(1) The ongoing activities of the International Grenfell Association
(IGA, founded in 1914), which funds bursaries and grants for the people of northern Newfoundland and coastal Labrador, is one example.
Those schools and related dormitories were set up by Moravian missionaries or the International Grenfell Association
, a Newfoundland charity established by Wilfred T.
As Rompkey outlines, the impetus for much of the recent publication history of biographical writing on Grenfell came from various publishers, prospective authors, and finally the executive of the International Grenfell Association, along with its British and American representatives, who had a vested interest in keeping the Grenfell "brand name" topical--all of this suggesting that Grenfell's name still held a certain cachet and, perhaps, too, might hold some cash.
While Grenfell's passing reduced some of the lustre of the International Grenfell Association (IGA), the organization remained pivotal for the delivery of health care in northern Newfoundland and Labrador.
Over the years Igloliorte has been involved with organizations such as the Boy Scouts, the International Grenfell Association
, and the Melville Native Housing Association.
Here we find consideration of the religious-cum-medical mission work undertaken by the International Grenfell Association
from the 1890s onward; the Labrador Development Company's establishment of Port Hope Simpson in the early 1930s as the centre of large-scale timbering operations; the construction of the air base at Goose Bay following the outbreak of World War II; and in the two decades after Newfoundland and Labrador's 1949 entry into Canadian confederation, the implementation of provincial resettlement schemes to consolidate dispersed outport communities into designated population centres.
Their poverty made such an impression on Grenfell that, according to his biographer, Ronald Rompkey, he quickly saw "the Labrador work as his personal creation." (3) His mission work along the coasts of northern Newfoundland and southern Labrador to residents thereafter became known internationally and incorporated in 1914 as the independent International Grenfell Association (IGA).
Their losses fortunately appeared to be only their wardrobes, for which the International Grenfell Association provided small sums for replacement.
These two young boys are identified in earlier and in subsequent issues specifically in relation to the improvements made to their health (Grenfell Association, 1913: 33; International Grenfell Association, 1916: 51).
Jennifer Connor, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, provided me with an opportunity to present an early version of this research at a conference on the topic of the International Grenfell Association. Finally, Brad Gibb assisted with proofreading and editing.
Managed for 20 years by the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, all the activities in Newfoundland and Labrador became the responsibility of the newly formed International Grenfell Association
Given this and other references to the International Grenfell Association
, the manuscript would have benefited from more explanation of all things Grenfell, probably in the introduction.