Fonds PR3333 - Claude Roberto fonds

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Claude Roberto fonds

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    • 1958-1993 (Creation)

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    3.44 m of textual records and other material

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    Claude Roberto immigrated to Canada from France in 1962 with her family, settling at Ottawa and later at Gatineau, Quebec. She pursued her primary and secondary education with the National Center of Distance Learning at Vannes, Paris, France.

    She earned her Bachelor and her Masters in Classical Studies at the University of Ottawa in 1975 and 1977 respectively. She was also a researcher in archaeology at École française de Rome, and professor and research assistant at University of Ottawa (1974–1977). In 1977 Roberto moved to Alberta, where she continued her studies, earning her PhD in classical archaeology at the University of Alberta in 1984. She was sporadically charged with classical studies classes, between 1980–2000, for the Campus Saint-Jean, for the Faculty of Extension and for the Romance Languages Department at the University of Alberta.

    Since 1985 Claude Roberto served as an archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. She was a member of several committees of the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta (ACFA), of several professional and community organizations, president of Théâtre français d'Edmonton (1988–1991), vice-president of Metro Cinema Society (1987–1989), and president of Club cinéphile d'Edmonton (1986–1988). She is author or co-author of several articles and books on archaeology and archives, of which Guide pour les archives des Oblats de Marie Immaculée, Province de l'Alberta-Saskatchewan (1989) received the Special Award of Merit of the Archivists Society of Alberta and Alberta Archives Council. She is the recipient of the Roger-Motut award of the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta for History and Literature, in 1999.

    Claude Roberto was vice-president of the Chronic Pain Association of Canada (1999–2006) and is currently an Advisory Board Member of the University of Alberta Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic in Edmonton and president of the Edmonton Nerve Pain Association. She is the author of the book At Peace with Pain and in 2004 she received a Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Award for inspiring others, improving their life conditions and volunteering for communities at the local and national levels. Claude Roberto was elected to the Provincial Health Ethics Network's Board of Directors in May 2007 and she held this position for two years.

    In July 2009 she became the Secretary General for the Bureau of Canadian Archivists; this position includes being the Canadian representative in the international archival community. As such, she was member of the Section of Professional Associations of the International Council of Archives (ICA), for which she also provides training for archivists and translating services.

    She retired from the Provincial Archives in 2017.

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    The fonds consist of administrative records of the Comité provincial des communications (ACFA) which studied broadcasting and other communications issues in Alberta, an audio tape with francophone Albertan folk music, news scripts in French from Radio-Canada, photographs of francophone Albertans Eugène Trottier and Maurice Lavallée and a certificate of Frédéric Boudreau, Codex Historicus de Lac La Biche, color photographs and negatives of Pow-Wows at Pigeon Lake and [Maskwacis] Hobbema.

    Also included are Claude Roberto’s theses for her Master and Ph.D. degrees, a manuscript of her book on chronic pain (co-authored), her articles pertaining to archives and to chronic pain, administrative papers of the Edmonton (Alberta) Nerve Pain Association, of the International Council of Archives, and the Bureau of Canadian Archivists (BCA), some material pertaining to the oblates in Alberta and material collected while she collaborated with the Alberta’s French branch of Radio-Canada.

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    Claude Roberto deposited the records at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in different accessions.


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        The material is in French and English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Associated materials

        Claude Roberto deposited in the Provincial Archives of Alberta other documents from organizations where she was active, that form part of distinct fonds: Metro Cinema Society fonds (PR1575, accessions PR1985.0257 and PR1996.0387), Théâtre français d'Edmonton (PR1574, accession PR1996.0387), Association Canadienne-Française de l'Alberta fonds (PR0015, accession PR1985.0292, the series Circulaires et publications, and Éducation).


        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accessions PR1985.0208, PR1985.0238, PR1985.0317, PR1986.0442, PR2016.1724, PR1993.0623, PR1991.0386, PR2012.0832, and PR1985.0145.

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        Refer to file PR1993.0623 to find 8 photographs relevant to the Indigenous Resource Guide, including images depicting powwows, dancers, and children at [Maskwacis] Hobbema and Pigeon Lake.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from Dictionnaire des artistes et des auteurs francophones de l’ouest canadien (Gamila Morcos, 1998) and from Claude Roberto.

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        The fonds also includes 33 photographs, 10 negatives, 1 ¼’’ audio reel, 1 Compact Disc and 1 VHS videocassette.

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