprises, Economic Reports and Studies, and Autobiographical Materials. Each of these series (and some contain sub-series) will be composed of multiple files (some files with multiple folios) with each file containing many individual items.

MacLeod, Rev. Gregory

Abbass Studios Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940

Fonds represents over seven decades of photography by the owners and staff of Abbass Studios Ltd.. The studio operated a portrait studio, as well as accepted contracts from newspapers and covered local events. The photographs in the fonds reflect the diverse economic, political and cultural heritage of Cape Breton.

The negatives are organized into seven series: A,B,C,D,N, DOSCO, and Portraiture (P). The N series includes the earliest images including the nitrate film negatives. The A,B,C, and D series continue chronologically until 2001 with the Portraiture ending in 2004. The DOSCO series includes photographs taken of the Dominion Steel and Coal Company during the 1950s.

Abbass Studios Ltd.

St. Mary's Polish Church Men's Club

  • 96-368-27056
  • Item
  • 1988

Item is a photograph of members of the St. Mary's Polish Church Men's Club taken in the basement of the Polish Village Hall.

Ray Doucette

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 files concerning healthcare and agriculture, press releases, and papers related to the New Democratic Party and Cape Breton Labour Party.

MacEwan, Paul

The Cape Bretoner

  • Vol. 7 No. 5
  • Item
  • Oct. 1999

Item is a news magazine with an article on oysters.

The Cape Bretoner Magazine

Scrap Book 15C

  • SB 15C
  • Item
  • 1956 - 1961

Item is a scrapbook with mentions of oyster, cod and lobsters.

Scrapbook 38

  • SB 38
  • Item
  • n.d

Item is a scrapbook with mentions of the price of oyster stew.

Little Bras d'or

  • Map 802
  • Item
  • N.d

Item is a Navigational map for the western Bras d'Or Lakes area from Iona to MacKenzie Point showing depths of the water at various places

Jane Bernard collection

  • MG 7A.8
  • Collection
  • 1973

Collection consists of photocopies of papers collected by Jane Bernard, authors unknown.

Frank Niven fonds

  • MG 7A.7
  • Fonds
  • 1953

File consists of a handwritten notebook of Mi'kmaq hieroglyphics.

Union of Nova Scotia Indians

  • MG 7A.5
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1971

Fonds consists of a number of briefs, information kit and correspondence from the Union of Nova Scotia Indians; content includes briefs on Native Rights in Nova Scotia; policies of the Canadian Government; Royal Commission on Education; public services; provincial and municipal relations, etc.

Papers include:

  1. Brief to the Royal Commission on Education, Public Services and Provincial-Municipal Relations by the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, 1971. Typescript, 43 pages.
  2. Brief to a [Federal Government] Commission respecting administration of Indian rights, [n.d.]. Typescript, 2 pages.
  3. Paper: Native rights in Nova Scotia, 1970. Typescript, 2 pages.
  4. Letter to all Chiefs and Councillors, Cape Breton area, regarding appointment of Bernie Francis as Community Court Worker, 1971. Typescript, 1 page.
  5. Union of Nova Scotia Indians Information Kit (1971). Includes: constitution, community development proposals by the Union and by the St. F.X. Extension Department, briefs on welfare, constitutional change, taxation, Legal Aid, legal rights, economic development.

Union of Nova Scotia Indians

Fourth Annual National Cultural Identity Seminar

  • MG 7A.4
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1977

Fonds consists of papers pertaining to the 4th Annual National Cultural Identity Seminar which was sponsored by the Native Communications Society of Nova Scotia.

Native Communications Society of Nova Scotia

Rev. Pierre Maillard fonds

  • MG 7A.2
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1738

Fonds consists of reproductions of papers of Rev. Pierre A.S. Maillard; includes mass with hieroglyphic writings and ornamentation of pages.

Rev. Pierre Maillard

The history of Chapel Island

  • Item
  • 1990

Item is a paper submitted for a course taught by Richard MacKinnon's Folklore 100, UCCB on February 27, 1990. To locate this item at the Beaton Institute, use the following sequence: "Report - Micmac - Title of Item

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