Fonds F19 - Little Sisters of Joy fonds

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CA ON00389 F19


Little Sisters of Joy fonds


  • 1999-2019 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

13 cm of textual materials
68 photographs : col ; 10.2 cm x 15.2 cm
3 audio CDs

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Name of creator

(1999 -)

Administrative history

The Little Sisters of Joy is an ecumenical Foundation of Prayer, Peace and Reconciliation. It was founded in 1999 by Gila Margolin and became a foundation in 2004. The Foundation has over 700 friends in 35 countries.

The Foundation works to build bridges between Jews and Christians, Jews and Arabs, and between Catholics, Protestants and the Orthodox. It aims to effect reconciliation within individuals and has also worked on outreach to the Indigenous Canadian community.

One of its main outreach channels includes regular "Concerts for Peace and Reconciliation" in which Margolin performs songs of the 60s, American folk music and Hebrew music. The Little Sisters of Joy believes that music and the arts are a key part of the healing process.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Materials donated by Gila Margolin, founder of Little Sisters of Joy.

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Scope and content

The collection documents the Little Sisters of Joy and the part that Gila Margolin plays in it.

It is divided into five series:

  1. Organizational records
  2. Publications
  3. Concerts and Events
  4. Photographs
  5. Gila Margolin, personal

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Further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The arrangement presented maintains the integrity of original groupings of materials, where available. For example, original groupings include albums and other groups of photographs, and newsletters. Most materials were donated without an organizational structure and have been arranged with like materials for clarity and context.

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Existence and location of originals

The Archives of The Little Sisters of Joy can be accessed in the Cambridgeshire Collection, on the 3rd floor of The Cambridge Central Library, Cambridge, UK.

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Where records are physically labelled, the annotation is written by Gila Margolin.

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2018 03


2019 02


Range 9, Bay 120, Shelf 1, Box 1

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Added by S Rogers, 11 November 2019




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