Lynne Moss Sharman:

An Inventory of her papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Natalie Vielfaure
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2
(2016)

Finding aid encoded by Natalie Vielfaure (2016)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

Creator:
Lynne Moss Sharman

Title:
Lynn Moss Sharman Fonds

Dates:
1970-2014

Quantity:
1.04 m of textual records and other material including 122 photographs and 22 negatives

Identification:
MSS 486 (A2016-011)

English

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Biography of Lynne Moss Sharman

Lynne Moss Sharman was an activist, survivor of child and domestic abuse, a supporter of trauma victims and indigenous rights, and an artist. She was born on April 4, 1947 and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. After leaving an abusive relationship, and following the birth of her daughter, Sharman opened a photographic gallery at the Wesley Community Centre in Hamilton. Through this work, she helped create the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers Association. Moving to Thunder Bay in 1987, Sharman began working at the Definitely Superior Gallery. She also began attending Aboriginal healing circles in the community, leading her to recollect past memories of childhood abuse and trauma. Delving deeper into these memories, Sharman remembered undergoing Cold War medical experiments as a child and began documenting her trauma through drawings. Her sketches of doctors, as well as the experiments conducted and tools employed would later be substantiated by claims made by other survivors of similar trauma. Sharman later pursued and completed an Honour’s degree in Social Work from Lakehead University in order to assist children and become an advocate for trauma victims. She passed away on March 14, 2014 in Thunder Bay.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, research material, correspondence, journal entries, and negatives. Records include collections of articles and information related to missing and murdered persons in the Thunder Bay area, as well as in Northwestern Ontario and throughout Canada. Sharman also compiled clippings related to sex work, the Highway of Tears, the Robert Pickton trial, jail deaths, residential schools, child abuse, Tyrone Conn, foster care and adoption. Most of the material pertains to the Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario region but some of Sharman’s research also covers areas across Canada. The fonds further includes planning records and documentation related to walks held for missing and murdered women, records related to the Advocacy Committee for Human Experiment Survivors – Mind Control, research and workshop material, lists of missing and murdered persons, jail deaths, and assaults, and records related to organizations such as the Children’s Aid Society and the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into nine series based on the original order as established by Lynne Moss Sharman.

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Restrictions on Access

Some folders containing information and personal histories pertaining to clients Sharman saw in her capacity as a social worker are restricted. Certain legal documents are also restricted.

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Restrictions on Use

There may be restrictions on use.

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Custodial History

The collection was donated in 2016 to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Zena Sharman, Lynne Moss Sharman’s daughter.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

PERSONAL PAPERS, 1970-1996

BoxFolder
11 Personal Papers, 1974-1986
2 Personal Papers, 1993-1996
3 Geoff Sharman, 1970, 1994

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JOURNAL ENTRIES, 1992, 2008-2014; predominant 2008-2014
BoxFolder
14 Journal Entries, 1992, 2008-2012
5 Journal Entries, 2012-2014

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CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY, 2006-2007
BoxFolder
16 CAS Audit, 2006-2007
7 Ministry Meetings – Foster Care & Adoption Survivors NWO, 2006

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WORKSHOPS & RESEARCH, 1994-2006
BoxFolder
18 Masters, 1994-1995
BoxFolder
21 Dreamcatchers Sex Trade Exiting Training Workshop, 1996-2006

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NATIVE WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION CANADA (NWAC), 2004-2007
BoxFolder
22 Sisters in Spirit and Amnesty International, 2004-2007

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WALKS, 2006-2011
BoxFolder
23 Kookums Walk to End Violence Against Women & Children – Traumatic Abuse in N.W.O., 2006-2008
4 Full Moon Memory Walk, 2008-2009
5 6th Annual Full Moon Memory Walk Posters, 2010
6 Full Moon Memory Walk – Special Event License [City Hall], 2006-2007
7 Full Moon Memory Walk – City Hall/Cops, 2006-2009
8 Full Moon Memory Walk – Blank Donation Calls & Letters, 2007
9 Full Moon Memory Walk – Family Support Group, 2007
10 Full Moon Memory Walk – Sharing Circle Poster, 2007
11 Full Moon Memory Walk – Feast, Cooks, 2007
12 Full Moon Memory Walk – Media, NAN, ONWA, 2007
13 Full Moon Memory Walk – Meetings, etc., 2007
14 Full Moon Memory Walk – Next Year (Sept 15, 2008), 2006-2007
15 Full Moon Memory Walk – USOS (United Sisters of Ogden Simpson), 2008-2009
16 Youth/Grandmothers, 2007
17 Walk Justice, 2008-2011

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LISTS, 2010-2013
BoxFolder
218 Murdered/Missing, Unsolved/Solved, Jail Deaths, Res. School, Early Deaths/Survived Assaults, 2010-2013

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NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, 1994-2012
BoxFolder
219 Missing & Murdered Women (British Columbia), 2006-2008
20 Missing & Murdered Women (Alberta), 2005-2008
21 Missing & Murdered Women (Alberta – Edmonton, Calgary), 2007-2011
BoxFolder
31 Missing & Murdered Women (Saskatchewan), 2005-2008
2 Missing & Murdered Women (Manitoba), 2007-2008
3 Missing & Murdered Women (Winnipeg), 2004-2011
4 Missing & Murdered Women (Ontario), 2007-2011
5 Missing & Murdered Anishinabe & Metis Women (Ontario), 2006-2008
BoxFolder
41 Missing & Murdered First Nations & Metis Women (Thunder Bay & N.W.O. Region by Name & Year), 2005-2010
2 Non-Native Women Murdered – Thunder Bay, NWO, 2005-2010
3 Solved Murders – Women N.W.O. Part 1, 2004-2010
4 Solved Murders – Women N.W.O. Part 2, 2009-2011
5 Missing (NWO), 2005-2011
6 Missing & Murdered Women (Maritimes & Quebec), 2007-2008
7 Murdered Men NWO, 2007-2011
BoxFolder
51 Missing Teens & Men, 2005-2011
2 Missing – Current & Found, 2005-2009
3 Nina Courtepatte 13 yrs Old – Torture, Gang Rape, Murdered by "Friends from Mall," Edmonton 2005, 2007-2008
4 Jordan Wabasse Search 2011
5 1980-2005 Early Deaths/Survived Violent Assaults, 1999-2011
6 2006-2007 Early Deaths/Survived Violent Assaults, 2006-2009
7 2008-2010 Early Deaths/Survived Violent Assaults, 2008-2010
8 Highway of Tears, 2006-2011
9 Serial and Other Perpetrators – Missing and Murdered Women, 2005-2008
BoxFolder
61 Robert "Willie" Pickton Trial – Volume 1, 2006-2007
2 Robert "Willie" Pickton Trial – Volume 2, 2007-2008
3 Orato Articles During Pickton Trial, 2005-2007
4 Pickton Trial Fallout, 2008-2012
5 Thomas Svekla Trial, 2008
6 Jail Deaths – Conditions, 2005-2009
7 Jail Deaths – Conditions, 2007-2009
8 Tyronne Conn – Adopted and Tortured by Psychiatrist, 1999-2008
9 Test Cases – Convict Drug Overdose, 2008
10 Pedophile Arrests, Convictions, 2002-2012
BoxFolder
71 Pedophilia, Pornography 1994-1996
2 Racism, Drug Epidemics, Schools, Hate Crimes, Pedophiles, 2009-2010
3 Child Sex Slavery, First Nations Girls, Prince George B.C., Judge David Ramsey and RCMP Officers, 2003-2008
4 Agnew Johnston Former Assistant Crown Attorney (See Prince George, BC) Thunder Bay, 1994
5 Cree Girl Age 12, Tisdale Sask. Gang Rape by 3 White Men 2001, 2001-2009
6 Children Injured Deaths NWO, 2008-2011
7 DFC Deaths – Inquest Call for Inquiry, 2009-2011
8 Deaths (Ontario, Manitoba), 2004-2008
BoxFolder
81 Foster Care & Adoption Survivors N.W.O. 2006, 1996-2008
2 Dilico Current, 2009-2011
3 Sex Trade (Canada), 2006-2008
4 Missing & Murdered Girls – Marches & Vigils Across Canada, 2004-2009
5 Marches & Vigils (Fort Frances, Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay), 2004-2007
BoxFolder
91 Art, Books, Films, Memorial Sites, Music, Photos, 2003-2011
1 Residential, 2007
3 Leah Renae Kelly, Treaty 3 Sabaskong & Couchiching, MDP Complex, PTSD Complex – Ward Churchill, 2005

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SURVIVOR NEWSLETTERS 1991-1993
BoxFolder
94 Survivor Newsletters, 1991-1993

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