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Mount Saint Vincent University Artifact collection

  • UR-025
  • Coleção
  • 1886-2006

Collection consists of artifacts donated by Mount Saint Vincent University and MSVU alumni, including medals and pendants awarded to graduates (1886-1940), souvenir pins for the Mount's 60th anniversary (1985), various Mount Scholar pins and MSVU lapel pins, medals from the Sodality Club, patches and stamps of the Mount Saint Vincent crest and coat of arms, Mount Saint Vincent College song lyrics, a Bachelor of Arts hood from the first commencement (1929), a leaf from the laurel crowns worn by graduates (1939), MSVU banners, and other Mount Saint Vincent ephemera including the papal flag, plaques awarded to Dr. Naomi Hersom, and commemorative items from building openings including keys, ribbons, plaques, trowels, and posters.

Collection includes plaques from the original Evaristus Chapel and items that were formerly housed in the MacDonald Collection room, including bookends, a Shakespeare bust, and various decorative boxes and cups.

Collection also consists of items donated by the Alumnae Association, including the Alumnae news letterhead, Director’s gavel, Alumnae weekend trophy (1994), Shine-rama t-shirt, and Alumnae Association pins, as well as items donated by the Sisters of Charity, including the School of Music seal stamp, an Infant of Prague statue, and a vase painted by Fide de Bedia who was an alumnae of Mount Saint Vincent Academy (1905-1909).

Box UR-025-005 also contains textual records and correspondence regarding the Mount Saint Vincent crest, coat of arms, and seal, as well as notes on the MSVU mace, and pocket calendars with directions of the College Mistress (Warden) regarding student activities (1950s).

Nova Scotia Women's History Society fonds

  • PR-017
  • Arquivo
  • 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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Series consists of posters for protests, conferences, speaker events, art exhibitions, and films related to a number of social justice movements including nuclear disarmament, Indigenous activism and land claims, environmental conservation, anti-war movements, and women’s rights. A number of posters refer to United Nations initiatives, including International Women’s Day, the Second Special Session on Disarmament (1982), the International Year of Peace (1986), and World Environment Day.

Some posters refer to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and series also contains various posters of art prints and calendars.

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Series consists of buttons related to various organizations and events advocating for social justice and peace causes, including nuclear disarmament, Indigenous rights and land claims, environmental conservation, women’s rights, anti-apartheid in South Africa, and anti-U.S. intervention in Latin America, especially in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Series also includes anti-war buttons, predominantly in reference to the Gulf War (1991). Some buttons refer to political parties, in particular the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the African National Congress (ANC).

Series also includes the shirt worn by Peterson to the 1982 nuclear disarmament rally in New York City with buttons attached.

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Betty Peterson ephemera collection

  • PR-031
  • Coleção
  • 1964, 1974-2006

Collection consists of posters and pinback buttons accrued by peace activist Betty Peterson. Materials mainly pertain to protests, speaking events, organizations, and film screenings for social justice causes including nuclear disarmament, environmental conservation, Indigenous activism, women’s rights, and anti-war movements. Collection includes the shirt Betty Peterson wore to a nuclear disarmament rally in New York City in 1982 with buttons attached to it, as well as a cloth banner with the words "Voice of Women Canada" sewn on it, also with buttons attached.

Some materials pertain to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and collection also contains various posters of paintings and art calendars. Collection is organized into two series: posters and buttons.

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Atlantic Earth Festival

Poster for the 4th annual Atlantic Earth Festival, August 28-30 at Seaview Park/Africville. Poster has information on featured performances by Taj Mahal, Rawlin’s Cross and other artists, as well as an environmental trade show and workshops, pricing, and activities at the festival. Text surrounds Alice Reed’s painting ‘Summer Shore, Lower Prospect.’

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Non-violence and the arms race

Poster for non-violence speeches by Lynn Connell and Ken Hancock, members of the Alliance for Non-Violent Action, on April 21, 1983. Event sponsored by the Coalition Against Nuclear War, the Halifax Friends (Quakers), Project Ploughshares Halifax-Dartmouth branch, and the Voices of Women. Held at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Music of El Salvador, Yolocamba-Ita

Poster for a performance by Yolocamba-Ita with Nancy White and Four the Moment at the Rebecca Cohn theatre, Halifax. Sponsored by Oxfam-Canada and the Latin America Information Group. Poster features the graphic of a town burning in the distance with people in a forest in the foreground.

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International Women's Week

Poster for International Woman’s Week in Halifax. Features text describing the history of International Women’s Day and the activities planned for the week underneath Jan Skeldon’s photograph of women and children at a protest. Poster design by International Women’s Week organizers.

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