Series PR0003.002SF.0006 - Photographs and Negatives series

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Photographs and Negatives series

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    • 1880-1990 (Creation)

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    14,084 photographs
    7,258 negatives
    155 transparencies
    41 glass negatives
    178 slides
    2 artworks

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    This series consists of photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies of various subjects taken in or related to the communities of Canada in the Province of Alberta-Saskatchewan. 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 religious actors in the various communities, missions, as well as 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, stereograph cards, school albums and scrapbooks.

    The subjects also focus specifically on the various communities the Oblates served in the geographic area of Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, as well as France, Italy, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.

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    Physical condition

    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, 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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        File list is available.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        PR1973.0248, PR1997.0109, PR2002.0075, PR2003.0308, PR2016.0001, PR2018.0050

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