Fonds AM643 - Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society B.C. Division fonds

C.A.R.S. Mike Williams, Leonard Halliday Mr. Nole Reach for the cure

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Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society B.C. Division fonds

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  • 7.15 m of textual records
  • ca. 600 photographs
  • 8 audio reels
  • 4 film reels

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The Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society is a national voluntary agency financed by public donations, Federal and Provincial health grant programs, and treatment fees. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and has a Medical Advisory Board. The Society was incorporated in Ottawa in 1947 to promote the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and rheumatism and professional training, research, public education, and fundraising for these purposes. The B.C. Division was established in Vancouver in 1948 by Mary Pack in accordance with the general principles of the national organization, and branches of the Division have been established throughout the province. The B.C. Branch's presidents have been: Elmore Philpott, 1948-1950; George Cran, 1950-1951; W. D. McLaren, 1951-1952; William Murphy, 1952-1954; Brenton S. Brown, 1954-1956; Arthur J. Andrews, 1956-1958; A. F. McAlpine, 1958-1960; John McAvity, 1960-1964; A. B. Cliff, 1964-1966; Robert O'Callaghan, 1966-1967; Graham Dawson, 1967-1969; James M. Malkin, 1969-1971; Clifford L. Goddard, 1971-1973; John Elliot, 1973-1975, Robert Orr, 1975-1977, Allan Fowlis, 1978-1979.

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The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, slides, films and audio tapes of the B.C. Division. The records are organized into 23 series and listed alphabetically by series title.

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Access to Personnel series and three files in Other projects series (572-D-1 files 6-8) is restricted. Original films are not available for viewing in the Public information series as well as the Photographs, tapes, slides and films series. Please consult the archivist.

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