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Cinefilm and Video series

The series consists of records created or acquired by the Oblates of the Vice-Province of Mackenzie in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the Arctic. The recordings consist of amateur footage and produced material, and subjects may include Oblate home movies, various communities, missions, schools and residential schools, religious events and activities.

The film and video includes recordings of pilgrimages, carnivals, nuns, nurses and convents, local buildings and hospitals, stables, camps, local people and families, their communities, the timber industry, transportation, sports, and indigenous peoples of Canada’s north.

Cinefilm and Video series

The series consists of recordings created in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories and beyond the geographical limits of OMI Lacombe Canada such as Quebec and British Columbia. The records consist of documentaries of Indian Residential Schools (IRS) in Quebec, and of Dunbow Residential School in Alberta, on the Inuit, and on Oblate parishes and missions and the 100th anniversary mass in Maillardville in British Columbia.

Education sub-series

This sub-series consists of records created or acquired by the Oblates related to mission work and their activities in the administration, operation and implementation of federal policies on First Nation schooling and education. This includes elementary and secondary education in general, as well as the operation of residential schools organized along federal guidelines. The records are wide-ranging in nature, and consist of memoranda, procedures, educational and financial regulations and policy documents, curricula discussion papers and studies, handbooks, publications and correspondence created by the Oblates and the federal government on the general administration of First Nations education and concerns.

The sub-series also includes reference to specific institutions and Indian Residential Schools, including Blue Quills, Brocket, Cardston, Cluny and Hobbema [Maskwacis], in Alberta, and Duck Lake in Saskatchewan. There are also records relating to education for St. John’s Seminary in Manitoba and the group home in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Education sub-series

This sub-series consists of records created or acquired by the Oblates related to mission work and their activities in the administration, operation and implementation of First Nation schooling and education in the Vice-Province of Mackenzie. This sub-series includes school requests, Indian Residential School (IRS) teacher’s books, indigenous religious material, supervisor convention and reunion records, and Inuit IRS education records.

Federal Government sub-series

This sub-series consists of administrative and operational records created and accumulated by the Oblates during their work with the federal government on First Nations affairs and administering education. This sub-series includes records related to Canada’s Aboriginal Action Plan, Memoranda of Understanding and government regulations on Indian Residential School education.

Federal Government sub-series

This sub-series consists of administrative and operational records created and accumulated by the Oblates during their work with the federal government on First Nations affairs and administering education. The records include subjects like Indian Residential Schools, indigenous communities, agencies, reserves, and education. The records consist of correspondence, regulations, policies, bulletins, pay sheets, press releases, facts and figures, conference information, publications, treaty and relief order books.

First Nations Affairs series

The series contains records pertaining to the Oblates’ specific involvement with the First Nations, directly or indirectly. The series includes mining records on the Dog Rib First Nation, a DVD about the Lubicon land claim and photocopies of photographs from a Williams Lake residential school photo album. It also includes Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) project records, articles, books, transcripts and workshops on the culture of Indigenous peoples, specifically the Inuit and Blackfoot, and Indigenous languages such as Anishinâbe, Ojibway, Syllabics, and Kitchitwa Miteh.

First Nations Affairs series

The series contains records pertaining to the Oblates’ activities and missionary work related to the evangelization of the Indigenous people, as well as administrative records of Oblate involvement with the First Nations, directly or indirectly, or records pertaining to the First Nations and accumulated by the Oblates. Records have been created by Oblates and non-Oblates.

First Nations Affairs series

The series contains records pertaining to the Oblates’ activities and missionary work related to the evangelization of the Indigenous people, as well as administrative records of Oblate involvement with the First Nations, directly or indirectly, or records pertaining to the First Nations and accumulated by the Oblates. Records have been created by Oblates and non-Oblates. The records relate to various Indian Residential Schools (IRS), the Indian-Eskimo Associations of Canada, indigenous and Inuit missions, Inuit publications, education inquiry reports, press clippings, reunion records, various publications such as grammar dictionaries, religious texts and histories written by the OMI relating to indigenous peoples such as the Hare, Slavey, Nahanni, Dene and Blackfoot and indigenous languages such as Rabbitskin, Syllabics, Cree, Athabascan, Beaver, and Slavey.

First Nations Affairs series

The series contains records pertaining to the Oblates’ activities and missionary work related to the evangelization of the Indigenous people, as well as administrative records of Oblate involvement with the First Nations, directly or indirectly, or records pertaining to the First Nations and accumulated by the Oblates. Records have been created by Oblates and non-Oblates. The records pertain to the Lubicon Land Settlement, Indian Residential Schools, indigenous history, culture and languages, the Louis Riel Rebellion and the Frog Lake Massacre.

Institutions series

This series includes records created or acquired in the course of the administration of institutions established or maintained by the Oblates in Grandin Province. A direct tool and means to propagate the Catholic faith, the Oblates created or ran these institutions to help evangelize various communities, both secular and religious. The series includes records of administration of educational institutions, including local community and mission schools, residential schools, and administrative records of institutions for religious training and retreats. This series relates to the administration of Oblate-run or administered institutions, and Catholic organized schools in Grandin Province.

Institutions series

This series consists of records created or acquired in the course of the administration of institutions established or maintained by the Oblates in the Vice-Province of Mackenzie. A direct tool and means to propagate the Catholic faith, the Oblates created or ran these institutions to help evangelize various communities, both secular and religious. The series includes records of administration of educational institutions, including local community and mission schools, residential schools, as well as administrative records of institutions for religious training and retreat.

Institutions series

This series relates to the administration of Oblate-run or administered institutions, and Catholic organized schools in the Vice-Province of Grouard. These records include institutional material from the noviciate training centre, École Héritage in Jean-Côté, École Holy Family School in Peace River, Fahler College, and the Assumption Indian Residential school.

Institutions series

This series includes records created or acquired in the course of the administration of institutions established or maintained by the Oblates in the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan. A direct tool and means to propagate the Catholic faith, the Oblates created or ran these institutions to help evangelize various communities, both secular and religious. The series includes records of the administration of educational institutions, including local community and mission schools, residential schools, as well as administrative records of institutions for religious training and retreat.

Localities, Missions and Parishes series

This series relates largely to the administration of parishes, missions and other localities within Grandin Province, covering the area of Alberta and portions of western Saskatchewan. The records in this series vary according to each mission and parish, but can include codices historici which are daily journals written by the Oblates about the parishes and missions and its surrounding communities, libri animarum which are records of families, histories of given names, dates of births and deaths and marriages accumulated by Oblates, correspondence with the Provincial or the Bursar, correspondence with the local diocese, property and land records, financial reports and accounts, list of personnel, histories of the parish, newsletters, church bulletins, diaries, press clippings and scrapbooks.

Community material can include brochures, censuses, interviews, records of construction, press clippings, advertisements, articles, local planning or committee records, newsletters, genealogy records, project files, weather related material, school yearbooks, bulletins, and pamphlets specific to the locale.

The series also includes textual records and images of various Indian Residential Schools and their surrounding communities, such as Assumption, Brocket, Cardston, Cluny, Desmarais, Fort Chipewyan, Grouard, Dunbow, Hobbema [Maskwacis], Joussard, St Albert, Blue Quills, and Sturgeon Lake in Alberta. As well, some records relate to the following Saskatchewan schools, Delmas, Duck Lake, Onion Lake, as well as St. Patrick’s orphanage in Prince Albert.

The series includes numerous photographs, negatives and transparencies of local communities, subjects and activities. These include images of missions and churches and convents, residential schools, hospitals, buildings, industry and settlements. Images relate to members of the communities, students, teachers, clergy and nuns. Events include family and community celebrations, religious events, marriages, sports such as hockey, skiing, diving and ice carving, activities such as the Queen’s visit, the Papal visit, gardening, floods, oil work, burials, fires and other experiences of the communities.

The records pertain to the following locations: Aklavik, NWT, Albertville, SK, Aldina, SK, Arctic Red River, NWT, Assumption, AB, Athabasca, AB, Batoche, SK, Battleford, SK, Beacon Hill, SK, Beauval, SK, Biggar, SK, Big River, SK, Brocket, AB, Buffalo Narrows, SK, Calgary, AB, Calling Lake, AB, Calville Lake, NWT, Cambridge Bay, NU, Canoe Lake, SK, Cardston, AB, Cluny, AB, Cochin, SK, Cold Lake, AB, Coppermine, NWT, Cut Knife, SK, Deline, NWT, Delmas, SK, Denholm, SK, Desmarais, AB, Drayton Valley, AB, Duck Lake, SK, Dunvegan, AB, Eaglesham, AB, Edmonton, AB, Falher, AB, Fishing Lake, AB, Fond du Lac, SK, Fort Carlton, SK, Fort Chipewyan, AB, Fort Cumberland, SK, Fort Good Hope, NWT, Fort MacLeod, AB, Fort McMurray, AB, Fort Norman, NWT, Fort Pitt, SK, Fort Providence, NWT, Fort Rae, NWT, Fort Resolution, NWT, Fort Simpson, NWT, Fort Smith, NWT, Fort Vermilion, AB, Fort Wrigley, NWT, Frog Lake, AB, Girouxville, AB, Gleichen, AB, Green Lake, SK, Grimshaw, AB, Grollier Hall, NWT, Grouard, AB, Hafford, SK, Hardieville, SK, Hay Lake, NWT, Hay River, NWT, High Level, AB, Hobbema [Maskwacis], AB, Ile à la Crosse, SK, Inuvik, NWT, Jackfish Lake, AB, Jasmin, SK, Jean Côté, AB, Joseph Bighead Reserve, SK, Joussard, AB, Keheewin, AB, Lac Caribou, SK, Lac La Biche, AB, Lac La Rouge, SK, Lac Ste-Anne, AB, Le Pas, MB, Lethbridge, AB, Letty Harbour, NWT, Maidstone, SK, Makwa, SK, Maple Creek, SK, Marie Reine, AB, Meadow Lake, SK, Muskeg Lake, SK, Nampa, AB, North Battleford, SK, Notre-Dame de Lourdes, NWT, Okotoks, AB, One Arrow Reserve, SK, Onion Lake, SK, Ouelletteville, AB, Patuanak, SK, Paulatuk, NWT, Paynton, SK, Peace River, AB, Pelican Lake, SK, Pine Point, NWT, Ponoka, AB, Portage La Loche, SK, Poundmaker Reserve, SK, Prince Albert, SK, Radisson, SK, Red Pheasant Reserve, SK, Rocky Mountain House, AB, Saddle Lake, SK, Saskatoon, SK, Slave Lake, AB, Snowdrift, NWT, Spirit River, AB, St. Albert, AB, St. Cyr, SK, St. Isidore, AB, St. Laurent, SK, St. Paul des Métis, AB, Standoff, AB, Sturgeon Lake, AB, Sturgeon Lake, SK, Thunderchild Reserve, SK, Trout Lake, AB, Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Wabasca, AB, Wabush, SK, Waseca, SK, Waterhen, SK, Willow Bunch, SK, Winterburn, AB, and Yellowknife, NWT.

Localities, Missions and Parishes series

This series relates largely to the administration of parishes, missions and other localities within the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan, covering the area of Alberta and portions of western Saskatchewan. The records in this series vary according to each mission and parish, but can include codices historici which are daily journals written by the Oblates about the parishes and missions and its surrounding communities, libri animarum which are records of families, histories of given names, dates of births and deaths and marriages accumulated by Oblates, correspondence with the Provincial or the Bursar, correspondence with the local diocese, property and land records, financial reports and accounts, list of personnel, histories of the parish, newsletters, church bulletins, diaries, press clippings and scrapbooks.

Community material can include brochures, censuses, interviews, records of construction, press clippings, advertisements, articles, local planning or committee records, newsletters, genealogy records, project files, weather related material, school yearbooks, bulletins, and pamphlets specific to the locale.

The series also includes textual records and images of various Indian Residential Schools and their surrounding communities, such as Assumption, Brocket, Cardston, Cluny, Desmarais, Fort Chipewyan, Grouard, Dunbow, Hobbema [Maskwacis], Joussard, St Albert, Blue Quills, and Sturgeon Lake in Alberta. As well, some records relate to the following Saskatchewan schools, Delmas, Duck Lake, Onion Lake, as well as St. Patrick’s orphanage at Prince Albert.

The series includes numerous photographs, negatives and transparencies of local communities, subjects and activities. These include images of missions and churches and convents, residential schools, hospitals, buildings, industry and settlements. Images relate to members of the communities, students, teachers, clergy and nuns. Events include family and community celebrations, religious events, marriages, sports such as hockey, skiing, diving and ice carving, activities such as the Queen’s visit, the Papal visit, gardening, floods, oil work, burials, fires and other experiences of the communities.

The records pertain to the following locations: Albertville, SK, Aldina, SK, Ardmore, AB, Assumption, AB, Athabasca, AB, Athabasca Landing, AB, Atmore, AB, Banff, AB, Barnegat, AB, Barrhead, AB, Batoche, SK, Battleford, SK, Beacon Hill, SK, Bear Lake, BC, Beaver Crossing, SK, Beaver Lake, AB, Belloy, AB, Big River, SK, Blackfoot Crossing, AB, Black Lake, SK, Bonnyville, AB, Boyle, AB, Breynat, AB, Brocket, AB, Brosseau, AB, Buffalo River, NWT, Cabana, SK, Calgary, AB, Calling Lake, AB, Canmore, AB, Canyon Creek, AB, Cardston, AB, Carlton, SK, Carstairs, AB, Chauvin, AB, Christopher Lake, SK, Cluny, AB, Cochin, SK, Cochrane, AB, Cold Lake, AB, Crowsnest Pass, AB, Cut Knife, SK, Dapp, AB, Delmas, SK, Denholm, SK, Desmarais, AB, Donnelly, AB, Driftpile, AB, Duck Lake, SK, Duhamel, AB, Dunbow, AB, Dunvegan, AB, Edmonton, AB, Edson, AB, Egg Lake, AB, Eleske, AB, Elizabeth Colony, AB, Elk Point, AB, Faith, AB, Faust, AB, Fish Creek, AB, Fishing Lake, AB, Fond du Lac, SK, Fort des Prairies, AB, Fort Kent, AB, Fort MacLeod, AB, Fort McMurray, AB, Flat Lake, AB, Frenchman’s Butte, SK, Frog Lake, SK, Gleichen, AB, Goodfish Lake, AB, Goodridge, AB, Grand Centre, AB, Grande Cache, AB, Green Lake, SK, Grouard, AB, Gunnar, SK, Gurneyville, AB, Hafford, SK, Hinton, AB, Hobbema [Maskwacis], AB, Holyoke, AB, Hussar, AB, Ile-à-la-Crosse, SK, Jackfish Lake, AB, Joussard, AB, Kikino, AB, Kinuso, AB, Lac Athabasca, AB, Lac Athabasca, SK, Lac Brochet, MB, Lac Caribou, MB, Lac-en-Long, AB, Lac La Biche, AB, Lac La Nonne, AB, Lac La Salle, SK, La Corey, AB, Lac Ste-Anne, AB, Lac Vert, SK, Lafond, AB, Lashburn, SK, Lebret, SK, Leduc, AB, Legal, AB, Le Goff, AB, Lethbridge, AB, Linaria, AB, Maidstone, SK, Maillardville, BC, Makwa Sud, SK, Mallaig, AB, Marshall, SK, McLennan, AB, McLeod, AB, Meadow Lake, SK, Medicine Hat, AB, Midnapore, AB, Milo, AB, Morinville, AB, Muskeg Lake, SK, New Kiew, AB, North Battleford, SK, Okotoks, AB, Onion Lake, SK, Ouelletteville, AB, Paddle Prairie, AB, Philomena, AB, Paradise Hill, SK, Park Valley, SK, Pascal, SK, Paynton, SK, Peace River, AB, Pickardville, AB, Pincher Creek, AB, Plamondon, AB, Poundmaker, SK, Prince Albert, SK, Radway, AB, Red Deer, AB, Richard, SK, Rivière-Qui-Barre, AB, Saddle Lake, AB, St-Albert, AB, St-Antoine, SK, St-Brides, AB, St-Cyr, AB, St-Edouard, AB, St-Joachim, AB, St-Laurent, SK, St-Lina, AB, St-Paul, AB, St-Paul des Métis, AB, St-Vincent, AB, Sarcee Reserve, AB, Saskatoon, SK, Shell River, SK, Smoky Lake, AB, Spirit River, AB, Standoff, AB, Star City, SK, Stony Rapids, SK, Sturgeon Lake, AB, Sweet Grass, SK, Taber, AB, Thérien, AB, Trappers Lake, AB, Trochu, AB, Vancouver, BC, Vegreville, AB, Venice, AB, Vermilion, AB, Victoire, SK, Vimy, AB, Wabamun, AB, Wabasca, AB, Wakaw, SK, Warspite, AB, Waseca, SK, Waugh, AB, Westlock, AB, Wetaskiwin, AB, Whitecourt, AB, White Star, SK, and Winterburn, AB.

Localities, Missions and Parishes series

This series relates largely to the administration of parishes, missions and other localities within the Vice-Province of MacKenzie, covering the area of northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. The records in this series vary according to each mission and parish, but can include codices historici which are daily journals written by the Oblates about the parishes and missions and its surrounding communities, libri animarum which are records of families, histories of given names, dates of births and deaths and marriages accumulated by Oblates, correspondence with the Provincial or the Bursar, correspondence with the local diocese, property and land records, financial reports and accounts, list of personnel, histories of the parish, newsletters, church bulletins, diaries, press clippings and scrapbooks.

Community material can include brochures, censuses, interviews, records of construction, press clippings, advertisements, articles, local planning or committee records, newsletters, genealogy records, project files, weather related material, school yearbooks, bulletins, and pamphlets specific to the locale.

The series also includes textual records and images of various Indian Residential Schools and their surrounding communities, such as Aklavik, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, and Inuvik.

The series includes numerous photographs, negatives and transparencies of local communities, subjects and activities. These include images of missions and churches and convents, residential schools, hospitals, buildings, industry and settlements. Images relate to members of the communities, students, teachers, clergy and nuns. Events include family and community celebrations, religious events, marriages, sports such as hockey, skiing, diving and ice carving, activities such as the Queen’s visit, the Papal visit, gardening, floods, oil work, burials, fires and other experiences of the communities.

The records pertain to the following locations: Aklavik, NWT, Anderson River, NWT, Arctic Red River, NWT, Assumption, AB, Athabasca, AB, Athabasca Lake, AB, Athabasca Lake, SK, Atikameg, AB, Baker Lake, NU, Baillie Island, NWT, Bathurst Inlet, NWT, Bear Lake, NWT, Bernard Harbour, NU, Black Lake, SK, Boothia Peninsula, NU, Bonnyville, AB, Breynat, AB, Burnside River, NWT, Cambridge Bay, NWT, Cameron Bay, NU, Calais, AB, Cape Parry, NWT, Chipewyan Prairie, AB, Colville Lake, NWT, Conklin, AB, Contact Lake, NWT, Coppermine, NWT, Darnley Bay, NWT, Deline, NWT, Detah, NWT, East Three, NWT, Fitzgerald, AB, Fond du Lac, SK, Fort Chipewyan, AB, Fort Fitzgerald, AB, Fort Franklin, NWT, Fort Good Hope, NWT, Fort Liard, NWT, Fort Mckay, AB, Fort McMurray, AB, Fort McPherson, NWT, Fort Nelson, BC, Fort Norman, NWT, Fort Providence, NWT, Fort Rae, NWT, Fort Reliance, NWT, Fort Resolution, NWT, Fort Simpson, NWT, Fort Smith, NWT, Fort Vermillion, AB, Fort Wrigley, NWT, Fox Lake, AB, Frobisher Bay, NU, Goldfield, SK, Great Bear Lake, NWT, Great Slave Lake, NWT, Hay Lake, AB, Hay River, NWT, Hershell Island, NWT, High Level, AB, Holman Island, NWT, Hornaby River, NWT, Horton River, NU, Hunter Bay, SK, Inuvik, NWT, Jean Côté, AB, Jean Marie River, NWT, King William Island, NU, Lac Caribou, MB, Lac La Martre, NWT, Letty Harbour, NWT, Lesser Slave Lake, AB, Mackenzie River, NWT, Makaoo Indian Reserve, NWT, Meander River, AB, Minto Inlet, NWT, Nahanni Butte, NWT, Norman Wells, NWT, North Vermilion, AB, Notikewin, AB, Paulatuk, NWT, Pelly Bay, NWT, Perry River, NWT, Pine Point, NWT, Rae-Edzo, NWT, Reindeer Station, NWT, Repulse Bay, NU, Sachs Harbour, NWT, Seekaskootch Indian Reserve, NWT, Shingle Point, NWT, Slave Lake, AB, Smith, AB, Smith Landing, AB, Snare River, NWT, Snowdrift, NWT, Southhampton, NU, Stanton, NWT, Sturgeon Lake, AB, Sugluk, NU, Teslin Lake, YT, Tree River, NWT, Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Upper Hay, AB, Uranium City, SK, Victoria Island, NWT, Vimy, AB, Waterways, AB, Watson Lake, YT, Webster, AB, and Yellowknife, NWT.

Localities, Missions and Parishes series

This series relates largely to the administration and life of parishes, missions and other localities in Alberta that were within the Vice-Province of Grouard, including the Peace River, Grouard and Slave Lake regions. The records in this series vary according to each mission and parish, but includes codices historici which are daily journals written by the Oblates about the parishes and missions and its surrounding communities, as well as images of local activities, including community sports and activities, landscapes, lakes, churches, missions, buildings, individuals, and groups.

The series also includes textual and photographic records related to various Indian Residential Schools and their surrounding communities, such as Grouard, Assumption, Joussard and Sturgeon Lake / Calais.

The records pertain to the following locations: Atikameg, AB, Athabasca, AB, Assumption, AB, Big Prairie, AB, Breynat, AB, Calais, AB, Cape Parry, NWT, Chard, AB, Conklin, AB, Crooked Creek, AB, Desmarais, AB, Donnelly, AB, Eaglesham, AB, Falher, AB, Faust, AB, Fort Dunvegan, AB, Girouxville, AB, Grouard, AB, Gunnar Mine, AB, High Prairie, AB, Hobbema [Maskwacis], AB, Jean Côté, AB, Joussard, AB, Kinuso, AB, Lesser Slave Lake, AB, Marie Reine, AB, Marten River, AB, McLennan, AB, Meander River, AB, Paddle Prairie, AB, Peace River, AB, Peavine Prairie, AB, Prairie Echo, AB, Shaw’s Point, AB, Slave Lake, AB, Spirit River, AB, Steen River, AB, Sturgeon Lake, AB, Tangent, AB, Wabasca, AB, and Wanham, AB.

Localities, Missions and Parishes series

This series relates largely to the administration of parishes, missions and other localities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. The records in this series vary according to each mission and parish, but can include codices historici which are daily journals written by the Oblates about the parishes and missions and its surrounding communities, libri animarum which are records of families, histories of given names and families, dates of births and deaths, marriages accumulated by Oblates, correspondence with the Provincial or the Bursar, correspondence with the local diocese, financial reports and accounts, list of personnel, histories of the parish, newsletters, church bulletins, diaries, press clippings and scrapbooks.

Community material can include brochures, censuses, interviews, records of church construction, press clippings, maps, advertisements, articles, local planning or committee records, presentations, newsletters, genealogy records, project files, video recordings of events, and anniversary celebration material specific to the locale.

The series also includes images of local activities, including sports, bands, students and schools, high school graduations, landscapes, lakes, churches, missions, buildings, individuals, and groups.

In addition, there are Lac St. Anne pilgrimage records such as board meetings, transfer of lands, minutes, agendas, reports, bylaws, board manuals, covenants, audits, financial records, business plans, insurances, emergency plans, video recordings, confirmations, sacraments of the sick, schedules, programs, histories, newsletters, legal titles, articles, displays, media projects, booklets, cemeteries, properties, prayers, fundraising, posters, and the way of the cross.

The records pertain to the following locations: Alexander Reserve, AB, Assumption, AB, Athabasca, AB, Atikameg, AB, Bankhead, AB, Barhead, AB, Beaver Lake, AB, Beaver Lodge, AB, Black Lake, NWT, Blood Reserve, AB, Bonnyville, AB, Boyle, AB, Burnside River, NWT, Cadotte Lake, AB, Calling Lake, AB, Cambridge Bay, NU, Clyde, AB, Cold Lake, AB, Colville Lake, NWT, Cranbrook, BC, Dease Bay, NWT, Deline, NWT, Delmas, SK, Donnelly, AB, Eagleham, AB, Edmonton, AB, Eleske, AB, Enoch Reserve, AB, Fairview, AB, Falher, AB, Fishing Lake, AB, Fort Chipewyan, AB, Fort Fitzgerald, AB, Fort Good Hope, NWT, Fort Kent, AB, Fort McMurray, AB, Fort McPherson, NWT, Fort Norman, NWT, Fort Providence, NWT, Fort Rae, NWT, Fort Resolution, NWT, Fort Simpson, NWT, Fort Smith, NWT, Fort Vermilion, AB, Fort Wrigley, NWT, Fox Lake, AB, Garden River, AB, Girouxville, AB, Grande Cache, AB, Granum AB, Gurneyville, AB, Guy, AB, Hay River, NWT, High Level, AB, High Prairie, AB, Hinton, AB, Hobbema [Maskwacis], AB, Holman Island, NWT, Indian Cabins, AB, Inuvik, NWT, Jasper, AB, Jean Côté, AB, Jean D’Or, AB, Jean Marie River, NWT, Joussard, AB, Kamloops, BC, Keg River, AB, Lac Dumay, AB, Lac La Biche, AB, Lac La Nonne, AB, Lac Ste-Anne, AB, Lafond, AB, Lamoureux, AB, Legal, AB, LeGoff, AB, Little Red River, AB, Maillardville, BC, Mallaig, AB, Marie-Reine, AB, Marten River, AB, McLennan, AB, Meander River, AB, Mearns, AB, Medicine Hat, AB, Merritt, BC, Morinville, AB, Mundare, AB, Muskeg Lake, SK, Nahami Butte, NWT, Nampa, AB, Norman Wells, NWT, Nose Creek, AB, Paddle Prairie, AB, Peace River, AB, Picardville, AB, Plamondon, AB, Pleasant View, AB, Radway, AB, Rae Lakes, NWT, Rainbow Valley, NWT, Red Deer, AB, Rivière-Qui-Barre, AB, Rocky Mountain House, AB, Rycroft, AB, Saddle Lake, AB, St. Albert, AB, St-Augustin, AB, St-Bernard, AB, St. Edouard, AB, St-Isidore, AB, St. Joachim, AB, St. Michael, AB, St-Paul, AB, St. Peter, AB, St. René Parish, AB, St. Vincent, AB, Sandy Lake, AB, Sarcee Reserve, AB, Sexsmith, AB, Skaro, AB, Slave Lake, AB, Smith, AB, Snowdrift, NWT, Spirit River, AB, Steen River, AB, Stoney Plain, AB, Sturgeon Lake, AB, Tangent, AB, Trappers Lake, NWT, Trout Lake, AB, Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Uranium City, SK, Vegreville, AB, Vermilion, AB, Villeneuve, AB, Vimy, AB, Wabamun, AB, Wabasca, AB, Westlock, AB, Wetaskiwin, AB, Whitefish Lake, AB, William’s Lake, BC, Wostok, AB, and Yellowknife, NWT.

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

  • PR0003
  • Fonds
  • 1842-2018

The fonds as a whole includes the administrative and the operational records of OMI Lacombe and its predecessor bodies in western and northern Canada, from both the civil corporation and the canonical entity. It consists of administrative, financial, personnel, personal, parish and mission and institutional records, as well as those relating to the First Nations, and to indigenous affairs, and to the evangelization of the First Nations peoples. The records include textual and published material, photographs and negatives, sound, film and video recordings, cartographic material, architectural drawings and plans.

The fonds includes the records created by Grandin Province, the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan, the Vice-Province of Mackenzie, the Vice-Province of Grouard, as well as their predecessors, and records of OMI Lacombe Canada related to portions of the west, after 2003.

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Lacombe Canada

Monographs sub-series

This sub-series includes monographs created by the Oblate Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan administration, individual Oblates, and non-Oblates on a variety of subjects, and acquired by the organization in the course of its work. The published works relate to the subjects of Canadian history, orphanages, Indian Residential Schools and abuse, indigenous culture and history, the Oblates’ history and their missions, biographies, memoirs, anniversaries and pilgrimages, politics, and Louis Riel and the North-West Resistance. The sub-series also includes collections such as the “Études oblates,” “Jesus of Ijittwāwin,” “Almanach français de l'Alberta,” “La Revue du Sacré-Coeur (Kitchitwamiteh),” “Petites Annales de la congrégation des Missionaires Oblats de Marie-Immaculée,” and “Revue Apostolique de Marie Immaculée.”

Monographs sub-series

This sub-series includes monographs created by the Oblate Grandin Province administration, individual Oblates, and non-Oblates on a variety of subjects, and acquired by the organization in the course of its work. The published works relate to the subjects of Canadian history, orphanages, Indian Residential Schools (IRS) and abuse, indigenous culture, and history, the Oblates’ history and their missions, biographies, memoirs, anniversaries and milestones, training literature, pilgrimages, politics, the Lubicon settlement, Pope John Paul II, and various communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The published letters of Oblate founder, Eugène de Mazenod are also included.

Monographs sub-series

This sub-series includes monographs on the subjects of St. Mary’s Province, St. Michel’s Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, Nicola Valley Missions, St. Paul Indian Catholic Church, and Indian Residential Schools (IRS) such as the Roman Catholic Indian Residential School of Holy Angels in Fort Chipewyan, AB, St. Martin’s in Desmarais, AB, Wabasca in Desmarais, AB, St. Bruno’s in Joussard, AB. Monographs also relate to the indigenous population of western Canada specifically the Métis, Plains Cree and Blackfoot as well as the Inuvialuit region. Also, included are index cards of a Codex Historicus for Aklavik, NWT.

Oblate Indian-Eskimo Council sub-series

This sub-series consists of records created or acquired by the Oblate Indian-Eskimo Council and its predecessors. The Council was established in Ottawa in 1936 as the Indian Welfare and Training Commission, the goal of which was to coordinate Oblate apostolic work in First Nations missions. This would expand to include the work in the missions, coordinate educational and legal objectives, and to represent, safeguard and enhance the interests of this work to the federal government. The commission was a national organization made up of an administrative committee and those responsible for missions, that is, Oblate Bishops, Vicars Apostolic (later Vice-Provincials) and the Provincials of the Canadian Provinces. The commission was known variously as the Indian and Eskimo Welfare Commission, the Indian and Eskimo Welfare Commission of the Oblates, and the Oblate Indian-Eskimo Council. In 1962, Indianescom was established as a civil corporation alongside the religious organization of the Council. As the Oblates reduced their roles in Indian Residential Schools, Indianescom became more of a liaison body with the federal government and represented the Oblates mostly on federal policy. Both the Oblate Indian-Eskimo Council and Indianescom were dissolved in 1976.

The records in this sub-series include Council records, national and provincial material relevant to the province, administration and financial records, and education records acquired in the course of the life of the Council. This includes correspondence, reports of annual meetings, finances, reports and studies, articles and handbooks, circulars and bulletins and various publications, as well as some material that postdates the Commission. There are also audio recordings of various conference presentations.

Oblates Personal Papers sub-series

This sub-series consists of material created by and/or collected by individual Oblates over the course of their careers, and can include sermons, memoirs, scrapbooks, day planners and notebooks, journals, research papers on and audio and visual recordings of First Nations peoples, culture and languages, on local flora and fauna, publications, records of interest to an Oblate, presentations made, indigenous and Indian Residential School related educational materials and research, articles, correspondence, and various histories and files on the Oblates and related religious organizations such as the Sisters of St Anne, the Sisters of Providence, among others.

The sub series also includes letters to family, family photographs and histories, recordings of events, images of vacations, and memoirs of various families. The series also includes photographs of various Oblates in their working and their personal lives, of buildings, towns and surrounding areas, missions and institutions, including Indian Residential Schools, and people, families and also events such as parties, convocations, baptisms, weddings and funerals held at the various missions.

These communities include: Albertville, SK, Assumption, AB, Banff, AB, Cadotte Lake, AB, Calgary, AB, Cooking Lake, AB, Coppermine, NU, Deline, NWT, Desmarais, AB, Edmonton, AB, Falher, AB, Fish River, AB, Fond du Lac, SK, Fort Chipewyan, AB, Fort Franklin, NWT, Fort Good Hope, NWT, Fort Norman, NWT, Fort Providence, NWT, Fort Resolution, NWT, Fort Simpson, NWT, Fort Smith, NWT, Fort Wrigley, NWT, Fox Lake, AB, Garden Creek, AB, Garden River, AB, Girouxville, AB, Good Fish Lake, AB, Grouard, AB, Hay Lake, AB, Hay River, NWT, Henribourg, SK, Jagger Lake, AB, Kakisa Lake, NWT, Lac La Biche, AB, Lac St. Anne, AB, Lebret, SK, Lethbridge, AB, Mackenzie, AB, Maillardville, BC, Marten Lake, AB, Montreal, QC, Peace River, AB, Pincher Creek, AB, Pine Point, NWT, Plamondon, AB, Poisson Blanc, QC, Rivière Rouge, QC, St. Albert, AB, Sandy Lake, AB, Shaw’s Point, AB, Slave Lake, AB, Snowdrift, NWT, Sturgeon Landing, SK, Teslin Lake, YK, Trout Lake, AB, Uranium City, SK, Yellowknife, NWT, and Wabasca, AB.

There are also records for the following locations: Rome, Italy, Africa, the Arctic, Sydney, NS, and the Middle East.

Oblates Personal Papers sub-series

This sub-series consists of material created by and/or collected by individual Oblates over the course of their careers, and can consist of a wide variety of records including: sermons, memoirs, scrapbooks, day planners and notebooks, journals, manuscripts, grammars and dictionaries and research papers on, and audio and visual recordings of, First Nations peoples and their culture and languages, on local flora and fauna, publications, records of interest to an Oblate, presentations made, indigenous and Indian Residential School related educational materials and research, articles, correspondence, and various histories and files on the Oblates and related religious organizations.

The sub-series also includes letters to family, family photographs and histories, recordings of events, images of vacations, and memoirs of various families. The sub-series also includes photographs of various Oblates in their working and their personal lives, of buildings, towns and surrounding areas, missions and institutions, including Indian Residential Schools, and people, families and also events such as parties, convocations, baptisms, weddings and funerals held at the various missions.

These communities include Aklavik, NWT, Amos Lake, MB, Arctic Red River, NWT, Banff, AB, Black Lake, SK, Cambridge Bay, NU, Chard, AB, Conklin, AB, Colville Lake, NWT, Coppermine, NWT, Dempster Highway, NWT, Edmonton, AB, Falher, AB, Fitzagerald, AB, Fond-du-Lac, SK, Fort Chipewyan, AB, Fort Fitzgerald, AB, Fort Franklin, NWT, Fort George, BC, Fort Good Hope, NWT, Fort Liard, NWT, Fort McPherson, NWT, Fort McMurray, AB, Fort Norman, NWT, Fort Providence, NWT, Fort Rae, NWT, Fort Reliance, NWT, Fort Resolution, NWT, Fort Simpson, NWT, Fort Smith, NWT, Fort Wrigley, NWT, Girouxville, AB, Great Bear Lake, BC, Great Slave Lake, NWT, Hay River, NWT, Hobbema [Maskwacis], AB, Holman Island, NWT, Île-à-la-Crosse, SK, Inuvik, NWT, La Loche, SK, Labrador City, N.L., Lac La Biche, AB, Lower Post, BC, Muncho Lake, BC, Paulatuk, NWT, Pine Point, NWT, Slave Lake, AB, Stony Rapids, SK, Trout Lake, NWT, Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, Uranium City, SK, Vancouver, BC, Yellowknife, NWT, Watson Lake, YK, and Whitehorse, YK.

This sub-series also contains records of research conducted by Maurice Métayer, omi and Robert LeMeur, omi who served in various missions in the north, Le Meur from the 1940s to the 1980s, and Métayer, from the 1940s to the 1970s. Their research encompassed a wide variety of cultural subjects and the records include work on Inuit traditions, histories, stories and folklore, genealogies, grammar, linguistics and phonetics, dictionaries, and texts and notes in or on the Inuktitut language. The research also includes film and audio of community choirs, dances and events and other research into songs, traditions and culture.

Oblates Personal Papers sub-series

This sub-series consists of material created by and collected by individual Oblates over the course of their careers, and can include sermons, notebooks, journals, research materials on First Nations peoples and languages, on local flora and fauna, publications, records of interest to an Oblate, presentations made, indigenous and Indian Residential School related educational materials and research, articles, correspondence, contracts, and various histories on the Oblates and related religious organizations such as the Grey Nuns, the Sisters of Providence, and Soeurs Oblates de Béthanie.

The papers also include letters to family, family photographs, images of vacations, and memoirs of various families. The series also includes photographs of various Oblates in their working and their personal lives, of buildings, towns and surrounding areas, missions and institutions, including Indian Residential Schools, and people, families and also events such as baptisms, weddings and funerals held at the various missions.

These communities include: Alexandria Reserve, BC, Alexis Lake, BC, Alkali Lake, BC, Anahim, BC, Calgary, AB, Canoe Creek, BC, Chilko Lake, BC, Duck Lake, SK, Lac St. Anne, AB, Lejac, BC, Nemiah Valley, BC, Toosey, BC, Vancouver, BC, and William’s Lake, BC.

Oblates Personal Papers sub-series

This sub-series consists of material created by and/or collected by individual Oblates over the course of their careers, and can consist of a wide variety of records including: sermons, memoirs, scrapbooks, day planners and notebooks, journals, research papers on and audio and visual recordings of First Nations peoples, culture and languages, on local flora and fauna, publications, records of interest to an Oblate, presentations made, indigenous and Indian Residential School related educational materials and research, articles, correspondence, and various histories and files on the Oblates and related religious organizations.

The sub-series also includes letters to family, family photographs and histories, recordings of events, images of vacations, and memoirs of various families. The sub-series also includes photographs of various Oblates in their working and their personal lives, of buildings, towns and surrounding areas, missions and institutions, including Indian Residential Schools, and people, families and also events such as parties, convocations, baptisms, weddings and funerals held at the various missions.

These communities include Albertville, SK, Banff, AB, Bankhead, AB, Batoche, SK, Battleford, SK, Beaumont, AB, Big River First Nation, SK, Blackfoot Crossing, AB, Bonnyville, AB, Brocket, AB, Calgary, AB, Cambridge Bay, NWT, Canmore, AB, Cardston, AB, Chipman, AB, Cluny, AB, Cold Lake, AB, Coleman, AB, Colville Lake, NWT, Coppermine, NWT, Coquitlam, BC, Coutts, AB, Cutknife, SK, Delmas, SK, Duck Lake, SK, Duncan, BC, Edmonton, AB, Edson, AB, Empress, AB, Exshaw, AB, Fielding, SK, Fish Creek, SK, Fond du Lac, SK, Fort Chipewyan, AB, Fort Good Hope, NWT, Fort McMurray, AB, Fort Pitt, SK, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Fort Simpson, NWT, Fort Smith, NWT, Fort Vermilion, AB, Frog Lake, AB, Ghost Pine Creek, AB, Goodfish Lake, AB, Grande Prairie, AB, Gravelbourg, SK, Green Lake, BC, Grouard, AB, Hafford, SK, Hay Lakes, AB, Hobbema [Maskwacis], AB, Île-à-la-Crosse, SK, Inuvik, NWT, Jackfish Lake, AB, Joussard, AB, Lac Caribou, QC, Lac des Oeufs, QC, Lac Froid, QC, Lac La Biche, AB, Lac La Nonne, AB, Lac Ste-Anne, AB, Lac Vert, QC, Lashburn, SK, Lebret, SK, Le Goff, AB, Lesser Slave Lake, AB, Lethbridge, AB, McLeod, AB, Maidstone, SK, Maillardville, BC, Maymont, SK, Meadow Lake, SK, Medicine Hat, AB, Montreal, QC, Moosonee, ON, Morinville, AB, Mundare, AB, Normandeau, AB, North Cooking Lake, AB, Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, QC, Okotoks, AB, Onoway, AB, Onion Lake, SK, Opal, AB, Ottawa, ON, Peace River, AB, Peguis, MB, Picardville, AB, Pincher Creek, AB, Prince Albert, SK, Qu’Appelle, SK, Richard, SK, Richelieu, QC, Rivière-Qui-Barre, AB, Rochester, AB, Round Hill, AB, Round Lake, AB, Saddle Lake, AB, Saint-Boniface, MB, Saint-Paul des Métis, AB, St-Albert, AB, St-Brieux, SK, St-Joachim, AB, St-Paul. AB, Skaro, AB, Standoff, AB, Stry, AB, Sturgeon Lake, AB, Sturgeon River, AB, Sweetgrass, SK, Taber, AB, Tawatinaw, AB, Tide Lake, AB, Vegreville, AB, Vermilion, AB, Victoria, BC, Waugh, AB, Whitehorse, YK, and Winnipeg, MB. There are also records from New York, New York, and Chicago, Illinois in the United States, London, England, Rome, Italy, and Pontmain and Lyon in France.

Personal Papers series

The series contains records of a personal nature, created or collected by individual Oblates over the course of their careers in in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Arctic. The series also includes the personal records of lay people. Grandin Province administered the records, and may include personal papers of Oblates who served in predecessor organizations.

Personal Papers series

This series contains records of a personal nature, belonging to, or created or collected by individual Oblates over the course of their careers in in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Labrador, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Arctic. The series also includes the personal records of lay people. The Vice-Province of Mackenzie administered the records, and may include personal papers of Oblates who served in predecessor organizations.

Personal Papers series

This series contains records of a personal nature, belonging to, or created or collected by individual Oblates over the course of their careers in in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Arctic. The series also includes the personal records of lay people and other religious persona. The Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan administered the records, and may include personal papers of Oblates who served in predecessor organizations.

Personnel Records series

This series contains the personnel files and records belonging to or created by Oblates as part of the administrative function of the office of the Provincial. These records are human resource management files and are primarily administrative in nature. The files in this series include those managed at the Foyer Lacombe in St Albert and include the records for Oblates who had some responsibility within Grandin Province and its predecessor organizations.

Individual files vary; the personnel records often consist of evaluations, biographical notes, reports and scholarly returns, education, ordination and service history, and correspondence with the Provincial. While primarily administrative, the records can include material of interest to the individual Oblate. These files may also include obediences, farewell tributes, family and school records, funeral cards, journals, address books, research papers, stories and records related to life in parishes and missions, photograph albums, certificates, newspaper and magazine articles, newsletters, and manuscripts.

Photographs and Negatives series

This series consists of photographs, negatives, lantern slides and transparencies of various subjects taken in or related to the northern communities of Canada in the Vice-Province of Mackenzie. The images were created or collected by the Oblates in the course of their administrative work or personal lives, and the records often reflect their secular interests. The breadth of the subject matter is immense and unique and documents many aspects of northern Canada and its peoples. Subjects may include Oblates and sisters in the various communities, missions, religious events and activities.

The images show communities and activities and include local landscapes, indigenous camps, missions, waterways, fauna, fishing, churches and buildings, indigenous people and families, bands and orchestras, transportation, hunting, fur trade, trapping, colleges and schools, Indian residential Schools and students, museums, sports, industries and farming.

The subjects also focus specifically on the various communities the Oblates served in the north, including: Aklavik, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Norman, Fort Rae, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Inuvik, Yellowknife, as well as many other communities. There are many images of artists’ work at Holman (now Ulukhaktok) on Victoria Island, a cooperative the Oblates, specifically Henri Tardy, were involved in.

Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan sous-fonds

The sous-fonds as a whole includes the administrative and the operational records of the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan, and its predecessor bodies in western and northern Canada, from both the civil corporation and the canonical entity. It consists of administrative, financial, personnel, personal, parish and mission and institutional, records, as well as records related to the First Nations, and the evangelization of the First Nations peoples, including Indian Residential Schools. The records include textual and published material, photographs and negatives, sound, film and video recordings, cartographic material, architectural drawings and plans.

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan

Provincial Administration series

This series consists of records that document the management functions of the Oblates in the course of the work performed throughout OMI Lacombe in the west. The records consist of administrative and operational correspondence with Oblate administrators at various levels, including Rome and with the various missions and parishes the Oblates served, and also with the Catholic Church and with external organizations. The series also includes correspondence files with the administrators of other provinces, the administrators of various Catholic bodies, with religious organizations of men and women, and with the administration of institutions run by the Oblates, including Indian Residential Schools and the federal government. Administrative records also include those related to Oblate vocational work and clergy formation as well as records pertaining to the establishment of missions, schools, orphanages, hospitals and the operation of chapels and churches in various communities.

Provincial Administration series

This series consists of records that document the management functions of the Oblate in the course of their work performed by the Provincial Administration throughout the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan. The records consist of administrative and operational correspondence with Oblate administrators at various levels, including Rome and with the various missions and parishes the Oblates served, and also with the Catholic Church and with external organizations. The series also includes correspondence files with the administrators of other provinces, the administrators of various Catholic bodies, with religious organizations of men and women, and with the administration of institutions run by the Oblates, including Indian Residential Schools and the federal government. Administrative records also include those related to Oblate vocational work and clergy formation as well as records pertaining to the establishment of missions, schools, orphanages, hospitals and the operation of chapels and churches in various communities.

Provincial Administration series

This series consists of records that document the management functions of the Oblates in the course of the work performed by the provincial Administration throughout the Vice-Province of Mackenzie. The records consist of administrative and operational correspondence with Oblate administrators at various levels, including Rome and with the various missions and parishes the Oblates served, and also with the Catholic Church and with external organizations. The series also includes correspondence files with the administrators of other provinces, the administrators of various Catholic bodies, with religious organizations of men and women, and with the administration of institutions run by the Oblates, including Indian Residential Schools and the federal government. Administrative records also include those related to Oblate vocational work and clergy formation as well as records pertaining to the establishment of missions, schools, orphanages, hospitals and the operation of chapels and churches in various communities.

Provincial’s Office Files sub-series

This sub-series contains a broad range of administrative records related to the running of the provincial office and subjects of direct concern to the administration of OMI Lacombe Canada.

These records relate to the reorganization of Grandin Province, and to the creation of OMI Lacombe Canada, as well as. committee closures, groundbreaking ceremonies, the Justice & Peace Committee, transfer of members, corporations, agreements, residential schools, lists of Oblates, relationships with the apostolic vicariate, OMI policies, the Oblate Parish Mission Team, sermons, publications, scrapbooks, manuals, financial records, articles, reports, the Local Community Council, and Oblate histories.

There are also photographs of various places, events and individuals, including Vital Grandin Centre, Foyer Lacombe and its opening, obituaries, retirements, volunteers, and Christmas parties.

Provincial’s Office Files sub-series

This sub-series contains a broad range of administrative records related to the running of the provincial office and subjects of direct concern to the administration of the Vice-Province of Mackenzie. The majority are between the Provincial and those responsible for the running of the vicariate and later, the vice-province.

The records consist of reports, correspondence, statistics, meetings on restructuring, minutes, obediences, canonical visits, acts of visits, records related to social and justice issues, records of various Indian agencies, statistics, Codex Historici, and press clippings, newsletters and policies within the boundaries of the Vice-Province of Mackenzie.

Publications series

In the course of their administrative work, the Oblates created, acquired and made use of published sources. Records were created by Oblates and non-Oblates. This series consists of published monographs and periodicals on the subjects of the Oblates, the Roman Catholic Church, its missions, Indian Residential Schools and the indigenous population of the Canadian west and Saskatchewan. The material includes administrative circulars sent by Oblate Superiors General to the Congregation members, outlining spiritual and temporal deeds and accomplishments. The series also consists of Catholic and Oblate periodicals as well as First Nations’ periodicals from various communities. Records were created by Oblates and non-Oblates.

Publications series

In the course of their administrative work, the Oblates created, acquired and made use of published sources. This series consists of published monographs and periodicals on the subjects of the Oblates, the Roman Catholic Church, its missions, residential schools, and the indigenous population of the Canadian west and the Northwest Territories. The material includes administrative circulars sent by Oblate Superiors General to the Congregation members, outlining spiritual and temporal deeds and accomplishments. The series also consists of indigenous periodicals from various communities. Records were created by Oblates and non-Oblates.

Publications series

In the course of their administrative work, the Oblates created, acquired and made use of published resources. This series consists of published monographs and periodicals on the subject of the Oblates, the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Church, its missions, and the indigenous population of western Canada. Records were created by Oblates and non-Oblates.

Relations with Subordinates sub-series

The sub-series consists of records pertaining to various institutions and organizations the Oblates either established, administered or were involved with, including Juniorat/Collège Saint-Jean, La Survivance / Le Franco-Albertain.

The Oblates established the Saint-Jean school in Pincher Creek, Alberta, in 1908. It was founded as a Juniorat, a place to instruct junior members preparing for life in the Oblate order. In 1910, the Juniorat Saint-Jean was moved to Edmonton, and in 1943, renamed Collège Saint-Jean. Over time, religious instruction gradually included more general courses and the institution grew more closely affiliated with the University of Alberta. It became Collège universitaire Saint-Jean in 1970, and following the sale of the college to the University of Alberta in 1976, was renamed Faculté Saint-Jean in 1977. It was renamed Campus Saint-Jean in 2005.

The records in this subseries consist of the administrative and operational records of the Juniorat Saint-Jean and Collège Saint-Jean, from the time of its founding to sale to the University of Alberta. The sub-series also includes some educational and related records.

Specifically, the records relate to administration of the school, and include correspondence, financial accounts and reports, contracts and agreements, budgets and accounts, staffing and alumni related records, committee material, and records of maintenance and renovation and construction work, as well as property insurance and evaluation records. Also included in the sub-series are various daily registers and codices historici.

Operational records include those related to courses, curricula, yearbooks and graduations, as well as staff and student histories and biographical information. The sub-series also includes numerous personal records and pedagogical materials of faculty and students, such as notes, journals, brochures and publications, as well as photographs and photograph albums.

Schools sub-series

The sub-series relates to the creation and administration of various schools including Indian Residential Schools (IRS) and orphanages in the Oblate Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan area. The Indian Residential School (IRS) system was established and developed by the federal government in the 19th century, and was overseen by government officials and by various Christian churches and religious organizations throughout Canada. The major denominations were involved, including Anglican, United, Methodist, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches, as well as the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and various religious communities of sisters. The government system was implemented to educate First Nations children, but in practice became one of systematic assimilation and cultural genocide. Residential schools would operate for more than one hundred years.

The Oblates operated 48 schools in Canada. As missions were established, so were boarding schools to evangelize and reach the communities. The goal was to give students a scholastic and religious education, and in some schools, an understanding of industrial or agricultural knowledge. The churches received a monetary grant from the government for each child at a school. The IRS employed Oblates as principals, administrators and teachers, and religious sisters worked at the school, as did lay staff as cooks, farmers, carpenters, blacksmiths and janitors.

The sub-series consists of records created or accumulated in the course of the administration and operation of Catholic residential and day schools, as well as various separate schools. The records contents and formats vary according to school, but can include correspondence, decisions of administration and operational records related to the running of the school, its students and staff, budgets and financial records of the school or associated farm, registers of academic progress, attendance registers, historical notes and employment and pay reports.

The subseries includes records for the following Schools:

Beauval Indian Residential School, Blue Quills Indian Residential School, Bonnyville Public School, Cold Lake Indian Day School, Cowessess Indian Residential School, Crowfoot Indian Residential School, Ermineskin Indian Residential School, Kamloops Indian Residential School, Keheewin School, Lejac School, Notre-Dame-de-Fatima School, Prince Albert orphanage, Sacred Heart Indian Residential School, St. Albert High School, St. Anthony’s Indian Residential School, St. Bruno’s Indian Residential School, St. Catherine School, St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Joseph’s Indian Residential School, St. Mary’s Indian Residential School, St. Michael’s Indian Residential School, Teslin Indian Residential School, and Thunderchild Indian Residential School.

The sub-series also includes records created or acquired related to the following institutions under the responsibility of the Catholic Church, but where Oblates were involved:

Alberta Catholic Schools Trustees' Association, l'Association canadienne des Éducateurs de langue française, Brosseau School Board No. 47 and No. 1614, Catholic Archdiocese School Board of Vancouver, Catholic Indian League, Cold Lake School Board No. 64, Department of Indian Affairs, Diocese of Calgary, Federal Government of Canada, Fédération canadienne française de la Colombie-britannique (FCFCB), Fort Kent School Board No. 46, Glenbow Museum, Grey Nuns, Oblate Indian and Eskimo Commission, St. Pascal of Nazareth Church, St. Patrice Orphanage, Trochu School District of Pontmain No. 20, and Two Hills School Division No. 21.

The sub-series also includes records from the following locations:

Beacon Hills, SK, Blood Reserve, AB, Bonnyville, AB, Brocket, AB, Brosseau, AB, Calgary, AB, Cardston, AB, Cluny AB, Cold Lake, AB, Delmas, SK, Duck Lake, SK, Dunbow, AB, Edmonton, AB, Fort Kent, AB, Fort Vermilion, AB, Grand Centre, AB, Gurneyville, AB, Hobbema [Maskwacis], AB, Joussard, AB, Kamloops, BC, Keewatin, NU, Lac-la-Biche, AB, Lac Vert, SK, Lebret, SK, Legal, AB, Le Goff, AB, Lejac, BC, Maillardville, BC, Marieval, SK, Onion Lake, SK, Pickardville, AB, Pincher Creek, AB, Prince Albert, AK, Saddle Lake, AB, St. Albert, AB, St. Edouard, AB, St. Paul, AB, Standoff, AB, Trochu, AB, and Vancouver, BC.

Schools sub-series

The sub-series relates to the creation and administration of various schools including Indian Residential Schools (IRS) in the Vice-Province of Mackenzie area. There were no Oblate established or administered residential schools within the Vice-Province, but the schools were administered by the Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of Mackenzie, and cover the Northwest Territories and Fort Chipewyan in Alberta.

The Indian Residential School (IRS) system, was established and developed by the federal government in the 19th century, and was overseen by government officials and by various Christian churches and religious organizations throughout Canada. The major denominations were involved, including Anglican, United, Methodist, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic churches, as well as the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and various religious communities of sisters. The government system was implemented to educate First Nations children, but in practice became one of systematic assimilation and cultural genocide. Residential schools would operate for more than one hundred years.

The sub-series consists of records created or accumulated in the course of the administration and operation of Roman Catholic residential schools, as well as various separate schools within the Vice-Province, including those related to the Fort Chipewyan Separate School District 57 and others. The records contents and formats vary according to school, but can include correspondence, decisions of administration and operational records related to the running of the school, its students and staff, budgets and financial records of the school, registers of academic progress, attendance registers, photographs, films and yearbooks.

The sub-series includes records created or acquired related to the following institutions under the responsibility of the Catholic Church, but where Oblates were involved: Aklavik, N.W.T., Immaculate Conception; Fort Chipewyan, AB, Holy Angels; Fort Simpson, N.W.T., Lapointe Hall; Fort Smith, N.W.T., Grandin College.

Schools sub-series

The sub-series relates to the administration of various schools in the Grouard area. The records include administrative material of the Indian Residential School (IRS) in Assumption, and Sturgeon Lake, Alberta, and consists of Codex historicus, correspondence, pay lists, quarterly reports, earned allowance forms, cashbooks, and photographs. There are also plans for the Falher College. In addition, there are brochures, press clippings, studies, and school debates for École Héritage in Jean-Côté, Alberta and records for the Holy Family separate school located in Peace River, Alberta.

Sœurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte-Vierge fonds

  • PR0077
  • Fonds
  • 1853-2013

The fonds consists of convent and school records in the ecclesiastical Province of St. John the Evangelist run by the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin and embracing Alberta and Saskatchewan. The records of these institutions include, with gaps, the chronicles of yearly highlights with, in most cases, yearly lists of personnel and students; the financial journals which normally contain index of boarders and/or students, registers of admissions and departures, journals of receipts and expenditures; volumes containing programs of events, such as birthdays or anniversaries or Christmas concerts; half-yearly financial reports; inventories of properties; statements of accounts normally containing records of gifts, costs, taxes, insurance policies; minutes of local meetings; records of pupils associated with the Sisters in clubs; records of awards; registers of first communions and confirmations.
The fonds also holds material concerning the Japanese internment camps in Slocan, British Columbia, during the years of the Second World War; some materials concerning the general administration of the Sisters; publications written by the Sisters or used by the Sisters in the schools; personal records of sisters covering their career or research.

Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

Vice-Province of Grouard sous-fonds

The sous-fonds as a whole includes the administrative and the operational records of the Vice-Province of Grouard and its predecessor bodies in western and northern Canada, from both the civil corporation and the canonical entity. It consists of administrative, financial, personnel, personal, parish and mission and institutional records, as well as those relating to First Nations and to indigenous affairs. The records may include textual and published material, photographs and negatives, sound, film and video recordings, cartographic material, architectural drawings and plans.

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Vice-Province of Grouard

Vice-Province of Mackenzie sous-fonds

The sous-fonds as a whole includes the administrative and the operational records of the Vice-Province of Mackenzie and its predecessor bodies in western and northern Canada, from both the civil corporation and the canonical entity. It consists of administrative, financial, personnel, personal, parish and mission and institutional records, as well as those relating to First Nations and to indigenous affairs. The records may include textual and published material, photographs and negatives, sound, film and video recordings, cartographic material, architectural drawings and plans.

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Vice-Province of Mackenzie