Call Number: Mss Sc 138
Title: Age and Opportunity Inc. fonds.
Extent: 0.01 m of textual records.
Administrative history: From 1992 to 1995 the
Stradbrook Senior Centre in Winnipeg offered a course for seniors
on how to write their life story. This course was offered under
the auspices of Age and Opportunity, a non-profit organization established
in Manitoba in 1957, which aids seniors in a variety of ways beneficial
to their daily life. These courses were taught by Tanya Lester.
In 2002 the "Writing your Life Story" class continued to be
offered on a thrice yearly basis, but was no longer taught by Tanya
Custodial history: In 1994, the fonds was donated
to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by
Tanya Lester, the "Writing Your Life Story" class instructor, at
the Age and Opportunity, Stradbrook Senior Centre. Before March
2002 this fonds was titled "Stradbrook Senior Centre – Age
and Opportunity." The name was altered to better reflect the provenance
of the fonds.
Scope and content: The fonds consists of 10 life
stories of varying length written in Tanya Lester's "Writing Your
life Story" class at the Stradbrook Senior Centre. The life stories
chronicle a variety of topics including left-wing political life
in the 1930s, the difficulties of buying a house during the depression
and the grief caused by the loss of a spouse. All narratives concern
Manitoba and range chronologically from 1920-1994. The fonds also
includes two of Tanya Lester's syllabi outlining the structure of
Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.