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    • Barrelman Radio Program

    • Barrelman (Radio program); O'Leary Newfoundland (Radio Program); Radio broadcasting--Newfoundland and Labrador; Popular culture--Newfoundland and Labrador; Radio scripts; Correspondence
    • This collection contains the papers of The Barrelman radio program, the scripts of which were generated by Joseph R. Smallwood and Michael F. Harrington, the two announcers who served as the Barrelman in St. John's. The St. John's scripts were...
    • Adams, Lawrence

    • Methodism--Newfoundland and Labrador--History; Lumsden, James, 1854-1915
    • Four typescript essays by Lawrence Adams, brickmaker, of Milton, Trinity Bay on the: 'History of Methodism, 1765-1925'; 'History of Random North Methodist Charge'; - 'The Early Church of Newfoundland'; and 'The Reverend James Lumsden'.
    • Booth, Evangeline C.

    • Booth, Evangeline, 1865-1950; Salvation Army--Charities
    • The collection consists of a single item. It is a form letter, typed, on Salvation Army letterhead, dated November 1897, and signed by Evangeline Booth in her capacity as Field Commissioner. The letter demonstrates Booth's and the Salvation Army's...
    • Stirlings Steak House Menu

    • Stirlings Steak House (St. John's, N.L.); Menus; Restaurants--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Stirlings Steak House was a restaurant located on Baird's Cove, St. John's, Newfoundland during the late 1980s. This dinner menu is a large, folded card with a printed insert containing the food and prices. The cover bears the name of restaurant...
    • Nunaksoamiut Players

    • Nunaksoamiut Players; Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival; Theater--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador; Theater--Reviews; Correspondence
    • This fonds consists of photocopies of the papers of the Nunaksoamiut Players. It includes correspondence, reviews, newspaper clippings, a program and a history of the group dating from 1983 to circa 1988.
    • Barban, Andreas

    • Barban, Andreas, 1914-1993; Kiwanis Music Festival (St. John's, N.L.); Kiwanis Music Festival (Grand Falls, N.L.); Burin Peninsula Performing Arts Council; Rotary Music Festival (Corner Brook, N.L.); Bell Island Music Festival; Kiwanis Annual...
    • This fonds consists of programs, syllabi and some related material of music festivals for which Andreas Barban served as adjudicator. These music festivals were sponsored by community service clubs, mainly the Kiwanis Club, but including the Rotary...
    • Walsh, Des

    • Walsh, Des; Poets--Newfoundland and Labrador; Dramatists--Newfoundland and Labrador; Musicians--Newfoundland and Labrador; Poetry; Authors--Newfoundland and Labrador; Motion picture plays; Radio scripts; Television scripts; Correspondence; Plays;...
    • The Des Walsh collection reflects his work as a poet, writer, editor, actor and musician. He has worked in a variety of genres including poetry, short stories, theatre, film, radio and television. This collection provides insight into his...
    • Crowley, Mary. Mary Crowley papers

    • Caribou (Ship); Torpedoes; World War, 1939-1945--Casualties--Newfoundland and Labrador; Port-aux-Basques (N.L.)
    • This file consists of a single document, an account of tragedy and its effect on a small Newfoundland town during the Second World War. The S.S. Caribou, a passenger ship which ran between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Port-aux-Basques,...
    • Mott, Henry Y.

    • Mott, Henry Youmans, 1856-1946; Newfoundland and Labrador--Portraits; Statesmen--Portraits; Judges--Portraits; Lawyers--Portraits; Businessmen--Portraits; Merchant mariners--Portraits
    • This collection consists of reproductions of the portrait photographs of the 139 men who appeared in H. Y. Mott's 1894 publication Newfoundland Men.
    • Air Raid Precautions Note Book

    • Air defenses--Newfoundland and Labrador; Air raid wardens--Newfoundland and Labrador; World War, 1939-1945--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • This fonds consists of a hand-bound booklet containing the published A.R.P. Note Book issued by the Director of Civil Defence, St. John's, Newfoundland, February, 1942, which gives the "functions and duties of an air raid warden," as well as...
    • Grenville, Nancy

    • Archives--Newfoundland and Labrador; Archivists--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Nancy Grenville spent over 10 years as archivist at the Archives and Special Collections of Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries. This fonds comprises a paper entitled "Regional Roots and National Networks for Small Archives" given by...
    • Buchanan, Archibald

    • Land settlement--Newfoundland and Labrador--History; Real property--Great Britain--Colonies--Newfoundland and Labrador;
    • This fonds consists of a photocopy of the original holograph manuscript of Buchanan's 1786 report to the British Government entitled Concerning Landed Property in Newfoundland together with a typed transcript of the document.
    • Peyton Family

    • Peyton Family; Law--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sources; Voting registers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Twillingate; Twillingate (N.L.)--Census; Fogo Island (N.L.)--Census; Twillingate Region (N.L.)--Surveys; Aids to navigation--Newfoundland and...
    • This fonds consists of a variety of records concerning the Peyton family which date from 1806-1908 and which include unique historical documents concerning the history of Newfoundland, the Peyton family, and the early settlement of Notre Dame Bay...
    • Froude, Eldon. Eldon Froude photographs

    • Froude, Eldon, 1893-1918--Portraits; Soldiers--Newfoundland and Labrador; World War, 1914-1918--Casualties;
    • This fonds consists of two photographs and a scroll relating to Private Eldon Froude, a Newfoundland soldier who was killed in World War I. These are small threads which connect the living Eldon Froude, brother and soldier, with the dead, a name on...
    • Benevolent Irish Society, St. John's

    • Irish Benevolent Society (St. John's, N. L.); Charities--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Irish--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Poor--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's
    • The Benevolent Irish Society, believed to be one of the oldest charitable social organizations in North America, was founded in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1806 by a number of Irish residents of the town. This fonds comprises an account book...
    • Lewis, Rev. John

    • Lewis, John, 1788-1866--Diaries; Methodist Church--Clergy--Newfoundland and Labrador;
    • This fonds is comprised of the journals of Reverend John Lewis, a Methodist minister who spent six years (1814-1819) in Newfoundland as an itinerant missionary, stationed in a settlement but with responsibility for a number of other communities in...
    • Burt, James

    • Real property--Great Britain--Colonies--Newfoundland and Labrador; Plantations--Newfoundland and Labrador--Old Perlican; Deeds
    • James Burt was a planter at Old Perlican, Newfoundland. The papers consist of part of a bill of sale by which a plantation at Old Perlican is transferred from John Durell to James Burt, 1728. Also includes a descriptive article from The Evening...
    • Tucker, George H.

    • Smallwood, Joseph Roberts, 1900-1991--Political and social views; Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926; Socialism; Correspondence;
    • This small but extremely important collection of letters were written to George H. Tucker during 1924, when Tucker was an employee of Newfoundland Light and Power Company, St. John's. They were written by Joseph R. Smallwood, who was living in New...

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