CA ACU GBA F1539
- 1953-1987 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
2.93 m of textual records. -- 69 photographs
Name of creator
In 1948 a group of about a dozen people in wheelchairs met to form a club for the purposes of social contact and recreation. In 1950 it was incorporated under the name The Alberta Association for the Handicapped, Calgary Branch. Ruth Gorman, 1914-2002, was the first president. In 1955 the society adopted the name Rehabilitation Sociey of Calgary for the Handicapped. Now more than a social club, the society offers physical, social, mental, economic and vocational aid to people with a wide variety of mental, physical, social and emotional disabilities. It has operated a sheltered workshop, vocational and job placement programs, a homebound industry program, and a very active social club. The name was changed to the Rehabilitation Society of Calgary in the 1990s. For further information see Twenty-five Years Proud : A History of the Rehabilitation Society of Calgary for the Handicapped / Elnore B. Hunt. - Calgary : The Rehabilitation Society, 1975.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Rehabilitation Society of Calgary for the Handicapped, 1982-1992.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws (1958-1985); board minutes (1953-1983); annual reports (1957-1987); records of the Social Club, Members Affairs committee and other committees (1965-1988); records of sheltered workshops: Workshop 432 and Langevin Enterprises (1969-1985); financial statements (1959-1986); records re United Way funding and provincial government support (1956-1987); briefs and reports, primarily written by or about the Society (1956-1985); Barriers Free Environment project surveys and reports (1982-1983); Handi-Bus initiative (1967-1972); Rehab Tab and other newsletters (1967-1987); and newspaper clippings and scrapbooks (including photographs) (1957-1980s).
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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
M-6468 was amalagated with M-8262. PB-602 was actually a scrapbook page and was added to M-8262-188.