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Title:
Golden Age Club fonds

Date(s):
1949-1988

Physical Description:
29 cm of textual records. -- 11 photographs

History:
The Golden Age Club of Calgary was incorporated in Calgary, Alberta in 1951, two years after the Council of Social Agencies had determined the need for social activities for the city's senior citizens. In 1956 a recreation hall was built at 505-11th Street SW. The club sponsors a variety of events for its members, and since 1983 has been housed at 610-8th Avenue SE. The current building has a cafeteria, lounge, games room, crafts room, library, workshop and auditorium.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, newsletters and newsclippings; autobiographies and photographs of the Gilby, Cawthorn, Zalan and F. Robinson families, compiled as part of the club's "Write Your Story" project; and brief histories of the club by Mary Middlemass and Gertrude Dimple.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of the Golden Age Club, 1977-1982.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/goldenage.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1684, M-3971, M-4855, M-6349, PA-1911, PA-1936, NA-3568, NA-3593

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