Fonds MG 707 - Lebret Residential School fonds

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Lebret Residential School fonds

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MG 707

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4 albums

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Administrative history

The Lebret (Qu’Appelle, St. Paul’s, Whitecalf) Industrial School, (1884 – 1998) , operated by the Roman Catholic Church (Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Grey Nuns) from 1884 until 1973, was one of the first three industrial schools that opened following the recommendations of the Davin Report, and was fully funded by the government. Lebret school has a long history as one of the first industrial schools to open and the last to close.

Custodial history

Donated to the Adam Shortt Library of Canadiana in the University of Saskatchewan Special Collections by John Dewar. Transferred to the Archives on November 9, 2021. Former library call number: FC3545.L42A23 1907

Scope and content

Fonds is a collection of photographs in four separate albums dating between 1907 and 1963 that pertain to the lives of students and staff at the Lebret (Qu’Appelle) Indian Industrial Residential School which was operated by the Roman Catholic Church (Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Grey Nuns) from 1884 until 1973.

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There are some newspaper clippings included within the albums that use tape and other adhesives, and some photograph albums use sticky pages. There are both preservation concerns that will require addressing.

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Original order maintained

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  • English

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All individual photographs are digitized

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Restricted access - contact archivist

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Restricted use - contact archivist

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Full pages of albums require digitization to preserve original context before albums are re-housed to address preservation issues associated with a variety of adhesives

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