Fonds MS-13-88 - Our Voices Matter Oral History Collection

Transcript of an interview with Stanley MacEachern

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Our Voices Matter Oral History Collection

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  • Moving images (electronic)
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MS-13-88

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  • 2010-2011 (Creation)
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    Canadian Mental Health Association. Halifax-Dartmouth Branch.

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21 optical discs : DVD, sd., col.
54.4 GB of moving images and textual records

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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) was founded in 1918. It is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Halifax-Dartmouth Branch works at the community level and facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health, community integration and resilience. CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth supports the recovery of people living with mental illness through its social support programs and initiatives.

Custodial history

Materials were donated to the University Archives in 2012. Prior to that, they were in the custody of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Halifax-Dartmouth Branch.

Scope and content

Collection consists of 16 DVDs, 5 CD-ROMs, and 54.4 GB of digital video and electronic transcriptions. The collection contains oral histories given by mental health consumers that span the second half of the twentieth century to the present. Some videos are accompanied by a transcription of the interview.

The Our Voices Matter Project is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch. The purpose of the Project is to offer older mental health consumers living in Halifax Regional Municipality the opportunity of leaving a permanent record of their lives.

The Project collects oral histories from individuals interested in sharing their personal perspective on the evolving social and mental health environments. Involvement in the project is voluntary and any participant may withdraw from the process at any time and have all records destroyed during and up to the end of the project. The project is sponsored by the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Halifax Regional Municipality.

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  • English

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Digital videos and audio recordings are available online. DVDs and CD-ROMs are available for viewing in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials.

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DVDs and CD-ROMs do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.

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