Public Works on New Denver Sanatorium

Public Works on New Denver Sanatorium


Title Proper F0 GR1615 REEL B01562 FILE 554-0-2
Date(s) 1954
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Correspondence between The Department of Public Works, The Department of Education, The Department of Welfare and Attorney General, R.L. Maitland regarding housing of apprehended Doukhobor children at New Denver Sanatorium; invoices, work reports and tenders, Reports on ‘Sons of Freedom Situation, Meeting minutes for Local Co-ordinating Committee on Doukhobor Affairs, letter from Christian Community and Brotherhood of Reformed Doukhobors to Provincial School Attendance Officer in Grand Forks, 9 May 1954; Notes on Cost of Maintaining Doukhobor Children sent to Deputy Minister of Education H.L. Campbell; correspondence between District Engineer M. Struve and Chief Architect C.D. Campbell discusses New Denver Sanatorium for Japanese Evacuees, closed in April 1952; letter from Regional Administrator J.W. Smith to Deputy Minister of Welfare C.W. Lundy 7 December 1954; correspondence regarding housing apprehended children in old Silverton mining building; correspondence regarding pre-fab huts, electrical wiring, bunk designs at New Denver Sanatorium; letter from Emmett Gulley to H.L Campbell Jan 19 1955 regarding surprise apprehension of children in Krestova, refers to housing of children in ‘old Japanese cottages’; reference in meeting minutes June 20 1955 to potential housing of children in Hope-Princeton highway camp; Memo on SOF children Aug 4 1955 refers to new unity “where the old Japanese huts were situated”; message from Maintenance Architect E.C. Clarkson referring to “removing of Japanese huts at New Denver” 8 August 1955; reports from New Denver School principal J.A. Clarkson; power service contracts.
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Public Works on New Denver Sanatorium
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