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Pioneer interview collection

Description
Start Date: 
1970
End Date: 
1970
Date Range: 
1970
Physical Description: 

0.10 m of audio recordings.

22 audio cassette tapes.

Arrangement: 
Collection is arranged choronologically by item type.
History Biographical: 

This oral history project was organized through Algoma University College and funded by the Federal Government. The recordings took place in the Winter/Spring of 1970.

Scope Content: 

Collection comprises audio recordings of oral history interviews conducted with individuals living in the Algoma District in 1970.

Repository: 
aua
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Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Description Level: 
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James Mara fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1940
End Date: 
1970
Date Range: 
1940-1970
Physical Description: 

0.6 m of textual records and graphic material.

ca. 500 photographs : b&w

Arrangement: 
Fonds is arranged in two series: Spanish IRS and personal.
History Biographical: 

James J. Mara (January 8 1921 - July 9 1992) was born to parents James Mara and Catherine Lomasney in Sarnia, Ontario.

In 1941 Mara made  vocation retreat at St. Peter's Seminary, London, Ontario, under the direction of Philip Francis Pocock.  As a result of this retreat Mara decided to entered the Jesuit Order and was received at St.Stanislaus Novitiate, Guelph Ontario on October 30, 1941 as a postulant.  On April 29, 1942 he became as novice.  Most of Mara's novice years were spent as a kitchen apprentice. He went on to serve as a cook for fifteen years at numerous locations including: Guelph (1944-1955), Jesuit Seminiary, Toronto (1945-1946), Manresa Restreat House in Erindale, Ontario (1946-1949), Provincial Superior's Residence in Toronto (1949-1951), the Indian Residential School at Spanish, Ontario (1951-1958), and the retreat house at Raydor, Oakville, Ontario (1958-1959).

On August 15, 1953 during a trip to Guelph Mara pronounced his final vows as a Jesuit Brother. In addition to cooking Mara became involved in the recruitment of retreatants while at Erindale and Oakville. In 1948 he organized the distribution of the retreat house bulletin, Manresa, to over 5,000 members of the archdiocese. At Spanish he was known for his fundraising schemes - bingo games, alumni donation campaigns, and collection boxes in support of the new arena in 1952,  He was also known for putting on performances as a magician and he helping organize the school's skating carnivals.

His later appointments included: Toronto (1968-1963/1963-1964) and Ottawa (1962-1963), Port Arthur (1964-1965), Garden Village (1965-1967), an Fort William Reserve (1967-1973). While in Lakehead (1967-1973) he planned a performance of Indigenous activities for the visit of the Queen and Prince Philip to the Fort William Reserve in July 1973. He was also involved in the construction of a new twelve-sided church in Fort William.

In 1973 Mara returned to Toronto due to ailing health. That same year he became involved in the establishment of a new Jesuit residence at 67 West Avenue, Toronto.  The residence aimed to help minority and impoverished groups in the surrounding community. From 1975-1980 Mara served in the kitchen at St. Joseph's College, North Point, Darjeeling, India.  He was responsible for the preparation and distribution of food for the 350 students at St. Joseph's.  He was also the moderator of the students' photography club and was the Regional Coordinator of School Communications. He returned home in the summer of 1980 when his visa was revoked.  Once back in Canada he served at the Canadian Martyrs' Shrine in Midland, Ontario for the next eleven years. While at the Shrine he also wrote small devotional pamphlets about the early missionaries of the area. Beginning in 1986 Mara also began organizing tours to Catholic shrines abroad as a way to generate revenue for the Midland Shrine.

In December 1990 Mara was diagnosed with cancer. Despite his health in April 1992 he joined a pilgrimage to Our Lady f Guadalupe in mid April. On his fiftieth anniversary of service with the Jesuits Mara was back in his winter quarters at La Sorta Residence in Pickering, Ontario. He passed away two months later on July 9, 1992. His funeral was held at the Martyrs' Shrine.

Source: "Mara, James J." in Dictionary of Jesuit Biography: Ministry to English Canada Vol. II 1988-2006. Toronto: Canadian Institute of Jesuit Studies, 2007, p. 199-202.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises photographs of the Spansih Indian Residential Schools taken by and collected by Brother James Mara.  Also includes personal photo albums of Mara's family, correspondence, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

Repository: 
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Custodial History: 

Donated to the SRSC on November 2, 2017 by Frank Gagno and family.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds during processing.

Geographic Access: 
Description Level: 

Office of the Vice-President Academic and Research fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1989
End Date: 
2014
Date Range: 
1989, 2002-2014
Physical Description: 

.35 m of textual records.

Arrangement: 
Fonds is arranged by subject files.
History Biographical: 

The Office of Vice-President Academic and Research (VPAR) existed at Algoma University from 2011 to 2014.  Dr. David Schantz was the only incumbent.  Prior to 2011, the Academic Dean briefly bore the title Associate Vice-President Academic and Research.  After 2014 duties of the Office of the VPAR were distributed to the Office of the Academic Dean and the Office of the President.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises research activity related records formerly administrated by the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Research at Algoma University.  Includes letters patent, by-laws, minutes and reports, and other materials documenting the activities of three research institutes at Algoma University: the Northern Ontario Research, Development, Ideas and Knowledge (NORDIK) Institute, the Invasive Species Research Institute (ISRI) and the Health Informatics Institute (HII).

Repository: 
aua
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Custodial History: 

Records in accrual 2017-022 transferred to the archives by Sue Harnden in 2016.

Access Restriction: 

May be access and use restrictions.  Permission from office of origin or successor office required for access or use.

Repro Restriction: 

May be access and use restrictions.  Permission from office of origin or successor office required for access or use.

Description Level: 

Fort George Quebec collection

Description
Start Date: 
1971
End Date: 
1971
Date Range: 
1971
Physical Description: 

2 cm of textual records.

 1 book

Arrangement: 
Collection is arranged in files.
Scope Content: 

Collection comprises a single record, a copy of the "Traditional Indian Recipies From Fort George, Quebec" reprinted by the Highway Bookstore in 1971.

Repository: 
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Custodial History: 

Material in accession 2017-014 was transferred to Algoma University by Laurentian University Archives on March 28, 2017.  Material was previously part of the Highway Bookshop Fonds at Laurentian.  More information about the fonds can be found online at: https://biblio.laurentian.ca/research/sites/default/files/pictures/P186%20Highway%20Bookshop%20Fonds.pdf.

Access Restriction: 

No restriction on access.

Repro Restriction: 

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Conservation: 

Basic conservation performed during processing.

Geographic Access: 
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Bishop Stephen Andrews fonds

Description
Start Date: 
2009
End Date: 
2016
Date Range: 
2016
Physical Description: 

0.10 m of textual records and graphic material.

History Biographical: 

Bishop Stephen AndrewsThe Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews served as the tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Algoma from 2009-2016.  He studied Classics at the University of Colorado and theology at Regent College and Wycliffe College, where he received his M.Div. degree in 1984. After two years in London as Study Assistant to The Rev. Dr John Stott, he was ordained in the Diocese of Nova Scotia in 1986 and served as the Assistant Curate at historic St Paul’s, Halifax, until 1990. He completed a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University in 1995, with a dissertation entitled ‘Ancient Interpretation of Divine Judgement in Eden (Genesis 3.14-19).’

In 1994, Dr. Andrews became the Rector of The Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr and Dean of the Diocese of Saskatchewan, in Prince Albert, where he was also Principal of the James Settee College for Ministry, a training initiative for First Nations church leaders.

In 2001 he was appointed President, Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Thorneloe University College, a founding member of the Laurentian University Federation in Sudbury, Ontario. Here he was the Director of the Thorneloe School of Theology programme. He held this position until his election as Bishop of the Diocese of Algoma in 2008.  During his tenure as Bishop Andrews maintained status as an Adjunct Faculty member at Laurentian and occasionally taught in the Join Department of Religious Studies. He serves on the board of Thorneloe University College.

Dr. Andrews has held numerous positions within the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, he served on the Council of general Synod and acted as the chair of the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee. He has been the Bishop’s appointment on the Algoma Diocesan Executive Committee and a member of the Algoma Postulancy Commission. He is a former National Chaplain to the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and was a member of the Primate’s Theological Commission. In 2007 he was elected as Prolocutor of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada and subsequently as clerical member of the Anglican Consultative Council. In 2013 he was appointed the Chair of the Ontario Provincial Commission on Theological Education.

In April 2016 he was announced as the tenth Principal of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises records documenting Bishop Andrew's activities as the tenth Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma.  Includes photographs, Bishop Notes and other material.

Repository: 
aua
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Custodial History: 

Accural 2017-004 transferred from Bishophurst to Algoma University by the Right Rev. Harry Huskins on January 16, 2017. Further accruals are expected.

Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement and the Anglican Church of Canada's policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to established university policies and to applicable privacy legislation.

Repro Restriction: 

May be restrictions on use based on the terms of the Deposit Agreement and the Anglican Church of Canada's policy on Privacy and Archives. Subject to established university policies and to applicable privacy legislation.

Conservation: 

Minor conversation performed on fonds.

Description Level: 
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Shingwauk 2016 gathering and conference fonds

Description
Start Date: 
2016
End Date: 
2016
Date Range: 
2016 July - 2016 August
Creator: 

Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre

Physical Description: 

0.05 m of textual records and 61 MB of electronic textual records.

459 MB of electronic graphic material. - ca. 75 photographs : col. ; (jpeg)

9.09 GB of electronic moving images. - 7 videos

Arrangement: 
Chronologically by record type.
History Biographical: 

The Shingwauk 2016 Gathering and Conference: Fulfilling the Vision that was held at Algoma University July 29 - July 31, 2016. The event saw over 150 survivors, families, intergenerational-survivors, and members of the general public participate in events throughout the weekend.

The 2016 gathering was the fifth annual Shingwauk Gathering and Conference and the 12th Shingwauk Reunion. It was also the 35th anniversary of the first Shingwauk Reunion held in 1981.  The Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) have been holding reunions of the students, staff, clergy, and descents of those involved with the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools since 1981. Gatherings were held in 1981, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises records documenting the activities of the Shingwauk 2016 Gathering and Conference held at Algoma University July 29 - July 31, 2016.  Includes meeting minutes, programs, planning materials, registration forms, photographs, and other material.

Repository: 
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Custodial History: 

Material in accession 2016-039 was created by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, and partners.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Conservation: 

Basic conversation performed on fonds.

Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 

Joy (Goss) Scheifele collection

Description
Start Date: 
1963
End Date: 
1966
Date Range: 
1963-1966
Physical Description: 

.10 m of graphic material.

26 photographs : b&w

3 photographs : col.

Arrangement: 
Accession arranged thematically by record type.
History Biographical: 

Joy Goss was employed as secretary of the Moose Fort Residential School from 1963 to 1966.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises photographs of children at the Moose Fort Residential School (Moose Factory, Ont.) between 1963-1966.

Repository: 
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Custodial History: 

Material in accession 2016-021 donated to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre by Joy (Goss) Scheifele in May 2016.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

Reproductions are dependent on the fragility of the originals. Researchers must adhere to applicable copyright law and privacy legislation and permission of the copyright holder is required to publish from the fonds.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds.

Description Level: 
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Physical Plant Department fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1985
End Date: 
1995
Date Range: 
1985-1995
Creator: 

Algoma University Physical Plant Staff

Physical Description: 

.10 m of graphic material

510 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller.

Arrangement: 
Fonds arranged chronologically by item type.
History Biographical: 

Residence construction, 1995The Physical Plant Department at Algoma University is responsible for the up-keep and maintenance of the University’s grounds and buildings as well as the planning, development, and construction of new infrastructure. The department is responsible for logistics and mail services, security, and energy management.

Physical plant staff also work with vendors and community partners to coordinate new construction and renovations of existing buildings and infrastructure.

Photograph on right is of the groundbreaking for the Spirit Village residence buildings in 1995.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises records that document the activities and function of the Physical Plant Department at Algoma University. Includes construction and building photographs.

Associated Material: 

The Office of Advancement and External Relations fonds also includes photographs of campus development and constriction projects undertake by Algoma University College.

Repository: 
aua
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Custodial History: 

Materials in accession 2016-008  were given to Don Jackson by Jeremy Wilhelm, Director of Physical Plant, to be used in research for the Algoma University 50th anniversary celebration in 2015.  Transferred to Algoma University Archives on April 5, 2016.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

Some donor restrictions may apply. Relevant copyright and privacy legislation applies. University policy on archives applies.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds.

Geographic Access: 
Description Level: 
Language: 

Don Jackson fonds

Description
Start Date: 
1974
End Date: 
2014
Date Range: 
1974-2014
Physical Description: 

0.9 m of textual records.

Arrangement: 
Fonds is arranged in series.
History Biographical: 

Don Jackson holds a B.A. (Hons), and an M.A. (Toronto). His research interests include political theory, constitutional law, political economy, international relations, and Indigenous politics and Canadian law.  He served as a Professor in the Law and Politics department of Algoma University from 1974-2014.  He was the founding director of the Shingwauk Project.

Scope Content: 

Fonds comprises  records documenting Professor Don Jackson's activities as a faculty member at Algoma University College and later Algoma University and as the founding director of the Shingwauk Project.  Includes minutes and reports of committees, faculty correspondence, grant applications, departmental memorandum, research records, and other materials.

Associated Material: 

Shingwauk Project collection.

Repository: 
srsc
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Custodial History: 

Materials in accession 2015-052 accumulated by Professor Don Jackson during his time at Algoma University  They were stored by Jackson until November 30, 2015 when they were transferred to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

No restrictions on use.

Conservation: 

Minor conservation performed on fonds.

Geographic Access: 
Description Level: 
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Language: 

Jean Lind collection

Description
Start Date: 
1934
End Date: 
1941
Date Range: 
1934-1941
Physical Description: 

.10 m of graphic material.

41 photographs : b&w

10 photographs : col.

Arrangement: 
Collection is arranged thematically by item type
History Biographical: 

Jean Lind was a dietician, household science teacher, and Canadian Girls In Training (CGIT) leader at Mount Elgin Indian Residential School in Muncey, Ontario from 1934-1941. Jean Lind married Rev. Dr. Douglas Brydon (1911-2007) in 1941. 

Scope Content: 

Collection comprises photographs collected by Miss Jean Lind of activities and students at the Mount Indian Elgin Residential School.

Notes: 

Photographs with dates after 1937 were sent to Jean Lind by her former collegues.

Repository: 
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Custodial History: 

Material in accession 2015-051 was donated to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre by Linda Brydon, the daughter of Jean Lind, in November 2015.

Access Restriction: 

No restrictions on access.

Repro Restriction: 

Permission is required to publish from collection.  Researchers must adhere to applicable copyright and privacy legislation.

Photograph in file 2015-051/001(019) is restricted. Copyright retained by donor.  Image cannot be placed online, used in publication, or display.

Conservation: 

Some of the photographs in this collection were removed from a scrapbook by a professional conservator prior to being donated to the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.

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