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Accession Number: 95-019


Reverend Elgie E.M. Joblin fonds.-- 1936-1989. -- 45 cm of textual records. -- 18 photographs.

Biography / History

Elgie Ellingham Miller Joblin was born April6, 1909 in Toronto to Flora Gertrude Elgie, of Toronto, and FrederickGeorge Joblin, of the Isle of Wight in England. Elgie marriedHelen Majorie Smith of Rawdon Township on October 21, 1936. Hestudied at Victoria College, Emmanuel College and the Universityof Toronto. His M.A. thesis was entitled, "The Educationof the Indians of Western Ontario". He was ordained as aUnited Church minister in 1936. He served the Aboriginal Peoplesof Ontario as a student and minister in South Caradoc from 1936to 1944. He taught and supervised the residential school at Muncey,Ontario from 1946 to 1957. He was the Assistant and later theAssociate Secretary for Home Missions from 1957 to 1971. He servedat Coboconk, Ontario, until his retirement from the ministry.He died in 1993.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by Reverend Joblinand in his custody until he had it forwarded, as a donation tothe Trent University Archives, by his brother Professor KingsleyJoblin.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of publications, photographs,news clippings, bulletins and reports pertaining to Reverend ElgieE.M. Joblin's interest in aboriginal affairs and in particular,the education of aboriginal peoples in Canada. Included in thefonds are references to the Canadian Association in Support ofNative Peoples, the Indian-Eskimo Association, copies of "IndianNews" and a Cree hymn book. Also included in the fonds are14 scrapbooks of clippings on native issues.


Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Reverend Elgie E.M.Joblin.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the UnitedChurch Archives at Victoria University in Toronto.

96-010 is an addition to this fonds.

For related records see: 75-015, 77-018, 82-014and 95-006.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1 Biographical information; photocopy of photograph of Rev. E.E.M. Joblin; "Archives Biography form"

2 The Education of the Indians of WesternOntario Thesis on Indian Educationby E.E.M. Joblin, M.A.

3 Indians of Canada: Three addresses prepared for the Lorrain Fellowship 1964, by E.E.M. Joblin

4 The Rockhound of New Jerusalem A Tribute by Enos T. Montour (being the SAGA of Dr. Gilbert Clarence Monture)

5 Cree Hymn Book

6 Photographs and clippings, miscellaneous

7 Same as above

8 Same as above

9 I.E.A. and C.A.S.N.P. Papers and Reports:miscellaneousreports of annual meetings, memoranda,bulletin, brief, bibliography

10 Same as above notes,bulletin, annual meeting reports, articles

11 Same as above annualmeeting reports, papers, summary of discussions

12 Indian Magazine

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation NorthernService Radio, programs of March 16,1968 and Jan. 4, 1969

13 Miscellaneous papers

"Akwesasne Notes" Vol. 1, No. 7,July 1969

"The Calumet" Vol.2, No.1, Oct.31, 1969

Vol.2, No.2, Feb. 1970

"The Native People" Vol. 2 No. 8,Jan. 1970

"The National Indian" Vol.1, No.3,April 22, 1977 various other papers

14 Indian Affairs speeches

Address by Mr. R.F. Battle, Assistant DeputyMin. (Indian Affairs) 1964

"Aboriginal Right: Let's Face It!"A speech by Flora MacDonald, MP. 1973

Box 2


1 Canadian Association in Support of the NativePeoples (C.A.S.N.P.) AmendedAims and Objectives, By-Laws correspondence

2 C.A.S.N.P. Bulletin listof C.A.S.N.P. bulletins provided

Vol.14, No.1 April 1973 - Vol. 18, No.4 Fall1978 (note: some issues are missing)

3 Indian News 1954-1953 listof personal highlights from "Indian News"Issues of "IndianNews" listed located in the back of box2.
Loose on Shelf:

14 Scrap books containing miscellaneous clippings on the topic of Aboriginal issues


1 1936-1956

2 1957-1963

3 1964

4 1965, 1966

5 1967

6 1968

7 1969

8 1970

9 & 10 1971-1973 & 1974-1977

Quote from inside cover of book 9: "Mywork in the Board of Home Missionsterminated on Dec. 31st 1970. My workon a pastoral charge for the years1971-1974 reduced my opportunitiesto collect materials for these scrapbooks,as you will see."

11 1978-1979

12 1980-1981

13 & 14 1982-1985 & 1986-1989