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Sisters of St. Ann, St. Joseph's Province, Provincial Administration fonds
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Mistress of Novices sous-fonds

The sous-fonds consists of six series comprising novitiate registers, registers of profession, ceremonials, reports of the official visitation of St. Ann's Novitiate, a series of photographs, and miscellaneous materials. The Mistress of Novices' activities centred on the two year preparation of prospective sisters to take their temporary vows. During this time of novitiate, the novices learned prayers, rules, scriptures, the meaning of the vows, and other aspects of their vocation.

Sisters of St. Ann. St. Joseph's Province. Mistress of Novices

Provincial Superior sous-fonds

The sous-fonds consists of 13 series of records generated by the activities of the Provincial Superior, including: Correspondence, Chronicles, Circulars, St. Ann's Journal, Formation committee, Proces Verbaux des visites officielles, Report of the official visitations of St. Joseph's Province, Semiannual reports, Provincial Council, Provincial Chapter, Transfers, Albums, and Miscellaneous. In particular, these records arise from her responsibility of convening the Provincial Council, reviewing the work of the sisters, maintaining daily correspondence, addressing the needs of individual sisters, convening the Provincial Chapter, visiting the local houses of the province and reporting to the General Superior.

Sisters of St. Ann. St. Joseph's Province. Provincial Superior

Sisters of St. Ann, St. Joseph's Province, Provincial Administration fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1858-1995

The fonds consists of seven sous-fonds of textual records, some photographs, and an album of the Provincial Administration of St. Joseph's Province. These sous-fonds belong to: the Provincial Superior, Provincial Bursar, Provincial Prefect of Studies, Prefect of Music, Mistress of Novices, Directress of Juniorate, and Provincial Archivist. All these officers maintained their own offices and records at St. Ann's Academy (Victoria) until its closure in 1973. Today, only the Provincial Superior, Provincial Bursar, and Provincial Archivist maintain active file systems. Recording activities, transactions, and persons has always been a policy with the Sisters of St. Ann and these are to be found in ledgers, registers, and forms throughout the fonds, particularly in the context of schools. There are files of correspondence relating to certain subjects or activities, reports and copies of reports made to counterparts in the General Administration and vice versa, minutes of meetings, chronicles (house journals), journals of official visitations, school records, records of sisters' studies, and a great deal of miscellaneous reference, "orphaned", or ephemeral material. The records span the years 1858 to 1995 with the bulk of it being generated between 1900 and 1990. The dates prior to the Province's formation in 1892 can be explained by predecessor bodies, most notably the Vicariate which performed a number of the Province's current functions and whose records were absorbed by the Provincial Administration.

Sisters of St. Ann. St. Joseph's Province. Administration Centre

Provincial Treasurer sous-fonds

The sous-fonds consists of seven series including accounting, administration, personnel management, property management, estates and legacies, a more recent main subject series, which incoporates all functions, as well as a miscellaneous registers and general miscellaneous series. These series consist of correspondence, registers, journals, and ledgers, maps, plans, and drawings, minutes, reports, and photographs. Material dating from prior to the 1960s and early 1970s and stored in the vault was arranged loosely by major function and then by subject or theme. The material transferred from the Treasurer's office most recently was arranged by subject in one main series consisting of many sub-series. Sous-fonds includes blueprints and plans for properties including Little Flower Academy (Vancouver), Lourdes Hospital (Campbell River), Mount St. Angela (Victoria), Mount St. Francis Hospital (Nelson), Queenswood House of Studies (Victoria), St. Ann's Academy (Kamloops), St. Ann's Academy (New Westminster), St. Ann's Academy (Victoria), St. Ann's Convent (Duncan), St. Ann's Convent (Nanaimo), St. Ann's Residence (Victoria), St. Joseph's Hospital (Victoria), St. Joseph's Villa (Victoria), St. Martin's Hospital (Oliver), and Sacred Heart Hospital (Prince George).

Sisters of St. Ann. St. Joseph's Province. Provincial Treasurer