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Songs, lyrics, poems

This sub-series consists of sheets, booklets, notebooks, flyers, program, and clippings containing texts of songs, psalms, hymns, poems, lyrics and related material that were created and/or collected by members of the Doukhobor community. These records were compiled and prepared for various celebratory events and holidays as well as for everyday life.

Various organizations

This sub-series consists of record of various Doukhobor organizations: National Doukhobor Heritage Village, Kootenay and Boundary Citizen Committee on Doukhobor-Canadian Affairs, BC Unity Group, Doukhobor Society of Canada, Doukhobor Youth National Executive Council, and Saskatoon Society of Doukhobors. The records include meeting minutes, administrative records, financial records, correspondence, statements, newsletters and a photograph.

Doukhobor Research Committee

This sub-series contains documents relating to the work of the Doukhobor Research Committee. It includes affidavits and letters.
The documents include index.

Association of Canadians of Russian Descent (ACRD)

This sub-series contains records of the Association of Canadians of Russian Descent dating between 1960 and 2010. These records include minutes of meetings, correspondence, publications, photographs, membership lists, programs, administrative records, financial records, songs text, music, notes, newspaper clippings, ephemera, Iskra issues, essays and photographs. Because of the pro-Russian attitude of this organization came under scrutiny of both Canadian and US security branches. Part of the records relates to the organization and celebration of the 70th jubilee celebration of Doukhobor arrival in Canada and Russian-Canandian Festival of 1987.
Records in both Russian and English, some include translations, handwritten and typed.

Kootenay Committee on Intergroup Relations (KCIR)

This sub-series consists of records created by Lapshinoff either officially or unofficially for the CCBRD including matters of land, fires, education, and Verigins’ leadership. The sub-series includes correspondence, clippings, reports, meeting minutes, transcripts, receipts, committee proceedings, statements, declarations, notes, speeches, writings, chronologies and lists of events, and photographs.

General documents

This sub-series consists of records relating to various matters of the Doukhobor communities being reported and recorded by various government agencies, such like BC Attorney General, office of BC Premier, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of External Affairs, RCMP and others. This records contain documents relating to alleged actions of terrorism, arson, bombings, and other matters such as imprisonment, protests, Doukhobor children, Doukhobor connection to the Soviet Union, military service, Doukhobor customs, etc.


This sub-series consists of records relating to Doukhobor settlement and land holdings in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.


This sub-series consists of records relating to the Doukhobor immigration and settlement in Canada as well as issues of citizenship.


This sub-series consists of government records relating to the life and leadership of Peter V. Verigin, Peter. P. Verigin and John J. Verigin. The bulk of the records relate to the death of Peter V. Verigin and resulting investigation as well as to the arrest and intent of deportation of Peter P. Verigin.

Ephemera and publications

This sub-series consists of various ephemera and publications created by the Doukhobor community. The sub-series contains: publications, map, essay, flyers, calendars, textbooks, songs books, brochures, cartoon drawings drafts, psalm text in Russian and photographs.


This sub-series consists of photocopy of clippings and articles from newspapers and magazines as well as documents, writings, notes, cartoon drawings, statements that accompanied the clippings.

Chapters, excerpts and articles

This sub-series consists of photocopy of chapters, articles, clippings and writings collected to support court cases that the Doukhobor community was involved and the research of the KCIR. The material in this sub-series relates to the Doukhobor history and their experiences in Canada, immigration and settlement, Doukhobor religious beliefs and their attitude to peace and avoidance of military service and their connection to the USSR. Most of records are in English and some in Russian.


This sub-series consists of single or multiply issues of the serials, magazines and journals. Some of the general serials contain only a single article relating to the Doukhobors. Other serials such as Iskra and Vestnik are published by the Doukhobor community themselves and are dedicated to the matters of the Doukhobors entirely.

Assorted writings

This sub-series consists of assorted writings by various authors that are often unidentified. The records include published and unpublished writings, articles, newspaper clippings, lists, excerpts from publications, manuscripts, philosophical writings, song texts, notes, transcriptions of writings, speeches, declarations and other writings. These records illustrate Doukhobor ideological and religious views and the Doukhobor way of life.

Individual writings

This sub-series consists of writings by individual members of the Doukhobor community. These writings consists of messages to community, articles published and unpublished, manuscript of book, festival speeches, notebooks, narratives, and other assorted writings.


This sub-series consists of the individual Doukhobor writings in the format of journals and diaries. The records describe personal experiences of the authors in Russia before immigration to Canada and their experiences as immigrants in Canada and United States as well as later visits to Soviet Union. The records contain personal experiences of the authors as well as accounts of Doukhobor life and their community as immigrants.
Most of the records are in Russian.


This sub-series consists of 24 photographs of Stephan Sorokin. Many of the photographs are portraits or close-up of Sorokin at different ages, however, very few photographs are actually dated. Some of the photographs depict Sorokin with individuals or groups of people and some photographs were taken at events.

General documents

This sub-series consists of various documents that relate to the CCBRD operations and organizational agenda as well as to the Doukhobor community beliefs, ideology and history. Some documents in this sub-series focus on particular individuals, other relate to the whole community or specific organizations within the community, such as the USCC, the Sons of Freedom, the CCUB and K.I.C.R. This sub-series includes index of articles written about the Doukhobors between 1920s and 1980s.

Publications and clippings

This sub-series consists of various publications and newspaper clippings that document various matters relating to the Doukhobor community and the organizations within the community such as the CCBRD, the USCC and the Sons of Freedom. Some of the documents relate to the Doukhobor relations with the Canadian government and their attitude toward the Soviet Union. Many publications in this file are created by the CCBRD, its Fraternal Council and some were created by the Investigative Symposium of the CCBRD. These publications contain often ranting, doctrinal, argumentative, historical, and political information and many are authored by Steve Lapshinoff. Some documents are in Russian and some in English. On occasion files contain copies of documents in both languages.


This sub-series consists of various writings by the Doukhobor individuals or about the Doukhobor community and their beliefs. The documents in this sub-series include: essays, poems, dairies, notebooks, articles, text of songs, speeches, reports, messages, clippings and other writings.

Land documents

This sub-series consists of various documents relating to the Doukhobor owned land in British Columbia and in Saskatchewan, its use, management and development, land disputes with the CCUB, the Sons of Freedom, the USCC and the Canadian government, property taxes and legal matters. Documents in this sub-series include: applications and forms, property tax notices and eviction notices, land titles, land permits and licenses, correspondence, reports, statements, resolutions, legal notices, court proceedings and documents, maps, and clippings. The majority of the documents relate to the time period between 1950s-1980s, but many documents are accompanied by photocopies of earlier land documents from the time of early Doukhobor settlements in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. This file also includes many documents relating to the acquisition, development and use of land referred to as New Settlement Street in Krestova.

Sons of Freedom related documents

This sub-series consists of various documents that relate to the Sons of Freedom, including protests, imprisonment, legal matters, children’s detention, conflict with the government officials and interactions with the CCBRD. The documents include: correspondence, notes, writings, statements, petitions, appeals, lists, protocols, declarations, resolutions, court proceedings, clippings, and reports.

Stephan Sorokin correspondence and documents

This sub-series consists various documents that specifically refer to Stephan Sorokin as individual and/or as a leader of the Doukhobors and the CCBRD, or were written by Sorokin. Most of the documents in this sub-series consists of correspondence and writings. Sorokin's letters were addressed to community or to individuals and were written in BC, Los Angeles and Montevideo. Many documents are focused on Sorokin's involvement in the activities an beliefs of the Sons of Freedom.

Key people correspondence and documents

This sub-series consists of documents relating to the specific individuals within the Doukhobor community and the CCBRD as well as individuals outside of the Doukhobor community, whose work and activity closely relate to the CCBRD operations, ideology, and legal and financial matters. Considerable amount of record in this subseries is related to Steve Lapshinoff’s activity as executive member of the Christian Community and Brotherhood of the Reformed Doukhobors and Fraternal Council. The records contain his writings and translations, personal and business correspondence, research records, his trial, pardon and traveling records. Many records reflect his relationship with Stefan Sorokin and Ann Sorokin, and Sons of Freedom as well as Lapshinoff’s involvement in the Kootenay Committee on Intergroup Relations and and his effort in recording of the Doukhobor history. This sub-series includes correspondence, writings, notes, statements, reports, commentaries, questionnaires, newspaper clippings, text of songs and other less specific documents.


This sub-series consists of various lists of Doukhobor people belonging to organizations existing within the Doukhobor community, such as the CCBRD and the Sons of Freedom. These documents were either compiled by the representatives of these Doukhobor organizations or by the Canadian government officials. Some list provide details of residence, age, timeline of arrival in Canada, community leadership, and community blacklist.


This sub-series consists of various documents that relate to the administration and the day to day operations of the CCBRD as organization representing some members of the Doukhobor community in British Columbia. This sub-series includes: correspondence of the CCBRD; its Fraternal Council; correspondence of the individuals members on behalf of the organizations; correspondence with the Canadian government officials; applications; statements; petitions; open letters; financial records; land related records; press releases; newspaper clippings; photographs; writings of the CCBRD and its members. This sub-series also contains documents relating to the CCBRD relationship with other organizations within the Doukhobor community, such as the Sons of Freedom and the USCC. Many records in this sub-series were kept in confidence by the Fraternal Council and only some of these records were made public as photocopies by the Fraternal Council during the Kootenay Conference in the late 1970s-1980s.


This sub-series consists of photographic black & white and color images depicting the Sons of Freedom’s various protest and gathering activities from 1927 until 1993. The protests and gatherings were results of various circumstances that the Sons of Freedom found unjustly and worthy of fighting against. Some of the protest were the response to the Canadian government treatment of the Sons, including detention of the children or prison sentences given for arson and public nudity. Other protests were prompted by discontent with leadership issues and divisions within the Doukhobor community as well as by eagerness to demonstrate the Sons’ beliefs. This sub-series includes images of protesters gathering, marching and/or being arrested; images of trek to Aggasiz and camp settlement; images of arson; images of nude protests and images of visits to New Denver School Dormitory where the Sons of Freedom children were detained

General documents

This sub-series consists of lists, timelines, statements, petitions, reports, correspondence, memos, and newspaper clippings that document various aspects of Doukhobor history in Canada. The matters contained in this sub-series include: arrival of Doukhobors in Canada, relationship between the Doukhobor community, Verigins and the Sons of Freedom, as well as relationship of the Doukhobors with the Soviets and with the Canadian government. This sub-series includes printed, mimeographed and handwritten documents in Russian and/or English. Some are original documents and some are photocopies. In some cases, Russian handwritten document is supplied with a Russian and English version mimeograph.

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