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Doukhobor collection Popoff, Eli A.
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Eli A. Popoff sous-fonds

This sous-fonds consists of personal archive of Eli A. Popoff and contains personal, administrative, teaching, and creative records created and collected by Eli A. Popoff during his lifetime as member of the Doukhobor community and the USCC, his work as the editor of Iskra newsletter and his work on the Executive Committee of the USCC. The records in this sous-fond span from 1895 to 2019, but majority of the records cover years from 1950-2014. These records document various Doukhobor cultural and religious practices and events, the work of the USCC committees, conventions, and symposiums, peace related conferences attended by Popoff and other Executive Committee members, organization of various project to promote the Doukhobor culture and traditions, including teaching Doukhobor history at Selkirk College, preparing Sunday School curriculums and compiling and translating Doukhobor hymns and songs and many others writings. The documents include correspondence with individuals and organizations within the Doukhobor community and outside of it as well as writings, publications, ephemera and other related records. . A part of the records consists of correspondence with various Soviet organizations and Russian individuals who were particularly keen to recruit Doukhobors during the Cold War years as well as anti-Vietnam war material, including correspondence regarding conscientious objectors and the rise of the peace movement in Canada and abroad.
This sous-fonds consists of eight main series (some containing sub-series): 1: Writings; 2: Iskra; 3: Teaching records; 4: Songs texts records; 5: USCC records; 6: Correspondence; 7: Publications, clippings, ephemera; 8: Audio-visual records; 9: Personal records.

Popoff, Eli A.