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Report on the proposed road through Seaview Park and the old site of Africville

File is an audio reel containing a report on the proposed road through Seaview Park and the old site of Africville. The report was produced by Deborah Odhiambo, a producer of From These Roots, CKDU's radio program on African-Canadian history and issues. The report was recorded April 25, 1991 and aired April 26, 1991 on Title Waves, a CKDU radio program. It was rebroadcast April 24, 1991 [sic] at 12:15 pm and June 6, 1995 on The Evening Affair, CKDU's evening public affairs program.

Interview with Dwayne Provo on an exhibition about Africville

File is an audio reel containing an interview with researcher Dwayne Provo about an exhibition on Africville at Mount Saint Vincent University in October 1988. Provo spoke with CKDU's Lisa Monk about the exhibition. The interview aired August 29, 1988 and was rebroadcast July 21, 1989 on The Evening Affair.

Records from the Africville relocation project

Subseries contains records created during a study of the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Public Welfare, in association with the Department of National Heath and Welfare, and conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill for the Institute of Public Affairs (project number 552-21-2). Records in this subseries primarily document the research activities of Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill that led to the publication of the 1971 Africville relocation report. Materials include genealogical information on former residents of Africville, responses to a questionnaire run by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill , interview files, newspaper clippings, sound recordings, correspondence, and other material.

Research data involving interviewee #1

File contains research data involving interviewee #1, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #1; an interview transcript; an application from the Housing Authority of Halifax; and a staff report sent to members of the Sub-Committee on Africville and Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Appraisal Reports for properties 89, 90, and 140.

File contains an appraisal of lots 89 and 90 in Africville by Stailing Real Estate Service addressed to Mr. C. D. Smith, Supervisor Property Division, City Hall. Five page typed letter that includes photographs of appraised properties. Annotated. - Report from DeWolf Real Estate for lots 89 and 90 in Africville. Annotated. Two pages typed letter + two pages photo reproductions. File also contains a report from Stailing for lot 140. Three page letter with photo reproduced. Addressed to Mr. C. D. Smith, Supervisor Property Division, City Hall. - Report from DeWolf Real Estate for lot 140 addressed to Mr. C. D. Smith. Supervisor Property Division, City Hall. Two typed pages annotated. Annotated.- Request for appraisal from C.D. Smith to Stailing for lot 140. One typed page. - Request for appraisal from C.D. Smith to DeWolf for lot 140. One typed page, heavily annotated.

Articles on Blacks in Nova Scotia

File contains copies of published articles and drafts of unpublished articles related to African-Canadian life in Nova Scotia and Canada. File includes selections from "Negro Settlement in Canada, 1628-1965", "Negroes in Canada" (by Harold H. Potter), notes from McKerrow's "A Brief History of the Coloured People of Nova Scotia", "Negro Settlement in British Columbia, 1858-1871" (by James William Pilton), "The Canadian Negro: A Historical Assessment", "From Slavery to the Ghetto: The Story of the Negro in the Maritimes" (by H.A.J. Wedderburn", and "Negroes in Nova Scotia: Bibliography".

Research data involving interviewees #146 and #147

File contains research data involving interviewees #146 and #147, two human subjects who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire responses of interviewees #146 and #147; an interview transcript; applications and reports from the Housing Authority of Halifax; and reports related to interviewees #5, #146, and #147.

Research data involving interviewees #11 and #12

File contains research data involving interviewees #11 and #12, human subjects who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes two responses to a questionnaire from the Africville Relocation Study; three interview transcripts; reports related to interviewees #11, #12, #13, #16, #19, #25, #50, #53, #110, #124, #132, #136, and #148; legal and real estate correspondence; staff reports sent to members of the sub-committee of council on Africville and the representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee; and other reports.

Research data involving interviewee #152

File contains research data involving interviewee #152, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes reports about interviewee #152; an acquisition report sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee; the questionnaire response of interviewee #152; income and rental records; copies of applications and reports from the Housing authority of Halifax; and copies of real estate and legal correspondence.

Research data involving interviewee #21

File contains research data involving interviewee #21, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #21; interview transcripts; copies of income and rental records and other documents from the Halifax Housing Authority; correspondence to and from P. J. MacDonald; a copy of a will; and a staff report sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Research data involving interviewee #37

File contains research data involving interviewee #37, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #37; interview transcripts; copies of an application for accommodation and other documents from the Housing Authority of Halifax; reports related to interviewee #37; and staff and acquisition reports sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Research data involving interviewees #31 and #32

File contains research data involving interviewees #31 and #32, two human subjects who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire responses of interviewees #31 and #32; interview transcripts; income and rental records and other documents from the Housing Authority of Halifax; reports related to interviewees #31, #32, #37, and #143; and staff reports sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Research data involving interviewee #151

File contains research data involving interviewee #151, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes acquisition reports sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee; the questionnaire response of interviewee #151; an interview transcript; reports related to interviewee #151; and an application for accommodation from the Housing Authority of Halifax.

Research data involving interviewee #27

File contains research data involving interviewee #27, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #27; an interview transcript; reports related to interviewee #27, #92, #128, and #140; staff reports and acquisition reports sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee; and legal correspondence.

Research data involving interviewees #137 and #138

File contains research data involving interviewees #137 and #138, two human subjects who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #137; an interview transcript; reports related to interviewees #137 and #138; and a staff report for the members of the sub-committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Research data invoving interviewee #36

File contains research data involving interviewee #36, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #36; an interview transcript; income and rental records; applications from the Halifax Housing Authority; reports about interviewees #30 and #36; and a staff report sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Research data involving interviewee #35

File contains research data involving interviewee #35, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes two questionnaire responses from interviewee #35, one incomplete; an interview transcript; reports related to interviewee #35;and copies of handwritten notes.

Research data involving interviewee #34

File contains research data involving interviewee #34, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #34; interview transcripts; copies of an application for accommodation and other documents from the Housing Authority of Halifax; reports related to interviewee #34; and a staff report sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Case study notes and other materials

File contains papers related to Bernard MacDougall and Margaret Beaton, two interviewers who were involved in case studies of Africville families. The case studies were part of a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. The papers include typed notes; notes about the selection of 20 families used in the case studies; letters sent to interviewers involved in the case studies; a list of households; and the interviewers' recorded impressions of Africville before and after interviewing.

Research data involving interviewee #142

File contains research data involving interviewee #142, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #142; an interview transcript; an application from the Housing Authority of Halifax; and reports related to interviewees #46, #47, #85, #86, and #142.

Central City Data

File contains population tables, newspaper photocopies, development plans, minutes on public housing projects, and redevelopment project reports.

City Council meeting minutes (1852-1970)

File contains facsimiles of Halifax City Council minutes on subjects pertaining to the Africville, used as research materials for the Africville Relocation Study, undertaken by Donald Clairmont and Dennis Magill. File also contains correspondence related to the Relocation Study.

Audio recordings by Marvin Burke on Negro Music in Nova Scotia

File contains two audio reels (0.7 cm tape), recorded by Marvin Burke, documenting black music in Nova Scotia. File contains recordings of The New Road Community Group (March 21, 1967), The Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at Seaview Baptist Church (March 26, 1967), and Seaview Baptist Church, Africville (May 21, 1967).

Correspondence and other papers about the Africville relocation study

File contains correspondence between researchers and other people involved in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. Items include correspondence between employees at the Institute of Public Affairs at Dalhousie University (including Dennis Magill and Donald Clairmont) and people from the Halifax Department of Welfare, the Office of the City Manager of Halifax, the family court for the County of Cape Breton, the National Harbours Board, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Halifax Herald Limited, the University of Toronto School of Social Work, and the Canadian Special Senate Committee on Poverty. The file also contains memorandums from the Institute of Public Affairs; research diaries and notes about interviews; a letter template; an invitation list and list of attendees for a meeting for the Africville relocation study; classification categories for Africville Typology; and a blank questionnaire for the study.

Correspondence - National Commission on Human Rights

File contains correspondence from the Canadian Labour Congress, National Commission on Human Rights, regarding housing and employment matters, to two residents of Africville who were later human subjects who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File also contains agenda from Halifax city council meeting and draft of a report.

Research data involving interviewee #67

File contains research data involving interviewee #67, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #67; an interview transcript; an application from the Housing Authority of Halifax; reports and correspondence related to interviewees #67; and an acquisition report sent to members of the sub-committee of Council on Africville and representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Research data involving interviewee #64

File contains research data involving interviewee #64, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes the questionnaire response of interviewee #64; an interview transcript; an application from the Housing Authority of Halifax; reports related to interviewees #64; and a staff report from the mayor and the members of the sub-committee of Council on Africville.

Notes about demographic information and other material

File contains notes, mostly handwritten, about a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. The notes include lists of the addresses, names, incomes, and other demographic information about families who were relocated from Africville; information from a past survey; facts about Africville; and other notes about Africville. Many of the notes are written on the back of discarded typed documents.

Research data involving interviewee #73

File contains research data involving interviewee #73, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes a response to a questionnaire from the Africville Relocation Study; a transcript of an interview; an application for accommodation from the Halifax Housing Authority; reports related to interviewee #73; legal and real estate correspondence; and a staff report sent to members of the sub-committee of council on Africville and the representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Employment Surveys

File contains five 11 page typed forms. Respondents identified by name, address and telephone. Four part document. Only part 3 have been filled in every form. Parts 2 and 3 are entitled Personal Interview - For the Unemployed.

Research data involving interviewees #81 and #82

File contains research data involving interviewees #81 and #82, two human subjects who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. The study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s. File includes two responses to a questionnaire from the Africville Relocation Study; a transcript of an interview; and two reports related to interviewees #81 and #82.
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