Fonds PR-0137 - Doukhobor history photograph collection

Community enterprise in Kaminaya Village, across Brilliant, B.C. Across railway on the shore of Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia Hardware department at Verigin, Saskatchewan. Doukhobor Community, Veregin, Saskatchewan. "Sobranie" meeting at the USCC Community Centre, Grand Forks, B.C. Community Doukhobors commemorating the death of Peter V. Verigin, Brilliant, B.C. On the open Atlantic [Doukhobors migrating to Canada on SS Lake Superior] Doukohobors on S.S. Lake Superior. Closeup of Doukhobor girls on SS Lake Superior. The village of Kalmakoff, just under construction, north of Good Spirit Lake, Saskatchewan. R.C.M.P. temporarily stop trekkers on first day, Crescent Valley, B.C. Doukhobor Community home, Veregin, Saskatchewan. Haying on Community land, Grand Forks, B.C. Visiting day at New Denver Institution for "Sons of Freedom" children Brick stack at community brick yard, Grand Forks, B.C. Grand Forks, B.C. Community enterprise, Brilliant, B.C. Doukhobor mother and child on deck of S.S. Lake Superior en route from Cyprus to Canada. Baking bread in outdoor oven, North Colony, Swan River area. More school boys of Hanna Bellow's class, South Colony, Assiniboia area. Community brick factory at Grand Forks, B.C.. Main Street, Grand Forks, B.C. Going for flour in the Rosthern District of Saskatchewan Doukhobors leaving Yorkton en route to Broadview, Saskatchewan, embarkation point to British Colu... Drama group depicts an historic Doukhobor event, "The Burning of Arms", Brilliant, B.C. Father and children of Doukhobors in Transcaucasia, Russia An early school in Veregin, Saskatchewan. Banquet at the 50th anniversary of Doukhobors in Canada Working the land by hand and by oxen power at South Colony (45 miles from Yorkton). Doukhobor Community home, Veregin, Saskatchewan.
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Doukhobor history photograph collection

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Koozma J. Tarasoff Collection

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PR-0137

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  • [ca. 1900-1960] (Creation)
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    Tarasoff, Koozma John, collector

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1347 black and white photographs

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Koozma John Tarasoff was born February 19, 1932, on a farm near the Doukhobor community of Pokrovka, Saskatchewan. He received formal training in psychology, philosophy, anthropology and sociology. He worked in the 1960s and 1970s for the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan as a research officer, ethnologist and project manager. Since 1980, he worked extensively as a consultant, writer, lecturer, photojournalist and advisor on multiculturalism and cultural and international exchange. His books and reports cover a wide variety of topics, including multiculturalism, community studies, peace and disarmament, Soviet-West relations, behavioural change and the Doukhobors. His work Spririt Wrestlers: Doukhobor Pioneers' Strategies for Living was published in 2002. As of 2005, Tarasoff was resident in Ottawa, Ontario. As part of the 1958 centennial celebrations in B.C., Tarasoff began a collection of photographs pertaining to Doukhobors in B.C. These copies were compiled and indexed by Tarasoff and donated to the Archives from 1960 until 1992. They document the history of the Doukhobors, from beginnings in Russia in the 19th century, emigration to North America, and current history through the 20th century. Images depict all aspects of culture, individuals and communities.

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Deposited as ongoing accession, under agreement with collector, from 1960-1992.

Scope and content

The collection consists of copies of photographs pertaining to Doukhobor history collected by Koozma John Tarasoff as part of a 1958 B.C. centennial project.

Photographs document the history of Doukhobors, from beginnings in Russia in the 19th century, emigration to North America, and current history to the mid 20th century. Images depict all aspects of culture, individuals and communities.

Sources of the copies include, but are not limited to: The "Tregouboff" collection, a collection belonging to Ivan Mikhailovitch Tregouboff, of Moscow, who was a close friend of Lev N. Tolstoy and the Doukhobors; Vogue Studio, Nelson, BC, courtesy of Helmuth Mayrhofer (photographer); Bill Verigin of Vancouver; Anna Brinton, a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and writer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (referred to as the "Popoff album"); Larry A. Ewashen; Jennie Petroff and Lydia Linitsky (the Petroff sisters) of Saskatchewan; the editors of Iskra, a Russian language Doukhobor publication in Grand Forks, BC and Mir, an English language Doukhobor publication also in Grand Forks, BC..

Photographs document the history of Doukhobors, from beginnings in Russia in the 19th century, emigration to North America, and current history to the mid 20th century. Images depict all aspects of culture, individuals and communities.

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Inventoried by Koozma J. Tarasoff, with cross references. Chronological by date of acquisition.

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Originals borrowed, copied and returned to donors. See Scope and Content for details.

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Hard-copy annotated, indexed and cross-referenced inventory available in container 000343-0151.

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Accession number(s): 196506-001

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