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Children's Hospital Aid Society fonds

1914-2016, predominant 1931-2016

Physical Description:
1.1 m of textual records. -- 73 photographs. -- 1 film reel. -- 1 audio cassette. -- 1 audio disc

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.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, membership lists, correspondence, financial ledgers, scrapbooks, newsclippings, 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).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, R.B. Bennett, Calgary Handi-buses Association, Calgary School for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities, Dr. William A. Cochrane, Resicare Society of Calgary, Social Planning Council of Calgary, Society for Hearing Handicapped, Dr. Gordon Townsend, and the Volunteer Bureau.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Children's Hospital Aid Society, 1975-2017.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-2123, M-7782, M-8720, M-9705, M-9864, PA-1791, F-87, RAT-16, RAD-3

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