Arthur Bloomfield Dawson Steamship
Photographer: Arthur Bloomfield Dawson.Format: Nitrate Negative.Reference no.: Arthur Bloomfield Dawson Nova Scotia Archives
Arthur Bloomfield Dawson was born in Montreal on 5 January 1879. He attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, which trained YMCA employees. After he graduated in 1905, he worked as physical director of YMCA centres in Concord, NH; Lacrosse, Wisconsin; Marshalltown, Iowa; and Calgary, Alberta. From 1915 to 1923, Dawson was director of the YMCA in Halifax. Then he accepted a post in New London, Connecticut. He and his wife Mary, returned to Halifax in the late 1940s. Dawson was interested in playground work throughout his career and was a supervisor of playgrounds on the Central Commons, Halifax. His last position was acting director of recreation for the City of Halifax. He retired in 1957 and died in Halifax on 8 August 1968. Nova Scotia Archives acquires, preserves and makes available the province's documentary heritage — recorded information of provincial significance created or accumulated by government and the private sector over the last 300 years. One of Canada's oldest archival institutions, we maintain a strong tradition of client service. Each year we assist thousands of researchers and general-interest visitors, both on site and online, in finding out more about themselves, their families, their communities and their province.
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