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New Acquisitions

HRM Archives continually adds to its holdings through transfers of municipal records and donations of community records.  While it takes time to make these new acquisitions completely accessible, this listing at least gives a hint of what we've recently acquired. 

Records that are processed and described in our on-line database are in Blue. Click on the link to see the database description of those records.

HRM gratefully acknowledges the donors who have given historical records to the Municipal Archives. 

2014

Records
Dates
Donated by
Halifax Amateur Radio Club history, photos and call-books 1946-2012 Halifax Amateur Radio Club

2013

Records
Dates
Donated by
Bedford Magazine Explosion photographs July 1945 Jim Scott
Port Wallis tax collection ledger or rate roll 1935-1948 Martha Barnstead
Halifax Urban Greenway Association records 2000-2010 H.U.G.A.
Photographs and ledgers from old Police Museum 189?-196? Halifax Regional Police
The Other Fellow [autobiography of William T. Withers, Dartmouth councillor] 2012 Bill Withers
Public Service Commission of Halifax photographs 1940-1980 Harry Duggan's family
Halifax Fire Department photographs 1923-2000 Don Snider
Dartmouth Parks and Recreation Department scrapbooks and photographs 1960-1996 HRM Communication and Recreation Services
Halifax Amateur Radio Club records 1984-2011 Halifax Amateur Radio Club
Thorndean Heritage Property Condominium Associaton records 1979-2011 Jim Lotz
Sandford Fleming's last will and testament and Deeds of Dedication for the park at the Dingle 1872-1908 HRM Legal Services
Mrs. Barb Fergusson's Junior League scrapbook 1954-2006 Fergus A. Fergusson
InterChurch Group Home for Boys records 1968-2004 Gloria and Ken Mader
Mayor's Office Event files 1960s-1980s City Hall
Gifts to the City and City Hall cornerstone Time Capsule contents 1887-2011 City Hall

 

2012

Records
Dates
Donated by
Planning related documents 1979-1995 Municipal Clerk's Office
Pleasant Street safety survey photographs 1970 Transportation and Public Works
Halifax Water Commission reports 1878-2000 Halifax Regional Water Commission
Lighthouses in Halifax Regional Municipality 2000 Brian Cuthbertson
Main Street photographs ca. 1980 Transportation and Public Works
Frederick Jelfs collection of bus and tramway material 1968-2005 Frederick Jelfs
Planning and Development reports 1970s-1990s Dalhousie University Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Historical Halifax post cards 1920s Carol Stream

Graham Lavers' photographs of  events of the Halifax County Industrial Commission and the City of Halifax Recreation Department, (eg. Tall Ships, the G-7 Summit), as well photographs from the 1948 Port of Halifax Exhibition

1948, 1960-2000 Graham Lavers
Sackville Downs Raceway programs 1956-1981 Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame
Halifax: Your Personal Guide (tourism booklet) 1964 Halifax Regional Library
Norfolk Virginia Sister City Twinning Ceremony and Visit 2006 Mayor's Office
City and County of Halifax audio-visual material 1960-2009 HRM
Halifax Commons Redevelopment Proposal photographs 1986 HRM
Dartmouth Regional Library photographs 1980s HRM

 

2011

Records
Dates
Donated by
County Home Time Capsule ca. 1956 Infrastructure and Asset Management
Bloomfield High School class photograph and crest ca. 1942 Martha Amos
Halifax Beta Sigma Phi records 1949-1994 Transferred from NS Archives
James F. Snell and Richard F. Tolson records 1940s-2000s Jamie and Elizabeth Snell
Women's Voluntary Services Halifax 1943-1946 Leslie Pezzack
Historical files from City of Halifax Clerk's Office 1964-1994 Municipal Clerk's Office

Dartmouth Council and Community Council photographs

1995-1996 Municipal Clerk's Office
Halifax City Engineers scrapbooks 1895-1899, 1913-1928 transferred from Nova Scotia Archives
City of Halifax Compensation Officer/Property Division Supervisor - Charles David Smith records ca. 1960-1968 Michael Smith
Halifax area recreation photos 1950-1970 Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame
Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge architectural drawings 1952-1953 Shearwater Aviation Museum
Halifax Planning and Development photographs 197?-1996? transferred from HRM
County of Halifax and Dartmouth Chief Administrative Officers' (CAO) records 197?-1996 Municipal Clerk's Office

Halifax Horticultural Society records

Westmoor Horticultural Society fonds

Nova Scotia Horticultural Society fonds

1854-1995 transferred from NSA
Friends of the Public Garden fonds 1974-1988 transferred from NSA

 

2010

Records
Dates
Donated by
Lou Collins records 1950s-2000s Pamela Collins
Halifax Landmarks Commission records 1960s-1970s transferred from NSARM
Halifax Housing Authority records 1943-1970 transferred from Dalhousie Archives
Dartmouth UPC Union Protection Company composite photograph 1914 Fred Eustace
Ernie Reksten's photographs of Halifax and Dartmouth  including views from Citadel, Point Pleasant Park, Dartmouth area around new MacDonald bridge, Dartmouth ferry landing, Halifax ferry dock, West End Supply store, Halifax downtown, trolley buses, Citadel, Memorial Tower. 1956 Don Reksten
Halifax Police Chief correspondence and indexes to personnel records 1870-1912 transfer from Police Museum
Halifax - the Garrison City booklet [ca. 1906] Robert Wilson
Reports on Halifax regional transportation 1960-1990 S.E. Gardiner
Souvenir Folder of Halifax, Nova Scotia 1924 Jean Wagener
James Crosskill Mackintosh records 1875-1888 transferred from NSARM
Camp Hill and Fairview Cemetery records 18?-19? HRM Cemeteries
Halifax District School Board minutes 1988-1996 HRSB
Bedford Chief Administrative Officer's records 1978-1996 Town of Bedford
Dartmouth property assessment records 1978 City of Dartmouth
Capitol Theatre records 1938-1943 Greg Oldfield
Memorial Tower Dedication Ceremony booklet 1912 Brian Cuthbertson via Councillor Linda Mosher
Halifax County civic addressing street maps [1970]-1996 HRM Civic Addressing
Mayor George Fraser post card [1881-1883] Barbara Parker
Casino Theatre Foundation and Paramount Theatre Society records 1993-2000 Mike Laleune
Harold F. Jones collection of sports team photographs 1923-1927 Albert Campbell
Jackie Barkley anti-racism and social activism records 1968-2007 Jackie Barkley
Zonta Club of Halifax records 1951-2008 transferred from NSARM
Milne family (?) home movies and slides 1937-1957 James Bigney
Dartmouth Lakes Advisory Board records 1971-2006 Donald Gordon

 

2009

Records
Dates
Donated by

Halifax Police Commission minutes ; Police [Personnel] Record Sheet

(fill gap in existing series)

1911 - 1931;

1894 - 1940

transferred from Halifax Regional Police
more Town and City of Dartmouth records 1820-1940 transferred from Dartmouth Heritage Museum
Photograph of Public Gardens 1922 Patricia Bowie
City Works Department photographs 1940s Don Snider
Framed print of Town Clock 1941 Len Chase
Civic Advisory Committee on the Preservation of Historic Buildings records 1966-1967 transferred from NSARM
T.M. Power Drug Store records 1866-1884 transferred from NSARM
Halifax Tourism photographic slides and Recreation photos 1970-1990 transferred from HRM
Architectural print of Edward Eliot's drawing of City Hall 1887 from collector
Historical research material from HRM projects such as designation of Memorial Tower, Starr Manufacturing, 1998-2009 Brian Cuthbertson
Material from citizens group opposed to moving of Little Nashville Cabaret in Dartmouth 1988-1989 Robert Frame
Halifax County Municipal School Board records, Dartmouth District School Board minutes, Board of School Commissioners annual minutes, (Rural, Eastern and Western Districts) ; Board of School Commissioners Annual Reports; Supervisor's Journal, 1865; Municipal School Board Reports to Council 1864-1995 Halifax Regional School Board
Harbour East Community Council meeting photographs 1996 HRM
Halifax Home for Aged Men records [1900-1950] Rick Brown
Photograph of City of Halifax Mayor Ron Wallace receiving plaque from the Royal Canadian Regiment 1985 Elsie Jackson

 

2008

Records
Dates
Donated by
City of Halifax Board of School Commissioner minutes, annual reports and committee minutes 1865-1982 Halifax Regional School Board
Town and City of Dartmouth records, including Dartmouth Ferry records 1811-1922 transferred from Dartmouth Heritage Museum

Photographs of Grand Parade mast/flagpole delivery

1947 Graham McBride
Meals on Wheels- Halifax records 1963-2008 Meals on Wheels- Halifax & NSARM transfer
Margaret Rose Friendship Club of Halifax Group #3 records 1945-1999 Edith Roy
Keshen-Goodman family photographs [1930-1990] John Kitz
Junior League of Halifax records 1930's-1990's Junior League of Halifax

Greater Chebucto Community Development Association records

1993-2003 Allan Marryatt
City of Halifax and City of Dartmouth Clerk's Offices files 1960-1996 HRM direct transfer
Dartmouth Committee Records 1872-1995 Alderney Gate Public Library
Mayflower Curling Club and Bloomfield School photos 1920, 1933 Marilyn Moore
Plan of the Port of Halifax. National Harbours Board. 1931;1958 HRM direct transfer
Tower Road School records 1938-1999, Elizabeth Pacey
Centennial Collection prints 1967 Helen Ivany Parker

 

2007

Records
Dates
Donated by

Halifax Advisory Committee on Human Rights records

1954-2004 Donald Maclean & NSARM transfer
John and Beatrice Alley photographs [189- to 192-] Winnifred Alley
Henry S. Colwell (text and photos from former alderman and businessman) 1890-1948 John Colwell
World Peace Pavilion records 1991-2004 Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of HRM
Queen Elizabeth High School ephemera 1943-2007 Queen Elizabeth High School and Catholic Archidiocese of Edmonton - Archives
Photographs of 1939 Royal Visit 1939 Elizabeth Publicover
Quinpool Road School and Bloomfield High School photographs 1922-1969 Judith Tulloch
Dartmouth City Hall painting 1985 Norine Heselton
Dockside Development Ltd records 1981-1997 Elizabeth and Jamie Snell

 

2006

Records
Dates
Donated by

Halifax Advisory Committee on Human Rights records

1954-2004 Gus Wedderburn
Charles F. Longley Scrapbook 1892-1932 Greta Murtagh (via Councillor Linda Mosher)
Mayor John E. Lloyd records 1943-1963 Peter D. L loyd
Charles Fulton records (policeman killed on-duty), 1910-1930 John Townsend
Halifax photographs, 1940s 1940s

Elizabeth Publicover

Old South End Community Association records 1975-1985 Ian Muncaster