Canadian National Institute for the Blind archival fonds, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

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Title

Canadian National Institute for the Blind archival fonds, Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Subject

the history of the CNIB, people who are blind and attendant technologies

Description

Items in this collection consist of records of the CNIB from the early 20th century onward, including correspondence, memos, programs, catalogues, etc.

Creator

CNIB, LAC

Source

Library and Archives Canada

Publisher

Carleton University's Disability Research Group

Date

1900s

Rights

CNIB, open

Format

text files and photographs

Language

English

Coverage

Canada

Items in the Canadian National Institute for the Blind archival fonds, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Collection

A catalogue page of braille watches and other time-interval devices. c.1950, Canadian National Institute for the Blind fonds, Container 63, [textual materials, (121-020029-5)],  R3647-0-9-E, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, ON
A catalogue showcasing a selection of braille watches, as well as alarm clocks and timers, including within the fonds of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind at Library and Archives Canada

Refugee case file, 1951
An image of "blind displaced person" case file put together for the CNIB to facilitate selection of individuals to be sponsored and resettled in Canada. The attached photograph depicts a young family, including husband, who was blind, sitting beside…

"New Canadian Arrives" photograph of five-month year old Jan Jaslinsky, the infant son of Mieczyslaw Jaslinsky and his wife, held by TCA airline attendant Lucy Corey, 18 January 1951
This photograph depicts five-month old Jan Jaslinsky, infant son of Mieczyslaw Jaslinsky and wife, the youngest of the family of displaced people who were blind to come to Canada, being held by T.C.A airline attendant, Lucy Corey, upon their arrival…

Photograph of Karol Gamrot and guide dog, Utta
This photograph depicts Karol Gamrot, a once displaced person who was blind, when he first arrived in Canada in the early hours of 18 January 1951, Montreal Airport, kneeling beside his guide dog, a German Shepherd named Utta

Photograph of eight displaced people who were blind and their families after arriving at the Montreal Airport, to be resettled in Canada, 18 January 1951
A photograph of a few of the eight people who were blind and their families who were displaced following the Second World War and sponsored to come to Canada in 1951 by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. They sit, having a coffee and…

Photograph of a few of the eight individuals who were blind, sponsored to come to Canada by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 1951.
This image, taken 18 January 1951, is of a few of the eight displaced people and their families who arrived in the early morning hours on this date at the Montreal Airport. They were met by members of the CNIB who sponsored them to come to Canada.…