Fonds TC 121 - Eleanor Blain/Frank Walters fonds

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Eleanor Blain/Frank Walters fonds

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  • ca. 1967-1974, 1986-1988 (Creation)

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12 reels, 22 audio cassettes

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Frank J. Walters was born ca. late-1890s in Winnipeg. As a boy, Walters pumped a church organ on Sundays for a quarter. As a young man, Walters drove the night taxi for free. His recollections about life in the Red River Settlement are compiled in a manuscript he wrote and edited titled Pieces of the Past: A Collection of Tales of Old Red River.

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The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba by the Eleanor M. Blain in 1989.

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The fonds consists of two collections: the Walters Collection of Lower Red River Oral Histories (12 reels of originals tape recordings and 13 audio-cassettes transcribed by Eleanor M. Blain) ; and the Blain Collection of Bungee Dialect Recordings (9 audio cassettes - 7 original recordings, 2 copies, restricted until December 31, 2009).

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This collection is arranged three series: 1. Walters Collection 2 - Reels 2. Walters Collection 1 - Audio Cassettes 3. Blain Collection - Audio Cassettes

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E. M.Blain Collection is restricted until December 31, 2009

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E. M.Blain Collection is restricted until December 31, 2009

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Pieces of the Past: Collection of Tales of Old Red River by Frank J. Walters - a book is held in RBR room, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

The Bungee dialect of the Red River Settlement. by Eleanor M. Blain (University of Manitoba thesis)

E.M. Blain tapes are held separately until 2009.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Audio Recordings transcribed by E. M. Blain (2002)
Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2007)

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