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Halifax (N.S.) File Research notes
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Notes about Halifax landmarks

File contains three spiral bound stenographer's notebooks containing handwritten notes about Halifax landmarks, including the court house, St. George's church, waterfront buildings, West House, Brunswick Street, the old post office, and Province House. Some of the notes are written in shorthand.

Notes about tunnels

File contains one spiral bound stenographer's notebook containing handwritten notes about a tunnel. Some of the notes are written in shorthand.

Notes about heritage properties

File contains one spiral bound stenographer's notebook containing handwritten notes about heritage properties and other topics. Some of the notes are written in shorthand.

Central City Data

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

Research data involving interviewee #120

File contains research data involving interviewee #120, 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; photocopies of cheques; leggal and real estate correspondence; a transcript of an interview; reports about interviewee #120; information about compensation; 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 #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 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.

Research data involving interviewees # 105 and #106

File contains research data involving interviewees #105 and #106, 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; six interview transcripts; a photocopy of a handwritten letter about three interviewees; and acquisition reports and staff reports sent to the sub-committee of council on Africville and the representatives of the Human Rights Advisory Committee.

Population Data

File contains compiled demographic data about African Nova Scotians living in Africville and elsewhere in Haifax. The data is presented in the form of handwritten tables and maps. The data is from a study was conducted by Don Clairmont and Dennis Magill in the late 1960s.

Research data involving interviewee #131

File contains research data involving interviewee #131, 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; reports and notes about interviewee #131; and a staff report about a possible acquisition.

Research data involving interviewee #130

File contains research data involving interviewee #130, 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 responses to a questionnaire from the Africville Relocation Study; a transcript of an interview; a Housing Authority of Halifax approval sheet; a report about the interview with interviewee #130; and a report about the interviewee's relocation report.

Research data involving interviewee #128

File contains research data involving interviewee #128, 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; income and rental records from the Halifax Housing Authority; reports about interviewee #128; legal and real estate correspondence; a staff report about a possible acquisition; and an agreement of purchase and sale.

Research data involving interviewee #119

File contains research data involving interviewee #119, 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; a report related to interviewees #117, #118, #119, and #91; 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 #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.

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.

People to acknowledge

File contains photocopies of city council minutes and reports related to the Africville Relocation Program, including detailing Albert Rose's report. File also contains correspondence.

Questionnaire 1 responses from interviewees #65 and #66

File contains the questionnaire #1 responses from interviewees #65 and 66, 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 also contains the transcript of an interview conducted by Dennis Magill with Peter MacDonald, an interview summary, and facsimile Sub-Committee of Council on Africville and Human Rights Advisory Committee documents.

Reports of the Sub-Committee on Africville

File contains correspondence and reports of the Africville Sub-Committee regarding the possible acquisition and finalized purchase of several properites as part of the Africville Relocation. Properties discussed include #40, 47, 48, 49, 50, 58, 63, 64, 73, 78, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 94, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 125, 126, 130, 131

Questionnaire 1 responses from interviewee #83

File contains the questionnaire #1 responses from interviewee #83, 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 also contains the transcript of an interview conducted by Dennis Magill with Peter MacDonald, as well as other research materials.

Questionnaire 1 responses from interviewee #88

File contains the questionnaire #1 responses from interviewee #88, 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 also contains the transcript of an interview conducted by Dennis Magill with Peter MacDonald, an interview summary, facsimile Halifax Housing Authority documents, and other research materials.

Questionnaire 1 responses from interviewees #115 and #116

File contains the questionnaire 1 responses from interviewees #115 and 116, 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 also contains the transcript of an interview conducted by Dennis Magill with Peter MacDonald, interview summaries, and facsimile real estate documents.

Questionnaire 1 responses from interviewee #129

File contains the questionnaire #1 responses from interviewee #129, 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 also contains the transcript of an interview conducted by Dennis Magill with Peter MacDonald, facsimile Halifax Housing Authority documents, and other research materials.

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".

Interview outlines

File contains a 4 page typescript of Political-Administrative Questions (page 4 is dedicated to questions for Alderman Connolly, Alderman Sullivan and Alderman Doyle); a 2 page typescript of questions intended for a city administrator identifies as P.J.M. (likely Peter J. MacDonald); a 2 page typescript of questions intended for H.B. Jones, Welfare Officer, City of Halifax; a 2 page typescript for interview with activist (George Davis?); and a 2 page typescript for interview by Denis Magill with Alexa [McDonough].

Research data involving interviewee #143

File contains research data involving interviewee #143, 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; and a report related to interviewees #31, #32, and #143.

Research data involving Interviewee #90

File contains research data involving interviewee #90, 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 reports related to interviewees #90 and #121.

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 interviewee #125

File contains research data involving interviewee #125, 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; and reports related to interviewees #125 and #124.

Research data involving interviewee #126

File contains research data involving interviewee #126, 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; and reports related to interviewees #124 and #126.

Progress reports and other material from the Africville relocation study

File contains a position paper from the Africville Action Committee; a summary of progress and plan for completion from the Africville relocation study; a research diary from Dennis W. Magill; a memorandum from the Dalhousie Institute of Public Affairs; a page of handwritten notes; and a list of political and administrative questions.

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.

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.
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