Fonds UAA Fonds 0622 - Roger Motut fonds

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Roger Motut fonds

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UAA Fonds 0622

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  • 1882 - 2013 (Creation)

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  • 5.2 m of textual records. - approx. 85 photographs. - 1 audio cassette. - 1 compact disc.

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(1917-2013)

Biographical history

Dr. Roger George Motut est né le 21 juillet, 1917 à Hoey, Saskatchewan. Il a fréquenté le Jesuit College à Edmonton et le Normal School à Ottawa, Ontario. Motut a servi dans l'Aviation royale canadienne (ARC / RCAF) durant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. En 1945, Motut a marrié Jeanne (née Boisvert) et ils ont eu six enfants, Robert, Yolanded, Mariette, Pierre, Marc, et Renee. Après son service militaire, Motut est devenu enseignant, universitaire, et administrateur en Alberta et Colombie-Britannique. En 1958 il s'est join au Department of Romance Languages à l'université de l'Alberta où il a enseigné jusqu'à sa retraite en 1982. Durant sont temps à l'université de l'Alberta, il a servi comme Assistant Dean of Arts and Chairman of Romance Languages, en plus d'être Président de l'ACFA (Association canadienne française de l'Alberta).
Motut a aussi joué un rôle important dans l'incorporation de programmes de télévision francophones en Alberta. En tant que son travail en éducation de la langue française, Motut a reçu plusieurs prix tel que l'Ordre du Canada en 1979 et le Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dans son honneur, le "Prix Roger Motut" a été crée pour reconnaître les oeuvres littéraires et historiques écrits par les Franco-albertains.

Dr. Roger George Motut was born on the 21st of July, 1917 in Hoey, Saskatchewan. He attended the Jesuit College in Edmonton and the Normal School in Ottawa, Ontario. Motut served in the RCAF during WWII. In 1945 Motut married Jeanne (nee Boisvert), together they had six children, Robert, Yolande, Mariette, Pierre, Marc, and Renee.
Following serving in the military Motut became a teacher, scholar, and administrator in Alberta and British Columbia. In 1958 he joined the University of Alberta's Department of Romance Languages where he taught until his retirement in 1982. During his time at the University of Alberta he served as the Assistant Dean of Arts and Chairman of Romance Languages as well as the President of L'ACFA (French-Canadian Association of Alberta).
Motut is also credited in helping bring French language television to the province of Alberta. For his work in French language education, Motut received many awards including the Order of Canada in 1979 and the Diamond Jubilee Medal. In his honour the "Le Prix Roger Motut" was created to recognize literary and historical works written by French Albertans.

Custodial history

Ce fonds fut acquis par les Archives de l'Université de l'Alberta (UAA) de la part des Archives Saint-Jean, anciennement situé au Campus Saint-Jean de l'Université de l'Alberta. Le but principal des Archives Saint-Jean était de préserver le matériel archivistique qui avait déjà été acquis au fil des ans par l'ancien IRFOC (Institut de recherche francophone de l’ouest canadien) et ensuite par l’ancien IPFOC (Institut pour le patrimoine de la francophonie de l’ouest canadien).

This fonds was acquired by the University of Alberta Archives in 2019 from the Archives Saint-Jean that was previously housed at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean. The Archives Saint-Jean’s main goal was to preserve archival materials that had already been acquired by the IRFOC (Institut de recherche francophone de l’ouest canadien) and subsequently by IPFOC (Institut pour le patrimoine de la francophonie de l’ouest canadien).

Scope and content

Ce fonds contient des rapports et documents, notes, reçus, journaux personnels, correspondence, cartes de voeux, certificats, documents légaux et successoraux, documents commémoratifs, des discours, photos de familles, records de service militaire, curriculum vitae, documents de conférences, brochures d'associations, des journaux, des bulletins et documents de réunions, des extraits de journaux et livres reliés a l'histoire de la famille Motut. Les matériaux sont des documents familiales et personnels relié au Dr. Roger Motut, son épouse Jeanne (Boisvert), et famille; le travail professionnel de Dr. Motut et son implication avec un variété d'associations tel que la Fédération Canadienne-française de l'Ouest, l'Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française, le Collège des Jésuites d’Edmonton, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, ACFA (Association Canadienne-française de l’Alberta), Le Conseil de la vie française en Amérique, Société Radio-Canada, Société historique de la Saskatchewan, Collège Saint-Jean and Faculté Saint-Jean; ainsi qu'une variété de rapports et documents sur la littérature Canadienne-française, la culture, l'éducation, le language, et l'histoire; bilinguisme, l'histoire Métis, et une variété d'histoires de familles et individus Canadien-français.

Fonds contains Reports and papers, notes, receipts, personal journals, correspondence, greeting cards, certificates, legal and estate documentation, commemorative documents, speeches, family photos, military service records, curriculum vitae, conference materials, association brochures, journals, bulletins and meeting documentation, newspaper clippings and books pertaining to the Motut family history. Records include personal family documents relating to Dr. Roger Motut, his wife Jeanne (Boisvert), and family; Dr. Motut’s professional work and his involvement with various associations including Fédération Canadienne-française de l’Ouest, Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française, Collège des Jésuites d’Edmonton, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, ACFA (Association Canadienne-française de l’Alberta), Le Conseil de la vie française en Amérique, Société Radio-Canada, Société historique de la Saskatchewan, Collège Saint-Jean and Faculté Saint-Jean; as well as various reports and papers on French-Canadian literature, culture, schooling, language and history; bilingualism; Métis history; and various histories of French-Canadian families and individuals.

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Good.

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  • French

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    RCRF Main

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    Open.

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    No further accruals expected.

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    Includes UAA-2019-031

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    UAA-2019-031

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    Created by M. Fraser and L. Fagnan Nov. 2019
    Updated by M.Fraser 11 March 2020.
    Updated by L. Fagnan 23 Dec. 2020.

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    • English
    • French

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      Information for the scope and content/ administrative history comes from the Archives Saint-Jean and the contents of the fonds.

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