Fonds - Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary fonds

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary fonds

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  • 1885- (Accumulation)
    Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary Archives

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29 m of textual records and other material

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Custodial history

Prior to 1970 historically important records were held mainly in the Bishop's Office. In 1970 Monsignor Neville Anderson was appointed the first archivist and arranged the materials in their own storage area.

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The fonds consist of records created by the Bishops of Calgary, and by the offices under their jurisdiction. They deal with records concerning clergy, religious orders, institutions, church organizations, other dioceses, and the Vatican. The fonds contains correspondence, manuscripts, historical information, news clippings, photographs and some audivisual material.

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The Chancellor of the Diocese grants permission for appropriate research by individuals and parishes, and for the sharing of information with other archives at times. Matters of conscience and confidential legal papers are not shared with the general public.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

For publication, permission must be received from the diocese, and in the case of copied material, from the archives where it originated.

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Created from the MS Access Inventory List on an ad hoc basis.

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Associated material: The Archdiocese of Edmonton Archives contains information related to the geographical area prior to the establishment of the Diocese of Calgary and to its early days.

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More accruals are expected principally from the Catholic Pastoral Centre offices and staff.

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Prepared August 27, 2013

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