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An image of The Neck, Haystack found within the collection

Record No: tlc00000072
Title: Haystack photograph collection
Dates: Reproduced 1998 (originally created ca. 1900 - [195-])
Location: PF-285 MHA
Creator: Haystack Reunion Committee (Nfld.)
Extent: 198 photographs
Source of Supplied Title: Supplied title based on subject of the collection.
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: The Haystack Reunion Committee was established in October 1995 at a meeting held in Come by Chance. It consisted of 22 former residents of Haystack, a community on the northeastern side of Long Island, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. Haystack was largely abandoned in the 1950s, although one resident lived there until 1969.
     The objective of the Reunion Committee was to organize a reunion of former residents and their descendants in the summer of 1997 on the site of the former community. In addition to site preparation for the reunion, the reunion booklet, the cemetery restoration project, and the launching of a web site, the committee organized a second reunion in 2003.
Scope and Content: The collection contains 204 copies of original photographs gathered by the Haystack Reunion Committee for inclusion in its commemorative booklet, Haystack Reflections, published in 1997. The images include schools, churches, business premises, work and social activities, special events, Haystack residents, and the changing landscape of the community in the first half of the 20th century. All have been identified and described on MHA photographic database. Families include Gregory, Drake, March, Coffin, Wakely, Gilbert, Wareham, Allen, Halfyard, Paul, Bendle, Best, Johnson, Jarvis, Tulk, Bert, Peach, Quinton, Pike, Reid, Bugden.
Terms Governing Use: Copyright regulations may apply to some records in the fonds.
Custodial History: Photographs were collected by the Haystack Reunion Committee from former residents of the community and their descendants and were subsequently turned over to the Maritime History Archive.
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 121
Subject: Gregory family.
Subject: Drake family.
Subject: March family.
Subject: Coffin family.
Subject: Wakely family.
Subject: Gilbert family.
Subject: Wareham family.
Subject: Allen family.
Subject: Halfyard family.
Subject: Paul family.
Subject: Bendle family.
Subject: Best family.
Subject: Johnson family.
Subject: Jarvis family.
Subject: Tulk family.
Subject: Bert family.
Subject: Social life and customs Newfoundland.
Subject: Landscape Newfoundland.
Subject: Communities Placentia Bay (Nfld.).
Subject: Haystack (N.L.).
Subject: Photographs.

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