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Christian Community and Brotherhood of Reformed Doukhobors (CCBRD)

This series consists of records mainly created, received and accumulated by the members of the Christian Community and Brotherhood of Reformed Doukhobors (CCBRD). The documents in this series relate to operations of the CCBRD and to the matters concerning the Doukhobor community from 1899 until 2011, predominantly from 1950s until 1980s. This series relate also to the relationship between the CCBRD, the Sons of Freedom and the USCC. In 1949, Stephan Sorokin arrived in British Columbia became spiritual leader of the Sons of Freedom replacing John Lebedoff. Under his leadership, the organization formally became the CCBRD in 1956. This series contains documents illustrating administration of the organization, managing community and land, relationships and conflicts between parts of the community, leadership problems, Stephan Sorokin’s leadership, conflicts between Doukhobor community and the government of British Columbia and Canada, interest in immigrating out of Canada, and protests and imprisonment of the Sons of Freedom. The records also contain decisions, manifestos, legal and doctrinal arguments, memberships, land “claims” etc. The records include: administrative documents, forms, applications, individual and organizational correspondence, writings, petitions, statements, messages, declarations, protocols, lists, legal documents, songs texts, essays, speeches, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications. 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 ten sub-series: 1: Administration; 2: Membership; 3: Key people; 4: Stephan Sorokin correspondence and documents; 5: Sons of Freedom related documents; 6: Land documents; 7: Writings; 8: Publications and clippings; 9: General documents; 10: Photographs.

[Bill Hrimakin]

This file consists of statements provided by Bill Hrimakin in regards to various events and people in the Doukhobor community including: S. Sorokin, J. Lebedoff, J.J. Verigin, P. Maloff, V. Markin, V. Konkin, I. Savinikoff. This file contains documents relating to the CCBRD and Kootenay Committee for Intergroup Relations (KCIR).

[Sons of Freedom's children detained in New Denver]

Photographs depicting conditions at the New Denver “internment” camp “The Buchenwald of British Columbia, as it was dubbed – for Doukhobor children, 1956-7. Poignant images of the newly-fenced compound, children reaching for their parents through the chain-link fence, RCMP officers standing guard, gathering of mothers outside the gates, etc. Fence was installed in 1956. Photos taken winter and summer 1957. Some have descriptions on verso in Russian, several are dated.

[Nude protest postcards]

This file contains images of sensitive nature. The file includes images of Doukhobor protesters, some nude and some semi-nude.

[Nude protests]

This file contains images of sensitive nature. The file includes images of Doukhobor protesters, some nude and some semi-nude.

[Nude protests]

This file contains images of sensitive nature. The file includes images of Doukhobor protesters, some nude and some semi-nude.

[Krestova 1940s]

This file contains images of sensitive nature. The file includes images of Doukhobor protesters, some nude and some semi-nude.

Grace McCarthy fonds

  • MsC 168
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1991

Fonds consists of 89 scrapbooks relating to Grace McCarthy and her career as a politician within the British Columbia Social Credit party. Scrapbooks contain photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, press releases, ephemera, and other material dating from 1960 to 1991.

The scrapbooks document the political landscape of British Columbia from 1968 to 1991, in particular the activities of the Social Credit party; events, initiatives, and causes in Vancouver and provincially; state visits; McCarthy's viewpoint on particular issues; her political and charitable activities; leadership campaigns; and her personal and political relationships. They also document McCarthy's most notable accomplishments, including bringing Expo '86 to Vancouver, establishing SkyTrain as a rapid transit system, driving the construction of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, and the lighting of the Lions Gate Bridge. Includes correspondence with other politicians at the provincial, national and international level, including W.A.C. Bennett and Margaret Thatcher; her constituents, residents of British Columbia, and party members; and the business community.

McCarthy, Grace

[Protests 1970s]

This file includes protest of May 1971 and June 1971 as well as May 21, 22, 23, 1977.

E. Pauline Johnson Collection

  • MsC-175
  • Collection

The collection consists of photographic images and printed materials relating to the life and death of E. Pauline Johnson. Some of the material is associated with her sister, Evelyn Johnson, but the provenance and nature of compilation is largely unknown.

Johnson, E. Pauline

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