Reconstruction Committee case files and other material

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Reconstruction Committee case files and other material

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  • 1918-1973 (Creation)

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11.0 m of textual records and other material

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Series forms part of the Halifax Relief Commission fonds and consists of records documenting the Reconstruction Committee's role in overseeing the planning, reconstruction and management of residences, buildings, and properties in the devastated area, including North End Halifax, greater Halifax and Dartmouth. Series consists of case files, arranged alphabetically by street name, which contain incoming and outgoing correspondence between commission members and employees, owners, tenants, municipal officials and others, concerning building permits and the rental and/or sale of properties. Files also include related damage reports, deeds, bonds, mortgages, leases, bills, descriptions of lots, agreements of sale, insurance policies, permits, applications for permits, questionnaires, rental accounts, contracts, ledgers, architectural specifications, and photographs depicting temporary housing erected after the explosion.

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Items in MG 20 (vol. 533) were transferred to the series by the archivist.

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Within the Relief Commission fonds the Appraisal Board minutes and other material series are related to this series. Related reconstruction records and repair job ledgers are also found in the the Nova Scotia Archives Manuscript Group 27 (MG 27) and were not part of the Relief Commission records.

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Retrieval codes: MG 36, R1-R1753; MG 20 vol. 200, 529-533.

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