WELCOMEto the Selkirk Mental Health Centre Archives.We are a volunteer non-profit driven committee. Our primary objective is to keep our history alive by honouring all those associated with this Institution over the past 140 plus years. Tribute is paid to their unique contributions that helped develop exemplary mental health care for Manitoba.Note: Neither staff nor patient files are kept within the archives.
We are a volunteer driven non-profit organization. Our main focus is the preservation of SMHC historical artefacts and legacy.TheArchivesCommitteewasformedin1999withtheprimaryobjectivetopreservetherich history of mental health care at the Selkirk Mental Health Centre.TOURStovisittheArchivesmaybearrangedthroughcontactingtheCommitteeSecretaryby either clicking the (tours) highlight or by using the Contact Us tab on the main menu.AnoralhistoryofSMHChasbeengatheredwithatremendousamountofinformationfrom CharlesBernard.CharlesbeganworkingattheCentrein1931andwasthefoundingPresident of the Manitoba Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association in 1960. Charles died in 2006Thearchivecollectionislocatedinthe AdministrationBuilding,theformernursesresidenceand school of nursing. We have 3 rooms of memorabilia, scrapbooks and photographs.
The Hubick Family . . .
TheHubickFamilybequeatheda generousdonationtotheSMHC ArchivesCommittee.Theirgenerosity willhelpustowardsachievingour aims.PatriciaHubickworkedattheSelkirk MentalHeathCentreasamedical secretaryforover25years.Afterher retirement,PatjoinedtheSMHC Archivescommitteeasoneofthe foundingmembersin1999.Shewas anactivememberandoccupiedthe roleofcommitteeSecretary.Patricia died in 2015. KimberleyHubick,Pat’sdaughter, workedatSelkirkMentalHealth Centrefor35yearsinthe OccupationalTherapydepartment andin1999Kimalsojoinedthe SMHCArchivescommitteeoccupying theroleofTreasurer.Kimberleydied in 2016.
Our Aims & Objectives
•Tomaintainthestorageandmanagementofthematerialandartefactsheldwithinthe Archives.•To conduct research in response to straightforward enquiries and advise researchers on more complex subjects.•To actively encourage additional donations and deposits of archival material relating to SMHC.•To preserve material about individuals with a connection to SHMC, from the Centre and from members of the public.•To develop an outreach programme with the aim of encouraging the use of the Archives.Please Note: Neither patient nor staff records / data are stored within the Archives.