Fonds Microfilm reel 14,653 - Ajax Club collection

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Ajax Club collection

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Microfilm reel 14,653

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  • Microfilmed ca. 1983. (Creation)
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    Ajax Club (Halifax, N.S.)

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1 microfilm reel

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(1940-1942)

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The Ajax Club of Halifax, Nova Scotia was sponsored by the Interallied Hospitality Fund and established in August of 1940. The club's objective was to uphold the morale of servicemen, to bring warmth and joy into their lives, and help them forget the grim realities of war. The chair of the Ajax Club secured the use of the Odell House at the corner of Queen and Tobin Streets in Halifax for this purpose. The Ajax Club opened on 4 November 1940, with the official opening taking place on 14 December 1940 when Sir Gerald Campbell came from Ottawa. The club featured a library widely supported by donors and a bar that served beer to a maximum of two quarts a day. The ability to serve alcohol was considered controversial and on 23 February 1942 the license to sell alcohol was withdrawn by the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission and the club was in effect closed.

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Collection consists of records relating to Ajax Club, 1940-1942, borrowed for microfilming from Edith Girouard, who assisted in the creation of the club. Includes a scrapbook, an annual report, a booklet about the history of the club, related documentation, and correspondence about the closure of the club.

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Originals were borrowed for microfilming from Edith Girouard through Jay White circa 1983. Some of the original documents are in the Edith Girouard fonds (MG 1 Vol. 3359).

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Edith Girouard fonds, MG 1 Vol. 3359; Isabel Macneill fonds, Series 2 - Navy, MG 1 Vol. 3648 File 14; MG 100 Vol. 71 File 50; Ajax Hospitality Headquarters collection, microfilm reel 14,654.

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