Fonds F0517 - Children's Hospital Aid Society fonds

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Children's Hospital Aid Society fonds


  • 1914-2019, predominant 1931-2019 (Creation)

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2.97 m of textual records.
393 photographs
25 negatives.
5 VHS cassettes
2-8mm video tapes.
2 audio cassettes
1 film reel
1 audio disc.

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In 1908 an auxiliary of the Women's Hospital Aid Society was established, under the leadership of Mrs. T.H. Crowe, to look after the children's ward of the Calgary General Hospital. It was incorporated as the Girls' Hospital Aid Society, but was disbanded during First World War as most members were involved in other groups. It was reorganized in 1922, and the name changed to the Children's Hospital Aid Society in 1925. From the early 1930s to the 1990s it has predominantly aided crippled children. The society has raised funds through the annual Easter Seal Campaign, inaugurated in the 1940s, annual teas, and other projects. The money is primarily used to improve and maintain the wards in the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.

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Gift of Children's Hospital Aid Society, 1975-2021.

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The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, membership lists, correspondence, financial ledgers, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs of society members, children, entertainers and celebrities. Includes a promotional film "A Special Kind of Courage" (nd), and Easter Seal Campaign recordings (1972 and nd).

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      The material is in English.

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      M 7782 should be amalgamated with M 2123.

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      Thursday, December 21, 2017




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