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Garnet Rebekah Lodge no. 30 fonds
PR-003 · Fondo · 1949-2008

This fonds consists of records pertaining to membership in the Rebekah Lodge. The records belonged primarily to Edna M. Mitchell, though other names can be seen inscribed in some of the records. The records were accumulated principally during her membership at Garnet Rebekah Lodge no. 30, though some earlier materials appear to originate from a period when she was part of Mizpah Rebekah Lodge no. 5.

The records are mainly booklets that members used regularly at assemblies. This includes ceremony orders and proceedings (e.g. re-dedication ceremony), cypher text, a questions and answers booklet, constitution and by-laws, charge book and a collection of articles by Myrtle Russell, president of the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies. There is also one photograph in the fonds depicting Edna M. Mitchell and fellow members at Garnet Lodge.

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Hagen family fonds
PR-005 · Fondo · 1882-1924

The fonds consists of records belonging to Alice Egan (Hagen) and her daughter Rachel Dickinson (Hagen).

The first item is an autograph book dating from 1882 to 1887 belonging to Alice Egan. The book contains messages, well-wishes, poems and autographs written by family and friends, predominantly from the period when Alice was a student at Mount Saint Vincent Academy.

There are also 2 printed event programmes from Mount Saint Vincent Academy that were donated by Rachel. The programmes cover Closing Exercises of intermediate and junior pupils of Academy Mount Saint Vincent (19 June 1917) and the pageant commemorating the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Mount Saint Vincent Academy in 1924. Rachel’s younger sister Kathleen acted in the pageant, and Rachel played the second violin.

The Pageant programme provides important context to the scenes being acted out and that are captured in various photographs from this period which can be found in other fonds at Mount Saint Vincent University Archives.

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Blossom Davison fonds
PR-006 · Fondo · 1915-1916

The fonds contains 51 photographs taken by or taken of Blossom Davison and her friends at Mount Saint Vincent Academy and possibly other locations in the Halifax region. At least one picture was taken in Charlottetown at the legislative buildings.

The photographs depict the MSVA campus during winter. Students can be seen doing various activities and sports including ice hockey, tennis, baseball and a music recital. Some are team photos, while others are action shots.

There is also a photograph of the girls with various people, including a soldier and young men. We can only assume that these were friends or family of Blossom.

There are also a number of pictures taken off campus, and these include pictures taken at the beach, in front of various buildings around town, on a boat, in cars, on a hike in the forest and cross-country skiing.

Some of the photographs are annotated on the back with names and captions, however the majority of people in the photographs are unidentified.

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William MacDonald archival collection
PR-014 · Colección · 1673-2015

The William MacDonald archival collection contains accompanying material to the Mount's rare book collection. This includes correspondence between Head Librarians Sister Francis de Sales and Sister Francis Delores with William MacDonald, inventory books of books received at the Mount, research and work done with the collection by Mount Librarians, and information on a high-profile theft that took place in the Reading Room of the collection. Finally, the collection also contains damaged books that have been removed from the main reading room for conservation purposes.

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Helen Agnes Cormier fonds
PR-015 · Fondo · ca. 1916

The fonds consists of photographs taken at the Mount Saint Vincent Academy. Three large photographs include class pictures inside a classroom, outside the Academy buildings and on the campus tennis court. The fonds also includes a booklet of select views of Mount Saint Vincent Academy, including buildings, interiors and outdoor spaces.

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PR-017 · Fondo · 1999-2022

Fonds consist of records created and accumulated by the Nova Scotia Women’s History Society (NSWHS) including financial reports, budgets, meeting agendas and minutes, by-laws, member lists, media releases, correspondence, and grant applications, as well as slides, photographs, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets pertaining to NSWHS initiatives. Materials came from Janet Guildford and Sharon MacDonald, two founding members and first two chairs of the society.

Fonds also consist of records relating to the planning and installation of the WOW [Woman on the Waterfront] project (2013-2017) including artist agreements, technical drawings, budgets, promotional brochures, fundraising activities, correspondence, and historical research compiled by NSWHS members.

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Suzanne LeBlanc fonds
PR-018 · Fondo · 1974-1977

The fonds consists of records related to the MSVU choir from the period 1974-1977. The choir was under the direction Sister Margaret Young and these records were accumulated by choir secretary and student member Suzanne LeBlanc. The MSVU choir was “reorganized” in the fall of 1974 and by 1976 had become one of the largest and most active groups on campus with approximately 50 members who met twice a week at the Cardinal Cushing Auditorium in Vincent Hall. All members of the university community, including student, faculty and staff, were part of the choir. The choir participated in a number of performances in a variety of genres, including musical theatre, pop, traditional, folk, rock, classical and religious.

The fonds consists primarily of a scrapbook which contains photographs, newspaper clippings and ephemera (such as announcements, performance flyers, tickets, memos, notes). Choir performances covered in the scrapbook include Christmas dinners, spring concerts, productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Raggedy-Ann’s Christmas, Board of Governors meetings, and talent shows. Photographs are of choir students, rehearsals, performances, and Vinnie the bear and choir mascot.

Other records in the fonds include sheet music of songs sung by the choir and individual programs of choir performances including baccalaureate mass, the canonization of Elizabeth Ann Seton, and the installation of Sister Mary Albertus as president of MSVU. The fonds also contains some personal records from Suzanne LeBlanc’s time as a student, including her convocation program and dinner invitation, a book cover, and a greeting card she received for her service as choir secretary. Finally, the fonds also contains 2 sound recordings on audio cassette which contain a recording of a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as well as a general choir concert.

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Michal Crowe
PR-024 · Fondo · 1973-1983

Fonds consists of a Mount Saint Vincent University identification card (1977-1978), Mount Saint Vincent University lapel pins, photographs, a registration permit (1978), copies of the Alumnae Bulletin (1978-1979), copies of Insight (1975, 1977, 1978), copies of the Mount Review (1978), news releases (1977), correspondence, a brochure regarding a special scholarship honoring Professor Marial Mosher, and a newspaper clipping (1978).

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Patsy McIntyre fonds
PR-025 · Fondo · 1940

Fonds consists of a time schedule card from Mount Saint Vincent College used by Patsy McIntyre to record her classes and what time they started. Classes included religion, philosophy, typing, and shorthand. Also includes a copy of the Student Government Association Constitution.

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Wayne Ingalls fonds
PR-027 · Fondo · 1974-2000

Fonds consists of records created by Wayne Ingalls when he was Director of Research and Publications, and Assistant to the President for Research, Planning and Information Services. Fonds also includes records created as a result of his positions on Senate and a variety of University committees. This fonds contains correspondence and inter-office memos, reports and publications resulting from the research of Dr. Ingalls, and proposals and plans developed by him, including a proposal for a Life Planning and Learning Centre and a Brief Presented to the Royal Commission on Post-Secondary Education. Fonds includes curriculum development documents for Public Relations and Gerontology, and minutes and background information of the Committee on Planning and Budgeting (1984, 1987-1988) related to the Mount Saint Vincent University Long-range planning process. Fonds also includes minutes and background information of the Committee on Research
and Publications (January to June 1988). Fonds consists of material related to the Report on Counselling Services (1978-1979); Ad Hoc Committee on Counselling and Report (1979); Federal Government-MSVU Joint Programmes for Women (1981); Canadian Studies Advisory Committee (1976-1978) Briefs (1979-1987); Communications Building (1984-1987) and Annual Reports of the Assistant to the President for Research, Planning and Information Services (1989); Annual Report of the Assistant Academic Dean and Director of Research and Publications (1974-1979)

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