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Calgary Hospitals Board fonds

1905-1970, predominant 1905-1958

Physical Description:
45 cm of textual records. -- 3 audio discs

The Calgary General Hospital Board of Calgary, Alberta was incorporated in 1890 to administer the new General Hospital. This was a private voluntary board although the hospital was financed by public subscription, municipal contribution, and government funding. The Women's Hospital Aid Society was founded in 1890 to raise funds for the hospital. By 1913 the financial burden of maintaining the institution had increased to the extent that the City was asked to increase its contribution. The resulting agreement included the formation of the Calgary Hospitals Board, a joint board to provide improved hospital services. The Calgary Hospitals Board was incorporated in 1917, and was responsible for the General, Isolation, Smallpox, and Mountview Hospitals. The Board was dissolved in 1918 or 1919, and the hospitals taken over by the City and supported by municipal taxes. The Board was reappointed in 1933 with the City continuing to control policy.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes (1905-1920), financial records (1912-1919), insurance records (1908, 1917-1921), correspondence (1948-1958, 1969-1970), work agreements (1916-1917), superintendent's report (1918), and miscellany. Includes Women's Hospital Aid Society annual reports (1907, 1911), minutes and correspondence (1917-1924), and Isolation Hospital construction records (1916-1917). Also includes General Hospital financial statement (1910) records of operations performed (1911-1913), annual report (1905), commissioner's report (1919), Special Committee report (1913); historical notes on hospital departments (1950 and nd); and recording of opening of new hospital (1953).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Dr. G. Harvey Agnew, Alberta Association of Registered Nurses, Alberta Certified Nursing Aid Association, Alberta Hospitals Association, Alberta Medical Association, James Barnes, Bennett and White Co., Calgary Local Council of Women, Calgary Women's Press Club, Colonel Belcher Hospital, Roseanne Erickson, Girls' Hospital Aid Society, Hon. James Douglas Henderson, Holy Cross Hospital, Dr. Lewis Erskine Wentworth Irving, Eileen E. Jameson, Dr. James Delamere Lafferty, Lawson and Fordyce (architects), Frederick Hamilton Lepper, Medicine Hat General Hospital, Molsons Bank of Canada, Mountview Hospital, Pattison Electric Co., physicians, Mary E. Waagen, and James Hossack Woods.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Calgary General Hospital and Eileen E. Jameson, 1959-1975, and Roman Makar, 2007.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Other records of the Calgary General Hospital are held by the Calgary Regional Health Authority Archives.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-2454, M-2455, M-2457, RAD-58

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