Series MsC-121-0-1 - CCUB (Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood)

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CCUB (Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood)

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  • 1890-1975 (Creation)

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60 cm of textual records
12 photographs : b&w print

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This series consists of various documents that were created by the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (CCUB) and its members and that relate to the operations of the CCUB and to the matters concerning the Doukhobor community from 1898 until 1960, predominantly from 1907 until 1939. The documents relate to the leadership of the organization, administration of office and membership, land and financial matters, relationship with the Canadian government agencies and the Sons of Freedom, beliefs and ideology of the Doukhobors. The CCUB was established by the Doukhobors that settled in Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. Most members of the organization moved to the West Kooteney region of British Columbia between 1907-1912. The organization was led by Peter V. Verigin (Lordly), spiritual leader of the Doukhobors, until his death in 1924. Peter P. Verigin (Chistiakov) took over the leadership of the CCUB in 1927. In the mid 1930s, in efforts to unite all the Doukhobors, Chistiakov created organization known as the Society of Named Doukhobors that was renamed the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC) in 1940s. In 1938, the CCUB as an organization was dissolved due to bankruptcy and the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC) replaced it.
This series is divided in to four sub-series: 1: Circular letters; 2: Correspondence; 3: Meeting minutes; 4: Documents; 5: Writings; 6: Financial records.

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


Records in this series have been arranged by the archivist according to the source of material and then chronologically. When specific records, such as correspondence, contained accompanying documents (messages, notices, receipts, forms, etc.) in original order, these accompanying documents were left as found.

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  • English
  • Russian

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January 9, 2020, ED

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC 121-Box 10-12