Canadian National Institute for the Blind fonds [multiple media]
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Canadian National Institute for the Blind fonds [multiple media]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1905-1997.Reference:R3647-0-9-E, MG28-I233Type of material:Textual material, Architectural and technical drawings, Moving images, Art, Objects (including medals and pins), PhotographsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:100473Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:16 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1905-1997.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:42.53 m of textual records.
3 microfilm reels : negative and positive.
6 architectural drawings.
2 film reels.
3 prints : posters.
5 medals : bronze.
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 X 25.5 cm.Language of material:EnglishAdded language of material:English, FrenchScope and content:Fonds consists of minutes of meetings and memoranda, microfilm, 3 reels; subject files; administration divisions, districts, branches and boards; reports and memoranda; index; additional subject files; case files. Microfilmed material is located on microfilm reels M-1962 and M-3795 to M-3796.
Architectural drawings consists of six blueprints - floor plans, an elevation and a section drawing - of a factory for the C.N.I.B located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, created by the firm Ross and MacDonald of Montreal and Halifax.
Film material consists of the films It's Good To Be Back and Hold Back the Night.
Prints are three individual posters featuring the sixtieth anniversary of The Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Also included are 5 medals depicting: The Montréal Olympics; Landing from the Uneven Bar; Floor Gymnast, Girl on the Balance Beam; medal from The Canadian Institute for the Blind.
Photograph is a copy of an original depicting a portrait of Edwin Baker, employee of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Canadian National Institute for the Blind : The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (C.N.I.B.), a social service organization, was incorporated in 1918 to serve the blind people of Canada and to prevent blindness. The headquarters were established in Toronto and the Institute spread across the country encompassing all the provinces and Newfoundland by the 1930's. The first major effort was to provide a training program for the blinded of World War I with federal government grants. The C.N.I.B. established industrial workshops for the blind. Industrial placement of the blind began in 1928 in factories, business and professions. Home teaching began in 1920. The C.N.I.B. has continued the work of the Canadian Free Library for the Blind and loans braille books, tape recordings and records across Canada. The C.N.I.B. has been involved in programs for the prevention of blindness and recreation programs for the blind. It has acted as the spokesperson for the blind and has encouraged the passage of legislation to aid the blind.Finding aid:Textual records (Electronic) This finding aid describes volumes 1 to 211 at the file and item level. There is a cross-reference index in volume 43. MSS1114 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000172.pdfArchitectural drawings (Paper) Please consult lower level descriptions. An itemized listing is available indexed according to building type and architect. An electronic finding aid is only available on the premises. 79003-9. (90: Open)Medals: (Paper) Medal inventory numbers. 3866, 4978, 4979, 4980, 4995Moving images: (Electronic) See MISACS for item level descriptions.Additional information:General Note:Originals received in 1979 and 1993 from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Microfilm was filmed in 1976 and 1979 from originals held by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.Custodial history:The moving images were part of the Canadian Film Institute's (CFI) transfer to the National Archives on May 12, 1975.Location of originals note:Originals with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.Related material:See volume 10 in this collection for the file, History of the Work for the Blind, 1861-1972. See also the Edwin Albert Baker papers, MG 30 C 103, founder and first director of the C.N.I.B.Subject heading:
- Associations, institutions, etc. - Canada, 1905-1954, 1968-1976 Canadian Free Library for the Blind, 1906-1918
- Blind - Canada, 1905-1954, 1968-1976 Canadian National Institute for the Blind Workers Conference, 1919-1924
- Blind - Books and reading, 1906-1950 Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded, 1922-1939
- Blind - Rehabilitation, 1948 Edwin Albert Baker, 1918-1940
- Libraries and the blind, [between 1905 and 1976] "Home Teaching in Canada from 1892: A Rehabilitation Service for Blind Persons", 1948
- Charitable organizations, [between 1905 and 1976] American Association of Workers for the Blind, [between 1914 and 1981]
- Blind - Employment, [between 1905 and 1976] Bakerwood, [between 1914 and 1981]
- Blind - Pensions, [between 1914 and 1981] Canadian Council of the Blind, [between 1914 and 1981]
- Eye Bank, [between 1914 and 1981]
- National Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons, [between 1914 and 1981]
- Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind, [between 1914 and 1981]
Moving images: Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Medals: No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright: Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Photograph: No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright: Expired. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
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