Fonds MSS 308 (A2009-037) - Frances Russell fonds

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Frances Russell fonds

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  • Multiple media

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CA UMASC MSS 308 (A2009-037)

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  • 1962-2008 (Creation)
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    Russell, Frances

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2.1 m of textual and other materials including 85 slides, 51 photographs & scans, 3 CDs, 1 phonographic record.

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(1941-)

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Frances Russell was born in Winnipeg in 1941. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. in 1962. She is a political journalist and author. She was a regular contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press and is the author of two books, Mistehay Sakahegan: The Great Lake, a historical "biography" of Lake Winnipeg which won her the 2000 Manitoba Historical Society's Margaret McWilliams Award for popular history, and The Canadian Crucible: Manitoba's Role in Canada's Great Divide, an examination of how French-English relations in the "Keystone" province affected the course of Canadian history. It received the 2003 Manitoba Historical Society's Margaret McWilliams Award for popular history.

Her career as a journalist and columnist spans nearly 50 years. From 1981 to 1999, she wrote a tri-weekly column on national and political politics for the Winnipeg Free Press. Prior to this, she worked as a reporter and columnist with the Winnipeg Tribune, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe & Mail and United Press International in Ottawa. During this time she also provided occasional columns and commentary for CBC-TV, CBC Radio, CBC Newsworld, The Ottawa Journal, The Edmonton Journal, The Toronto Star, Canadian Forum Magazine and Time Canada Magazine.

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The fonds were donated by Frances Russell in 2009.

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The fonds is divided into 9 series. They include: Biographical information; Newspaper articles; Magazine articles & speeches; Book chapters & books; Correspondence; Research material; Oversize material; Photographs; and Audio.

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257

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157

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Draft

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Partial

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Finding aid created and encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (October 2009). Finding aid converted by Justin Fuhr (July 2016).
Finding aid entered into AtoM by Sara Min (July 2018). Revised by N. Courrier (July 2019).

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