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Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection
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- Graphic material
- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the content of the collection.
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[198-] ; [ca. 1982] (Creation)
- Monastère des Ursulines de Québec
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465 slides : b&w and col.
4 cm textual records
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The Monastère des Ursulines de Québec was founded in 1639 in Quebec City, under the leadership of Marie de l’Incarnation. The monastery is the oldest in North America, and it opened Quebec’s first school for girls in 1641. During the siege of Quebec, the monastery was partially destroyed (1759). After the surrender, the monastery provided accommodations and medical care to English soldiers. The Ursulines were known for their embroidery, and amassed a collection of art works described in François Lachapelle and Mario Béland’s book "Répertoire des gravures conservées au Monastère des ursulines de Québec" (1982). The monastery complex was built between the 17th and 20th centuries.
The Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection was donated by François Lachapelle to the Slide Library, known today as the Visual Collections Repository, in 1982 or 1983. The collection was transferred to the Library's Special Collections from Concordia University's Visual Collections Repository (VCR) on August 29, 2018.
Scope and content
The collection is composed of images taken by François Lachapelle for the book "Répertoire des gravures conservées au Monastère des ursulines de Québec" (1982), created in collaboration with Mario Béland. The collection includes 465 slides, both black and white and colour, showing engravings, paintings, and embroidery from the collection of the Monastère des Ursulines de Québec. It also contains a handwritten inventory, which provides details about the items in the collection of the Ursulines de Québec.
The Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection is divided into 2 series:
• C020/A. Textual material
• C020/B. Photographic material
Slides and textual records are in good condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Collection was transferred to the Library's Special Collections from Concordia University's Visual Collections Repository (VCR) on August 29, 2018.
Material are arranged in the order of receipt. Slides were arranged numerically prior to the time of donation, likely by François Lachapelle.
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Catalogue is mostly in English, with some French.
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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Reproduction for research or private study may be permitted.
Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder(s).
Box listing available.
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Further accruals are not expected.
Copyright belongs to the creator(s).
Documents were placed in acid-free folders and an archival quality box. Slides are in archival enclosures.
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