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Anglican Church, Diocese of Yukon fonds

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Anglican Church, Diocese of Yukon fonds

Title Notes 


Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 



Physical Description 


16.71 m of textual records and other material

Scope and Content 


The fonds consists primarily of the administrative and operational textual records of the Anglican Church, Diocese of Yukon. Also included are photographs, maps and plans, architectural plans, sound recordings and films.

The fonds consists of twenty accessions. The finding aid "Inventory of the Anglican Church Diocese of Yukon Records deposited with the Yukon Archives, Amalgamated and Reprinted 2013" describes 14 of the 20 accessions in detail (79/51, 79/52, 79/59, 80/23, 80/55, 80/58, 80/102, 81/13, 82/5, 86/61, 87/65, 89/41, 94/78, 2012/38). These 14 accessions have been organized into the following six series: Diocesan Records; Parish Records; Related Organizations; Reference Files; Maps and Publications; and Photographs. These series are described in detail with box and file locations in the finding aid. The six remaining accessions (80/129, 81/16, 82/6, 84/72, 88/24 and 88/128) are described in the following paragraphs but are not described in further detail in the finding aid.

Accession 80/129 contains 22 images of the Old Log Church, scenes at Carcross, the visit of Princess Alexandra to Whitehorse, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, and old buildings in Whitehorse.

Accession 81/16 contains financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, and annual reports of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Dawson City. There are also papers of various organizations within the church including the Sunday school, Women's Auxiliary, Chancel Guild, and Boys' League. Also in this accession are some records of St. Andrew's United Church in Dawson City, St. Barnabas Church in Moosehide, Church of Christ the Pioneer in Bear Creek, and the Good Samaritan Hospital of Dawson City.

Accession 82/6 contains two booklets titled "The Consecration of Rev. Ronald Curry Ferris to be Bishop in the Church of God", Diocese of Yukon, Quinquagesima, 1981 and "The Installation of the Rt. Rev. Ronald Curry Ferris as Ninth Bishop of Yukon in Christ Church Cathedral", Whitehorse, Y.T., Diocese of Yukon, Quinquagesima, 1981.

Accession 84/72 contains a handmade Christmas card consisting of a pen and ink drawing of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Dawson City, a b&w photograph of the church in 1902, and a brief hand-lettered history of St. Paul's Church by James R.H. Warren. There are also four b&w photographs of the card described above.

Accession 88/24 contains a six page typed manuscript by Bishop Tom Greenwood of his recollections about his ministry in Yukon. There are also 38 b&w and 9 colour images of the Greenwoods, various Anglican Church workers, Chooutla School staff, Old Crow parishioners, Camp Gikhychon, the congregations at Minto and McCabe, and the refinery at Haines Junction.

Accession 88/128 contains the St. Paul's Hostel matron's book and the Minute book of the Diocesan Board of the Anglican Church Women's Auxiliary, Diocese of Yukon.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


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Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Yukon

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


The remaining material contained in this fonds came from the Diocese of Yukon office.

Custodial History 


Accession 82/6 was donated by Don Meakes in 1981. At that time Meakes was Coordinator of Ministry Training in the Diocese of Cariboo.

Restrictions on Access 


The majority of the church records are accessible to researchers. The exception is baptism, burial, marriage and confirmation records. These specific records are noted as being restricted in the finding aid. Researchers requiring information from these registers and able to prove their relationship to the person whose records are being sought will be assisted by the Diocesan Synod office which retains photocopies of the registers. Otherwise written permission must be received from the Bishop of Yukon in order to examine the original registers. In January 2013 the Diocese of Yukon requested that access to files in COR 998, 999, 1000 and 1001 (94/78) be restricted as their disclosure may be harmful to personal privacy. Access to the St. Paul's Hostel matron's book, COR 248 f.1 (88/128), is also restricted. Release of information is to be provided as per the spirit of Sections 25 and 39 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act). Questions regarding information that Yukon Archives has restricted are to be directed to the Anglican Church, Yukon Diocese.



The production of the finding aid has been made possible by financial assistance from the federal government through the National Archives of Canada, the Canadian Council of Archives, Young Canada Works Program and Yukon Archives.

The Yukon Archives selected and copied 782 photographs from the McCullum collection 86/61 #1-#313 and Old Log Church collection 86/61 #314-#782.

The 8 photographs in 80/58 are copies of photographs in 89/41, although 80/58 was acquired first. These photographs have decriptions associated with 89/41 (#5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 62, 63). Accession 80/58 and 89/41 are both physically housed in PHO 118.



The project archivist attempted to re-establish the filing system used in the diocese office.

Physical Description Notes 


The fonds includes ca. 4385 photographs, 48 maps, 27 plans, 19 architectural plans, 5 sound recordings, and 3 films. The total of textual records in the fonds is 16.71 m. The finding aid, "Inventory of the Anglican Church Diocese of Yukon Records deposited with the Yukon Archives, Amalgamated and Reprinted 2013", contains ca. 14.21 m of textual records and the six accessions not described further in the finding aid contain ca. 2.5 m of textual records.

Availability of Other Formats 


Reference prints are available for accession 86/61.

Films were transferred to videocassette and are available for viewing.

Finding Aid 


"Inventory of the Anglican Church Diocese of Yukon Records deposited with the Yukon Archives, Amalgamated and Reprinted 2013"
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Caption list is available for the photographs in accession 86/61.
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Caption list is available for the photographs in accession 89/41.
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Caption list is available for the photographs in accession 94/78.
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A separate finding aid is available for 81/16.

Related Material 


Anglican Church of Canada General Synod Archives fonds (78/67), Archdeacon Cecil Swanson fonds (78/26, 81/156), John Davies fonds (87/101, 88/35), Margaret Marsh fonds (79/63b), T.H. Canham fonds (78/36), Rev. V.C. Sim fonds (95/49, 95/107, St. Paul's Anglican Church single item (90/9), Henry H. Marsh (82/56), James H. Warren fonds (2012/50), Record of Deaths and Burials from the Register kept at Herschel Island and Shingle Point (Yukon), Diocese of the Yukon single item (2015/54).



Yukon Archives has received additional material for this fonds that has yet to be included in this description. The material is in accession 2012/41. Contact Private Records Archivist for details. Further accruals are expected.



79/51, 79/52, 79/59, 80/23, 80/55, 80/58, 80/102, 80/129, 81/13, 81/16, 82/5, 82/6, 84/72, 86/61, 87/65, 88/24, 88/128, 89/41, 94/78, 2012/38

Specific Location 


COR 248 (88/128) : Textual records
COR 327 (82/6, 88/24) : Textual records
COR 330-COR 345 (81/16) : Textual records
COR 346 (84/72) : Textual records
PHO 224 (80/129) : Photographs
PHO 228 (81/16) : Photographs
PHO 264 (84/72) : Photographs
PHO 354 (88/24) : Photographs

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