Fonds documents the Sackville Art Association's work to support and promote art in the local community through exhibitions, lectures and public education activities. Series consist of minutes of meetings, 1945-1979; correspondence files, 1959-1984; newsletters, 1968-1985; exhibition lists and catalogues, 1919-1984; some Moncton Art Society newsletters, 1978-1981.
Fonds consists of personal papers and also includes records belonging to Ethel Peake, some given to Smith or possibly borrowed or received following her death and used in his research for biographical note "Ethel Marguerite Peake, 1885-1954" (accession 8426). Peake files contain correspondence 1908-1943; biographical brochure [between 1923 and 1936]; clippings; Mount Allison Department of Music student records, 1936-1944 (students of Peake); photographs, including several of Peake; Allison G. Patterson file, 1951 and 1981.
Fonds consists of two volumes of autograph albums; one of which is referred to as a Philopoena Album. The contents of the fonds are predominantly populated with signatures and salutations from fellow Allisonians and members of her wider family. The contents of the albums frequently indicate whether the person had died or in the case of women who they married.
Fonds contains material compiled by the Gaudy family in relation to their involvement in the Saint John Male Choral Society. This includes programs; song sheets; a publication, “Elijah” An Oratorio, which was a synopsis and book of words; clippings; and miscellaneous records.
Item is a rectangular embossed picture used as a wall decoration. The image is of a landscape featuring a house, pond, swans and trees. "Compliments of C. A. Maxwell Groceries and Provisions / Sackville, New Brunswick"
Item is a copy of The Border and Westmorland and Cumberland advertiser (vol. XIV) which included advertisements, and news regarding local agriculture, commercial intelligence, politics, education, religion and literature.