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Constance Baird fonds

  • PR-016
  • Fonds
  • 1928 -1930

Fonds consists of programmes for recitals and commencements held at Mount Saint Vincent Academy from 1928-1930, collected by Constance McGrath Baird while attending the Academy as a student. Fonds also includes a photo album and a Bachelor of Arts Hood from the first Mount Convocation in May 1929, donated by Connieù Baird.

Baird, Constance

Patrick O'Neill fonds

  • PR-013
  • Fonds
  • 1940 - 2006

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated by Patrick O'Neill through the course of his theatre research and his employment at Mount Saint Vincent University. The fonds consists primarily of research notes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, drafts of papers, publications, plays, course notes and syllabi among other material

O'Neill, Patrick

Christl Murray fonds

  • PR-004
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 1951

Fonds consists of one album containing photographs of students at Mount Saint Vincent Academy and College, some are identified, including Christl (Tiefenbacker) Murray. Photographs include students dressed in costume for a pageant, and includes photographs of the original motherhouse building prior to the 1951 fire, and various outdoor locations on campus. Identified students include Beryl Ernst, Delbra Ashford, Rachel Sweeny, Jean Delvalette, Mary Haskel and Norma Hiltz.

Murray, Christl

MSVU Facilities Management fonds

  • UR-005
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2018

The Facilities Management fonds contains records produced by the Facilities Management department of Mount Saint Vincent University. These records document the department’s various activities on the campus.

Presently, the fonds contains two series.
The first series contains records relating the university grounds which encompasses nearly 38 acres of land. Types of records in this series include information on the Sister Lua Arboretum, the Mount’s fitness trail (Ferda Wales Walking Trail), donations for memorial benches, trees and plants located on campus, and tree and plant care for the campus, including details on pesticide and fertilization activities. The records also include articles and reports detailing grounds maintenance, as well as records relating to this history and design of the MSVU grounds. Finally, important documentation and policies relating to safety are also included. A select number of born-digital files are also part of this series. Please contact an Archivist for more information about the scope and content of these digital files.

The second series contains original architectural plans for a number of buildings at the university. Various copies of architectural plans are available and show different design options.

Further accruals for this fonds are anticipated.

Mount Saint Vincent University. Facilities Management

Mount Saint Vincent University Student Union fonds

  • UR-004
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920 - 2011

Fond consists of textual records and photographs relating to Mount Saint Vincent University's Student Union. The contents of this collection were largely created by the student council members and administration at MSVU. The largest series within this collection is administrative materials but there are also many documents relating to events, publications such as the Student Handbook and student newspaper (the Picaro), financial documents, documents relating to Student Union regulations, the Student Union’s businesses and services, as well as committees on which student council members serve, Student Union projects, and documents relating to non-traditional Mount students and the organizations to which they belong. The Mount Saint Vincent University Student associations included within the fonds are at least partially governed by executive members of the Student Union.

Mount Saint Vincent University. Student Union

Department of Home Economics fonds

  • UA RG 55
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2000, predominant 1958-1999

Fonds contains financial, statistical, administrative, and curricular records as well as photographs, slides, newspaper clippings, and publications received and generated by the Home Economics Department. Fonds is arranged into six series and a sous-fonds: Human Ecology.

Mount Saint Vincent University. Home Economics Department

Mount Saint Vincent University Department of Athletics and Recreation

  • UA RG 52
  • Fonds
  • [195-] - 2015

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs relating to athletics and recreation at MSVU. The contents of this collection were largely created by the administration and students at MSVU and by larger governing athletic bodies such as the Atlantic Women's intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Canadian Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Union, and the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association. Athletic topics documented include the athletic publications created by the Mount, public affairs such as news releases and athletic/recreation schedules, and documents relating to the larger governing athletic bodies such as reports, minutes, correspondence, by-laws, championship lists, tournament lists, and participation lists. There are also many documents related to MSVU sporting events and photos and documents relating to athletic teams at the university.

Mount Saint Vincent University. Department of Athletics and Recreation

Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

  • UA RG 2
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - present

Fonds consists of minutes, agendas, memorandums, correspondence, background documents, and reports generated by the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate and its various committees.

Mount Saint Vincent University. Senate

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

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