Canadian Amateur Hockey Association fonds [textual records, graphic material, sound recording].

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Fonds / Collection
    MG28-I151, R2744-0-6-E.
    Type of material:
    Photographs, Sound recordings, Textual material
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
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  • Fonds / Collection includes:
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    [ca. 1924-1972].
    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    17.7 m of textual records.
    38 photographs b&w.
    8 audio discs (ca. 30 min) 13 cm.
    Language of material:
    Scope and content:
    Fonds consists of administrative files maintained by George Dudley, n.d., ca. 1924, 1936, 1947-1960, 80 cm; the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association/Association Canadienne de Hockey Amateur registry which documents all aspects of the association's activities, 1960-1972, 15.2 cm, and is divided into 12 sub-series; and subject files, 1926-1971, 1.7 m.

    Fonds also includes photographs of the Allan Cup and Memorial Cup, and players of the Canada Amateur Hockey Association, [ca. 1966-1968]; and sound recordings entitled Canada Dry Presents/Canada Dry Présente Hockey Tips from NHL Pros/Conseils sur le hockey par les pros de la LHN (Ralph Backstrom , Gerry Cheevers, Brad Park, Ron Ellis, Rogatien Vachon and Carol Vadnais all give advice on different aspects of hockey, [ca. 1966-1977].
    Creator / Provenance:
    Biography/Administrative history:
    The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) was founded in December 1914 at Ottawa, Ont. Representation at the founding meeting included the provincial hockey associations of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario; the Montreal City Hockey League; the Canadian Intercollegiate Hockey Union; the Allan Cup Trustees; the Canadian Olympic Association; and the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada. Other groups affiliated include the Quebec Amateur Hockey Association in 1919, the Ottawa and District Amateur Hockey Association in 1920, the Maritime Amateur Hockey Association in 1928, the Newfoundland Amateur Hockey Association in 1966 and the New Brunswick Amateur Hockey Association in 1968.

    The CAHA has acted as the national administrative, regulatory and developmental body for amateur hockey in Canada. Although its original interest was primarily senior hockey, the CAHA's activities have focussed increasingly on junior and minor hockey. In January 1958 the first annual Minor Hockey Week was held. In the 1969-1970 season, over 380,000 of the 414,000 players registered with CAHA affiliates were minors under 16 years of age.

    Prominent figures in the evolution of the CAHA include: W.A. Hewitt, National Registrar, 1921-1960, and Treasurer, 1925-1960; F.H. Marples, Secretary, 1922-1945; George S. Dudley, Secretary Manager, 1947-1960; and Gordon Juckes, who was appointed Registrar, Treasurer and Secretary Manager in 1960. A national office was established in Winnipeg in 1967 and was later moved to Ottawa.
    Finding aid:
    Textual records (Paper) The finding aid is a file list of volumes 1-89 and description of microfilm reels C-4852 to C-4856. MSS0794 (90 Open)

    All or some of the documents described have been digitized and are available at the following address: (Electronic) (90 Open)

    (Electronic) Les documents décrits ont été complètement ou en partie numérisés et sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante : (90 Open)

    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Received in 1972 and 1976 from the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association of Ottawa, Ont.
    Availability of other formats note:
    Parts of the subject files series are also available on microfilm, reels C-4852 to C-4856.
    Related material:
    A xerox copy of the minutes of the founding meeting of the CAHA is available in the Hockey Hall of Fame collection, MG 28 I 99, volume 34.
    Subject heading:
    Other system control no.:
    Former archival reference no.:
  • Conditions of access:
    Terms of use:
    Photographs: Copyright: unknown.
    Note: previously, the copyright for CAHA was attributed to Montreal Star/Woodbridge Company Inc., however extensive research has indicated there is no clear link between the CAHA photographs and the Montreal Star.

    Sound recordings: Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.

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