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Ajax Hospitality Headquarters collection
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Microfilmed circa 1983. (Creation)
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1 microfilm reel
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Ajax Hospitality Headquarters was established in 1942 and was located at 90 Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As the chair was Mrs. Janet E. McEuen, the organization is believed to have arisen out of the demise of the former Ajax Club, which she also chaired. The aim of the organization was to provide temporary sanctuary to men of the Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and British Military Forces who armed the defensive equipment of the merchant ships. The men registered in Halifax and were sorted into groups that were sent out to smaller Nova Scotia communities. The following are the locations involved in the program and the dates they began to be active: Hantsport, (ca. 1943), Chester (August 1943), Musquodoboit Harbour (27 June 1944), Shubenacadie (6 July 1944), Sheet Harbour (23 August 1944), and Wolfville (1 January 1945). The project was also spearheaded by Financial Campaign Committee chairman, J. McGregor Stewart. They were aided further by similar financial committees in Ontario and Quebec. During 1944 the office in Halifax welcomed 25,184 visitors, according to its guest book. The operations of the organization are believed to have concluded with the end of the war in 1945.
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Collection consists of records relating to the organization, 1944-1945, including reports, address books of servicemen, and notebooks with comments from the Harvie family of Hantsport, Nova Scotia.
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Borrowed for microfilming from Mrs. L.B. Harvie of Hantsport, Nova Scotia ca.1983.
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Edith Girouard fonds MG 1 Vol. 3359; Isabel Macneill fond, Series 2 - Navy MG 1 Vol. 3648 File 14; MG 100 Vol. 71 File 50; Ajax Club collection, microfilm reel 14,653.
Microfilm Accession no. 1983-001.
Microfilm accession number 1983-001.