Fonds - M. John V. Shaver fonds

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M. John V. Shaver fonds

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  • 1935-2001 (Creation)
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    Shaver, M. John V.

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1.32 m of textual records and other material

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(1918-2001)

Biographical history

Michael John Victor Shaver (Jack) was born in Fort William, Ontario, in 1918 to the Rev. and Mrs. James M. Shaver. He grew up in the manse next door to All Peoples’ Mission in Winnipeg’s North End. He attended United College in Winnipeg and, following ordination in 1942, served charges in rural Ontario and Manitoba, then Fort Gary United Church in Winnipeg (1952-1959). In 1959, he moved with his wife, Dorothy, and their children to Vancouver, where he served as the very first university chaplain for the United Church (UBC, 1959–1969). Shaver worked for the Metropolitan Council of the Lower Mainland in the early 1970s, then on the staff of First United Church, where he spent the final ten years of his ministry, retiring in 1982. Shaver received two honorary doctorates; from the University of Winnipeg (1980) and the Vancouver School of Theology (1982).

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Fonds consists of records relating to Jack Shaver’s writings, preaching, teaching, studies, and service on administrative bodies of The United Church of Canada. Fonds comprises the following record series: Subject files (1935-2001); Student papers and notes (1937-1965); James M. Shaver writings (1935-1946); Early writings (1947-1952); Administrative church work records (1951-1997); Sermons (1957-2000); and Audio recordings (1972-2001).

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Physical condition

Some of the early records are brittle

Immediate source of acquisition

Records were donated to the Archives in two installments: by Jack Shaver in 1992, and by his son-in-law, Bill Reimer, on April 28, 2015.

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  • English

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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Priv 27

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created July 22, 2015

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  • English

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