Marius Barbeau A glimpse of Canadian Culture (1883-1969)
Introduction Objects Photos & Papers Themes Barbeau's Story Kids & Teachers


This Web module is partly funded by Canadian Culture Online (CCO), an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage. One of CCO's objectives is to connect Canadians with their diverse heritage through a collaborative approach to presenting key collections online from Canada's federal, cultural heritage institutions.

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The texts are mainly extracts from an autobiographical account by Marius Barbeau written in 1958-59 which deal with his childhood and student life as well as from the transcription of a 1965 Radio-Canada interview about his career. This transcription was published in the Oracle series (1982 - no.44) of the National Museum of Man, to coincide with the 1983 exhibition, "I Was a Pioneer", devoted to the life and works of Marius Barbeau.

With concern for the authenticity and respect for the original texts we have retained, in these pages, expressions which were used during that period though they are no longer in use today. This is true for the terms "savage" and "Indian" which, in current usage, have been replaced by "Aboriginal".

Manon Guilbert

CCO Project Manager
Barbara Rottenberg

Team Leaders, Archives: Benoit Thériault, Patricia Forget

Christine St-Jacques, Cataloguer
Micheline Plante, Assistant Documentalist: Archives
Nancy Lauzière, Assistant Documentalist: Archives
Véronique Paris, Assistant Documentalist: Archives
Colin Schalchta: Audio technician
Benoit Martineau: Assistant Archival Technician

Team Leader, Artifacts: Nathalie Guénette

Jillian Fraser, Assistant
Andreé-Anne Lacelle, Assistant Documentalist: Artifacts
Michelle Godin, Assistant Documentalist: Artifacts
Mayme Windle, Assistant Documentalist: Artifacts
Robyne Veinotte, Assistant Documentalist: Artifacts

Team Leader, Web Modules: Carol-Ina Trudel, David Harkness

Mylène Choquette, Assistant Documentalist: Multi-Media, Web Modules
David Harkness, Assistant Documentalist: Technical, Web Modules
Jean René, Assistant Documentaliste: Multi-Media, Web Modules

System administration
Robert Patterson: KeEMu
Sarah Prower: GEAC

Web design and production
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Web administration and support
Stephen Alsford
Sandra Hammel

Digital Creations

We also wish to thank all those people who were involved in the earlier versions of this web module.
Nancy Bacon, Mylène Choquette, Francine Danis, Geneviève Eustache, Patricia Forget, Chantal Gauthier, Patricia Davis-Perkins, Margot Reid, RCNM Web Design, Judy Tomlin, Jonathan Wise

We wish to also acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Lucien Ouellet of Cultural Studies to whom we owe the selection of one thousand song recordings available via the web site, as well as the compilation of "Chansons françaises & transcriptions" database in the Library and Archives on-line catalogue.