Series MsC-121-0-2 - USCC (The Union of Spiritual Community of Christ)

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USCC (The Union of Spiritual Community of Christ)

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  • 1908-1999 (Creation)

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24 cm of textual records
1 plastic plaque 23 cm x 22 cm

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This series consists of various documents that were created by Union of Spiritual Community of Christ (USCC) and its members and that relate to the operations of the USCC and to the matters concerning the Doukhobor community from late 1908 until 1999, predominantly 1938-1960s. The USCC emerged in mid 1930s in efforts to unite the Doukhobor community under the name of the Society of Named Doukhobors which was guided Peter P. Verigin (Chistiakov). In 1938, the CCUB was dissolved due to bankruptcy. After the death of Peter P. Verigin in 1939, the leadership of the organization was continued by John J. Verigin, Peter’s grandson. The Society of Named Doukhobors change its name to the USCC in the early 1940s. The records are in Russian and/or English; some are printed and some are handwritten, some have accompanying transcriptions and/or translations; some are original documents and some are photocopies.
This series is divided in to four sub-series: 1: General Documents; 2: War related documents; 3: Financial records; 4: Ephemera and publications; 5: Event 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, while other parts were acquired from various collectors.


Records in this collection have been arranged by the archivist according to the source of material and then chronologically. In most 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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  • English
  • Russian

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January 10, 2020, ED

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC 121-Box 21-22