Fonds RBSC-ARC-1351 - Leonard and Kitty Maracle fonds

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Leonard and Kitty Maracle fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1351

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  • 1946-2000 (Creation)
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    Maracle, Leonard
  • 1946-2000 (Creation)
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    Maracle, Kitty

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3.8m of textual records, graphic materials, audiovisual materials and objects

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(1926-2012)

Biographical history

Leonard Maracle was born on August 1, 1926 on Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Ontario, Canada. He married Cordelia (Kitty) Maracle (née Hill) in 1946. Both Leonard and Kitty were board members of the British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI) and the Non-Status Indian. Leonard was also public relations director of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and Kitty served as president of both the B.C. Native Women's Society and the Native Women’s Association of Canada, for which she also served as vice-president. The Maracles were also very active in several other Aboriginal organizations, such as the Metis Association, Greater Vancouver Local. As well as his participation in the Aboriginal community, Leonard was a captain and pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, a carpenter, contractor, and lawyer. Leonard and Kitty were both members of a number of clubs, committees, conferences and cooperatives. For example, both served as directors of the Longhouse Indian Arts and Crafts Cooperative and Leonard helped found Maracle Builders, Inc. Both the Maracles were also Seventh Day Adventists and were actively involved in their church. Kitty passed away in 2010 after 63 years of marriage to Leonard. They had seven children together. After Kitty’s death Leonard remarried to Verla Maracle (née Moses). Leonard passed away in 2012.

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(1923-2010)

Biographical history

Cordelia (Kitty) Maracle (née Hill) was born on May 6, 1923 in New York State. She married Leonard (Len) Maracle in 1946. Both Leonard and Kitty were board members of the British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI) and the Non-Status Indian. Leonard was also public relations director of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and Kitty served as president of both the B.C. Native Women's Society and the Native Women’s Association of Canada, for which she also served as vice-president. The Maracles were also very active in several other Aboriginal organizations, such as the Metis Association, Greater Vancouver Local. As well as his participation in the Aboriginal community, Leonard was a captain and pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, a carpenter, contractor, and lawyer. Leonard and Kitty were both members of a number of clubs, committees, conferences and cooperatives. For example, both served as directors of the Longhouse Indian Arts and Crafts Cooperative and Leonard helped found Maracle Builders, Inc. Both the Maracles were also Seventh Day Adventists and were actively involved in their church. Kitty passed away in 2010 after 63 years of marriage to Leonard. They had seven children together. After Kitty’s death Leonard remarried to Verla Maracle (née Moses). Leonard passed away in 2012.

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The fonds reflects Leonard and Kitty Maracle's involvement in the British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI), as well as various other Aboriginal organizations, committees, clubs, programs, projects and events. The fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, proposals and reports, notes, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and various ephemera relating to Aboriginal rights and political activity primarily in British Columbia but also throughout Canada. The fonds also contains some of Leonard and Kitty’s personal papers, including correspondence, family photographs, writings and notes.

The fonds is divided into seventeen series: British Columbia Association of Non-Status Indians (BCANSI); Other Indian and Metis Associations; Native Women's Organizations and Other Issues Related to the Status of Women; Native Housing; Native Arts and Crafts; Centers; Program and Projects; Indian Clubs; Committees and Councils; Events; Subject Case Files; Native People and the Criminal Justice System; Surveys and Cooperative; Other Organizations; Government; Workshops, Addresses, General Reports, Resumes and Lists of Organizations; and, Printed Material, Audiovisual Materials and Miscellaneous.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The records were donated to Rare Books and Special Collections by Leonard and Kitty Maracle in 1989. A second accrual was acquired from Leonard and Kitty's daughter Aiyyana Maracle in 2014 (Acc. No. 2014-05-24/64).

Arrangement

The first accrual was arranged in 1989 by a librarian in the Special Collections Division of the UBC Library according to subject and material type. The records of the second accrual were arranged by an archivist according to their original order (the order in which the records were received by UBC Rare Books and Special Collections). The records of this second accrual contain arrangements made by the creators of the records, Leonard and Kitty Maracle, as well as the records’ custodian, Aiyyana Maracle. The series that were identified by the librarian processing the first accrual of records were retained during the arrangement of the second accrual.

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  • English

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Further accruals are not expected.

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The materials of the second accrual contain a number of photocopied and handwritten notations created by Aiyyana Maracle.

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Full

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Inventory prepared by Janette Hellmuth, May-June 1989.
RAD compliant finding aid prepared by Hannah Wiseman, February 2015.

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