Fonds F19 - Charles A. Roberts fonds

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Charles A. Roberts fonds

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ON00008 F19

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  • 1925-1993, predominant 1941-1993 (Creation)

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21.4 cm of textual records (12 files)

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Fonds consists primarily of publications and presentations by Dr. C.A. Roberts on a variety of topics related to psychiatry and his career experiences including: mental health administration and hospital administration; mental health services and programs; the responsibility of the government in the provision of mental health programming; public health and community health services; addiction; rehabilitation of the mentally ill; various treatments including insulin treatment; health insurance; teamwork in the provision of mental health services; military psychiatry; preventative psychiatry; mental health care in Newfoundland; and the history of psychiatry in Canada including foci on the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, and reflections on World War II. Also includes reports by Dr. Roberts concerning mental health services in other countries (i.e., the United States of America, Jamaica, and Mexico), annual reports for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, copies of related articles by colleagues, and copies of Dr. Roberts' curriculum vitae with lists of his publications.

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Fonds was donated by Dr. Roberts in 1987 and 1988.


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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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Files are arranged in ascending chronological order.

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References: Griffin, John D.M. In Search of Sanity: A Chronicle of the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1918 - 1988. London (Ont.): Third Eye, 1989. Roberts, C.A. From fishing cove to faculty council ... and beyond. Calgary: Pondhead Publishers, 1995. [autobiography] "Roberts, Dr. C.A." Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Archives. Biographical file. Sept. 2005.

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