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  • Personal, institutional and organizational relationships between humans and what they regard as holy, sacred or divine
  • Churches and denominations
  • Religious orders, groups, and organizations
  • Non-traditional religious groups and organizations (eg. cults)
  • Individuals (ministers, missionaries, members of religious orders, etc.)
  • Schools, charities, missions, and hospitals run by religious groups
  • Religious theory and study

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          139 Archival description results for Religions

          139 results directly related Exclude narrower terms
          A Church
          2012. · Item · [between 1970 and 1990]
          Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

          Image depicts a church at an uncertain location.

          Adrien Gabriel Morice
          2000.23.1.072 · File · 1978-1981
          Part of Audrey Smedley L'Heureux fonds

          File consists of material relating to Adrien Gabriel Morice (27 August 1859 - 21 April 1939), a missionary priest belonging to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He served as a missionary in Canada and created a writing system for the Carrier language. Materials include a photocopied book written by Father Morice, newspaper clippings, and reproductions of journal articles.

          2007.17.4.9 · Item · [ca. 1960]
          Part of James Joseph Claxton Photograph Collection

          Photograph depicts a bride signing the register while a priest and her husband look on at an open air wedding at Surge Narrows. Handwritten annotation on verso states: "An open air wedding - at Surge Narrows" Stamped annotation on verso reads: “National Film Board Photograph (please credit)”

          2009. · Item · [between 1974 and 1979]
          Part of The Honourable Iona Campagnolo fonds

          Photograph depicts three Anglican priests that served Nisga’a communities in the Nass Valley of British Columbia. They have been identified as (left to right): Father John Hannen (serving Gingolx, later Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Caledonia), Father John Blyth (serving Gitlaxt'aamiks), and Father David Retter (serving Laxgalts'ap).

          Bella Bella Church
          2004.2.1.128 · Item · [between 1898 and 1910]
          Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

          Photograph depicts a church and unidentified building with a large fenced yard in the foreground. Annotation on verso of photograph states: "Bella Bella Church"

          2002.12.20.1 · Item · c.1986
          Part of Bob Harkins fonds

          Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Catholic Bishop Fergus O'Grady on his retirement as Bishop of the local Catholic Diocese of Prince George. Discusses also the Oblate Missionary Order and their history in Northern British Columbia. Also discusses the founding of the Prince George College.

          Harkins, Bob
          2004.2.1.2 · Item · [ca. 1910]
          Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

          Photograph depicts several houses and headstones built on a rocky shoreline with water in the foreground. Annotation on verso of photograph states: "Canada, B.C. Bella Bella - Indian Missions. Indian Grave houses and monuments"

          2012. · Item · Aug. 1979
          Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

          Image depicts a church, somewhere between Hazelton and Hagwilget, B.C.

          2004.2.1.7 · Item · [between 1910 and 1920]
          Part of Reverend R.W. Large fonds

          Photograph depicts a group of nine men holding a flag and banner that states: "The Epworth League of The Methodist Church of Canada." Annotation on verso of photograph states: "Epworth League Officers Port Simpson This is a fair sample of the "shots" I made"

          Father Adrien Morice
          2012. · File · 2001
          Part of J. Kent Sedgwick fonds

          File consists of notes, clippings, and reproductions relating to Father Adrien Morice. Father Adrien Morice was a missionary and was ordained as a priest who came to British Columbia in 1880 to complete his ecclesiastical studies. After completing his schooling he was signed to the Williams Lake Mission where he worked closely with the Chilcotin peoples, learning their language and ministering. He continued to learn Chinook before moving to work at Stuart Lake with the Na'Kaztl'Tenneh Band in 1885, working with four divisions of the Carrier Tribes, the Alexandria, Quesnel, Blackwater, and Lhuskuz. Morice continued to use the Cree language and eventually published a monthly newspaper between 1881 and 1884 called "Tsettes Nahivelnik" (meaning "storyteller") using the Cree language. File primarily consists of handwritten notes by Kent Sedgwick regarding Father Adrien Morice and his work.

          Father Pierre Poullet
          2001.1.084 · File · 2002
          Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

          This file consists of photocopy reproductions of three oral history tape transcriptions of interviews with Father Pierre Poullet of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). Poullet was active in missionary work in northern BC between 1937 and [1998?] ; these transcripts mention Lower Post, Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake, McDame, Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake, and the Alaska Highway. The transcripts are titled "Earlier tape", "Tape of Lower Post", and "Tape of Fort Nelson".