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Title:
Harvey Cohen and Shelby Goodman fonds

Date(s):
1969-1976

Physical Description:
12 cm of textual records and other material

History:
Harvey Cohen and Shelby Goodman were domestic partners during the early 1970s. Harvey was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1946 and came to Calgary, Alberta, in 1968 as a community development worker with the Company of Young Canadians (CYC), a federally-sponsored community development program. He worked with the residents of the Calgary neighborhoods of Victoria Park, Inglewood, and Eau Claire. From 1980 to 1990 he owned the Kensington Delicafe, a restaurant that was a popular venue for performing artists. He subsequently worked as a restaurant manager and computer consultant. In 1993 he married Linda Kitchen. Shelby Goodman, born ca. 1947, was raised in Calgary and was also a CYC worker. She later moved to Sooke, British Columbia.

Custodial History:
The fonds was found included with records donated by the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association in 1981.

Scope and Content:
The fonds contains records related to Harvey Cohen's and Shelby Goodman's interests in community-based food co-ops, consumer issues, feminism, communications media, union organization, Mount Royal College, housing, and urban planning. Includes annual reports of Calgary Cooperative Association Ltd. (Calgary Co-op) (1969-1973). Includes correspondence of R. E. Wolf (Ed Wolf) with Calgary Co-op (1969-1972). Includes planning documents and proposals for the communities of Inglewood, Victoria Park, Silver Springs, and Strathcona (Vancouver).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association, 1981.

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/cohen.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 8741

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