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Stephan S. Sorokin fonds Series
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Audio-visual records

This series consists of audio-visual recordings of performances of Krestova Youth Choir during the EXPO 1986 as well as audio recordings of singing and Sorokin’s speeches during his visit to the Doukhobor villages in British Columbia in 1954.


This series consists of correspondence of Stephan Sorokin in capacity as the leader of the CCBRD and a leader/spokesperson of the Sons of Freedom with various individuals of within the Doukhobor community and outside of it, including representatives of the Canadian government and other organizations. This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence. Many of the letters are with or regarding of the imprisoned members of the Reformed Doukhobors community. Besides letters, telegrams, and open letters, the files in this series contain other records including Sorokin addresses to community, resolution, clippings, texts of poems, psalms and prayers, reports, meeting minutes of the Fraternal Council of CCBRD and other matters related to the CCBRD and the Sons of Freedom. Sorokin’s letters are sent from South America, mainly Montevideo, Uruguay.

Some of correspondents include: F. J. Mead, William Evans, Rankin, Dean & Munro, Joseph Podovinikoff, Walter Siegmeister, W. M. Moojelsky, A. Kolesnikov, I. I. Perepelkin, S. Tomilin, Petr Iliasov, Ivan Chernov, A. Reibin, Steve Lapshinoff, Joseph Ogloff, and Mikhail Chernenkoff.

In English and in Russian and some in Spanish.

Court records

This series consists of documents relating to libel court case initiated by Stefan Sorokin against Dennis Williams of Trail Times Limited in 1959. Sorokin was represented by Messrs Rankin and Dean Barristers and Solicitors. The records include transcripts of Examination for Discovery, Court of Appeal, related correspondence and documents.

General records

This series consists of general records relating to the Stephen Sorokin, the CCBRD and Sons of Freedom including clippings, issues of publications, forms and applications, scrapbook with photographs and maps, ship manifests and notes. Many of the records in this series relate to the potential Doukhobor emigration to South America.
Some records are in Spanish.

Personal records

This series consists of personal records of Stephan Sorokin including identity documents issues by various governments of countries where Sorokin lived in or traveled through, such like Germany, Yugoslavia, Iran, Palestine, Canada, Uruguay and Bolivia. Most of these identity documents contain portrait photographs of Sorokin. This series also includes some correspondence and other related documents.

Photographs from Sorokin visit

This series contains photograph negatives from Sorokin's first visit to British Columbia. The images contain community events celebrating Sorokin's visit, small and large groupings of community members, view of villages, forest, garden and fields, nude individuals protesting, etc. Many of the negatives in this series may have a few variation of the same image amounting to around of 100 unique images.


This series consists of various writings of Stephan Sorokin, including essays, notes, and a draft of his book written under the pseudonym Pantes Kiroson and titled: Three days and three nights of life beyond the grave. This series also includes Sorokin’s spiritual messages to the Reformed Doukhobor and the Sons of Freedom.