The fonds consists of records Telfer created or received during the time that she spent as a teacher at residential schools. The materials donated by Telfer include correspondence, essays, schedules, programmes, ephemera notes and a significant number of photographs. These records are primarily related to the the Morley Residential School, the Coqualeetza Residential School and the Port Alberni Residential School, as well as the Nakoda (Stoney) Nation.
File contains digital photographs of St. Michael's Residential School as it appears today. In addition are some archival photographs. The images in this file are low resolution because they were used for lectures.
File contains typed copies of apology letters held in other archival institutions. Apology letters include those by the Anglican Church, Catholic Church, Federal Government, Presbyterian Church, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the United Church.
File contains printed sections of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's reports including schedule N and P. In addition is a printed version of Chapter 10 on residential schools from the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
File contains copies of images held at the Royal British Columbia Museum Archives and a pdf document titled "The Role of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police During the Indian Residential School System" produced by the RCMP.
File contains photo-copies of images of First Nation community members in Alert Bay and at St. Mike's Residential School. The photographs were taken to community elders who had been at the residential school so that they could annotate the photographs. Not all of the images in the file were used in the exhibit.
File contains photo-copies of images of First Nation community members in Alert Bay and at St. Mike's Residential School. The photographs were taken to community elders who had been at the residential school so that they could annotate the photographs.
Image of a St. Michael's Indian Residential School in Alert Bay. A similar image is printed on page 35 of Carter's book "From History's Locker," with the caption: "Two fine old carved columns stand guard in front of the school."