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Africville (Halifax, N.S.)
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Work facts from survey

File contains brief summaries with notes about working lives of residents of Africville. Notes have been annotated and numbered by hand. Numbers do not match code numbers.

Transcripts of interviews conducted by John de Roche

File contains the transcripts of interviews conducted by John de Roche with several different interviewees of the Africville Relocation Study, human subjects who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. Interviewees include #17, 18, 21, 25, 63, 88, 89, 117, and 118.

Transcript of an interview between Dennis Magill and interviewee 117

File contains the partial transcript of an interview conducted by Dennis Magill with interviewee #117, a human subject who participated in a study on the forced migration of residents of Africville. There is evidence that part of the interview transcript may be missing, as there is damage to the upper left corner where a staple once was.

Transcript of an interview between Dennis Magill and H. Bond Jones

File contains the transcript of an interview conducted by Dennis Magill with Mr. H. Bond Jones, a welfare officer for the city of Halifax, on October 7, 1969, regarding the Africville Relocation Project. File also contains the summary of an interview conducted with Jones in August of the same year, as well as a list of questions and facsimile newspaper clippings.

Three photographs of Africville residents

File contains three black and white photographs of Africville scenes: 1. a group sitting outside in folding chairs listening to a speaker, with the MacKay Bridge in the background; 2. the same group of people from the left-hand side of the crowd; 3. three unidentified men and one unidentified woman standing in front of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church van.

Survey of Africville Homes completed by the city.

File contains facsimiles of city records related to surveys of Africville homes. File includes a key, relating property numbers to the purported owner of the property, and is arranged by those within the Industrial Mile, and those outside the "Expropriated Area".

Settlements to persons not in Africville at time of relocation

File contains legal and real estate correspondence about settlements for Africville properties that were owned by people who did not live in Africville at the time of relocation. The file includes staff reports sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee; forms with information about amounts paid for settlements; some handwritten notes; and other related documents. Some of the correspondence and reports refer to interviewees #27, #29, #30, #45, #92, #101, #102, #128, #140, #144, and #145.

Settlement Sheets related to the Africville Relocation Project

File contains a five-page document outlining furniture allowance expenditures to Africville relocatees, a one page typed letter advising Members or the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and the Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee on the subject of Furniture Allowance as compensation for residents of Africville who do not own property, as well as a document entitled "Children’s Hospital Africville Residents" with a name column and an amount column (two pages, typed).

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 interviewees #96 and #97

File contains research data involving interviewees #96 and #97, 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 #96 and #97; interview transcripts; reports related to interviewees #96, #97, and #113; correspondence and reports about a property owned by interviewee #96; 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 #92 and #93

File contains research data involving interviewees #92 and #93, 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 reports about interviewees #27, #92, #93, #128, and #140; the questionnaire responses of interviewee #92 and #93; notes about interviews; interview transcripts; staff reports and acquisition reports sent to members of the Sub-Committee on Africville and Representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee; appraisal reports; and legal and real estate correspondence

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.

Research data involving interviewees #7 and #8

File contains research data involving interviewees #7 and #8, 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 #7 and #8; an interview transcript; and reports related to interviewees #7 and #8.

Research data involving interviewees #56 and #133

File contains research data involving interviewees #56 and #133, 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 #51, #56 and #133; reports related to interviewees #56 and #133; interview transcripts; copies of income and rental records and other documents from the Halifax Housing Authority; real estate correspondence; photocopies of newspaper clippings; and a staff report sent to members of the Sub-Committee of Council on Africville.

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 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 #140 and #141

File contains research data involving interviewees #140 and #141, 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; income and rental records from the Housing Authority of Halifax; reports related to interviewees #28, #68, #139, #140, and #141; 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 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 involving interviewees #111 and #112

File contains research data involving interviewees #111 and #112, 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 interviewee #111 and #112; interview transcripts; an inspection report from the Housing Authority of Halifax; reports related to interviewees #59, #110, #111 and #112; a staff report sent to members of the sub-committee of Council on Africville and representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee; and an appraisal of an Africville property by DeWolf real Estate, including copies of photographs of the property.

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.
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