Fonds fonds 211 - Ruth Horlick fonds

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Ruth Horlick fonds

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fonds 211

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  • [192?]-2000, predominant 1937-2000 (Creation)

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2.84 metres of textual records
104 photographs
1 video cassette

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Ruth Lenore Hood was born in Toronto, Ontario, on 25 September 1919. She grew up in Gananoque, Ontario, where she received her primary and secondary schooling; and attended Queen's University, from which earned a BA in 1941. She worked briefly in Ottawa prior to attending McGill University to obtain her nursing degree, which she received in 1947. In 1952 she married Lou Horlick, and together they moved to Saskatoon where he had accepted a position with the University of Saskatchewan. Initially intended by them to be a temporary posting, Saskatoon soon became home and both Ruth and Lou Horlick became active members of the community. Ruth has been honoured with numerous awards, including the Canada Volunteer Award (1988), the YWCA Woman of the Year Award (1989), the Correctional Service of Canada Volunteer Award (1990), and the Canada Confederation Medal (1992).

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This fonds documents the friendships, civic and individual concerns, and personal involvement that together, help create and define a sense of community. It contains materials relating to Ruth Horlick's life, the experiences as varied as war and household that impacted upon her, and her extensive friendships. Additionally it documents her commitments to various organizations, including her work with psychiatric patients at Royal University Hospital and the McKerracher Centre, as well as her volunteer work with the Saskatoon Symphony and the Learning Disabilities Association.

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Some patient files are restricted. There are no other restrictions on access.

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Related material: See also Lou Horlick fonds, MG 184. For other materials relating to the British royal family (and the coronation of George V), see the Beamish / Kenderdine Family fonds, MG 215. Records relating to the department of psychiatry can be found in the College of Medicine fonds, RG 2087, and the Department of Psychiatry fonds, RG 2089. Records of the University Women (Faculty Wives) Club are also available: MG 120. Material concerning faculty and students during WWII can be found in numerous collections: please consult with the archivist.

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