Archival Collection

We have been hard at work processing some of our archival holdings during the winter months for the last four years thanks to the funding we received from grants from the Government of Canada and Library and Archives Canada.

We are striving to make the public more aware of our archival holdings by listing them on MemoryNs here: –  Look for the list of our fonds on the left once you click this link to our MemoryNS profile.

We’re also sharing a selection of images from our photo collections here on our website and on our Facebook and Pinterest accounts.

However, if you would prefer NOT to use social media:
Click here to view Church photos (updated March 19, 2019)
Click here to view First World War and Second World War photos(last updated March 19, 2019)
Click here to view Ships, Shipbuilding, and Sawmill photos(last updated March 19, 2019)
Click here to view Street Views and Buildings photos
Click here to view Transportation photos (last updated March 19, 2019)
Click here to view Mystery Photos (part 1) of unidentified people/places (processed 2016-2017)
Click here to view Mystery Photos (part 2) 
of unidentified people/places (processed 2017-2018)
Click here to view Mystery Photos (part 3) of unidentified people/places (processed 2018-2019)

Only a selection of archival photos have been scanned. Click one of the collections below for a description, including detailed lists of large collections of photos (MBMS-1, MBMS-14, MBMS-24, and MBMS-25).

 Full List of Archival Holdings

Archives related to Founding Families of Mahone Bay:
-Begin Helen M. (Begin) Slauenwhite M-18
-Burgoyne Marjorie (Burgoyne) Rice M-29,  Burgoyne family M-3
-Eisenhaur –  Carriage Factory M-19,  James A. Eisenhaur M-37,  Eva (Eisenhauer) Zwicker M-39
-Ernst –  Ernst-Zwicker Family M-38,  Ernst-Balcom Family M-46, Murray P. Ernst M-63
-Hamm – Obed A. Ham M-55 and Edith Hamm M-6
-Hirtle –  Warren H.G. Hirtle M-27 and  Merna Myra (Frank) Hirtle M-59
-Hyson –  Herbert Reginald Hyson M-35
-Joudrey –  Minnie Leone (Joudrey) Hutt M-17
-Keddy –  Kenneth A. Keddy M-33 and  Verna (Keddy) Russo M-25 –  List of Photos in V. (Keddy) Russo
-Lantz – Coming soon! Lantz family collection MBMS-62
-Mader –  C.U. Mader Family M-10,  Mary C. (Strum) Mader M-53
-Slaunewhite Helen M. (Begin) Slauenwhite M-18, George Albert Slaunwhite M-4
-Strum –  Mary C. (Strum) Mader M-53
-Westhaver George Alfred Westhaver M-16
-Zwicker –  Ernst-Zwicker Family M-38,  Eva (Eisenhauer) Zwicker M-39, John H. Zwicker M-9,  George Zwicker M-52

Archives related to Mahone Bay Area Organizations and Businesses:
Blockhouse Branch Nova Scotia Womens Institute (MBMS-26)
Carriage Factory (MBMS-19)
Green Shutters (MBMS-28)
John McLean and Sons (MBMS-5)
Kinburn Boot and Shoe Company (MBMS-31)
Mader Mining Company (MBMS-12)
Mahone Bay Agricultural Society (MBMS-8)
Mahone Bay Board of Trade (MBMS-32)
Mahone Machine Compay Ltd. (MBMS-11)
Mahone Bay Soldiers Monument Committee (MBMS-30)
Masonic Lodge (MBMS-58)
Nova Scotia Women's Institutes, Indian Point Branch (MBMS-7)
-Royal Hotel –  Arleen Lenore Spidle – (MBMS-54)
-Town map –  Orren S. Joudrey (MBMS-57)
Union Church, Indian Point (MBMS-51)
Oakland School (MBMS-56)
-Coming soon: Inglis-Quinlan family collection (MBMS-1) –

Archives related to Shipbuilding
Ben S. Verburgh (MBMS-45)
John McLean and Sons (MBMS-5)
H. Gerald Stairs (MBMS-47)
Obed A. Ham (MBMS-55)
Schooner City Queen (MBMS-49)
Schooner Bessie L. (MBMS-50)

Photograph collections:
Photographic Backlog Collection (MBMS-14) –  List of Photos in Backlog Collection
Marie Best (MBMS-24) –  List of Photos in Marie Best Collection
Hunt Family
George Silver
 (no Silver family photos) (MBMS-61)
-Coming soon: Inglis-Quinlan family collection (MBMS-1) –

Other Archives:
-Coming soon: Inglis-Quinlan family collection (MBMS-1) –
Edward Alexander "Ned" Harris (MBMS-13)
Effie Matchett (MBMS-15)
Duncan-Hayes Family (MBMS-2)
Cienciva Family (MBMS-20)
Muriel (Mason) DeLong (MBMS-21)
Thomas G. Nicol (MBMS-22)
Nathaniel Hebb (MBMS-23)
Ralph Moyle Thomas (MBMS-34)
Ruth Agnes Wright (MBMS-36)
Helen C. Hayford (MBMS-40)
W.M. Kerr (MBMS-41)
Frank Elam Garber (MBMS-42)
Alice M. Hagen (MBMS-43)
Anthony Thickpenny (MBMS-44)
Maritime Manufacturers & Contractors Ltd. (MBMS-48)
Arleen Lenore Spidle (MBMS-54)

Please contact us at 902-624-6263 or email for more information on how to access these materials on-site/off-site.