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Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship fonds
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3.66 m of primarily textual records
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All materials were kept in the LUF building on Algoma street up until the sale of the building in 2021 and donated directly to the Lakehead Archives by David Belrose on behalf of the Board in the same year.
Scope and content
Records relate to the establishment and operation of the Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They reflect matters concerning Port Arthur, Fort William, and Thunder Bay; and the development of Unitarianism and its institutions in North America more broadly.
The LUF is a non-profit organization that was incorporated into the Canadian Unitarian Council in 1984; after incorporation, the materials become more formal and there is more paperwork pertaining to the fellowships organization and governance.
The material includes reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photo negatives, floor plans for building, pamphlets and brochures, and several CDs, which included photographs and videos from special events. Majority of the materials are LUF specific, while there is also material pertaining to neighboring Unitarian organizations in Canada and America, and to the broader Unitarian Universalist Association\ Canadian Unitarian Council. Some records are specific to individuals while others relate to the entire fellowship.
Immediate source of acquisition
The LUF kept well organized files which were arranged alphabetically after the majority of the files were created. While individual files were left undisturbed, the alphabetical arrangement was replaced with thematic arrangement. Materials rearranged by decade and broader purpose. Series reflect the headings they used in their alphabetical order.
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Records are primarily open; some documents will require a research agreement.
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Some material is under copyright.