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Carl J. Tracie fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
- Cartographic material
- Electronic record
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ca. 1898-2003 (Creation)
- Tracie, Carl J. (Carl Joseph), 1939-
Physical description area
2910 photographs : slides, b&w, col.
2.250m of textual records
361 photographs : prints, b&w, col.
105 photographs : negatives
1 print : poster
2 computer disks of photographs
ca. 33 plans (maps)
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Name of creator
Carl Joseph Tracie was born on May 27, 1939 in Sexsmith, Alberta. After completing high school in Valleyview, he attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (1965), a Master of Arts degree in Geography (1967) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geography (1970). Tracie completed the first year of his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme at the University of California, Los Angeles (1967-1968).
Tracie held various positions during his professional career as follows: assistant/associate professor of Geography at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon (1970-1979); executive director of Cope Publications in Arcadia, California (1979-1981); professor of Geography at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia (1981-1984, 1986-2009); and executive director of Dynamic Communications in Pasadena, California (1984-1986). Tracie held various administrative and committee responsibilities during his university teaching career and was the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships. His areas of special interest included: Ethnic settlement, rural cultural landscape, gold rush settlement in California, and western Canadian pioneer agricultural settlement. Tracie's book "Toil and Peaceful Life: Doukhobor Village Settlement in Saskatchewan 1899-1918" was published in 1996. Tracie is currently (2011) retired and lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Tracie and his wife, Darlene, have three children.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Carl J. Tracie, former resident of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, during his professional career as a geographer, professor and writer. The majority of the records pertain to ethnicity and settlement, particularly relating to Doukhobors in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
The fonds includes colour and black and white mounted slides taken mainly by Tracie on field trips, vacations and for teaching purposes. The slides depict a variety of subjects including: buildings, plants, animals, bridges, cities and towns, farms and geographical features. The images were taken in Canada, the United States of America, England and China. Many of the slides focus on Doukhobor, Hutterite, Mennonite and Ukrainian structures and settlements. The majority of the photographic prints, which relate mainly to Doukhobors and Doukhobor village sites, are duplicates from the Glenbow-Alberta Institute and the British Columbia Archives.
The fonds also includes copies of the federal Department of the Interior files on Doukhobor villages; issues of ISKRA (published by the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ); research files containing original and copied materials relating mainly to Doukhobors, Hutterites and Mennonites; correspondence; and book reviews and articles written by Tracie. A small volume of records relating to Ernest Strautman's farming operation near Speers, Saskatchewan is included.
No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.
Records are in good physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Carl J. Tracie donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 2010: 2010-354 (October 27, 2010).
Order imposed by archivist. Alphabetical arrangement by subject based on information written on the slides by the donor. Slides are arranged chronologically within each subject.
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Box number(s): 1-10
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Restrictions on access
Records are open for research use.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use and reproduction of records is subject to terms of an agreement with the donor dated 21 February 2011 and conditions of the Copyright Act.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.
SAFA 613 consists of a fonds description, a box list for the textual records, and item descriptions of the maps, photographs, and a poster.
Uploaded finding aid
Further accruals are expected.
Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale; Regina - Henderson
The majority of the photographs, plans and maps were retained in the textual records. The electronic records were retained in the textual records.
Slides were housed in archival sleeves and acid-free file folders. Textual records were placed in new, acid-free file folders. Some of the photographs were placed in mylar sleeves and acid-free envelopes.
Photographs: GM-PH-2091 to GM-PH-2170; GM-PH-2299 to GM-PH-2302
Maps: CM-16 (1)-(16); CM-17 (1)-(2); CM-18 (1)-(10); CM-19
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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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