Harvey Cohen and Shelby Goodman fonds
12 cm of textual records and other material
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.
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.
The material is in English.
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(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)