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Mountain Fund fonds
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- Textual record
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- Mountain Fund (Hamilton, Ont.)
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0.90 m of textual records
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The Mountain Fund to Help Save the Boat People was founded in 1979 by John Smith, a Christian politician in Hamilton, Ontario in response to the plight of the Vietnamese refugees who fled communist rule in their country in boats to neighbouring countries. Supported by local Hamilton-Wentworth citizens, the Mountain Fund sponsored hundreds of Vietnamese refugees in the 1980s and assisted them in integrating into Canadian society quickly. The Mountain Fund aid extended beyond the crisis and continued to help the Vietnamese in refugee camps into the 1990s.
The Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, received the records from John Smith, President of the Mountain Fund, and transferred them to York University Archives in 1995.
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Fonds consists of records of the Mountain Fund pertaining to its activities, helping Vietnamese refugees in coming to Hamilton, Ontario. The fonds includes minutes of the Board of Directors, correspondence, financial records, publications and photographic materials.
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A .pdf file list is attached to this description.
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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1995-038. Further accruals may be expected.
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2002/04/05 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/10 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in Administrative History, Scope and content, Access restrictions and accruals.
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Add URL for online finding aid. Update extent from cm to m.
2018-03-23 KCP: Added GMD.
2019/02/21 J. Grant. Uploaded file list. Added access points. Corrected accession number.