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Allison Patterson fonds

  • CA MtA 0055
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-1981

Fonds consists of organ music, musical programmes, an organ exam and promotional items as well as lists of publications and sound recordings available at the Mount Allison University Music Library, an address to alumni, a guest book from a music reunion in Toronto, an article about Francis Chaplin, details about student music examinations in 1967 and photographs. The contents of the fonds include references to Mary Densmore, Grace Bumbry, Clayton Hare, and Dorothy Swetnam. The contents of the fonds document Allison Patterson's interest in music, his professional career, and his musical relationship with Ethel Peake.

Patterson, Allison Graham, 1912-1981

Allison M. Coll collection

  • CA MtA 132
  • Collection
  • 1945-1993

Collection consists of items accumulated or acquired relating to Allison M. Coll’s father, Rev. Dr. Norman Coll, including an autobiography and related biographical information.

Item list:

  1. Mount Allison University programme from the inauguration of William Thomas Ross Flemington as President of the University – Norman Arthur Hesler, Chairman of Board of Regents, presiding. – 18 October 1945. – 2 affixed leaves of textual records

  2. Clipping from the Ottawa Journal of an article by Charles Lynch entitled “Ottawa’s Dr. Coll nominated for high United Church post”. – 22 June 1956. – 1 leaf of textual records

  3. Bulletin for a Service of Thanksgiving for the Rev. Dr. Norman Coll at Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Ontario. – 19 December 1990. – 1 folded leaf of textual records

  4. Clippings from the Ottawa Citizen including the obituary for Rev. Dr. Norman Coll and an article entitled “Veteran minister served Parkdale for 31 years”. – 18 December 1990. – 1 leaf of textual records

  5. Typescript of an autobiography entitled “This is my story” / Norman Coll. – 1980-1985. – 9 leaves of textual records

    Note: This item was edited with additions by A.M. Coll between April and October 1993.

Coll, Norman

Edith McMillan fonds

  • CA MtA 123
  • Fonds
  • [between 1922 and 1927]

Fonds consists of class notes prepared by Edith McMillan while studying home economics at the Mount Allison Institutions. The contents of the notes document classes in household management, interior decoration, colour theory, block printing, china painting as well as costume and design. It is accompanied by a promotional item about the Mount Allison Institutions.

File / item list

  1. Notes compiled by Edith McMillan while a student in the Bachelor of Science in Home Economics program. – 1925. – 3 folders of textual records. – 1 object : board, metal ; 28 x 23 x 3 cm
    Note: The class notes have been removed from the original binders and placed in separate files. One of the binders with an affixed ink on paper drawing, possibly executed by Edith, has been retained and is located with the files.
    1.1. Class notes on household management. – [between 1922 and 1927]. – 1 folder of textual records

The contents of the file discuss general principals of home construction and decorating.

1.2. Class notes on interior decoration. – [between 1922 and 1927]. – 1 folder of textual records

File includes an undated test in interior decorating.

1.3. Class notes relating to color theory, block printing, china painting as well as costume and design. – 1925. – 1 folder of textual records
File includes a test for costume design dated 12 December 1925. There are a number of drawings and renderings in this file.
1.4. Two-ring binder featuring an affixed ink on paper drawing on the cover. – [ca. 1925]. – 1 object : board, metal ; 28 x 23 x 3 cm

  1. The ins and outs of Mount Allison. – [191-?]. – Sackville, New Brunswick : The Tribune Press. – 1 volume of textual records and graphic materials

Item is a promotional item for the Mount Allison Institutions. It features from unique images including “A bird’s eye view of Sackville showing the Tantramar River,” poetry and information about the history and development of Mount Allison.

Ewart, Edith Isabel (née McMillan)

Mary Ethel (Howie) Tait fonds

  • CA MtA 0142
  • Fonds
  • 1904, 1933

Fonds consists of one photograph album, compiled by Mary Ethel Howie while a student at the Mount Allison Ladies' College, and contains 30 small photographs of students and campus views. Also contains copyprints of 2 original photographs of the laying of the foundation stone for the Mount Allison Academy, 15 July 1933, and the two negatives for each photograph that were produced during the reproduction process.

Tait, Mary Ethel (née Howie)

Janet M. Leffek collection

  • CA MtA 0150
  • Collection
  • 1951-1985; predominant 1951-1955

Collection consists Mount Allison University publications, programmes, brochures, invitations and a poster. The contents of the collection document the interests and involvements of this student and her subsequent connections with her alma mater.

Item list:

  1. Mount Allison University publications. – 1951-1955, 1985. – 4 volumes, 1 leaf of textual records

1.1. Mount Allison University – student’s hand book. – 1951-1952. – 1 volume of textual records
1.2. Mount Allison University – student’s hand book. – 1953-1954. – 1 volume, 1 leaf of textual records
Note: Item includes the lyrics to the song entitled “Mount A’s night” (sung to the tune of John Brown’s body).
1.3. Mount Allison University – student’s hand book. – 1954-1955. – 1 volume of textual records
1.4. Reproduction of a special issue of the Argosy Weekly (10 May 1985). – [reproduced 1995]. – 16 leaves of textual records
Note: The item was given to the micrographics unit to be added to the microfilm copy of the student newspaper. The original was added to the preservation copies in the archives cage.

  1. Mount Allison University - programmes, brochures and invitations. – 1951-1955, 1965. – 20 leaves of textual records

2.1. Programme – Mount Allison Players Inter-Class Drama Festival. – 23 November 1951. – 3 affixed leaves of textual records
2.2. Invitation – Junior Class banquet in honour of the Senior Class in Allison Hall. – 5 March [1954] – 18 March [1955]. – 2 leaves of textual records
2.3. Dinner invitation – sent to Janet from Professor Doris Runciman with an inserted thank you note from F. Burkholder and D. Hoyt. – 26 March 1955. – 2 leaves of textual records
2.4. Programme and menu – Mount Allison Federated Alumni dinner. – 9 May 1955. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.5. Brochure – courses and entrance scholarship at Mount Allison University. – [195-]. – 1 folded leaf of textual records and graphic materials
2.6. Programme – service of dedication of the memorials and gifts of the University Chapel. – 17 October 1965. – 2 folded and affixed leaves of textual records
Note: Item includes a note entitled “Chapel history at Mount Allison”.
2.7. Associateship recital programme – Queenie Dempsey (pianist) assisted by Carole Gillis (soprano) and Janet Wallace (accompanist). – 7 March 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.8. Licentiateship recital programme – Alexandre Champoux (pianist) assisted by Myra McKiel (soprano) and Ian Johnstone (piano). – 14 March 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.9. Associateship recital programme – Ian Johnstone (organist) assisted by Joan Phinney (soprano) and Geoffrey B. Payzant (accompanist). – 31 March 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.10. Associateship recital programme – Marlene Johnson assisted by James Chu and Ann Henderson (violinists) and Alexandre Champoux (pianist). – 4 April 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.11. Associateship recital programme – Shirley Atkinson (organist) assisted by Audrey Goold (soprano) and Geoffrey B. Payzant (accompanist). – 7 April 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.12. Programme – Christmas vespers. – 12 December 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.13. Schedule and instructions – Mount Allison Choral Society Halifax tour. – 4 February 1955. – 3 leaves of textual records

  1. Mount Allison University – Conservatory of Music poster. – 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records ; 35.5 x 28 cm

Item is an advertisement poster for the Associateship recital at the Mount Allison Conservatory of Music given by Queenie Dempsey on 7 March 1954 in Beethoven Hall. The contents confirm that she was assisted by Carole Gillis.

Leffek, Janet Marilyn (Wallace)

George H. Nicholson fonds

  • CA MtA 0147
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1923

Fonds consists a letter of recommendation, honours certificate, diplomas and a panoramic photograph of the Mount Allison student body. The contents of the fonds document the academic and professional development of George Nicholson at the outset of his career.

Item list:

  1. Letter of recommendation for Hubert Nicholson written by the Secretary of Agriculture for the Province of Prince Edward Island, W.Boulter. – 14 January 1922. – 1 leaf of textual records

Item confirms that Mr. Nicholson was engaged as a teacher at the Augustine Cove School when he was an Inspector of Schools. It comments on his teaching abilities.

  1. Mount Allison University – Certificate of Honour in Mathematics issued to George Hubert Nicholson. – 23 May 1922. – 1 leaf with affixed seal ; 29.5 x 38 cm

Item confirms that he has received second class honours. The item was signed by B.C. Borden and S.W. Hunton.

  1. Mount Allison University Bachelor of Arts diploma issued to Georgium Huberium Nicholson. – May 1922. – 1 leaf of vellum with affixed seal ; 44.5 x 54 cm

  2. Harvard University Master of Arts diploma issued to Georgium Hubertum Nicholson. – 21 June 1923. – 1 leaf of vellum ; 39.5 x 51.5 cm

  3. Panoramic image of the student body of Mount Allison University. – 1922. – 1 photograph (panoramic) : b&w ; 18 x 90 cm

Item features from left to right: the Second Men’s University residence, Centennial Hall, the Owens Art Gallery, Ladies’ College buildings and the Tweedie House in the background.

Nicholson, George Hubert

Margaret Duncan Borden fonds

  • CA MtA 0167
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1935

Fonds consists of a newspaper clippings about First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a list of writing titles and a numbered series of correspondence and stories that were created by Margaret Duncan Borden. When between 70 and 75 years of age, Borden wrote a series of forty short stories, reminiscences and letters. She typed a number of carbon copies and sent them from her home in Oklahoma to her grandchildren, including those in Little Shemogue, New Brunswick. Some of the recollections refer to Little Shemogue and Borden’s childhood experiences there, including information about prominent Covenanter families in the community; others relate incidents later in her life, as wife and mother, raising a family with her clergyman husband. Some of the stories indicate date and place of origin, some do not.

Borden, Margaret Jane (Duncan)

Fred R. Rand fonds

  • CA MtA 0144
  • Fonds
  • [between 1918 and 1920]

Fonds consists of three images removed from Fred Rand’s photograph album featuring the Mount Allison organizations including the women’s senior (1919) and junior (1920) basketball teams and members of the Krooks secret society. The contents of the fonds provide examples of groups that would have been known on campus during the second decade of the 20th century.

Rand, Fred Rice

Doherty family fonds

  • CA MtA 0149
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1874

Fonds consists predominantly of correspondence received by William “Willie” Doherty while in attendance at the Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy in Sackville, New Brunswick. Also included are letters and a bill for Isaac and Isabella Doherty and letters addressed to other family members from Willie. The contents of the fonds document the lives and current circumstances of the Doherty family in the 1870s.

Doherty family (Rexton)

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