Fonds AM452 - Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver General Hospital fonds

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Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver General Hospital fonds

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  • 2.09 m of textual records
  • ca. 400 photographs

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The Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver General Hospital was organized in 1902 to raise money for an ambulance. In subsequent years, funds were raised through tag days and hospital balls to equip hospital facilities, to purchase supplies and furniture, and to start a library. In 1912, the Auxiliary initiated social service work in the Hospital by hiring a trained worker and supplying a car for her use. The Auxiliary ceased activities between 1927 and 1930, but was revived with the arrival of the Depression. The Auxiliary was dissolved in January 31, 2003.

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The fonds consists of minutes, 1906-1965, 1999-2001; a letterbook, 1911-1922; notes and correspondence; annual reports, 1955-1964; financial records; clippings; and photographs. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: Minute books, News clippings, Photographs, Annual Family Fair records, Financial records, and General records.

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Donated by Mrs. J. J. Caller in 1983, Mrs. Marguerite Ford in 1994 and Patricia Carpenter in 2005.


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