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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 · 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 · 1969 -
The collection consists of records created by the Athletics Department and its predecessor bodies. Activities and topics documented include the development of departmental policies and objectives; the maintenance of facilities; departmental and university committees; the intercollegiate athletics program; the recreation program; the operation of athletic and recreational workshops and courses; departmental publications and publicity; and the responsibilities and operations of the Athletic Director. UKC.ATHL
Fonds · 1803 -
The University of King's College financial records collection were transferred to the Archives at the time the Archives was established in the new Library building, which opened in 1991. With few exceptions, the records were unorganized. They were arranged in series during processing for this project. The collection consists of records made and received by the University of King's College in the conduct of financial transactions throughout the entire administrative structure. There are gaps in the coverage of the collection. UKC.FIN
Fonds · 1945 -
The records in the fonds were created, received or used by the School of Journalism staff and administrators in the course of their work. The School transferred most of the records arranged and described in this project to the Archives in 2010, at the time Kelly Toughill became Director in 2010.The primary activity of the School of Journalism is to provide education to aspiring and seasoned journalists. By training students in the art, craft and profession of informing the public about matters of public interest, the program equips its students with the abilities to work as reporters and editors in the Canadian news media (from paper to broadcast to online), and provides excellent training for careers where being able to write and speak well, interview people, research topics and puzzle things out are assets. UKC.JOUR
Fonds · 1797-2011
Fonds contains records related to the founding and ongoing operations of the University Library, including correspondence; memoranda; meeting minutes, agendas; policies, regulations; financial records, reports; and proposals for a new Library building. Consists of 13 series: library policies, librarians' report, financial records, administrative records, publications, circulation records, committee records, correspondence, special collections reports, displays, reference statistics, library premises, and publications. UKC.LIB
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 · 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.
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.
Fonds · 1890-
Fonds consist of materials created and collected by the University of King's College King’s Students’ Union and its committees while carrying out their mandated functions. Documents reflect all aspects of the Union’s sphere of responsibility and include meeting minutes and agendas; governance documents; financial, operational, and administrative records; both internal and external relations; and information on student societies related to the KSU and its maintenance.