Series 3 - Photoprints and other material relating to missions of the United Church to Indigenous Peoples and ethno-cultural communities in Canada

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Photoprints and other material relating to missions of the United Church to Indigenous Peoples and ethno-cultural communities in Canada

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Original title modified to add remove offensive language. The term was changed September 2022 by archivist.

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  • Variations in title: ORIGINAL TITLE: Photoprints and other material relating to missions of the United Church to aboriginal peoples and ethno-cultural communities in Canada

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CA ON00340 F582-3

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ca. 2000 photographs, negatives, and glass slides

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Collection contains images generated in the course of home mission activities under the direction of various boards, committees, and societies of the United Church of Canada and its antecedent bodies including: the Methodist Church (Canada) and its predecessor bodies, the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada, and the Methodist Church of Canada; the Presbyterian Church in Canada and its predecessor body, the Canada Presbyterian Church.

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Series contains images generated in the course of home mission activities under the direction of: the Board of Home Missions; the Board of Evangelism and Social Service; and the Division of Mission in Canada.

Series consists of photoprints, postcards, slides, lantern slides, and photomechanical prints created or collected by ordained missionaries, lay mission workers, student supplies, and others serving, or involved in directing or promoting United Church missions to aboriginal peoples and ethno-cultural communities in Canada. Significant images include: items collected by Rev. F.C. Stephenson, Secretary of the Young People's Missionary Education Committee, 1925-1936; material emanating from the Committee on Missionary Education during the Secretaryship of Kenneth J. Beaton, 1936-1955; and photos and other material produced by Berkeley Studio, and the United Church Publishing House.

Images in this series provide insight into the evolving relationship between those who served in the home mission fields, and those whom the missions sought to reach, and eventually include. Images offer visual evidence for the evangelistic, educational, medical, and social work of the Church as it became an advocate for an inclusive and egalitarian society. Images also document the activities, way of life, and cultural experience of the first peoples, and of the immigrants who came to Canada between the wars and in the post-war era. Aboriginal peoples, ethnic groups, immigrants, missionaries, and institutions are the main subject areas
covered. Both institutions began by the Methodists and Presbyterians and continued under the United Church, and institutions established by the United Church after the Union in 1925 are represented including: residential schools such as Edmonton Indian Residential School, Edmonton, Alta.; hospitals such as Skidegate Inlet Hospital, Queen Charlotte, B.C.; school homes, for example, Nisbet School Home, Prince Albert, Sask.; hostels such as the Indian Metis Lodge, Winnipeg, Man.; church camps such as those held at Jackson House, Western Bay, Nfld.; marine missions featuring mission boats such as Thomas Crosby V; settlement houses such as Regina Settlement House, Regina, Sask.; drop-in centres, for example, Friendship House, Prince Rupert, B.C.; missions to immigrants and new Canadians, for example, Church of All Nations, Toronto, Ont., or T.E. Bissell Memorial Institute, Edmonton, Alta.; and city missions such as the Fred Victor Mission, Toronto, Ont.

Series is arranged geographically according to information provided by each item. Consequently, the level of specificity varies: one item may give only enough information to link it with a country or region, while another may indicate that it is associated with a particular province or town. Material is available for the following locations: Alberni, B.C.; Alberta; Alert Bay, B.C.; Alingly, Sask.; Athabasca, Alta.; Baie Verte, Nfld.; Battle River, Alta.; Battleford, Sask.; Bay du Nord, Nfld.; Bear River, N.S.; Belair, Man.; Bella Bella, B.C.; Bella Coola, B.C.; Bentinck Arm, B.C.; Berens River, Man.; Bertwell, Sask.; Big Lake, B.C.; Birtle, Man.; Bishop's Falls, Nfld.;
Bonavista, Nfld.; Bonnyville, Alta.; Bourlamaque, Que.; Brandon, Man.; Brilliant, B.C.; British Columbia; Buchans, Nfld.; Burgeo, Nfld.; Burin, Nfld.; Burns Lake, B.C.; Cains River, N.B.; Calder, Sask.; Calgary, Alta.; Cape Mudge, B.C.; Cape Norman, Nfld.; Card Lake, N.S.; Cardston, Alta.; Carrot River, Sask.; Chapleau, Ont.; Christian Island, Ont.; Clark's Beach, Nfld.; Clyde, Alta.; Cobalt, Ont.; Cold Lake, Man.; Cold Lake, Alta.; Cook's Harbour, Nfld.; Corner Brook, Nfld.; Cornish, Nfld.; Cote Indian Reserve, Sask.; Cross Lake, Man.; Crowland, Ont.; Curve Lake, Ont.; Dawson, Y.T.; Duffield, Alta.; Edmonton, Alta.; Eriksdale, Man.; Ethelbert, Man.; Exploits, Nfld.; Fairview, Alta.; Fernie, B.C.; File Hills, Sask.; Fisher River, Man.; Forke, Alta.; Fort Simpson, N.W.T.; Fort Vermillion, Alta.; Fort Assiniboine, Alta.; Fort William, Ont.; Gimli, Man.; Gladmar, Sask.; Glen Vowell, B.C.; God's Lake, Man.; Goldpines, Ont.; Goodfish Lake, Alta.; Grand Rapids, Man.; Grand Falls, Nfld.; Grande Prairie, Alta.; Greenwood, B.C.; Guelph, Ont.; Hafford, Sask.; Halifax, N.S.; Hamilton, Ont.; Hay River, N.W.T.; Hazelton, B.C.; Holmes Crossing, Alta.; Hooping Harbour, Nfld.; Horizon, Sask.; Hudson, Ont.; Island Lake, Man.; Jasper, Alta.; Kaslo, B.C.; Kelowna, B.C.; Kenora, Ont.; Kinuso, Alta.; Kirkland Lake, Ont.; Kispiox, B.C.; Kitimaat, B.C.; Kitlope, B.C.; Kitwanga, B.C.; Klemtu, B.C.; Kolokreeka, Alta.; Lac Seul, Ont.; Lachine, Que.; Lake of the Woods, Ont.; Lake Winnipeg, Man.; Lake Nipigon, Ont.; Lakesend, Alta.; Lamont, Alta.; Lemon Creek, B.C.; Lethbridge, Alta.; Lightwoods, Sask.; Lillooet, B.C.; Lintlaw, Sask.; Little Britain, Man.; Little Grand Rapids, Man.; Lysenko, Sask.; Malakwa, B.C.; Manitoba; Manning, Alta.; Marine missions, B.C.; Marine Missions, Nfld.; Maritime Provinces; Metlakatla, B.C.; Minto, N.B.; Montreal, Que.; Moose Mountain, Sask.;
Morley, Alta.; Mullingar, Sask.; Muncey, Ont.; Mundare, Alta.; Nampa, Alta.; Namu, B.C.; Nanaimo, B.C.; Nass River, B.C.; Nelson House, Man.; New Denver, B.C.; New Aberdeen, N.S.; Newfoundland; Niagara Falls, Ont.; Nipawin, Sask.; Nippers Harbour, Nfld.; Nitinat, B.C.; Noranda, Que.; Norway House, Man.; Nova Scotia; Ocean Falls, B.C.; Ontario; Ottawa, Ont.; Oxford House, Man.; Paddockwood, Sask.; Peace River, Alta.; Pembina, Alta.; Pictou, N.S.; Pierce, Sask.; Pigeon Lake, Alta.; Pilley's Island, Nfld.; Pincher Creek, Alta.; Pine River, Man.; Pool's Cove, Nfld.; Poplar River, Man.; Port Simpson, B.C.; Port Essington, B.C.; Port Colborne, Ont.; Portage la Prairie, Man.; Prairie Provinces; Pretty Valley, Man.; Prince Albert, Sask.; Prince Rupert, B.C.; Princeton, B.C.; Purcell's Ridge, Nfld.; Qualicam Beach, B.C.; Quebec City, Que.; Quebec; Queen Charlotte, B.C.; Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C.; Rama, Sask.; Red Lake, Ont.; Red Deer, Alta.; Regina, Sask.; Rhein, Sask.; Rice Lake, Ont.; River's Inlet, B.C.; Round Lake, Sask.; Rouyn, Que.; Saddle Lake, Alta.; Sardis, B.C.; Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Sask.; Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; Shandro, Alta.; Sifton, Man.; Sioux Lookout, Ont.;
Skeena River, B.C.; Skidegate, B.C.; Slave Lake, Alta.; Smeaton, Sask.; Smoky Lake, Alta.; Spirit River, Alta.; Sprucedale, Ont.; St. Catharines, Ont.; St. John's, Nfld.; St. John, N.B.; St. Anthony, Nfld.; Swan Lake, Man.; Swan River, Man.; Sydney, N.S.; Tashme, B.C.; Teulon, Man.; Thorold, Ont.; Topland, Alta.; Toronto, Ont.; Turner Valley, Alta.; Twillingate, Nfld.; Uchi Lake, Ont.; Val d'Or, Que.; Vancouver Island, B.C.; Vancouver, B.C.; Vegreville, Alta.; Veregin, Sask.; Victoria, B.C.; Vilna, Alta.; Vita, Man.; Wakaw, Sask.; Welland, Ont.; Wells, B.C.; Wembley, Alta.; Western Bay, Nfld.; Westlock, Alta.; Wetaskiwin, Alta.; White Bear, Sask.; Whitelaw, Alta.; Williamsport, Nfld.; Willowlea, Alta.; Winnipeg, Man.; Wostok, Alta.; Wroxton, Sask.; Yorkton, Sask.

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Legacy record uploaded in 2021.
This record was changed in June 2022 by archivist (EG) in accordance to the UCCA policy on anti-oppressive description.

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