Fonds edm-1518 - Charles Camsell Hospital fonds

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Charles Camsell Hospital fonds

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CA EDM edm-1518

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  • 1961-1987 (Creation)
    Charles Camsell Hospital

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18 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph.

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The Charles Camsell Hospital was opened in 1967 to serve the needs of severely ill Indian and Inuit northerners. The new building replaced one originally built in 1913 as a Jesuit College and used by the American military from 1942 as headquarters for the Northwest Service Command. Two years later the Canadian government used the building for returning veterans and later for natives with tuberculosis. The new building was named for a previous minister of Lands and Resources, Dr. Charles Camsell, who was born in the Northwest Territories and served as a doctor in the Arctic for many years. Dr. Camsell died in 1958.

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The fonds consists of materials created by the Charles Camsell Hospital between 1961 and 1967. The fonds consists of guest books from various functions held at or in association with the Charles Camsell Hospital, drawings made by patients and staff of the hospital, and a photograph of Charles Camsell and the Charles Camsell Hospital.

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The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by the Provincial Museum of Alberta in 1992.


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  • The material is in English.

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The photograph of the Charles Camsell Hospital is cataloged separately.

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Record No. MS-419<br><br>

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