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
"Eddie Dillon had never seen this family photo [included with article]. It was June 2011, and Dillon was at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) Inuvik national event when he spotted the snapshot of all seven Dillon brothers. They were standing, circa 1965, on the steps of Stringer Hall, and Anglican-run hostel in Inuvik". The photo was one of many taken by "a Stringer Hall nurse, Mossie Moorby, [who] had documented her life with the students in the 1960s and '70s. After Moorby died, her daughter gave some of these school photos to the General Synod Archives in Toronto. In spring 2011, after decades in boxes and albums, the photos journeyed back to Inuvik with Nancy Hurn, General Synod archivist. Hurn brought a display of school photos to this gathering, as she does for all national TRC events. It's part of the archives' work to make all records available to former residential school students". "The Dillon children grew up at Stringer Hall. Each September they flew four hours from their home in Tuktoyuktuk, N.W.T., to Inuvik, where they studied at Sir Alexander Mackenzie Day School and stayed at the hostel until June. Dillon told the TRC commissioners that his schooling was "a tool my mom and dad wanted me to have .. a tool I'm going to use for the rest of my life to get me further in where I want to go. Dillon now lives in Tuktoyuktuk and works as chair of the Northwest Territories Water Board. He said his 12 years at Stringer Hall gave him lifelong friends -- many now leaders in local organizations".
Eight page insert (1-8) with May 2013 issue of Anglican Journal. Anglican Church of Canada Ministry Report. Insert produced by Resources for Mission Dept.
"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.]
Speakers included Dr. French and Dr. Millman. At the conclusion of the Report of the Archive Task Force, it was
That this General Synod gives approval in principle to Anglican participation in a "Centre of Studies" in Canadian Church History, subject to the approval of the National Archives Task Force, and subject to approval of the financial and legal arrangements by the National Executive Council. CARRIED IN BOTH HOUSES
[Recorded as No. 44 in Acts of Synod, p. 68. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]
That this General Synod, having received the Resolution and request of the Archives Committee, approves the appointment of a full-time Archivist-Historian and authorizes the National Executive Council to make the appointment as soon as the necessary financial arrangements are made and a suitably qualified person is found for the position. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this National Executive Council, recognizing the importance of historical material in the life of the Anglican community including museum pieces, artifacts and fine arts requests the Archives Committee to appoint a task force on "museums policy" to report before the next General Synod. CARRIED #53-05-87