Fonds MS-11-2 - Canada-China Friendship Association fonds

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Canada-China Friendship Association fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1973-1980 (Creation)
    Canada-China Friendship Association

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98 cm of textual records
2807 photographs : slides ; 35 mm
ca. 75 audiocassette tapes

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Halifax's Canada-China Friendship Association (CCFA) was formed in October 1973 after a visit to China by two of the founding members, Herb and Ruth Gamberg. As with other CCFAs across Canada, it was established to promote friendship between the people of Canada and China by fostering mutual understanding and appreciation of each other's society, historical development and social and economic institutions. The association arranged public lectures, film and slide shows, cultural displays and exhibitions; compiled and distributed literature; and organized trips to China in 1975 and 1977. The Halifax CCFA terminated its activities on 13 November 1979.

Custodial history

Records were donated by Olga Scibior, a former CCFA member, in accession (1980-059) in June 1980.

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Fonds consists of records related to CCFA governance and activities. Record types include meeting minutes; committee and sub-committee agendas; membership lists; newsletters; correspondence; reference materials in multiple media; and a large collection of photographic slides, primarily featuring trips organized by the association.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Canada-China Friendship Association fonds, MS-11-2, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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