Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00501 - Doukhobor scrapbook and items

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Doukhobor scrapbook and items


  • 1907-1976 (Creation)

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2 boxes (1 metre)

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The Federation of Russian Canadians is a left-leaning cultural organization for Russian immigrants to Canada and their descendants.
It is the successor of the Russian Farmer-Worker Clubs which were closed by the government at the beginning of World War II as a suspected subversive organization due to its links with the Communist Party of Canada. In 1942, after the Nazi invasion of the USSR, the organization reappeared as the Federation of Russian Canadians, known also by its Russian initials as the FRK.

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Gift of Rita Brovert of the Federation of Russian Canadians, 2006

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Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and other materials documenting the treatment of Doukhobours in British Columbia, Russia, the United States and elsewhere. Also included are pamphlets, letters of appeal and other documents written by or about Doukhobours.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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