Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa, is the depository of the majority of the historical records from the Relief Projects program, including more than eighteen thousand negatives and fifteen thousand prints.
The camps’ administrators were given instructions to document life in the camps.
They were required to send six to eight photos every month to the National Defence Headquarters.
The images had to illustrate:
a) housing conditions
b) type of work in progress
c) type of personnel employed
d) sports activities
All Images: Library and Archives Canada
RP prefix [Relief projects] Sub-series (MIKAN no. 4518505).
The RP series documents the Unemployment Relief Scheme (1932-36).
Extent: 33,560 photographs.