Fonds F44 - Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) fonds

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Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) fonds

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ON00008 F44

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  • [ca. 1892]-1990 (Creation)

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18.3 cm of textual records (26 files) 4 photographs : b&w ; 24.9 X 19.8 cm 2 Medcraft portable electro-convulsive therapy units : wood and metal with electrical fittings in black metal boxes with metal latches and leather handles ; 28 X 14 X 11.5 cm

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Fonds was originally donated to the Canadian Psychiatric Association as part of the personal papers of Dr. Edward Margetts and was subsequently passed along to the former Queen Street Mental Health Centre Archives, which is now the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Archives, for safekeeping in 1987. The artifacts were donated separately by the CPA in 1995.

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Fonds consists primarily of meeting minutes and proceedings from Annual General Meetings of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) and various publications, articles and pamphlets related to the CPA or psychiatry generally. Includes minutes from meetings of the CPA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, various issues of the CPA Bulletin, and various versions of the CPA’s Constitution with related amendments. Also includes other publications and pamphlets concerning various psychiatric topics and memorial notices for the death of colleagues in the field. Also includes a scrapbook regarding the awarding of the Medal of Service of the Order of Canada to Dr. Clarence B. Farrar in 1969, which contains photographs and copies of letters, and a petition from 1916 regarding the establishment of farm colonies for persons with mental illness. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Meeting minutes and proceedings from annual meetings Publications, articles, and pamphlets Scrapbook and petition Artefacts

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Detailed finding aid is available in hard-copy, MS Word, and database formats.

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Some material is in French.

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References: Canadian Psychiatric Association. Canadian Psychiatric Association [Homepage]. 19 Sept. 2005. Accessed 19 Sept. 2005 at Pankratz, Werner J. “The history of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, 1951 to 2001.” In Psychiatry in Canada: 50 Years (1951 to 2001), ed. Quentin Rae-Grant. Ottawa: Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2001: 29-48. Rae-Grant, Quentin (Ed.). Psychiatry in Canada: 50 Years (1951 to 2001). Ottawa: Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2001. Roberts, C. “The history of the CPA.” Canadian Psychiatric Association Bulletin (Aug. 1990): 6-8.

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