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Alfred Parminter fonds
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- Textual record
- Photographic material
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1817, 1940-[198-], predominant [195-]-[196-] (Creation)
- Parminter, Alfred Vye
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32 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Alfred Vye Parminter was a member of UBC's Faculty of Education’s teaching staff from 1962 until his retirement in 1982. He received a B.A and M.A. from UBC in 1943 and 1964 and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Before becoming a faculty member at UBC, Parminter worked for the Department of Indian Affairs as an “Regional Inspector of Indian Schools in British Columbia,” writing both his M.A. and Ph.D. theses on the topic of education in indigenous communities. While at UBC, Parminter participated in multiple committees that investigated the challenges indigenous students on campus faced while attaining their degrees. In 1982 Parminter retired from the University - at that time, he was honoured with the title of Assistant Professor Emeritus of Education. Parminter passed away on September 20, 1990.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of papers, reports, printed material, essays and photographs created and acquired by Parminter in the course of his time as a student, professor and regional inspector, as well as some personal items. The fonds is divided into three series: Regional Inspector of Indian Schools, University of British Columbia and Research/Miscellaneous Material. The fonds had no discernable original order associated with them and so the archivist decided to arrange them by series.
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Donated to the University Archives by Alfred Parminter in 1985.
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No further accruals are expected.
The views expressed by many of the records related to Indigenous education and residential schools within this fonds reflect the era in which they were created. These views were construed constructed from racist and colonial stereotypes of Indigenous peoples. Demeaning and degrading language appears throughout.
The term “Indian” is now outdated and is considered by many Indigenous Peoples to be offensive. However, it is retained in some places in this inventory as part of a proper organizational/job title or a publication title.