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M. John V. Shaver fonds
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Subject files

Series consists of records relating to several spheres of Shaver’s activities, including his work as a pastor and preacher, university chaplain, educator, church administrator, writer, and student. Document types include notes for sermons and prayers, public addresses, lecture notes, manuscripts and published articles, radio broadcast scripts, copies of minutes, administrative reports, and personal correspondence.

Shaver, M. John V.

Student papers and notes

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s classes and assignments as an arts and theology student at United College in Winnipeg, and as a summer school student at Union College in Vancouver. Records include lecture notes and essays.

Shaver, M. John V.

James M. Shaver writings

Series consists of records relating to publications written by M. John V. Shaver’s father, the Rev. James M. Shaver. Records include handwritten manuscripts, correspondence, and news clippings for An Effort to Understand (published in Onward, 1936) and With Glowing Hearts (a monograph published 1946).

Early published writings

Series consists of news clippings of Shaver’s column, “Sidney Chips,” from the Carberry News-Express, a local weekly for the Carberry, Manitoba region.

Shaver, M. John V.

Administrative church work records

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s service to the wider church as a member of Manitoba Conference’s Faith and Order Committee (1951-1956); a member of BC Conference’s Commission to Study Institutional Work in the Lower Mainland (1967-1969); a member of the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Inner City Service Project (1967-1969); and supervisor of a student at the Vancouver School of Theology (1995-1997).

Shaver, M. John V.

Sermons

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s preaching and leadership in worship. Records include Sunday bulletins and handwritten preaching notes.

Shaver, M. John V.

Audio recordings

Series consists of records relating to Shaver’s worship leadership and preaching, public speaking, work at First United Church (Vancouver). Records also include biographical information through interviews with Gordon Laird and Bob Stewart.

Shaver, M. John V.

M. John V. Shaver fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935-2001

Fonds consists of records relating to Jack Shaver’s writings, preaching, teaching, studies, and service on administrative bodies of The United Church of Canada. Fonds comprises the following record series: Subject files (1935-2001); Student papers and notes (1937-1965); James M. Shaver writings (1935-1946); Early writings (1947-1952); Administrative church work records (1951-1997); Sermons (1957-2000); and Audio recordings (1972-2001).

Shaver, M. John V.