Fonds RBSC-ARC-1725 - Jackie Maniago fonds

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Jackie Maniago fonds

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4.59 m of textual records and other materials

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Biographical history

Jackie Maniago was born on October 3, 1936 in Trail, British Columbia. She began her involvement in advocacy for persons with intellectual disabilities after the birth of her youngest son, Norman Maniago. While she desired to take care of Norman at home, her husband (Walter Maniago) and her were unable to do so. Norman was placed into care at Woodlands, an institution serving people with intellectual disabilities. Jackie Maniago found there was little support for her family and families of other Woodlands residents. She and a group of other parents of Woodlands residents came together to create the Woodlands Parents' Group (1976), which later helped form the Community Living Society (1978), Family Link Society (1983), and the Community Brokerage Service Society (1988). It was these efforts to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities that led to the closure of Woodlands, investigations into the abuses inflicted on Woodlands residents, and the beginnings of the Community Living movement in British Columbia and the rest of Canada.

Custodial history

The fonds was donated by Jackie Maniago to the Community Living Society. The Community Living Society then donated the records to Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of British Columbia in January 2014.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Jackie Maniago which includes records associated with her involvement in various advocacy efforts in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada.

In particular, the fonds includes records related to the Community Living movement, deinstitutionalization in British Columbia, and advocating for the rights of persons who are intellectually disabled.

The fonds has been arranged into the following 10 series: Woodlands Parents' Group; Community Living Society; Community Brokerage Service Society; Family Link; British Columbia Association for Community Living; Canadian Association for Community Living; Community Living Coalition; Subject Files; Advocacy Initiatives; and The Roeher Institute. These series reflect Jackie Maniago's activities and participation in these organizations and her own interests.

The main types of records within the fonds include correspondence, meeting minutes, news articles, photographs, interviews, event programs, publications, newsletters, conference proceedings, and speeches.

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The records were received by the archivist with no original order apparent. Some records were already in files and much of the material was loose in the boxes received.

The archivist arranged the materials into series.

Original titles of files were kept if there was a file title. If there was no title on the file or the file was created by the archivist, the title was placed in brackets.

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Access to some of the files in this fonds has been restricted. Restricted files will require permission from the Archivist before viewing.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Some records may be written in Shorthand.

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Includes 17 audio cassettes (ca. 30 minutes each) : polyester ; 10 photographs : col, 8 x 19 cm or smaller ; and 2 videocassettes (ca. 59 minutes) : ferric oxide, duplicate, B1, analog, col., Betacam

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Finding aid prepared by Mackenzie Ryan, February 2015.

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