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CD ROMs

This series consists of 3 CD-ROMs containing original digital records of photographs of elders taken in 1975 and of Anna Markova funeral in 1978. [Stored with textual records]

Photographs

This series consists of 158 images taken by Peter Ogloff of Doukhobor community and Anna Markova’s funeral. The images are duplicates of the original images found on CD-ROMs (MSC121-6-3-0-0-1)

Interviews

This series consists of a photocopy of transcripts of 18 interviews with members of Doukhobor community. Transcripts are in Russian and English.

Photographs

This series consists of The Makortoff family collection of 136 photographic images. Some of the photographic images in this collection are in the form of postcards. The images depict Makortoff family members as well as various individuals related to the family at various social functions. Often, individuals or groups were photographed in the garden, in the fields or in front of the farm dwellings. There are photographs depicting transportation modes of the time period including horse carts and automobiles.

Correspondence, clippings

This series is revealing of early 20th century perspectives towards the Doukobors in Canada. The following persons are authors or subject to the records: J.A. Forin, Isabel Forin, George Hoyland, H.M. Manson, Aylmer Maude, Alice Nike, George Soukoreff, John J. Verigin, Vlaldimir Tcherkoff, Leo Tostoy, L.W. Verigin.

Photographs

This series consists of one party hand-colored and 25 black and white photographs of J. J. Verigin and his family taken at various events, such as funeral of Peter P. Verigin, funeral of Evodokia, funeral of Anna Fedorova, J. J. Verigin’s wedding and Jubilee 50th anniversary of Doukhobors in Canada. There are several composite photographs containing images that pre-date the composites in some cases by a couple of decades.

Family related documents

This series consists of documents created by J. J. Verigin’s close family members, his uncle Peter P. Verigin the Second and his mother Anna Markova, also sister of Peter P. Verigin the Second. The series includes the correspondence of Peter P. Verigin the Second, also known as Yastrebov and annotated map of the Doukhobor settlement drawn by Anna Markova.

Documents about J.J. Verigin

This series consist of documents written about J. J. Verigin in relation to his role as a leader of the USCC and his prominent role within the Doukhobor communities. The documents include: reports, accounts, opinions, statement, speech, biographies, song texts, hansard, newspaper and magazine clippings and articles. Most documents are in English, except one in Russian; all documents are printed.

Writings, speeches

This series consists of writings authored or co-authored by J. J. Verigin and his conversations and speeches recorded by others.

Correspondence

This series consists of the Doukhobor community matters correspondence received or send by J. J. Verigin as the Secretary or the Honorary Chair of The Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC), including letters, telegrams, open letters, declarations and proposals. The majority of the documents are in Russian.

Photographs

This series contains black and white as well as partly hand-colored photographs from various periods of P. P. Verigin’s life starting from around 1880s until his death and funeral in 1939. In specific, this series contains photographs of Verigin mainly with his family and with close friends. There are several photographs from his funeral as well as P. P. Verigin vising his father’s tomb. There are several composite photographs containing images that pre-date the composites in some cases by a couple of decades.

Records about P. P. Verigin

This series consist of documents reporting details of events attended by P. P. Verigin or events related to him. These accounts relate to P.P. Verigin’s arrival in Canada, his visit to Saskatchewan, his visit to the Sons of Freedom in God’s Valley and P.P. Verigin’s wrath at Verigin communalists. In addition, this series contains index of documents written by or relating to P.P. Verigin and letter of E. G. Sherstobitoff requesting enlargement of Verigin’s photos. Most of the documents were transcribed/written down by individuals working with P. P. Verigin (transcriber is not always indicated). Some of mimeographed documents are original, some are photocopies. Most of documents are in Russian except for some supplied with handwritten or mimeographed translation in English.

Speeches, talks, writings, will

This series consists of mimeographed transcripts of speeches, interviews, talks, writings, messages and will of P. P. Verigin. Most of the records were transcribed/written down by individuals working with P. P. Verigin (transcriber is not always indicated). Some of the transcribers are: V. Sukharev, P. Biriukov, N. Dergaysov, I. Malov. There is only one handwritten message by Verigin himself. Verigin’s will was captured by Mikhail Verigin. In addition, this series includes photocopy of biographical manuscript of “Gloom shadow of Ivan the Terrible” that appears to be written by P.P. Verigin. Some of mimeographed records are original, some are photocopies. All records are in Russian except for some speeches that are supplied with handwritten translation in English.

Circular letters

This series consists of circular letters addressed to the CCUB members. All letters are mimeographed and none are issued on the CCUB letterhead. All records are in Russian, but a couple of them are supplied with handwritten translations in English.

Correspondence

This series consists of the personal and the Doukhobor community matters correspondence of P. V. Verigin sent to and received from various members of the CCUB.

Writings about P.V. Verigin

This series consist of letters, writings and notes about P. V. Verigin’s life and work by various individuals and organizations, such as CCUB that interacted with him closely. Many of the documents refer to and were written after the death of Verigin in 1924. The file includes articles about Verigin’s return from exile in Siberia by A.V. Efanov and “P. V. Verigin and Molokan” by A. P. Kariakin. Series also includes Anastasia Hoboloff’s account of her dream about P. V. Verigin. Other documents are by I. Konkin, V.S.L., Larion Straukov, Ivan Okunov, S. Vereshagin, I. Tregubov. Some documents do not indicate authors. Documents are mostly in Russian.

Photographs

This series contains black and white photographs from various periods of P. V. Verigin’s life starting from around 1895 until his death and funeral in 1924. This series also contains photos of Verigin’s tomb in or after 1925. In specific, this series contains photographs of Verigin’s with his family, with close friends and with the Doukhobor communities in Verigin, Saskatchewan and in Brilliant, British Columbia during various events. There are photographs of Verigin demonstrating farming machinery, racing carriages, posing with community in the villages, as well as many photos from Verigin’s funeral and community visits to his tomb. One fine larger photograph, shows Verigin directing a steam tractor pulling a plow and harrow on the Prairie. In a letter to Tolstoy in December 1903, Verigin specifically describes buying these machines in the summer of 1903 in time for planting and harvesting at the end of that season. Other important images include 2 postcard size images labeled, “Machinery Sold to Doukhobors at Yorkton With Peter Verigin at X” and “A Doukhobor Outfit Ready to Move” showing the first two steam-driven tractors, with attached combines, to be brought into Yorkton by the Doukhobors, a move which some believe spurred jealousy among other farmers who agitated more strongly against the Doukhobors, and thus led to the calamitous reversals of policy by the Canadian government regarding conditions for Doukhobor settlement.

Speeches, writings, views

This series consists of documents that were written by P. V. Verigin himself or by other individuals relating his views and ideas. These documents include transcripts of speeches and interviews, petitions, opinion pieces on the Doukhobor community and faith as well as some of the letter-like documents with his opinions on education. It also contains 70 page manuscript in a notebook by F. I. Wishloff recording P.V. Verign’s speeches. All documents in Russian, except for a few documents supplied with English translation.

Circular letters

This series consists of circular letters to be read at an assembled meetings. The bulk of the letters dates between 1908-1912. Often they consist of direction from CCUB, such as livestock to sell, when to clear the fields, or when to come to a meeting. The letters also deal with the logistics of the move to British Columbia. Most of the letters were issued on the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (CCUB) letterhead or on the Office of the Peter V. Verigin letterhead. Most letters are signed by P.V. Verigin, except for some signed by Mikhail Kazakov and some that are unsigned. Most letters are mimeographed.

Correspondence

This series consists of the personal and Doukhobor community related correspondence of P. V. Verigin that dates from early 1900s until his death in October of 1924. Besides P. V. Verigin correspondence, part of File 1 is also correspondence by Anastasia Holoboff and Fodosia Verigin that dates from 1900s until 1959. Some letters are handwritten and some are mimeographed. All in Russian, except for a few in English.

Works by Duncan McNaughton and others

This series consists of material found throughout the fonds of which Colin Stuart was not the creator. Primarily these were generated by Colin's good friend, Duncan McNaughton, but other authors are represented as well. The final file in the series contains transcriptions of some of Colin's work, compiled by his sister on the 1-year anniversary of his passing.

Education and administrative

This series consists of documents found throughout the fonds that relate to Colin's life outside of his poetry - either academic, employment, personal, medical or legal.

Photographs

This series consists of photographs found in files elsewhere in the fonds and organized here, stored together for preservation purposes. Each image has been assigned a unique identifier, which is noted at the file level.

Notebooks

This series consists of notebooks found throughout the fonds and collected for ease of access. They consist of poem drafts, random notes or musings, and personal diaries kept from Colin's student days up until shortly before his death in 2018.

Correspondence

This series contains correspondence removed from other files in the fonds and organized here, primarily by recipient.

Manuscripts, drafts, and notes

This series consists of the extensive bulk of Colin Stuart's body of work - largely unpublished and/or incomplete. It has been divided into two sub-series: Manuscripts and complete poems (1967-[200-]) and Partial manuscripts, drafts, and notes ([ca. 1964]-[before May 2018]).

Finance

This series contains records relating to June Skinner's finances, primarily her income tax returns and royalty statements. The two sub-series are: Income Tax and Royalty Statements.

Skinner, June Margaret

Personal

This series contains newspaper clippings, quotes (many with June's personal commentary), and photographs. Most of which were created before June was married or while she was a newlywed. Other records in this series are a report card, and birthday cards for a baby.

Skinner, June Margaret

Research

Series contains handwritten text, and copies of newspaper clippings. The handwritten text may relate to A Voice was Heard in Ramah. The newspaper clippings were used for research when writing Bleak November.

Skinner, June Margaret

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