Series MsC-121-0-3 - Sons of Freedom

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Sons of Freedom

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  • 1900-1997 (Creation)

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61 cm of textual records
458 photographs : b&w print
92 photographs : col. print

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This series consists of records mainly created, received and accumulated by members of the Sons of Freedom as well as records created by members of the Doukhobor community and organizations, such as the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (CCUB), the Universal Spiritual Community of Christ (USCC) and the Christian Community and Brotherhood of Reformed Doukhobors (CCBRD) that relate to the Sons of Freedom. The records include: 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 nine sub-series: 1: Correspondence; 2: Writings; 3: Key people; 4: Prison related documents; 5: Land related documents; 6: Arson related documents; 7: General Documents; 8: Publications; and 9: Photographs.

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Records have been received from different sources and at different times over a period of time from 2001 till 2018. Part of the series records was collected and donated by John Keenlyside, and by Steve Lapshinoff, while other parts were acquired from various collectors


Records in this collection have been arranged by the archivist according to the source of material and then chronologically. In most cases, content of files and their names were maintained as found in the original documents, but filed chronologically. In cases when original files had no names, the archivist assigned a file name base on the file content. Any files that could not be organized chronologically contain arrangement notes at the file level.

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC121-Box 23-29