Fonds 18-2000 - Archibald E. Wilson fonds

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Archibald E. Wilson fonds

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CA MCK 18-2000

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  • 1895-1932; 1971 (Creation)

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2 cm textual records

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Archibald E. Wilson was the son of Reverend E.F. Wilson and the husband of St. Clair Vidal Wilson. Rev. E.F. Wilson was at one time in charge of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Homes at Sault Ste. Marie. Rev. E.F. Wilson moved to Elkhorn Manitoba in 1888 where he began to build an educational home for Indian children. The site was expanded and it evolved into an Industrial School. Rev. Wilson's son, Archibald E. Wilson, became Principal of the Indian Industrial School in 1892. Archibald E. Wilson and his family lived in Elkhorn, Manitoba, until 1918. Following the closure of the Elkhorn School in February of 1918, Wilson left Elkhorn to assume a new position as a clerk at an Indian Reserve near Gleichen Alberta.

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Following Wilson's death the fonds was acquired by his daughter, Winifred St. Clair Wilson,who donated it to the McKee Archives.

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This fonds includes publications, which provide an uncritical celebration of the development and activities of the Elkhorn Industrial School during Wilson's tenure as Principal. Fonds includes journals, testimonials and newpaper articles relating to Aboriginal issues, primarily Indian Industrial schools.

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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright restrictions.

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  • English

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