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Old Sun Indian Residential School (Blackfoot Reserve, Gleichen , Alta.)

Old Sun Indian Residential School, Blackfoot Reserve, Gleichen , AB, 1886-1978, Diocese of Calgary, Authorized Enrollment – 15 to 142.

  • 1959 High school students boarding at Old Sun attend local Provincial schools.
  • 1960 Authorized enrolment increased to 142.
  • 1966 All residential students, except those in kindergarten and grade 1, attend eight Provincial schools within 30-mile radius of reserve. School’s Midget hockey team wins Indian Hockey Tournament for southern Alberta held in Calgary.
  • 1967 94 children are in residence.
  • 1969 April 1 Government assumes control of school, which is named Old Sun Student Residence. Kindergarten classes are continued in largely vacant building.
  • 1971 Sept. Government reduces dormitory capacity to 75 as Mount Royal College takes over most of building for use as a Native Learning Centre (vocational studies) for adult education. Campus is known as the Old Sun Community College.

1978 Old Sun Community College becomes separate institution run by the Blackfoot Nation.

Compiled by General Synod Archives July 24, 2008.

Name Sub-category: 
Residential School

Loose photographs from Old Sun album

Description
Start Date: 
1950
End Date: 
1966
Date Range: 
[Digitized 2013 (originally created [1950-1966])]
Physical Description: 

1.12 GB of graphic material.- 161 photographs : b&w ; (tiff)

Notes: 

Loose photographs that were originally held in the Old Sun album. Digitized in 2013 by SRSC staff.

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
002
Container Number: 
001
Description Level: 
Language: 

Old Sun Residential School photo album

Description
Creator: 

Photo album created by William Starr

Start Date: 
1950
End Date: 
1966
Date Range: 
[Digitized 2013 (originally created [1950-1966])]
Physical Description: 

8.14 GB of graphic material.- 1 photo album : b&w ; (tiff)

Notes: 

Digitized by SRSC staff in 2013. The Old Sun Residential School photographs were once in held in a photo album created by William Starr, the binding/cover of the photo album was removed and the pages are no longer in their original order. A number of the photo album pages are missing photographs. Adrian Stimson is in possession of the original album, SRSC has digitized copies.

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
001
Container Number: 
001
Language: 
Description Level: 

Adrian Stimson collection

Description
Start Date: 
1950
End Date: 
1966
Date Range: 
[1950-1966]
Physical Description: 

10 GB of graphic material.

846 photographs : b&w and col ; (tiff)

Arrangement: 
Thematically by item type
History Biographical: 

Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator with a BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art & Design and MFA from the University of Saskatchewan.

As an interdisciplinary artist, Adrian’s work includes paintings, installations, collodion wet plate photography, sculpture and performance. Both of Adrian's parents worked in Residential Schools across Canada.  Both of Adrain's parents worked at numerous residential schools across Canada.

Photograph of the Stimson Family.

Scope Content: 

Collection comprises digital copies of residential school photographs collected by Adrian Stimson. Photographs relate to Old Sun Indian Residential School (Gleichen, Alta.), St. Philip's Indian Residential School (Fort George, Que.), and Qu'Appelle Indian Residential School (Lebret, Sask.) . Photographs feature students, staff, buildings and activities.

Notes: 

Material in accession 2013-050 was digitized by SRSC staff in 2013.  The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre only holds digital copies of these images.

Associated Material: 

Related holdings: Ruth A. Cox-Ingle Collection (Fort George, Que.) ; Ivy Hepton Collection (Fort George, Que.)

Repository: 
srsc
Admin
Custodial History: 

The Old Sun Indian Residential School photographs were given to Adrian Stimson by William (Bill) Starr in 2008.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

No restrictions on use.

Conservation: 

The Old Sun Residential School photographs were once in held in a photo album created by William Starr, the binding/cover of the photo album was removed and the pages are no longer in their original order. A number of the photo album pages are missing photographs.

Location Original: 

Held by Adrian Stimson.

Description Level: 

Indian record

Description
Creator: 

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Start Date: 
1958
End Date: 
1958
Date Range: 
1958 June - 1958 December
Physical Description: 

0.4 cm of textual record. - 4 issues

Bibliographic Information
Publication: 
Winnipeg : Canadian Publishers Ltd.
Volume: 
XXI
Issue: 
6 - 7, 9 - 10
Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
012
Shelf Location: 
2012-033-001
Container Number: 
001
Description Level: 
Image: 

Photograph of the Old Sun School, southeast view

Description
Start Date: 
1920
End Date: 
1929
Date Range: 
[reproduced 1991 (originally created [192-])]
Physical Description: 

0.1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Gleichen, AB

Previously known as P7538-673

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
112
Shelf Location: 
2010-007-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 
Image: 

Photograph of Old Sun School

Description
Start Date: 
1930
End Date: 
1939
Date Range: 
[reproduced 1991 (originally created [193-])]
Physical Description: 

0.1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Blackfoot Reserve, Gleichen, AB

Previously known as P7538-1023

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
111
Shelf Location: 
2010-007-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 
Image: 

Photograph of students in grade four and five classroom

Description
Start Date: 
1940
End Date: 
1949
Date Range: 
[reproduced 1991 (originally created [194-])]
Physical Description: 

0.1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Old Sun School, Gleichen, AB

Previously known as P75-103-S7-205

Physical Location
File No: 
110
Shelf Location: 
2010-007-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 
Image: 

Photograph of girls sports team and coaches

Description
Start Date: 
1945
End Date: 
1955
Date Range: 
[reproduced 1991 (originally created [195-])]
Physical Description: 

0.1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Old Sun School, Gleichen, AB

Previously known as P7538-1013

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
109
Shelf Location: 
2010-007-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 
Image: