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Sanatorium Board of Manitoba historical files


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


2.03 m of textual records including 1258 photographs
21 film reels (3 hr., 57 min.)


Record forms part of 


Sanatorium Board of Manitoba fonds


Scope and Content 


Series consists of files, scrapbooks, films and photographs that were created and maintained by the Sanatorium Board of Manitoba (SBM). The majority of the series consists of a filing system that was created in the late 1960s. This system includes the following sections: News Releases (A), Sanatorium Board of Manitoba History (B), Surveys (C), Tuberculosis (D), Dr. D.A. Stewart (E), Grants (F), and Miscellaneous(G). These files include correspondence, reports, news releases, working papers, and articles relating to tuberculosis and other topics that relate to the work the SBM. The Dr. D.A. Stewart section contains his correspondence from 1927 until 1936. The system was organized and maintained by staff and volunteers of the Sanatorium Board of Manitoba.

The scrapbooks consist of clippings from local newspapers which note the activities of the SBM. They were considered a part of the historical material but were kept in the library as reference material.

Photographs were primarily taken in the 1950s and 1960s and feature staff, the institutions, the activities at the institutions, special functions, and patients. Some include captions naming the people and the event on the back of the photograph. Many of the photographs were published in the SBM's publication the "News Bulletin" or can be found in the scrapbooked newspaper clippings. Both forms of publication have more extensive captions than appear on the photographs themselves. There are negatives and slides interspersed within the files.

Films document and publicize activities of the doctors and programs of the SBM. Two of the films were created by Manitoba professional cinematographer Francis J. S. Holmes. Films include footage of patients, reunions, picnics, travelling clinics, medical students as well as the visits of the Lieutenant Governor and the British Medical Association to the Manitoba Sanatorium and of Canadian sanatorium doctors to Europe.


Restrictions on Access 


Some of these records are restricted. See listings database for specific restrictions and contact the Archives of Manitoba for more information.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Availability of Other Formats 


Some of the films in this series have been digitized and can be viewed through the listings database.


How to proceed

These records must be consulted in the Archives Research Room, however digitized records may also be accessed online.

Consult the listings database for location codes, and digitized recordings of some records in this fonds.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

View an online list of these records


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