Fonds 99/15 - Naval Museum of Quebec fonds

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Naval Museum of Quebec fonds

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CA ON00093 99/15

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  • 1997-2000 (Creation)

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23 cm of textual records
18 photographs: col.; 5 x 7 cm

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(1995-)

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In the spring of 1995 the Naval Museum of Quebec opened its doors. The establishment of the museum was closely linked to that of the Naval Complex at Point-à-Carcy, which houses the buildings of the Naval Reserve in the Old Port of Quebec. At the time of construction of the Canadian Forces Fleet School Quebec (CFFS Quebec), in the heart of the naval complex, officials of the Department of National Defence decided to take advantage of this opportunity to include space inside the premises for the first naval museum in Quebec. The Naval Museum of Quebec is dedicated to the preservation of Canadian naval heritage. Although it houses documents and artifacts from colonial times to the present, the museum particularly emphasizes the role of French Canadians in Canada"s naval history.

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Fonds consists of transcripts of interviews documenting the social history of francophone veterans who served in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Women"s Naval Service (WRENS). Fonds also includes a research report on the geo-strategic position of the St. Lawrence during the Gulf War. There are three series:
I.Interviews with French Canadian Royal Canadian Navy Veterans (1998)
II.Research Report 'La Guerre du Golfe 1939-1945' (2000)
III.Interviews with French Canadian Veterans of the Royal Women"s Naval Service (1997 - 1999)

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Fonds received from Julie Fournier of the Naval Museum of Quebec during January 1999 to 12 May 2000.

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  • English
  • French

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Folders 1-4 are unclassified. Folders 5-6 are Protected 'B'.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

The material may be used for the Directorate of History and Heritage"s purposes at any time.
Requests for use by third party agencies should be referred to the Naval Museum of Quebec which will grant access in accordance with existing guidelines

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A copy of the finding aid can be found in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.

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No further accruals are expected.

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34 cassette tapes were transferred to Library and Archives Canada in 2007. The 3 computer disks have been withdrawn from circulation; researchers must use the textual copies in Folders 1-4 and 6

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This is a bilingual fonds.

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