Ladies' Committee of the Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home fonds

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Ladies' Committee of the Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home fonds

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MG 20, vols. 417-419, accession number 2004-028/001-002; Library: AK/HV/P94; HV1010/H173/P967L

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  • 1858-1971, predominant 1953-1969 (Creation)
    Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home. Ladies' Committee

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80 cm of textual records

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The Ladies' Committee of the Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home was established in 1857 to serve orphans and neglected children. It was incorporated in 1886 (NS Statutes, 1886, cap.68). The Ladies Committee was in charge of the Home's administration, overseeing the education, health and recreational needs of the children, supervising staff, purchasing supplies and equipment, and formulating operational policies. The Committee disbanded following the closure of the orphanage in 1969.

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Fonds consists of records documenting the committee's administration of the Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home. Contains printed annual reports, 1858-1948 (incomplete); minutes of the Committee and the Board of Governors, 1953-1971; and reports relating to education, health, recreation, admissions and discharges of orphans. Some of the minutes include supporting documentation such as president's annual reports, board reports, treasurer's reports, committee reports, notices, letters, and circulars. Also includes some general correspondence, financial statements, a policy manual, a survey and a scrapbook.

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Donated by the Ladies' Committee of the Halifax Protestant Orphans' Home in 1970, 1973 and 2004.


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The architectural plans for the 1921 orphans home are found in the Dumaresque architectural fonds (see micro). Other records relating to benevolent institutions for youth are found in the St. Paul's residence for Girls fonds and the Halifax Infants' Home fonds.
One photograph available dated May 1874, see accession number 1987-265.

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Women of Nova Scotia

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