Fonds 95-019 - Reverend Elgie E.M. Joblin fonds

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Reverend Elgie E.M. Joblin fonds

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  • 1936-1989 (Creation)
    Elgie E.M. Joblin

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45 cm of textual records
18 photographs

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Elgie Ellingham Miller Joblin was born April 6, 1909 in Toronto to Flora Gertrude Elgie, of Toronto, and Frederick George Joblin, of the Isle of Wight in England. Elgie married Helen Majorie Smith of Rawdon Township on October 21, 1936. He studied at Victoria College, Emmanuel College and the University of Toronto. His M.A. thesis was entitled, "The Education of the Indians of Western Ontario". He was ordained as a United Church minister in 1936. He served the Aboriginal Peoples of Ontario as a student and minister in South Caradoc from 1936 to 1944. He taught and supervised the residential school at Muncey, Ontario from 1946 to 1957. He was the Assistant and later the Associate Secretary for Home Missions from 1957 to 1971. He served at Coboconk, Ontario, until his retirement from the ministry. He died in 1993.

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This fonds was created by Reverend Joblin and in his custody until he had it forwarded, as a donation to Trent University Archives, by his brother Professor Kingsley Joblin.

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This fonds consists of publications, photographs, news clippings, bulletins and reports pertaining to Reverend Elgie E.M. Joblin's interest in aboriginal affairs and in particular, the education of aboriginal peoples in Canada. Included in the fonds are references to the Canadian Association in Support of Native Peoples, the Indian-Eskimo Association, copies of Indian News and a Cree hymn book. Also included in the fonds are14 scrapbooks of clippings on native issues.

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This fonds was donated by Reverend Elgie E.M. Joblin.


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Associated material located at the United Church Archives at Victoria University in Toronto.

For related records see: 75-015, 77-018, 82-014 and 95-006.

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96-010 is an addition to this fonds.

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Box 1


1 Biographical information; photocopy of photograph of Rev. E.E.M. Joblin; "Archives Biography form"

2 The Education of the Indians of Western Ontario Thesis on Indian Education by E.E.M. Joblin, M.A.

3 Indians of Canada: Three addresses prepared for the Lorrain Fellowship 1964, by E.E.M. Joblin

4 The Rockhound of New Jerusalem A Tribute by Enos T. Montour (being the SAGA of Dr. Gilbert Clarence Monture)

5 Cree Hymn Book

6 Photographs and clippings, miscellaneous

7 Same as above

8 Same as above

9 I.E.A. and C.A.S.N.P. Papers and Reports: miscellaneous reports of annual meetings, memoranda, bulletin, brief, bibliography

10 Same as above notes, bulletin, annual meeting reports, articles

11 Same as above annual meeting reports, papers, summary of discussions

12 Indian Magazine

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Northern Service Radio, programs of March 16, 1968 and Jan. 4, 1969

13 Miscellaneous papers

Akwesasne Notes Vol. 1, No. 7, July 1969

The Calumet Vol.2, No.1, Oct. 31, 1969; Vol.2, No.2, Feb. 1970

The Native People Vol. 2 No. 8, Jan. 1970

The National Indian Vol.1, No.3, April 22, 1977 various other papers

14 Indian Affairs speeches

Address by Mr. R.F. Battle, Assistant Deputy Min. (Indian Affairs) 1964

"Aboriginal Right: Let's Face It!" A speech by Flora MacDonald, MP. 1973

Box 2


1 Canadian Association in Support of the Native Peoples (C.A.S.N.P.) Amended Aims and Objectives, By-Laws correspondence

2 C.A.S.N.P. Bulletin list of C.A.S.N.P. bulletins provided

Vol.14, No.1 April 1973 - Vol. 18, No.4 Fall1978 (note: some issues are missing)

3 Indian News 1954-1953; list of personal highlights from Indian News; Issues of Indian News listed located in the back of box 2.

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14 Scrap books containing miscellaneous clippings on the topic of Aboriginal issues


1 1936-1956

2 1957-1963

3 1964

4 1965, 1966

5 1967

6 1968

7 1969

8 1970

9 & 10 1971-1973 & 1974-1977

Quote from inside cover of book 9: "My work in the Board of Home Missions terminated on Dec. 31st 1970. My work on a pastoral charge for the years 1971-1974 reduced my opportunities to collect materials for these scrapbooks, as you will see."

11 1978-1979

12 1980-1981

13 & 14 1982-1985 & 1986-1989

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