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Humanities Committee fonds
Accession 1986-59 · Fonds · 1980 - 1987

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence and background materials of the Humanities Committee (1980-1987).

Mount Saint Vincent University. Humanities Committee
Mary Burke fonds
Accession 1982-93 and 2003-220 · Fonds · 1935-1936

Fonds consists of a volume of poetry entitled "The Blossoming Bough," written by Mary Burke, and published posthumously in 1936. Fonds also includes a photograph of Mary Burke (1935), a copy of Mary Burke's obituary, and a poem entitled "Mary" written by Sister Maura.

Burke, Mary
Mary Dulhanty fonds
Accession 1998-16 · Fonds · 1926 - 1927

Fonds consists of a diary kept by Mary Dulhanty while she was a Commercial student at Mount Saint Vincent College.

Dulhanty, Mary
Kenneth Dewar fonds
PR-002 · Fonds · 1970 - 2019

This fonds contains records created and accumulated by Dr. Kenneth Dewar during the course of his career as a professor of History. The fonds consists of four main series: Teaching activities, Committee work, Frank H. Underhill research and Charles Clarke research.

The Teaching activities series includes course outlines, readings, lecture and discussion notes for various courses that were taught by Dr. Dewar. These include courses at Mount Saint Vincent University, University of Toronto, University of Victoria and Wilfred Laurier University.

The Committee work series includes minutes, memoranda and reports from various committees on which Dr. Dewar participated in during his time at Mount Saint Vincent University. These include Department of History Committee, Committee on Academic Policy and Planning, Library Committee, and the Arts and Science Promotion Committee.

The fonds also contains Dr. Dewar’s research files, notably his work on Frank H. Underhill and Charles Clarke. In these series, types of records that can be found include photocopies of primary and secondary source documents that were consulted, notes, bibliography, publisher correspondence, and reviews.

Dewar, Kenneth C.
PR-003 · Fonds · 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.

Garnet Rebekah Lodge no. 30
Hagen family fonds
PR-005 · Fonds · 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.

Hagen (family)
Suzanne LeBlanc fonds
PR-018 · Fonds · 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.

LeBlanc, Suzanne
UR-016 · Fonds · 1974-1976

Fonds consists of correspondence and reports regarding the Ownership of Mount Saint Vincent University and the relationship of the University with the congregation of the Sisters of Charity (1974-1976). Includes the proposal by the Board of Governors to acquire the University from the Sisters of Charity.

University / Congregation Committee
UR-020 · Fonds · 1955-1959

Fonds consists of a log book of activities belonging to an unidentified Sister of Charity at Mount Saint Vincent College between 1955 and 1959.

Mount Saint Vincent College
Laura Carten fonds
PR-030 · Fonds · 1800-1960

The fonds contains Laura Carten's personal collection of autographs and letters, which she dubbed "Autographed Signed Letters of Eminent Persons". This collection of letters and autographs come from unknown sources, but were presumably bought or given to Laura Carten by those who knew of her interests in literature and history. The majority of the letters are from the 19th and early 20th centuries and are written between external correspondents and recipients. A smaller portion of the letters are written to Laura Carten in her capacity as a journalist, president of the Canadian Author's Association and literary enthusiast.

Carten, Laura