Fonds MS-11-6 - Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area) fonds

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Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area) fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1939-1970 (Creation)

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20.6 cm of textual records (27 folders)

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Administrative history

In October 1930, a Council of Social Agencies was established by, and for, social welfare agencies in Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The purpose of the council was to study, plan, and advise the community in the areas of health, welfare, and recreation services and programs. Its name changed to the Welfare Council of Halifax in 1951 and the Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area) in 1963, with its services extending to the surrounding area of the cities.

Custodial history

Materials were donated to Dalhousie University on December 8, 1980. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of the Maritime School of Social Work.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records documenting the council's role in coordinating health, welfare, and recreation services and programs. Fonds contains newsletters and memoranda, reports, and correspondence.

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Order was imposed by the processing archivist. Files are arranged into four series:

Annual reports

Dependents' Allowance

Halifax area welfare

Research materials on Canadian nursing homes

See the description of each series for notes on the arrangement of files within the series.

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  • English

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Restrictions on access

There are no access restrictions on this fonds. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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Additional records of the Welfare Council (Halifax-Dartmouth area) can be found at the Nova Scotia Archives (MG 20, vol. 407-416).

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Further accruals are possible, but not expected.

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September 2012

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