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Item With digital objects [ 1900-01-01 - 1980-12-31 ]
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Sydney Police Force

  • CA BI 77-511-645
  • Item
  • 1945

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Police Force taken from a newspaper. Names of the police force members are listed below the photograph.

First Sydney Bus

  • CA BI 77-1182-1316
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a photograph of women and children riding on the first Sydney Bus from the Sydney Bus Company. The bus was operated by Tom MacGowan.

The Nova Scotia Gleaner

  • CA BI PAM 1605
  • Item
  • 5 October, 1929

Item is a October 5, 1929 issue of the Nova Scotia Gleaner, a monthly newspaper that was published in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This issue of the Gleaner was subtitled "In the Interest of the Coloured People of Nova Scotia," and features an editorial and several pieces that focus on Black persons across Nova Scotia.

Miss Mary Logue

  • CA BI 76-74
  • Item
  • January 14, 1958

Item is a photograph of Mary Logue as she is presented with a retirement gift on behalf of the staff of the North Sydney Post Office. Making the presentation is Postmaster Gerald Penney.

"Takes Action"

Item is three photocopies of the December 31, 1946 edition of The Clarion newspaper published in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia featuring articles about Viola Desmond's 1946 arrest at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow and her court appeals.

Universal Negro Improvement Association Brass Band

  • CA BI 78-112-1862
  • Item
  • 1921

Item is a reproduction of a newspaper article about the Universal 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."

Article attached to photograph reads:
The year was 1921. The scene, Laurier street at Whitney Pier, as members of the city's Negro community paraded in support of a movement advocating, (as banners indicate) "Africa for the Africans." The sizable brass band was one of a number organized within the city and residents who were around at that time recall that nobody ever had to march without the accompaniment of plenty of stirring martial music. Also noteworthy is the complete lack of sidewalks and paving. The photograph is from the album of Pier merchant Louis Mendelson. He's the white-shirted young man with the bicycle standing mid-right in the photo."

On reverse: "Year 1921 Mr. Askell Artzell Hunt 14 Brooks St. Sydney C. B." "Sent a copy to Mr. Hunt" "Colin MacDonald was bandmaster of the Universal Negro Improvement Assoc. approximately 20 members in the band. Band operated from 1928 to 1932. There was also a West Indian Band at the Pier Bandmaster Jack McKnight approx. 15 members Deputy Bandmaster Norman Crawford, lasted 2 years.

Cotter's Saturday Night

  • CA BI 77-1374-1508
  • Item
  • ca. 1935

Item is a photograph of the cast of Cotter's Saturday Night, a radio program broadcast from Sydney in the 1930s.

Pictured in the back row, from left to right: Mrs. McKimmie, Malcolm R. MacLeod, Prof. Bernie McIntosh, Bleddyn Davies, M.J. Ballah, Mrs. Bleddyn Davies, and Hazel Matheson. Pictured in the front row, from left to right: John MacNeil, Mrs. C.D. Buck, Tena Campbell, Mabel (Noland) Kelleher, Bob Wright, George MacDonald, and Sandy MacLean.

Photograph was taken at the “Cromarty” estate built by John Kenneth Levison "Jack" Ross ca. 1905. It was located on Kings Road in Sydney.

Dodge, H. O.

Among the Gaels in Nova Scotia

Item is an audio recording of a BBC Glasgow program with John MacPherson exploring Gaelic culture and language throughout Cape Breton Island.

Among the Gaels in Nova Scotia: MacMillan, Hector S e Ceap Breatuinn Tir Mo Ghraidh

MacPherson, John (BBC) Glasgow (Scotland) Gaelic in Nova Scotia

MacEachern, Mrs. Creignish (N.S.) Song in praise of the Island of Cape Breton

MacPherson, John Glasgow (Scotland) Account of Gaelic place names in Cape Breton

Kennedy, Florence Dunvegan Interviewed with John MacPherson

MacDonald, Dan R. Mabou (N.S.) Bonnie Lass of Head Lake

MacPherson, John Glasgow (Scotland) Milling Frolic

MacDonald, J.L. Et al Boisdale (N.S.) Hug ho ran o robha ho, nighean donn Bhoidheach

MacPherson, John Glasgow (Scotland) Gaelic Revival in Cape Breton

Beaton, Sister Margaret Sydney (N.S.) Address to her friends in the Highlands and Islands

MacPherson, John Glasgow (Scotland) We're the children (you brought from Scotland) sorry to leave? Mr. MacPherson replied that there wasn't one dry eye when he took the children back to Scotland

    Mi'kmaw song and dance

MacEachern, Bessie Creignish (N.S.) Gaelic song

MacMillan, Hector Song in praise of the Island of Cape Breton

MacPherson, John Glasgow (Scotland) Closing message to people of Cape Breton

MacPherson, John Alick

Iona Picnic

  • 86-75-16172
  • Item
  • 5-Aug-1908

Item is a photograph of a large group of people standing on grounds of St. Columba Church.

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