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Archival description
Special Collections records.
Series · 1797-2008
Part of University of King's College Library fonds
Series consists of documents relating to the Librarys Special Collections, including correspondence, catalogue cards, book lists and requests for non-circulating materials. Series spans the entire history of the College, with correspondence relating to donations made during the early years of the Library. UKC.LIB.9
Fonds · 1845 -
Fonds contain records related to the founding, history, and upkeep of the Alumni Association of the University of King’s College. Documents reflect all aspects of the Association’s jurisdiction and include meeting minutes and agendas; governance documents; financial, operational, insurance information, administrative structure, as well as other aspects of the Association.
Henry Drake Petersen fonds
Fonds · 1935 - 2012
Henry Drake Petersen was born in Amityville, Long Island, New York, on August 31, 1946. He died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 17, 2012. He never married or had children. Petersen was educated in the Amityville public school system, graduating from Amityville Memorial High School in 1964. He then enrolled in Long Island University's Richard L. Conolly College in Brooklyn, Long Island, New York, earning his B.A. with honours in history in October 1968. While at Long Island University, Petersen was on the Dean's List and a member of Phi Alpha Theta national history honour society. He had a tuition scholarship and a New York State Regents scholarship. He worked as a residence hall counselor and university tutor. His extracurricular activities included All-University Chorus, which sang at the New York World's Fair in-fall 1964; L.I.U. Theatre, where he was stage manager and costume designer; Student Orientation Committee; Forum Linguae; International Student Association; Inter-Faith Council; and the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius. In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, Petersen, age 23, left the United States and went to Nova Scotia, Canada, where he had family connections through his mother, whose sister, Alida Wicks, had moved from New York to Cape Breton with her husband in 1964. Not long after coming to Halifax, a friend invited him to dinner at King's College, which so impressed Petersen that he applied for a donship. From September 1970 to September 1971, he was Don of Middle Bay at the University of King's College, and from September 1971 to June 1972, he was Don of North Pole Bay. While serving as Don, he participated in student groups, including the Quintilian Debating Society, the Haliburton Literary Society, and the King's Dramatic and Choral Society. HDP
Fonds · 1787-2009
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by the University of King's College Board of Governors and its committees while carrying out their mandated functions. Documents reflect all aspects of the Board's sphere of responsibility and include correspondence; meeting minutes and agendas; reports created or reviewed by the Board; annual reports; financial documents, including ledgers, budgets, statements, and other materials; officer lists; and other materials related to the overall management of the University and its assets.
Collection · 1795-1939.
Fonds consists of correspondence written by 93 Anglican bishops from dioceses across Canada. Most of the letters were written during the bishops' episcopates, although a few date from before the bishop's consecration. Most of the letters are manuscript, but 95 are typewritten originals. Several of the letters were written to Owsley Robert Rowley, relating to his requests for data and photographs of the bishops for Rowley's book, The Anglican Episcopate of Canada and Newfoundland. The letters range in date from those written by Charles Inglis, the first Bishop of Nova Scotia, in the late 18th century, to letters written in the late 1930s by Archibald Lang Fleming, first Bishop of the Arctic. Subjects discussed in the letters include the mundane, such as arrangements for visits or acknowledging receipt of a book, to those of major significance, such as the development of the Church in the West. The bishops wrote of missionary work, clerical appointments; establishment of new parishes, and political and business figures. Topics include colonial politics; missionary work in the North in harrowing conditions that required travel to remote areas by snowshoe, canoe, motor boat and airplane; debate concerning surplice usage while preaching; Bishop Medley's opinion on church architecture; residential schools; missionary work; financial difficulties; mining; railroads; Lambeth Conferences; Synods; Governor Schultz [John Christian], who was involved in the Louis Riel rebellion; Lord Mount Stephen and Lord Strathcona, prominent figures in Canadian railway history; canon law; elections of bishops; and the University of King's College. The bishops' letters were written in locations spanning Canada, including St. John's, Newfoundland; Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia; Carcross and Dawson City in the Yukon; Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg. In addition to the 777 letters in the collection, there is a poem written by Aubrey George Spencer; a writing sample and autograph from Bishop Stanser; a letter from Charles Ingles, rector of Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; a letter from J. How to Dr. F. W. Vroom attached to letter of John Inglis; a printed proclamation from John Medley announcing Bishop Kingdon's consecration; a letter from Rowley to Archbishop Matheson; a lease; and an advertisement. These documents are filed in the relevant bishop's series.
Fonds · 1794 -
The collection consists of architectural records of five major architects or architectural firms who were commissioned by the University of King's College to design buildings for the University when it was located in Windsor, Nova Scotia, and after its move to its present location in Halifax. The collection includes cartographic drawings - mostly small published informational maps of the campus showing building locations - and some textual records relating to construction of the buildings, such as contracts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and published articles relating to the University architects and buildings. There are gaps in the collection, as there have never been regular deposits of architectural records in the Archives. UKC.ARCH
Fonds · 1803 -
The records in the fonds were created, received or used by the Registrar's Office staff in the course of their work. The Registrar stored inactive records in the basement of the main building until the Library opened in 1991, when the records were transferred to the newly-opened Archives.The primary activities of the Registrar's Office are to oversee admission of new students to the University, provide counseling to students on their academic programme requirements, and manage, administer and control of the academic records of students who have attended the University. The Registrar also recruits new students and works to retain those enrolled. The Registrar maintains statistics about the student population.The Registrar presides at the annual matriculation ceremony, when new students inscribe their names in the Matricula. The records cover student recruitment, admissions, registration, academic advising and Encaenia, taking care of students' day-to-day requests and assisting them throughout their undergraduate degree.During its early years, King's had close ties to the Anglican Church; the Bishop of Nova Scotia has always been Visitor. For about 40 years, matriculants were obliged to subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England and to attend chapel daily. Religious tests for students in fields other than Divinity were abolished in the 1820s. As late as 1992, applications included an optional question about the student's religion. UKC.REG
Fonds · 1900 - 1953
Collection consists of correspondence written by 56 Canadian authors, poets and journalists who were acquainted with Andrew Merkel, as well as publications and programmes from the literary societies in which Merkel was a central figure. There are a roughly equal number of typewritten and manuscript letters. Letters from Merkel are predominantly typewritten, as his handwriting is poor, but other correspondents preferred manuscript or type. The materials range in date from the early 1900s, when Merkel was a student at King's College, Windsor, N.S., to 1953. The final letters are sympathy notes to him on the death of his wife. Subjects of the collection include visits by poets, meetings of the Song Fishermen, and the publication of their work. Correspondence between Merkel and other Canadian Press men are also present, along with drafts of articles and discussion of reporting and managerial styles. The letters were written in locations across the western world, from Paris and London to New York, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax. Some of the article drafts were written as Merkel flew over the Atlantic during the Second World War. MER
Fonds · 1902-2002
The records in the fonds were created, received, or used by the Alexandra Society. These records were stored in various spaces across the King’s College campus and at society member’s homes before being donated to or acquired by the University of King’s College Archives. The oldest records (before the turn of the century) were found in storage in the Arts and Administration building by Assistant Librarian Patricia Chalmers and Dr. Henry Roper. Most other records slowly accumulated as the various Alexandra Society branches folded. The primary activities of the Alexandra Society were to raise money for scholarships (for women and Anglican students) and the general well-being of King’s College. The records cover the Alexandra Society’s finances, meeting minutes, and general comraderie. There are many photographs that document fundraising efforts. These records reflect the society’s Anglican origins. CaNSHK UKC.ALEX