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- [195- or 196-]
Photograph of St. Michael's Indian Residential School, which stood in Alert Bay, BC until its demolition in 2015. This image shows the exterior and two thunderbird poles that stood at the entrance.
- [ca. 1960 - 1990]
View of the Kwakiutl totem poles that stand outside St. Michael's Indian Residential School at Alert Bay, British Columbia. Photo taken by Eric J. Cooke photo productions, Sidney B. C.
- [ca. 1960 - 1990]
Image depicts two totem poles on the grounds of St. Michael's Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, B. C. The poles include Thunderbirds, Grizzly Bears, and Coopers at the base of each pole. Photo attributed to E. J. Cooke.
- ([192-] - [195-])
Collection consists of 48 glass lantern slides (29 of them tinted) and 2 negatives. The lantern slides include images related to four Residential Schools: Elkhorn (Manitoba), St. Michael’s (British Columbia), Shingwauk (Ontario), and Choutla (Yukon).
Collection includes images of the schools, classrooms, and different areas of the buildings (dining room, kitchen, etc.); the staff, students, and families engaged in different activities; and surroundings of the schools (cemeteries, churches, villages, etc.). Collection also includes images of landscapes and two images unidentified villages.
Collection might be similar to the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada fonds, at the Anglican Church of Canada Diocese of Rupert's Land, Manitoba.
Lantern slides shows were used during the 1920s and 1930s by the Church of England in Canada to promote the work of their missionaries and to raise funds. The slide shows took place during missionaries’ services, church services, Sunday school groups, and special church programs. Usually, the slide shows were complemented with a text with basic commentary on the mission and content of the slides.
Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada
- 1-1-CCCC-2 (71.2-3)
- [ca. 2013]
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.
- 1-1-CCCC-6 (71.8)
- [ca. 2013]
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.
- 1-1-CCCC-16 (Digital)
- May 2012 - May 2014
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.
Part of Anthony Carter fonds
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."