Collection P0008 - Joseph F. Bernard collection

Joseph F. Bernard

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Joseph F. Bernard collection

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P0008

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  • 1921 - 1984 (Collection)
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    Concordia University Records Management and Archives
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    predominant 1921-1959

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1 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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(1973-)

Administrative history

Records Management and Archives is the official repository for the archival records of Concordia University and of its two founding institutions, Loyola College and Sir George Williams University. It also collects archival material produced by faculty, staff, students alumni, as well as all archival material documenting the history of Concordia and its two founding institutions.
The department has its origins in the opening of the Archives and Records Department at Loyola College, in Fall 1973.

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The collection held by Concordia Records Management and Archives provides information on an important collection of ethnographical and archeological objects, mainly from the Cooper Inuits of Coronation Gulf, that Captain Joseph F. Bernard had gathered between 1916 and 1920. The assemblage was known as the Bernard Arctic Collection, but also as Bernard Eskimo Collection, Bernard Collection, or Bernard Inuit Collection. In 1921, Captain Bernard loaned his collection to Loyola College. He donated it in 1924 for a proposed College museum. The museum never materialized, and in 1947 Loyola College donated part of the collection to the Arctic Institute of North America in Montreal (the Institute moved to Calgary in 1976) and part to Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Other parts of the Bernard Arctic Collection were donated in 1991 to the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now the Canadian Museum of History) and in 1993 to Loyola High School.
The material includes a photograph of Captain Joseph Bernard and photocopies of the following documents:

The Loyola College file on the Bernard Arctic Collection, 1921–1947 (12 documents totalling 15 pp.),
Joseph F. Bernard’s correspondence to Father Edward Devine, S. J. and Father William H. Hingston, S. J, 1924–1959 (15 documents totalling 32 pp.),
“Bernard Eskimo Collection,” a copy of a history attributed to Father William H. Hingston, S. J., ca. 1940 (9 pp.),
Report on the Bernard Arctic Collection by Susan Moogk [for the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology] (16 pp.) 1984.

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In 1984–1985, Concordia University Archives (now Records Management and Archives) put together the Joseph F. Bernard collection to document the history of the Bernard Arctic Collection at Loyola College.

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The original of the Loyola College file is part of series I147/15 Departmental Affairs of the Loyola College Office of the President fonds (I147). The originals of the correspondence with Edward Devine and William Hingston as well as the original of Father Hingston's history of the Bernard Eskimo Collection are in the Archive of the Jesuits in Canada, in Montreal.

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The Joseph F. Bernard Papers are located in Alaska: Alaska and Polar Regions Collections, University Alaska Fairbanks: http://star.library.uaf.edu/starweb/l.skca-catalog/servlet.starweb
Part of the Bernard Arctic Collection in Montreal is located at Loyola High School: https://lhsarchives.omeka.net/collections/show/35

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The photograph is with the file of correspondence with Edward Devine.

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