Fonds TH 14 - The Toronto Hospital Auxiliary fonds

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The Toronto Hospital Auxiliary fonds

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CA ON00343 RG 1-TH 14

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  • 1998 (Creation)
    The Toronto Hospital. Auxiliary
  • 1910-1998 (Accumulation)
    The Toronto Hospital. Auxiliary
  • 1910-1998 (Creation)
    Toronto General Hospital. Auxiliary

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2.21 m of textual records
ca. 100 b&w photographs
ca. 30 col. photographs
2 gavels
5 recognition pins

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(April 1998-September 1998)

Administrative history

On April 28, 1998, the TTH Auxiliary - General Division and the TTH Auxiliary - Western Division joined to form The Toronto Hospital Auxiliary. The Toronto Hospital Auxiliary was dissolved on September 30, 1998.

The members of the Auxiliaries raised money to support initiatives such as the purchase of medical equipment, building and renovation projects, medical research, and bursaries and awards for students. Money was raised through fundraisers such as bake sales, gala events, and hospital gift shops. Auxiliary members also volunteered their services in different areas of the hospital including the gift shops and patient libraries as well as visits with patients.

The auxiliaries created many committees to carry out specific activities and functions. Some of these committees include the Sewing Committee, Library Committee, Concert Committee, Archives Committee, and the Nominating Committee.

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The TGH Auxiliary was founded in November 1911 as the Ladies’ Committee, an association of volunteers committed to providing comfort and assistance to Hospital patients, and to support the work of the TGH Social Service Department. Dr. Helen MacMurchy served as first chair of the Committee (1911-1913). The Committee was known successively as the Social Service Association, which was part of the Social Services Department of the hospital (1921-1953); the Women’s Auxiliary (1954-1976); the TGH Auxiliary (1977-); and the TTH Auxiliary - General Division (1992-1998).

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Fonds consists of five series:

14.1 TTH Auxiliary (General Division) Minutes
14.2 TTH Auxiliary (General Division) Annual Reports
14.3 TTH Auxiliary (General Division) Scrapbooks
14.4 TTH Auxiliary (General Division) Correspondence
14.5 Histories and Ephemera

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Records were transferred to the Archives on January 21, 1999 by the former secretary of the TTH Auxiliary.


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  • English

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Some files are restricted for 120 years from date of creation to ensure compliance with Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). To request access to restricted files, please submit an application to UHN’s Research Ethics Board using the form and procedures for Application for REB Approval to Access Retrospective Data for Research Purposes or Access for Administrative Purposes. Please see series and sub-series descriptions and file lists for further details.

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Associated materials

Further material related to the Toronto General Hospital Auxiliary can be found in Toronto General Hospital fonds, Series 30. Further material related to the Toronto Western Hospital Auxiliary can be found in Toronto Western Hospital fonds, Series 6.

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University Health Network Archives

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Last Updated: March 19, 2012. Added to Archeion March 29, 2012.

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  • English

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