Fonds jhse-123 - Reevan Dolgoy fonds

Sod Insulation. Colonist Home 6. Abe Ullman Family New Year's Picture. Montefiore Synagogue 1, Hanna. Samuel Ullman from Montefiore. Cairn at old gravesite 2. Cairn at old graveyard 3. Soil at Montefiore. Artifact, plow. Mr. Bill Coad.
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Reevan Dolgoy fonds

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Farm Colony fonds

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JHSE jhse-123

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  • ca. 1955-2005 (Creation)
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    Dolgoy, Reevan

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18 cm of textual records and other materials

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Reevan Dolgoy was born in Edmonton in 1942, to Dr. Max and Raye Spevakow Dolgoy, the oldest of three boys including brothers Len and Mark. He attended the University of Alberta, receiving his doctorate in Sociology. He became an independent filmmaker and professional photographer. In the mid-seventies, he went down to visit the old Montefiore colony near Sibbald, Alberta, and photographed what remained of it. While in the area, he interviewed the remaining residents and made 22 oral history tapes for the Provincial Museum. He also later traveled to Los Angeles, where some residents lived, and interviewed them, as well as collecting personal histories and family photographs. He completed a doctorate in Sociology at the University of Alberta, doing research on the Fafene of Samoa and later moved to American Samoa, where he married his wife, Rasella Tufue, in 2004. He was involved as a researcher and writer for the documentary From Pedlars To Patriarchs: A Legacy Remembered (2004) for Jahsena. Reevan Dolgoy died in May, 2006.

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Some of these materials were in the posession of Dr. and Mrs. Max Dolgoy, held in trust for Reevan at the time of his death. These materials were later donated by Rasella Dolgoy.

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The fonds consists of materials collected and created by Reevan Dolgoy ca. 1955-1997, including the following series: Photographs (ca. 1976-2005); Negatives (ca. 1976-1997; Slides (ca. 1955-1995). This series consists of the following sub-series: Elephant Playground, April, 1977; Family photos, (ca. 1955-1979); Farming/Gardening (1978, 1979); Harry Savage (1981, 1989); Historical photos (1983); Inuvik, (1978); Israel, (1976-1979); LRT (1980); Miscellaneous (1976-1983); Rockies (1972-1979); Samoa (ca. 1980s); Show (1976); Ukrainians and Arabs (1979-1995). Oral history tapes (ca. 1972-1976). The series consists of cassette and 1/4 inch reel to reel tapes having to do with the Jewish Farm Colonies in Central Alberta. Samoa Research (ca. 1980-1985). Series consists of Dr. Dolgoy's thesis about the Fafafene of Samoa as well as supporting interviews, a copy of the documentary film on the same subject. Films (ca. 1977-1987). This series consists of film stock, including various prints and negatives of the following films produced by Dr. Dolgoy, including: Ride Into History; Alberta College; Sexual Harrassmant: A Campus Perspective.

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Fonds includes 289 photographs, 25 sets negatives, 135 audiocassettes, 1 bound volume, 57 films, 58 audiotapes, 23 videocassettes, ca. 1580 slides, 34 glass plate negatives.

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The material was donated by Reevan Dolgoy and others in 1999 and 2005-2007.

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  • The material is in English.

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There is a restriction on access to the supporting interviews for the Fafafene research and film for 25 years from date of recording.

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Preliminary inventory available in accession register.

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Additional materials may be found in the collection of the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Further accruals are expected but not scheduled.

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Additional material may be found in the First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds and the Oral History Committee fonds held by JAHSENA.<br><br>Record No. FCP.99.1;DOL.05.1;RDO.06.1<br><br>

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