Series PR0003.001SF.0006 - Photographs and Negatives series

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Photographs and Negatives series

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    • [188-?]-2005 (Creation)

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    0.05 m of textual records
    10,800 photographs
    2,178 negatives
    9 plans
    2,886 transparencies
    1 artwork

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    This series consists of photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies of various subjects taken in or related to the communities of western and northern Canada in Grandin Province. 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 western and 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, transportation, hunting, fur trade, trapping, colleges and schools, Indian Residential Schools and students, museums, sports, industries and farming. There are also visiting cards, and albums.

    The subjects also focus specifically on the various communities the Oblates served in the geographic area of Grandin Province, notably in Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, as well as Bangladesh, Europe and Mexico.

    Also, there are plans of a mission Church in Goodfish Lake as well as newspaper clippings, correspondence, and card visits.

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    The records are in good condition.

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    The materials in this series were arranged by Oblate administration mainly by format, and many of the images have been physically filed by name, subject, or geographic locale or community.

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        The records are in English and French.

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        Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accessions PR2002.0075, PR2016.0001, PR2018.0050.

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