SERIES 2: COMMITTEES. — Textual records. — 1900-1968.

Series 2:15  Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools and Indian Schools Administration, 1906-1968

The transfer of the residential schools from the dioceses to the MSCC in 1921 resulted in the creation of a special authority for their administration and this was given the name of the Indian and Eskimo Commission. (Jan. to Mar.1921 known as Committee on Indian Work)  The Commission was appointed by the Executive Committee of the MSCC.  The Board of Management decided in September 1923 that all Bishops who had residential schools in their dioceses should be ex-officio members of the Commission.  When the federal government decided to transfer the administration of Eskimo affairs to that section of the Department of Interior which administered the North West Territories and the Yukon, the Society changed the name of their commission to that of the Indian Residential School Commission (1928).  At the same time the work connected with the Eskimo had been placed within the Arctic Mission Fund. The Commission was headed by a secretary (Westgate and Alderwood).

In October 1946 the centre for the management of residential schools was moved from Winnipeg to Ottawa, its name being changed to the Indian School Administration.  The constitution was revised once again and the Secretary replaced by a Superintendent (Alderwood, House, Cook).

In January 1963 the centre was moved to Toronto and renamed the Residential Schools and Hostels Division, MSCC.  The staff officer became known as the Director (T.E. Jones).

The management of the residential schools was taken over by the Department of Indian Affairs on March 31, 1969.  However, a number of hostels in the North West Territories continued to be administered by the Anglican Church for a short time thereafter.

  • T.B.R. Westgate, 1921-1943 – Secretary
  • H.A. Alderwood, 1943-1947 – Secretary-Superintendent
  • J.W. House, 1947 (Nov.-Dec.) – Superintendent
  • H.G. Cook, 1948-1963 – Superintendent
  • T.E. Jones, 1963-1969 – Director

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Box 16 1 2:15(a)  Minutes – Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools Commission 1921  – 1925
Box 17 1 2:15(a)  Minutes – Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools Commission 1926  – 1929
Box 18 1 2:15(a)  Minutes – Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools Commission 1930  – 1934
Box 19 1 2:15(a)  Minutes – Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools Commission 1935  – 1943
Box 20 1 2:15(a)  Minutes – Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools Commission 1943  – 1945
  2 2:15(a)  Minutes and Reports – Residential Schools & Hostels Division 1964  – 1966
  3 2:15(a)  Minutes – Interim Finance Committee 1925  – 1945
  4 2:15(a)  Minutes – Interim Staff Sub-committee 1925  – 1945
Box 20A 1 2:15(a)  Staff Book – Residential Schools [CLOSED] 1929  – 1937
  2 2:15(a)  Staff – Residential Schools [CLOSED] 1952  – 1959
  3 2:15(a)  Staff – Residential Schools (3 files) [CLOSED] 1960  – 1965
Box 21 1 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools Commission 1924  – 1946
  2 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration Superintendent with Minutes of the Indian School Administration Consultative Committee and the MSCC Executive Committee 1945  – 1947
  3 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration  Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1947  – 1948
  4 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration  Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1949
  5 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration  Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1950
  6 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration  Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1951
  7 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1952
Box 22 1 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration  Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1953
  2 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration  Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1954  – 1956
  3 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1957
  4 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1958
  5 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1958  – 1960
  6 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1961
  7 2:15(b)  Reports of the Indian School Administration  Superintendent with Minutes of the MSCC Executive Committees 1962
Box 23 1 2:15(c)  Visit Reports of the Field Secretary 1922  – 1929
  2 2:15(c)  Visit Reports of Secretaries 1935  – 1945
  3 2:15(c)  Visit Reports 1946
  4 2:15(c)  Visit Reports 1947
  5 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1948
  6 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1949
  7 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1950
  8 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1951
  9 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1952
  10 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1953
Box 24 1 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1954
  2 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1955  – 1956
  3 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1958
  4 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1959, 1961
  5 2:15(c)   Indian School Administration – Visit Reports 1960
Box 25 1 2:15(d)  Index – Circular Letters 1948  – 1960
  2 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1947 (#4-37) 1947  – 1948
  3 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1948 (#1-78) 1948  – 1949
  4 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1949 (#1-66) 1949
  5 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1950 (#1-45) 1950
  6 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1951 (#1-39) 1951
  7 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1952 (#1-49) 1952
  8 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1953 (#1-35) 1953
  9 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1954 (#1-35) 1954
  10 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1955 (#1-30) 1955
  11 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1956 (#1-39) 1956
  12 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1957 (#1-44) 1957
  13 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1958 (#1-60) 1958
  14 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1959 (#1-58) 1959
  15 2:15(d)  Circular Letters, 1960 (#1-66) 1960
Box 26 1 2:15(e)  Documents re: Constitution 1920  – 1958
  2 2:15(e)  Briefs and Memoranda re: Policy 1926  – 1964
  3 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1946
  4 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1947
  5 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1948
  6 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1949
  7 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1950
  8 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1951
  9 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1952
  10 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1953
  11 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1954
  12 2:15(e)  Financial Statements 1955
  13 2:15(e)  Briefs and Memoranda re:  Areas of Concern (T. Jones Memoranda re: residential schools and hostels) 1963
  14 2:15(e)  Equipment Inventory of Schools 1952  – 1958
  15 2:15(e)  Speeches and Papers (Residential Schools) 1933  – 1968
  16 2:15(e)  Legal Documents 1939  – 1962
Box 27 1 2:15(f)  Joint Church Delegations to Ottawa 1935  – 1944
  2 2:15(f)  MSCC Brief to Parliamentary Commission on Indian Act 1946  – 1947
  3 2:15(f)  Deputations to Government, Notes and Memorandums 1931, 1946  – 1947
  4 2:15(f)  Aklavik – Historical Notes 1938  – 1947
  5 2:15(f)  Blood, St.Paul’s School, Cardston Alberta – History 1938  – 1940
  6 2:15(f)  Chapleau – Historical Notes 1924, 1933
  7 2:15(f)  Garden River – Historical Notes 1947
  8 2:15(f)  Hay River – History 1908  – 1947
  9 2:15(f)  Moose Factory – Historical Notes 1934  – 1953
  10 2:15(f)  North – Historical Notes 1943  – 1946
  11 2:15(f)  School Newsletters – Alert Bay, Onion Lake 1933  – 1968
  12 2:15(f)  Shingwauk – Historical Notes 1933  – 1944
Box 28 1 2:15(f)  Fires – Blackfoot, Old Sun School, Gleichen AB 1926  – 1931
  2 2:15(f)  Blood Church [St.Paul’s] 1931  – 1935
  3 2:15(f)  Blood School [St.Paul’s] 1926  – 1927
  4 2:15(f)  Blood Hospital [St. Paul’s] 1928  – 1944
  5 2:15(f)  Chapleau – Bishop Holmes Memorial Chapel 1925  – 1933
  6 2:15(f)  Fires – Mackay School,The Pas, Manitoba 1925  – 1926
  7 2:15(f)  Fires – Mackay School,The Pas, Manitoba 1933  – 1934
  8 2:15(f)  Fires – Onion Lake, Saskatchewan [St.Barnabas School] 1926, 1943
  9 2:15(f)  Fires – Wabasca, Alberta [St.John’s School] 1928  – 1929, 1945
  10 2:15(f)  New Schools – Alert Bay, British Columbia [ St.Michael’s] 1928  – 1933
  11 2:15(f)  New Schools – Athabasca 1926  – 1929, 1935
  12 2:15(f)  New Schools – Diocese of Caledonia 1927  – 1929
  13 2:15(f)  New Schools – Fort George, Quebec [St.Philip’s] 1927  – 1928
  14 2:15(f)  New Schools – Mackay, Manitoba [The Pas] 1934  – 1941
  15 2:15(f)  New Schools – Saskatchewan 1933  – 1936
  16 2:15(f)  New Schools – St.Alban’s, Alberta [Prince Albert] 1943  – 1946
Box 29 1 2:15(g)  Arctic Education 1955  – 1958
  2 2:15(g)  Arctic Education 1959
  3 2:15(g)  Arctic Education 1959  – 1960
  4 2:15(g)  Dept. of Citizenship and Immigration re:Religious Administration of Government Owned Schools 1959
  5 2:15(g)  Grant Revision 1958 1957  – 1958
  6 2:15(g)  Grant Revision 1959 1958  – 1959
  7 2:15(g)  Grant Revision 1960 1959  – 1960
  8 2:15(g)  High Schools Hostels 1953  – 1955
  9 2:15(g)  Indian School Administration –  Memoranda 1948  – 1960
  10 2:15(g)  Indian School Administration – Memoranda 1951  – 1960
Box 30 1 2:15(h)  Cree monthly guide under the auspices of the MSCC 1942  – 1960
  2 2:15(h)  Teepee Tidings 1945  – 1948
  3a 2:15(h)  Newsletter 1962
  3b 2:15(h)  Newsletter 1963  – 1965
  3c 2:15(h)  Newsletter 1966  – 1968
Box 31 1 2:15(i)  Indian Affairs Branch reports and Indian Act 1941  – 1961
  2 2:15(i)  I.A.B. Education Division Reports 1959  – 1962
  3 2:15(i)  Indian Census 1939  – 1959
  4 2:15(i)  House of Common Debates 1945
  5 2:15(i)  Directorate Report, Indian and Northern Health Services 1960
  6 2:15(i)  Memorial on Indian Affairs, Alberta 1945
  7 2:15(i)  Indian Missionary Record (Oblate Fathers) 1945
  8 2:15(i)  United Church of Canada – Report of Commission on Indian Education 1935
  9 2:15(i)   United Church of Canada – WAMPUM, Quarterly Review 1944
  10 2:15(i)   United Church of Canada – Saskatchewan Indian Problems 1961
  11 2:15(i)  "White Squaw" by Margaret Cheechoo in the John Bull (3 part series) 1951
Box 32 1 2:15(j)  Legal Documents – Indian Treaty No.7, Saskatchewan, Calgary, Athabasca, Moosonee 1909  – 1945
  2 2:15(j)  School Lands 1927  – 1933
  3 2:15(j)  School Lands – Maps and Plans 1916  – 1946
  4 2:15(j)  Schools – All Saints’ and Prince Albert 1950  – 1958
  5 2:15(j)  Schools – Chapleau, Ontario  [St.John’s] 1906
  6 2:15(j)  Schools – Chooutla, Carcross, Yukon 1932, 1957
  7 2:15(j)  Schools – Fort McPherson, North West Territories 1955  – 1958
  8 2:15(j)  Schools – Fort Simpson, North West Territories  [Bompas Hall] 1960  – 1966
  9 2:15(j)  Schools – Gordon’s, Punnichy, Saskatchewan 1950
  10 2:15(j)  Schools – Inuvik, North West Territories [Stringer Hall] 1959
  11 2:15(j)  Schools – Old Sun, Gleichen, Alberta 1950, 1958
  12 2:15(j)  Schools – St. John’s, Wabasca, Alberta 1950, 1958
  13 2:15(j)  Schools – St.Michael’s, Alert Bay, British Columbia 1945, 1950, 1958
  14 2:15(j)  Schools – St.Paul’s, Blood Reserve, Cardston, Alberta 1920, 1950, 1958
  15 2:15(j)  Schools – St.Philip’s, Fort George, Quebec 1950  – 1967
  16 2:15(j)  Schools – Shingwauk [Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario] 1950
  17 2:15(j)  Schools – Sioux Lookout, Ontario 1932, 1950