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Call Number: Mss Sc 138

Title: Age and Opportunity Inc. fonds.

Dates: 1992-1995.

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 Lester.

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 the course.

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.