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Only top-level descriptions University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections L'Arche Daybreak (Association) Fonds
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L'Arche Daybreak fonds

  • CA ON00389 F11
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2009

This fonds consists of organizational, administrative, and community records. The records range in date from 1969-2009.
Fonds has been organized into nine series:

  1. Community Council Files
  2. Community Files
  3. Deceased Core Member Files
  4. Development Director Files
  5. Property Files
  6. Homes Coordinator Files
  7. Director - Board of Director Files
  8. Director - Financial Files
  9. Director - General Files

L'Arche Daybreak (Association)

L'Arche Audiovisual Collection

  • CA ON00389 C5
  • Fonds
  • 1968 - 2004

Collection consists of audiovisual materials featuring recordings of events given by and used by members of l'Arche International/Internationale. This material includes 1708 audio cassettes, 37 videocassettes, 8 film reels, and 78 audio reels. Much of the material features recordings created at L'Arche retreats internationally, such as the Covenant Retreat, Renewal Retreat, and Faith and Light Retreat. Prominent speakers include Jean Vanier, Henri Nouwen, Joe Egan, Robert Larouche and Sue Mosteller.

The majority of the audio files feature Jean Vanier, usually speaking at retreats. The film reels are recordings made and collected by L'Arche Daybreak, and feature a CBC film on Daybreak (from 1970), pilgramages and trips made by Faith and Light and Daybreak. There is also a film reel of Jean Vanier.

Collection has been arranged into eight series:

  1. Head of House and regional meetings
  2. Covenant retreats
  3. Faith and Sharing
  4. Federation meetings
  5. Assistants' retreats and meetings
  6. L'Arche Renewals
  7. Other events, talks, and speakers
  8. Audio reels and film reels

Collection also includes a binder which functioned as a catalogue for many of the cassettes that were housed at l'Arche Daybreak until 2004 and 2006. This binder is located in series 7.

L'Arche Daybreak (Association)