Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

St. Joseph's Industrial School, ca. 1890s
St. Joseph's Industrial School, ca. 1890s
NA-834-5

St. Joseph's Industrial School fonds

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Inventory

Scanned Document indicates the presence of scanned documents or photographs.

M-2019-1Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. -- 1884-1888. -- Letters are by principals Father Albert Lacombe (1884-1885) and Father E. Claude (1885-1888). Also includes a private letter by Bishop Grandin (1885) regarding the Frog Lake massacre. (Also available on microfilm and CD)

Please note that the ink has faded on some of the pages of the letterbook. Some of the scans are very difficult to read:

Scanned Document View 1884.
Scanned Document View 1885 January - March.
Scanned Document View 1885 April - June.
Scanned Document View 1885 July - September.
Scanned Document View 1885 October - December.
Scanned Document View 1886 January - March.
Scanned Document View 1886 April - June (letterbook pages 226-227 are missing).
Scanned Document View 1886 July - August (letterbook page 277 is missing.
Scanned Document View 1886 September.
Scanned Document View 1886 October - December.
Scanned Document View 1887 January - March (letterbook pages 391, 392, and 439 are missing).
Scanned Document View 1887 April - May (letterbook page 481 is missing.
Scanned Document View 1887 June - July.
Scanned Document View 1887 August - September.
Scanned Document View 1887 October.
Scanned Document View 1887 November - December.
Scanned Document View 1888 January - February.
Scanned Document View 1888 March - April.
Scanned Document View 1888 May - June.
Scanned Document View 1888 July - August.
Scanned Document View 1888 September (letterbook page 854 is missing, page 879 was not microfilmed).
Scanned Document View 1888 October and 1885 Frog Lake massacre letter (letterbook pages 915-989 missing).

Some of the letterbook has been transcribed:

Scanned Document View transcript Oct 28,1884 - October 5, 1885.
Scanned Document View transcript of 1885 private letter by Bishop Grandin regarding the Frog Lake massacre.
M-2019-2Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. -- 1888-1891. -- Letters are by principals Father E. Claude and Father A. Naessens. (Also available on microfilm and CD)

Please note that the ink has faded on some of the pages of the letterbook. Some of the scans are very difficult to read:

Scanned Document View 1888 October.
Scanned Document View 1888 November.
Scanned Document View 1888 December.
Scanned Document View 1889 January.
Scanned Document View 1889 February.
Scanned Document View 1889 March.
Scanned Document View 1889 April.
Scanned Document View 1889 May.
Scanned Document View 1889 June.
Scanned Document View 1889 July.
Scanned Document View 1889 August (letterbook page 305 is missing, pages 307-312 were not microfilmed).
Scanned Document View 1889 September.
Scanned Document View 1889 October.
Scanned Document View 1889 November.
Scanned Document View 1889 December.
Scanned Document View 1890 January.
Scanned Document View 1890 February.
Scanned Document View 1890 March.
Scanned Document View 1890 April (letterbook pages 556-558 are missing).
Scanned Document View 1890 May.
Scanned Document View 1890 June.
Scanned Document View 1890 July.
Scanned Document View 1890 August.
Scanned Document View 1890 September.
Scanned Document View 1890 October.
Scanned Document View 1890 November.
Scanned Document View 1890 December.
Scanned Document View 1891 January.
Scanned Document View 1891 February.
Scanned Document View 1891 March.
Scanned Document View 1891 April.
Scanned Document View 1891 May.
Scanned Document View 1891 June.

Some of the letterbook has been transcribed:

Scanned Document View transcript Oct 25,1888 - March 1, 1889.
M-2019-3Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. -- 1891-1893. -- Letters are by principal Father A. Naessens. (Excerpts also available on microfilm and CD)

Please note that the ink has faded on some of the pages of the letterbook. Some of the scans are very difficult to read:

Scanned Document View 1891 June (letterbook page 23 is missing).
Scanned Document View 1891 July.
Scanned Document View 1891 August.
Scanned Document View 1891 September.
Scanned Document View 1891 October.
Scanned Document View 1891 November.
Scanned Document View 1891 December.
Scanned Document View 1892 January.
Scanned Document View 1892 February.
Scanned Document View 1892 February - March.
Scanned Document View 1892 March - April.
Scanned Document View 1892 May.
Scanned Document View 1892 June.
Scanned Document View 1892 July.
Scanned Document View 1892 August.
Scanned Document View 1892 September.
Scanned Document View 1892 September - October.
Scanned Document View 1892 November.
Scanned Document View 1892 December.
Scanned Document View 1893 January (letterbook page 715 is missing).
Scanned Document View 1893 February (letterbook pages 748-750 are missing).
Scanned Document View 1893 March.
Scanned Document View 1893 April.
Scanned Document View 1893 May.
Scanned Document View 1893 June.
Scanned Document View 1893 July.
Scanned Document View 1893 August.
Scanned Document View 1893 September - October.
Scanned Document View 1893 October - November.
M-2019-4Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. -- 1896-1899. -- Letters are by principal Father A. Naessens. (Excerpts also available on microfilm and CD)

Please note that the ink has faded on some of the pages of the letterbook. Some of the scans are very difficult to read:

Scanned Document View 1896 March - July.
Scanned Document View 1896 August.
Scanned Document View 1896 September.
Scanned Document View 1896 October.
Scanned Document View 1896 November.
Scanned Document View 1896 December.
Scanned Document View 1897 January.
Scanned Document View 1897 February.
Scanned Document View 1897 March.
Scanned Document View 1897 April (letterbook pages 474-475 are missing).
Scanned Document View 1897 May.
Scanned Document View 1897 June.
Scanned Document View 1897 July-August.
Scanned Document View 1897 September.
Scanned Document View 1897 October.
Scanned Document View 1897 November-December.
Scanned Document View 1898 January.
Scanned Document View 1898 February.
Scanned Document View 1898 March.
Scanned Document View 1898 April.
M-2019-5Letterbook containing general correspondence and reports. -- 1899-1907. -- Letters are by principals Father A. Naessens and Father J. Riou. (Also available on microfilm and CD)

Please note that the ink has faded on some of the pages of the letterbook. Some of the scans are very difficult to read:

Scanned Document View 1899 May - June.
Scanned Document View 1899 July - September.
Scanned Document View 1899 October - December.
Scanned Document View 1900 January - March.
Scanned Document View 1900 April - June.
Scanned Document View 1900 July - September.
Scanned Document View 1900 October - December.
Scanned Document View 1901.
Scanned Document View 1902.
Scanned Document View 1903 January - June.
Scanned Document View 1903 July - December.
Scanned Document View 1904 January - June (letterbook page 543 is missing).
Scanned Document View 1904 July - December.
Scanned Document View 1905 January - June.
Scanned Document View 1905 July - December.
Scanned Document View 1906.
Scanned Document View 1907 (letterbook page 747 is missing).
M-2019-6Letterbook containing official correspondence to the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, by Father A. Naessens and Father J. Riou. -- 1897-1909. (Also available on microfilm and CD)

Please note that the ink has faded on some of the pages of the letterbook. Some of the scans are very difficult to read:

Scanned Document View 1897 June - September.
Scanned Document View 1897 October - December.
Scanned Document View 1898 January - June.
Scanned Document View 1898 July - December.
Scanned Document View 1899 January - June.
Scanned Document View 1899 July - December.
Scanned Document View 1900 January - June.
Scanned Document View 1900 July - December.
Scanned Document View 1901.
Scanned Document View 1902.
Scanned Document View 1903.
Scanned Document View 1904 (letterbook page 442 is missing).
Scanned Document View 1905.
Scanned Document View 1906.
Scanned Document View 1907-1909.
M-2019-7Letterbook containing business correspondence, orders, deliveries, reports, etc. -- 1886-1896. (Also available on microfilm and CD)

Please note that the ink has faded on some of the pages of the letterbook. Some of the scans are very difficult to read:

Scanned Document View 1886 correspondence.
Scanned Document View 1887 correspondence.
Scanned Document View 1888 correspondence.
Scanned Document View 1889 correspondence.
Scanned Document View 1890-1891 correspondence (letterbook page 234 is missing).
Scanned Document View 1892 reports, etc.
Scanned Document View 1893 reports, etc.
Scanned Document View 1894 reports, etc. (letterbook page 373 is missing).
Scanned Document View 1895 reports, etc. (letterbook pages 394 and 396 are missing).
Scanned Document View 1896 reports, etc.
Scanned Document View 1887 May - July reports, etc. (letterbook pages 494-496 are missing).
Scanned Document View 1887 August - September reports, etc.
Scanned Document View 1887 October - December reports, etc.
Scanned Document View 1888 January - June reports, etc.
Scanned Document View 1888 July - 1889 January reports, etc.
M-2019-8Letterbook containing business correspondence, orders, deliveries, etc. -- 1893-1903. (Also available on microfilm and CD)

Please note that the ink has faded on some of the pages of the letterbook. Some of the scans are very difficult to read:

Scanned Document View part 1.
Scanned Document View part 2.
Scanned Document View part 3 (letterbook page 149 is missing).
M-2020-(1-12)Inward correspondence. -- 1892. -- Consists of letters regarding the operations of St. Joseph's Industrial School (Dunbow), a Catholic residential school for Blackfoot children. The letters were written to Principal Rev. R.A. Naessens primarily by Hayter Reed, Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Regina, and his assistant A.E. Forget. Parts 8-12 include letters from Magnus Begg, Indian Agent of the Blackfoot (Siksika) reserve. Note: The letters are in reverse order from December back to January.

Scanned Document View part 1.
Scanned Document View part 2.
Scanned Document View part 3.
Scanned Document View part 4.
Scanned Document View part 5.
Scanned Document View part 6.
Scanned Document View part 7.
Scanned Document View part 8.
Scanned Document View part 9.
Scanned Document View part 10.
Scanned Document View part 11.
Scanned Document View part 12.
PB-94 and NA-492 Photographs of Father Naessens (ca. 1891) and of St. Joseph's Industrial School (1897).
Scanned Document View now.
Scanned Document View more photographs of St. Joseph's Industrial School.
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