Fonds MsC-121 - Doukhobor collection

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Doukhobor collection

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  • Photographic materials
  • Textual records
  • Objects

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  • 1856-2019 (Creation)

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Physical description

ca. 25 m of textual records and other material
ca. 2500 photographs
ca. 192 audio cassettes
73 audio disks : 78 rpm
3 videocassettes (VHS)
1 video disc (DVD)
4 audio recordings (CD)
39 posters
3 maps
1 drawing
and other material

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Custodial history

Records have been received from different sources and at different times over a period of time from 2001 till 2018. Part of the collection records was collected and donated by John Keenlyside, Terryl Plotnikoff, Joseph Ogloff and Steve Lapshinoff, other parts were acquired from various collectors.

Scope and content

Collection comprises photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, ephemera, books and periodical material resulting from and pertaining to the settlement and subsequent history of Doukhobors in Western Canada. Books and periodical items have been catalogued in the SFU Library Catalogue. Digitized images and accompanying descriptions of a portion of the collection are available on the Doukhobor Collection, 1898-1930 website.

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Records in this collection have been arranged by the archivist according to the source of material and then chronologically. In some cases content of files and their names were maintained as found in the original documents, but filed chronologically. In cases when original files had no names, the archivist assigned a file name base on the file content.

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Availability of other formats

Digitized images and accompanying descriptions of part of the collection were originally available on Multicultural Canada, and are currently available for research in SFU Digitized Collections: The print collection is searchable through the SFU Library catalogue.

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Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD), 2008 edition


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created May 13, 2014, LZ
Revised January 13, 2015, MH
Revised January 8, 2020, ED

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  • English

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