Fonds PR2074 - Baker Memorial Sanatorium fonds

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Baker Memorial Sanatorium fonds

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    • [1920 - 1930] (Creation)

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    76 photographs. -- 1 scrapbook.

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    The Hospitals Act (S.A., 1907, ch. 8) established the Central Alberta Sanatorium in December 1920. Located in Robertson, near Calgary, it provided tuberculosis treatment civilians and World War I veterans transferred from Frank Sanatorium. During the years 1942-1945 it also treated Japanese evacuees.

    In 1954, after the death of its first Medical Superintendent, the Sanatorium changed its name to the Baker Memorial Sanatorium. In 1962, the Baker Memorial Sanatorium added the Baker Centre to operate as an extension of Alberta School Hospital for the treatment of mentally disabled children. In 1974 this programming extended to include mentally disabled adults. In 1975 the Centre separated administratively from the Sanatorium.

    The Sanatorium closed in 1980, but the Baker Centre continued to operate.

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    The fonds consists of 76 photographs and a scrapbook dating from the 1920 to 1940 of the Central Alberta Sanatorium. Some of the photographs are attributed to W. Oliver of Calgary, but most of the photographs were taken by unidentified photographers. The creator of the scrapbook is also unknown.

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    In 1992, Dr. Robert Fraser of the Alberta Medical Board made two deposits to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        For more material on the Baker Memorial Sanatorium, please see the A.H. Baker fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta

        For more information on the history of Baker Memorial Sanatorium records in Alberta please see: McGinnis, Janice P. Dickin, Archivaria 10 (Summer 1980): 1973 – 1989


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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: McGinnis, Janice P. Dickin, Archivaria 10 (Summer 1980): 1973 – 1989

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        Includes accessions PR1992.0009 and PR1992.0052.

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