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Peter Faminow fonds
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Audio recordings.

Series consists of audio recordings made by and for Faminow such as recordings at Doukhobor conferences and festivals, and recordings of Faminow’s election ads, speeches and interviews.

Doukhobor related files.

Series consists of Faminow’s files and documents related to the history of the Doukhobors and his own involvement in the Doukhobor community and related issues such as pacifism, multiculturalism and human rights. Series contains correspondence with others in the Doukhobor community such as Koozma Tarasoff and Eli Popoff, writings about the Doukhobors by Faminow and others, and records generated by societies and conferences such as the Sons of Freedom, Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, 1958 Peace Through Non-violence Conference and various other Doukhobor organizations. Several files consist of documents related to Faminow’s fact-finding activities into the Doukhobor children who were removed from their families to the New Denver residential school (known as “Operation Snatch”) in the 1950’s. Two files contain historical documents have originated from and/or were circulated within the Doukhohor community in the 1920’s – 1950’s, such as circulars distributed by Peter P. Verigin (file 3-7).

Family records.

Series consists of Faminow family records, related to schooling, the family farm and other personal records. Contains a file of letters related to military mobilization during the Second World War and the Faminow sons’ attempts to gain exemptions. Series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, a farm account book and other textual records and are arranged by type of record. Also contains a file of obituaries and memorials of Peter Faminow compiled by Polly Faminow.

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