There was discussion concerning the tabled motion on an Archivist. University assistance has been considered but it was found that it would be more expensive than to carry on as in the past with the Archives being kept at Church House.
Moved by Shepherd, seconded by Davis,
That the tabled motion concerning a full-time Archivist be removed from the table. CARRIED
A suggestion was made that the Archives might be financed by endowments if such could be sought for this purpose.
Moved by Shepherd, seconded by Goodings,
That $11,500 be added to the 1975 Assessment Budget for the Archives. CARRIED
That the Executive Director of Program be authorized to appoint a full-time Archivist to General Synod to begin on July 1, 1975. CARRIED
"On Friday, 7 March 2003, the day before the conference on Anglican history and archives, a group of Anglican archivists met in Saint John's College to renew the archives information network in the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land. .... The archivists discussed matters of common concern such as professional training for Anglican archivists, the implications of privacy legislation for access to archives, the need to strengthen the Anglican Archives Network, the progress of their own archives and their relationship with local genealogical societies. In the afternoon, the Rev. Brian Pearson of the Diocese of Calgary gave a presentation 'Archives and the Art of Lying' and read from two of his books".
"The General Synod archivist met with Kent Haworth, diocese of British Columbia archivist, on the afternoon of 25 Sept. 1980. We were joined by Garth Walker, archivist for the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia, and briefly by John Bovey, archivist of B.C., for our initial discussions. Kent brought us up-to-date on his two major projects, the construction of the new diocesan archives and the adoption of a new canon of the diocesan archives, archivist and records programme" (p. 46). "On 29 Sept.  in Victoria, the General Synod archivist discussed priorities for work on the collection of the archives of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia" (p. 47). The General Synod archivist also visited the diocese of Cariboo where an archives canon has recently been enacted and where a new programme is about to begin, and spent a day at the diocese of Kelowna archives. Plans are being made for a national consultation of religious archivists to take place in Toronto in June of 1981. For details please contact Rev. Glenn Lucas, United Church Archives, Victoria University, Toronto" (p. 47).
"Accessions to General Synod Archives in 1979 have included, among others, papers from the Task Force on the Economy; the Task Force on Rural Ministry; the Council of the North; materials relating to Native Affairs and Urban-Social Ministries; the files of the now closed Production Unit and the papers of R.R. Latimer relating to the General Commission on Church Union. Archives staff have continued to service the historical library and the indexing of the 'Canadian Churchman' has begun. Emphasis has been placed on the development of an on-going relationship with all national staff in the area of records management. Five dioceses have utilized the archives microfilm camera for their vital records. An Experience '79 grant for photographic work resulted in several thousand additions to the photo card catalogue". "The Diocese of Quebec records formerly held by the provincial museum are now housed in the Bishop's University Library. A new archives committee is providing assistance to the diocesan archivist, Rev. Mervin Awcock. ....[Ottawa] Diocesan archivist, Ven. W.H. Bradley, has announced his retirement as of June 1980. The Diocese of Saskatchewan recently appointed Mrs. Jacqueline M. Lobley as archivist" (p. 39).
"Miss Sandra Stewart has joined the staff of General Synod as archives technician. Mr. Jack Francis is the new archivist and registrar for the diocese of Ottawa. Mr. Garth Walker has been appointed archivist of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and the diocese of New Westminster. Dr. Fred Butler has assumed responsibility for the diocese of Nova Scotia archives. Recent accessions to General Synod Archives include materials relating to the Fellowship of the West, papers relating to the Canadian Forces Chaplaincy service, and occasional papers of the Archbishops' Western Canada fund. New finding aids are now available for the General Secretary's paper and the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario Collection". [Text of entire article.]
"The Archivist, General Synod Archives, reports that the papers of Canon William Wallace Judd (1883-1981) have just been received, but have not been sorted as yet. There are approximately two feet of material, comprising mainly Canon Judd's sermons and addresses. The Diocese of Moosonee parish records have been microfilmed and are available in the General Synod Archives". [Text of entire article.]