Jun 2, 2022

Catholic Order That Staffed Some Residential Schools in British Columbia to Hand Over Archives to Museum

Records that could offer insight into some residential schools in British Columbia are being handed over to the Royal B.C. Museum. The Sisters of Saint Ann staffed more than 30 residential schools in Alaska, Yukon and B.C.

Archives, which include information about day schools, residential schools, hospitals and more, will be transferred to the museum. The religious group will also fully fund an archivist at the museum to manage those archives.

The museum says they also plan to digitize the records — or at least those that can be digitized. Some of the content date back to as far as 1858 and may be too delicate to handle.

You can read more in an article by Courtney Dickson and published in the MSN News web site at: