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  • ResearchattheMuseumofIndustry

    WhentheMuseumofIndustrywasfoundedin1986anextensiveresearchprogramwaspartoftheplanning.Afterthemainexhibitthemeswereidentifiedavarietyofscholarswerecommissionedtocarryoutintensiveresearchonthosetopics,identifyingvisualsandpossibleartifacts.ThesereportsareauniqueresourceavailableforconsultationintheMuseumslibrary.Seelistbelow.

    Wecontinuetoconduct,commissionandencourageresearchprojectsaswedevelopnewexhibits.Researchisanimportantpartofcollectionswork.NewacquisitionshavetobesetincontextsowecanbetterunderstandtheroletheyplayedinthestoryofNovaScotiaindustryandworkinglife.

    Weoftendocumentindustrialheritagesiteswithphotosanddescriptionsbeforetheydisappear.ForexamplethetownofStellartongaveusthechancetophotographanddocumentsomeearlytwentiethcenturyminershousesbeforetheyweretorndowntomakewayforanewroad.Someoftheoriginalsemidetachedhouseshadbeengreatlyalteredandmodernizedandsomewerestillclosertotheoriginalstructure.Wetookmeasurementsanddrewupfloorplans.ItwasJanuaryandthehouseswereunheatedsoitwasverychillywork.

  • MUSEUMOFINDUSTRYRESEARCHREPORTS

    Author: Title:

    Alexander,Laurie APreliminaryReviewoftheHistoryofCoalMininginNovaScotia

    Alexander,Laurie APreliminaryReviewoftheNationalPolicy&theEffectonNovaScotia

    Armour,Hedy Printing18701980"

    Bailey,M.&Glithero,J. APreliminaryReportonSteamLocomotiveTechnologyintheEraofSamsonLocomotive

    Basquille,Lorraine AReportontheServiceIndustriesofNovaScotiaca.19201980"

    BeatonInstitute SteelTechnologyinNovaScotia19001965"

    Brown,Susan Women&WarWork:TheCosmosCottonMill19391945"

    Bunbury,Daniel AReportontheEconomyofNovaScotiato1880"

    Collins,Dr.Paul APreliminaryReportontheInvestmentsofMr.&Mrs.C.D.Archibald

    CroftDesigns ClothesforWorkCostumeStudyA

    Davidson,Heather APreliminaryReportonHistoricalFood&DietinNovaScotia

    Dawson,Robert PrintingEquipmentintheCollectionoftheNovaScotiaMuseumofIndustry

    Durstling,Hans APreliminaryPaperontheTechnologicalHistoryofIronandSteelMakinginNovaScotia

    Earle,Michael APreliminaryReportonUnionization&StrikesinNovaScotia18801980"

    Earle,Michael APreliminaryReportofNovaScotiasHistoricalEconomicContext19201980"

    Earle,Michael AReportontheEconomyofNovaScotia18801920"

    Elwood,Marie NineteenthCenturyExhibitions

    Eyland,Terry APreliminaryReportontheHistoryofHydroElectricityinNovaScotia

    Eyland,Terry AReportonElectricalGenerationinNovaScotia18801980"

    Eyland,Terry TheFoundry,FromPatterntoProduct(c.18801920)

    Eyland,Terry TheHistoryoftheAeratedWaterIndustryinNovaScotia18361920"

    Eyland,Terry J.E.Morse&Co.Ltd.

  • Author: Title:

    Eyland,Terry APassiontoInvent:APreliminaryHistoryofNovaScotianInventorsandInventions18342001.(Instorage)

    FolkusAtlantic AReportonWorkersHousingandFurnishing

    Gesser,Margo DiversePowerSourcesinNovaScotiaIndustry

    Giberman,Kathi ClothesforWorkCostumeStudyB

    Gordon,Jolene NovaScotiaBasketLore

    Guildford,Mary ManufacturedGoodsofNovaScotia,19001950"

    Guildford,Mary ProductsofNovaScotiaIndustry,18001900"

    Hall,Helen APreliminaryReportontheCosmosImperialMillsLtd.

    Hartlen,Gary AReportontheFoodProcessingIndustryofNovaScotiato1920"

    Hartlen,John TheAcadiaPowderCo.ofWaverley,NovaScotia:AnHistoricalOutlineofaUniqueNineteenthCenturyMaritimeIndustry

    Henderson,Tom TheElectrificationofFactoriesinNovaScotia

    Howell,Colin Sport&IndustryinNovaScotia

    Kidd,Peter TertiaryIndustriesinNovaScotia19201993"

    Lake,Kim ReferencestoNovaScotiaUrbanization

    Loewen,LoisSchroeder CostofLivingReport

    Loewen,LoisSchroeder HistoricalDataforaTemporalandSpatialModeloftheEastRiver,PictouCounty(StudyB)(Instorage)

    MacDonald,Fern 19thCenturyFurnitureMakinginNovaScotia

    MacDonald,Fern AReportonIndustrialHazards&Safety18801920"

    MacDonald,Fern

    GunPowder

    MacDonald,Fern HistoricalDataforaTemporalandSpatialModeloftheEastRiver,PictouCounty(StudyA)(InStorage)

    MacDonald,Fern PrintinginNovaScotiaPriorto1870"

    MacDonald,Fern Tanning

    MacDowell,Stephen AReportonTechnologyTransferinWartime

    MacNeil,Phyllis AReportontheInteriorFurnishingsoftheMoxhamHouse

    Morganroth,Karen APreliminaryReportonFilmsaboutNovaScotiaIndustry

    Morris,Peter InterimReportontheHistoryoftheCatholicMutualBenefitAssociationinN.S.

    Morris,Peter IronFoundinginNovaScotiaca.18801920"

    Morris,Peter TheLobsterCanningIndustryinNovaScotiaca.18401920"

  • Mulder,Crystal PreliminaryReportofEthnicMinoritiesinIndustryinNovaScotiaPriorto1960"

    Pugsley,Melissa Women&WarIndustryAmherst

    Robertson,Allen ShipownersOfficesinNovaScotia1840's

    Robertson,Allen BacksTurnedtotheSea:AReportontheInvestmentsofNovaScotiaShipOwners

    Robertson,Allen APreliminaryReportonSelfHelpOrganizationsinNovaScotia18801920"

    RobertsonBarbara BuildingConstructionIndustryofNovaScotia18801920"

    Robertson,Barbara NovaScotiaCarriage&MotorCo.,Ltd.:ACaseStudyInIndustrialEntrepreneurship

    Robertson,Barbara NovaScotiasSeawardOrientation:TheHalifaxWaterfrontinthe1820's

    Ryan,Judith APhysicalDescriptionofCoalMininginNovaScotia18001980"

    Ryan,Judith ElectrificationofNovaScotiaHomes,19001945"

    Ryan,Judith TheHistoryofRailwayDevelopmentsinNovaScotiauntil1920"

    Ryan,Judith Women&OfficeWorkinNovaScotia18901980"

    Ryan,Judith WomenoftheCoal:WomensUnpaidWork:ACaseStudyofCoalMinersWives&Widows

    Shields,Paul AReportonNovaScotiasEmigration&Immigration18801980"

    Soltan,Karen AReportonCokeOvenByProducts

    SproullThompson,Jane AReportontheHistoricalEffectsofIndustrializationontheEnvironment(Instorage)

    Tetreault,Betty TheHistoricalContextofIndustrialParkDevelopmentinNovaScotia,ca.19551975"

    Trask,Deborah Steam

    Trask,Deborah TestComponentGlass(draft)

    Trask,Deborah Waterpower

    Twohig,Peter APreliminaryReportonPulp&PaperManufactureinNovaScotia,ca.1900to1970"

    Twohig,Peter AnAnalysisofWorkersinNovaScotia,18811921"

    Twohig,Peter TheGeneralMiningAssociationatAlbionMines