Fonds F3094 - Harvey G. Forster fonds

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Harvey G. Forster fonds

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CA ON00340 F3094

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  • 1919-1971 (Creation)
    Forster, Harvey G., 1892-1974

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48 cm of textual records

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Harvey George Forster (1892-1974) was a United Church minister who worked with immigrants. Ordained in 1921, he held the degrees of M.A., B.D., Th.D., and D.D. After short stays in Stevensville and Port Robinson, he moved to All Peoples' Missions of Niagara Presbytery located in Welland, Ontario, in 1925, and stayed there until his retirement in 1961. He died in 1974. In his work with the All Peoples' Missions, Forster took a keen interest in non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants, and was particularly interested in the Ukrainian population of Canada, promoting its social organizations and delving into the history of the Ukraine. Following the World War, 1939-1945, he also took up the cause of refugees from Europe.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, 1919-1971; correspondence and documents re union negotiations with the Anglican Church, 1946-1951; reports and financial statements for All People's Mission, Welland, 1926-1961 (incomplete); sermons, lectures, pamphlets and clippings. Forster's lectures deal with diverse topics, although many of them deal with his interest in European histories and people. The history of Ukraine and Ukraininan immigrants in Canada, the migration of American blacks to New York City, the Waldensian Church in Italy, and post-war refugees in Europe, are some of the topics he wrote lectures and articles about.

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