Halifax (N.S.). Public Health and Welfare Committee minutes

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Halifax (N.S.). Public Health and Welfare Committee minutes

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102-30A

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  • 1940-1974 (Creation)

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107 cm of textual records
8 photographs

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Sub-series consists of Public Health and Welfare Committee meeting minutes. Some minutes include monthly and annual reports from bodies or individuals managed by the committee, including City Home, City Prison, the Infectious Diseases Hospital and Halifax Tuberculosis Hospital. The minutes also include permit applications (for restaurants, rooming houses, keeping poultry, canteens, etc.), accounts, tenders, and discussions on the sanitary quality of businesses and residences. The sub-series also contains eight photographs taken within the City Prison which show the living conditions of inmates.

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Subseries transferred from the office of the Municipal Clerk to the HRM Archives in 2005. Photographs were transferred from NSARM in 2004.

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A complete index to the minutes is available (see attached digital content). The index is arranged alphabetically by subject. Permit Applications are indexed by civic address, according to street name and number, with the street number enclosed within parentheses.

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