Fonds Acc: 91 – 2; 1998 – 03 – 08; 1997 – 12-28; 1997- 10 – 23; 2001 – 09 – 52. - St. John's College fonds

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St. John's College fonds

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CA DRL Acc: 91 – 2; 1998 – 03 – 08; 1997 – 12-28; 1997- 10 – 23; 2001 – 09 – 52.

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  • 1876 - 2006 (Creation)

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10 cm textual material + photographs

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The Rev. John West established the first Anglican school in Red River in 1820, but the first school to bear the name of St. John was established by Bishop David Anderson in 1849. This school closed down in 1859 due to declining enrolment and a shortage of qualified teachers. St. John's College, as it is known today, was founded by Archbishop Robert Machray on November 1, 1866, primarily to train Native clergy. It was originally located in a white wooden building near St. John's Cathedral in Winnipeg. The Rev. John McLean was the first warden. St. John's College, St. Boniface College and Manitoba College amalgamated to form the University of Manitoba in 1877. The College moved to a 3 ½ storey brick building on Church and Main in 1883, and then moved to the corner of Broadway and Hargrave in 1945. A 99 year lease was signed between St. John's College and the University on October 4, 1957, and the College moved onto the Fort Garry campus a year later.

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The records of St. John's College came to the Diocesan archives as part of transfers of records in 1990; 1991; 1992; 1997; 1998; and 2001.

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The records of St. John's College held at the Diocese of Rupert's Land archives include: Constitution and Statutes (1876 and 1957); correspondence to Canon O' Meara (1888); documents re: sale of property in North Winnipeg (1950); records of the Building Fund (1956 – 1958); record of dedication (1959); solicitor's files (1960); changes in Statutes (1925 – 1967); list of honorary degrees and fellowships (1953 – 2006); research; and records of the College Council (1960 – 1967)

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Related material: Manuscript Papers of M.47 Laurence Wilmot. Library Collection: One University: A History of the University of Manitoba 1877 – 1932 by W.L. Morton; The St. John's College Story and The Christian Churches of Red River Settlement and the Foundation of the University of Manitoba – An Historical Analysis of the Process of Transition from Frontier College to University by Laurence F. Wilmot; and Protestant Church Colleges in Canada by D.C. Masters. Pamphlet Collection: "Documents Relating to St. John's College, MB" (1913); "St. John's College: the Act of Incorporation, the Constitution, the Statutes" (1957); "St. John's College 1866 – 1966". See also the Still Images Collection.

Associated material: Further records of St. John's College are located at the University of Manitoba. An item level inventory is available at the Diocesan archives. See also the Manitoba Archives.

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