Archief 2 - Jean Telfer fonds

Teepees up for summer living. Morley. Lily Wildman, Mrs. Staley's help at manse Senior boys at the Morley Residential School Morley Residential School after new wing was built School children during visit by Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir William and John William and John at Morley Morley train station Road to Banff from Morley Bow River, Morley Morley, Alberta Bow River, Morley, Alberta Lake Kananaskis, Alberta Morley Country Lake Kananaskis near Morley, Alberta Postcard from Hanna, Alberta Constable of the RCMP in Morley, Alberta Stoney Nakoda mother and children in Morley, Alberta Stoney Nakoda family outdoors in summer "White" School on the Reserve, Morley, Alberta
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Jean Telfer fonds

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  • [between 1931 and 1940] (Vervaardig)
    Jean Telfer

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ca. 150 photographs : b&w negatives and prints
2 cm of textual records
3 small pieces of leather

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Jean Telfer graduated from U.B.C. in 1924, and subsequently trained as a teacher. Telfer worked in this role from 1931 to 1934 at the Morley Residential School in Alberta. In the late 1930s Telfer also worked at the Alberni Residential School in British Columbia.

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Archival records and other materials were donated to the Museum of Anthropology by Telfer in 1979 and 1980. The donation was then divided between the Archives and the Museum’s Collections Department. Smaller photographs were stored in the archives though no case file was created, and the items were not formally accessioned by the archives until 2006. The textual records that formed part of the donation were stored in Parallel Accession files 537 and 609. In 2008 some textual records as well as two larger photographs were moved to the archives in order to preserve the records as well as to make them more easily accessible.

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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.


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The records were donated to the MOA by Jean Telfer.


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Most of the material in this fonds has been digitized.

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The objects that were included with the Telfer donation can be viewed on the Reciprocal Research Network @

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Further materials related to the Telfer donation can still be found in the Museum of Anthropology's Parallel Accession Files 537 and 609.

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Revised by Alison Weck - August 2015.
Revised by Katie Ferrante, April 2019 (updated access restrictions)

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