Series 6 - Co-operative Housing Case Study: background materials & research

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UTA 1096-6

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Co-operative Housing Case Study: background materials & research

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  • 1972-1974 (Creation)

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1.17 m of records [textual, graphic, architectural, sound recordings]

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In addition to the attendance at meetings of CHAT and ASC board, staff and member meetings, and interviews and surveys of users and non-users, the researchers also collected background material on the Ashworth Square Housing Co-operative, and the United Church of Canada Board of Evangelism and Social Service National Housing Committee as one of its main funding bodies.

The background materials on the Ashworth Square Housing Co-operative itself include architectural drawings of the suite plans, a copy of the original proposal for its development, a copy of the occupancy agreement and by-laws, as well as general publicity for the co-op and information regarding the initial election of members to the Board of Directors. There are also seven b/w photographs of co-op members and children. The background materials on the United Church of Canada Board of Evangelism and Social Service National Housing Committee includes minutes of meetings of both the housing committee and the Technical Subcommittee, correspondence, reports, a brief on housing to Hon Paul Hellyer (Minister of Transport).

Professors Breslauer and Andrews also conducted research into housing issues, and co-op housing alternatives across Canada, the US and abroad. These files include information on the Co-op Housing Foundation, and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation papers on co-op housing and in particular, on the Ashworth Square Housing Co-op. They also include information on co-op housing conferences, other housing co-operatives and organizations, and general housing issues and research published during this time period. Included in this series is a CBC radio special on housing cooperatives which includes a piece on the ASC.

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Files are arranged by subject from specific background on the Ashworth Square Housing Cooperative to more general information on housing cooperatives and housing issues. The file of photographs immediately follows the files containing background material on the ASC.

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Records relating to the study: “Co-operative housing: A case study of decision-making in design and user satisfaction” are restricted for 100 years.

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B2011-0008/010 – /011(04), and /001A

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