Fonds - Vancouver Maritime Museum St. Roch research collection

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Vancouver Maritime Museum St. Roch research collection

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CA VMM

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  • 1926-2006 (Creation)

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4.62 m of textual records and other materials

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The records in this research collection were created and received by three separate juridical entities carrying out three different administrative functions. Firstly, the research collection includes records created and received by the crew of the St. Roch and other members of the RCMP and its governing body during the ships active existence. Secondly, the collection includes records that were created and received by the Vancouver Maritime Museum regarding the restoration and ongoing preservation and display of the ship. The collection also includes the records created and received by Parks Canada pertaining to the time during which that organization was responsible for the care and display of the ship. Finally this collection includes records relating to the fundraising voyage of the RCMP vessel the Nadon, during the period in which in was renamed the St. Roch II, as well as the records of the ice breaker the Simon Fraser which accompanied the Nadon on this voyage.;The records relate to the building of the St. Roch, the activities carried out by its crew members during its active career, the retirement of the St. Roch to Vancouver, the construction of the A-frame shelter, the preservation of the ship, exhibition of the ship and related items, as well as records created through research to support these curatorial activities. The records also relate to various fundraising activities carried out by the both the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the RCMP, specifically the voyage of the Nadon and the Simon Fraser and the sale of Ken Kirbys painting, Isumataq.;The collection consists of agreements, articles, artifact lists, books, business cards, budgets, guest books, contact lists, correspondence, drawings, ship plans, architectural plans, financial records, invitations, memoranda, minutes of meetings, permission forms, photographs, notes, press releases, publications (books, pamphlets newspaper articles), receipts, reports, schedules, slides, negatives, surveys, manuals, audio cassettes, video cassette, log books, reports, maps, and a flag.;The collection is arranged in six series: Administrative; Crew; Logs and Reports of the St. Roch; Research Materials; Technical Documents from the St. Roch; and St. Roch II / Simon Fraser.

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