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Cinefilm and Video series
PR0003.003SF.0006 · Series · 1931-1976
Part of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

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
PR0003.001SF.0007 · Series · [1931]-2002
Part of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

The series consists of recordings created and collected by the Oblates of Grandin Province, and primarily relate to Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Arctic. The records consist of professional and amateur recordings of events such as anniversaries, vow and ordination celebrations, Christmas activities, conferences, pilgrimages, and funerals. Documentary subjects include the forest, the Inuit, Dene and Cree, various Oblates, Castle Mountain, and cultures and indigenous peoples of Alberta and the north. In addition, there are recordings of masses and programs such as “Reflections”.

Cinefilm and Video series
PR0003.002SF.0007 · Series · [1946?]-1984
Part of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

The series consists of recordings created and collected by the Oblates of the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan, and primarily relate to Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the Arctic. The records consist of professional and amateur film and videos of events in various First Nations communities and include religious events such as masses, vow and ordination celebrations, Christmas activities, weddings and funerals.

The film and video includes recordings of sports and outdoor activities and events such as hockey, fishing, dogsledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The films also show nuns, students, nurses, local buildings and hospitals, transportation and infrastructure, highways, lakes and boats. In addition, the series includes recordings of the First Nations people and families and many aspects of their communities.

Series · 1956-1964

The series consists of records related to the Alberta Pioneers oral history project, an initiative begun by Minister of Economic Affairs A. Russell Patrick in 1956 that was assigned to the Advertising Unit of the Publicity Bureau in April 1957 and continued until approximately 1964. The files include recorded interviews, memorabilia from individuals being interviewed, photographs, as well as correspondence regarding interviews.

The series also includes recordings of a meeting of the Southern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association in 1957 as well as the opening ceremonies of the Fort Macleod Museum in 1959.

Alberta. Provincial Secretary. Publicity Bureau
Series

This series contains records from several Government of Alberta departments, including Culture, Youth, and Recreation. Over the course of the creation of these records, the departments responsible for them changed in name and scope.

These records contain files such as a map of Alberta with reserves and Métis colonies, recordings of interviews with Indigenous elders, recordings of songs and prayers during a transfer ceremony, and interviews and ceremonies (including translations) from the Peigan Reserve.