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Red River Cartes de Visite collection

  • CA UMASC MSS 432 (A13-05)
  • Collection
  • [186-?]-[187-?]

The 8 images in cartes de visite format are as follows: Dominion Land Titles office (photographer unknown,1872-73); three First Nations individuals at an Aboriginal gravesite (Simon Duffin, 1873-1875?); early homestead building, family, and Red River Cart drawn by ox (Ryder Larsen, mid-1870s?); studio image of man posing as a hunter, Winnipeg (James Penrose, 1873?); Louis Riel and his councilors, (Ryder Larsen, 1869?); Red River settlement, showing the corner of Portage and Main (James Penrose, June 1872); land survey party, around the Red River Settlement (photographer and date unknown); two carioles drawn by dogs, possibly at the Red River settlement (photographer and date unknown).

Connie Pilgrim collection

  • CA UMASC Mss 353 (A.03-39)
  • Collection
  • [192-?] - [193-?]

This collection consists of:
Two decorative letter “M’s”
“Varsity Arts Freshman Reception” card
Invitations addressed to Miss Flora Armstrong
Two copies of “The Manitoban” – January 14, 1926 and November 5, 1925

University of Manitoba

Henry Herbert Cosman collection

  • CA UMASC A.03-35
  • Collection
  • [194-?]-1959

The collection consists of two letter “M’s”; a University of Manitoba crest showing the staff of Caduceus; a University of Manitoba varsity crest showing a downhill skier; the program for the Medicine class of 1948 farewell party; and a program for a dinner party at the Chateau Laurier for University of Manitoba alumni in the Ottawa area in 1959.

University of Manitoba

Jim Hicks collection

  • CA UMASC A.04-34
  • Collection
  • 194-?- 1998

This collection consists of a hockey sweater, a fabric letter “E” and a 1998 reunion poster made up of old photographs.

University of Manitoba

Helsa Chow collection

  • CA UMASC Pc 307 (A.03-40)
  • Collection
  • [196-?] – [197-?]

This collection consists of:
Photographs: Winnipeg - Unidentified People and Places, some at the University of Manitoba [196-?]-[197?]
University of Manitoba postcards & 1971 Graduation Dinner and Dance notice.
Christmas Cards from the University of Manitoba
“The Johnian” – 1969 St. John’s College yearbook
“The Johnian” – 1971 St. John’s College yearbook
University of Manitoba Sweatshirt
University of Manitoba Banner
University of Manitoba Jacket
2 blankets with the St. John’s College Crest

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba Towel

  • CA UMASC A.03-30
  • Collection
  • [197-?]–[198-?]

The collection consists of one object, a University of Manitoba Towel.

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba Bison

  • CA UMASC A.04-157
  • Collection
  • [197-?] – [199-?]

This collection consists of a handmade stuffed University of Manitoba bison.

Barber-Arkin collection

  • CA UMASC MSS 490
  • Collection
  • 1832-1969

This collection consists of a variety of business and personal papers relating to the history of the Red River Settlement and the early days of Winnipeg. It contains material that particularly relates to the family and business of E.L. Barber and of his wife, née Barbara Logan.

It arrived at the Archives & Special Collections arranged by Arkin; his divisions of the material have been maintained and the material has not been arranged into series.

The material in this collection includes property deeds and leases; property acts; ledgers and financial bookkeeping; business and personal correspondence; bills and receipts; government and court documents; public notices and advertisements; event programmes; children's exercise books belonging to Barbara Logan and her brother Nathaniel; an exercise book of poems and other writing by Mary Livesey of Kisbey, SK; postcards, invitations, and cartes de visite; photographs; books and magazines; newspaper clippings; miscellaneous items including a photographer's pass to a WWI training base for the First Canadian Contingent; a print block of a portrait of J.C. Schultz; and two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.

Kenneth Hayes Collection

  • CA UMASC Pc 255 (A.98-15)
  • Collection
  • 1869-1890, 1935-1936

The collection consists of eighteen black and white photographs of figures from the 1885 North-West Resistance. Fifteen of the photographs are originals (1869-1890) and three are photographs of photographs. Also included are four negatives of death certificates, the Charles Pelham Mulhavey book entitled The History of the North-West Rebellion of 1885, a telegram, a letter, and a photocopy.

Hayes, Kenneth

James Anderson Collection

  • CA UMASC PC 101
  • Collection
  • 1877-1962

The collection consists of seven postcards that depict early Winnipeg and Winnipeg Beach.

Anderson, James

Connie Macmillan Collection

  • CA UMASC PC 284 (A11-86)
  • Collection
  • 1880s

The collection consists of 5 photographs taken by James D. Hall and Skene Lowe depicting Indigenous people in 1880s Winnipeg, Manitoba. The subjects were reportedly paid for the use of their imagery in photographs sold by Hall & Lowe.

Hall, James Deakin

John Crabb collection

  • CA UMASC MSS 488
  • Collection
  • 1884-2016

The fonds consists of records collected or created by John Crabb in his role as an art collector. The bulk of the records relate to the works of Walter Joseph Phillips. Records include copyright permissions, Christmas cards, publications, biographical information on Walter J. Phillips, photographs, newspaper clippings, reproductions, correspondence, including copies of Phillips’ personal correspondence, as well as promotional materials related to auctions and exhibits.

Public Affairs Newspaper Clippings Collection

  • CA UMASC Ua 17 (A.78-17, A.87-39, A.89-26, A.91-05, A.93-04)
  • Collection
  • 1892-2001

The many scrapbooks constituting this collection of newspaper clippings are from various newspapers from 1892 through 2001. The topics covered in the clippings primarily relate to the history of the University of Manitoba. Some years include articles on other academic institutions.

Public Affairs Department

Magnus Eliason Collection

  • CA UMASC Mss 265 (A.08-66)
  • Collection
  • 1902-1993

The collection consists of printed material relating to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the NDP, and other socialist organizations. This collection includes sing-along books, pamphlets, election handouts, and other assorted propaganda mediums. Some of the notable authors of this material are T.C. Douglas, Leon Trotsky, as well as anonymous authors of their respective organizations.

Eliason, Magnus

Linda (Hamilton) Klassen Collection

  • CA UMASC Mss 480 (A2010-83)
  • Collection
  • [ca.1904], 1932

This collection contains 4 unique photographs that complement the Hamilton Family fonds photograph collection, including a formal portrait of T.G. Hamilton from ca. 1904 (annotated “TGH aged 31”), and three copies of a photograph of T.G. and Lillian Hamilton sitting with spirit photographer William Hope in England in 1932 (2 marked, 1 annotated), as well as the envelope which contained these and other materials. This collection also includes a CD of scanned versions of these 4 photographs and 1 annotated reverse side.

Hamilton, T. Glen (Thomas Glendenning)

Jim Anderson Photograph Collection

  • CA UMASC PC 244
  • Collection
  • 1913-1926

The collection contains three black and white photographs on postcard paper. Two photographs depict people swimming at Grand Beach, Manitoba. One of these photographs contains a hand written annotation on the back dated July 7, 1926 addressed to a Mr. Albert €"Bertie"€ Blair of Tyndall, Manitoba. The third photograph is of a rodeo setting titled "€œRoping a Steer at the '€˜Stampede' Winnipeg 1913."€ This photograph shows a stadium of people watching three horsemen tie a cow on its back with rope.

Anderson, Jim

The Winnipeg School of Art fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 291
  • Collection
  • 1917-1998

The collection consists of School of Art Prospectuses, administration files, exhibition records, research materials, and photographs.

The Winnipeg School of Art

Gill Shaw collection

  • CA UMASC A.03-31
  • Collection
  • [1919?]

The collection consists of one object, a Manitoba Agricultural College Pennant.

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg General Strike Collection

  • CA UMASC MSS SC 175
  • Collection
  • 1919, 1965

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from both the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Evening Tribune regarding the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. The clippings are from May 27-29, June 2-3, 6, 10-13, 30 and July 1, 1919. One clipping is from November 20, 1965. One complete photocopy of the scrapbook is included.

Winnipeg Theatre Clippings collection

  • CA UMASC MSS 341 (A.02-73)
  • Collection
  • 1921-1929

Collection consists of two ledger-sized scrapbooks of theatre-related clippings from Winnipeg newspapers from 1914 to 1927 and one smaller scrapbook listing, alphabetically, the people profiled in J. B. McGeachy’s “I First Saw” column in the Winnipeg Free Press from 1921-1929.

Spiritualist Hymnals and Manuals Collection

  • CA UMASC MSS 377
  • Collection
  • 1921-1998

The first accession (A2011-65) was arranged in part by the transferring agent in accordance with specifications he provided. This particular collection consists of 15 spiritualist hymnals and manuals used by spiritualist organizations from 1921 onward. The hymnals and manuals are bound books and therefore do not have folders.

The second accession (2015-138) was created by Walter Meyer zu Erpen. It consists of 6 additional spiritualist hymnals and manuals used by spiritualist organizations from 1926 onward.

Survival Research Institute of Canada

William John Hills Collection

  • Collection
  • 1923, 1982

The collection primarily consists of photographs of the environment around the Norway House Indian Residential School. Several images taken of individuals on a Curtiss Model F aircraft display the aircraft that was used for the first air mail run to Rossville. The collection also contains a receipt and postcards.

The collection has one series titled William John Hills Collection.

William John Hills Collection

Janet (Campbell) Grushon collection

  • CA UMASC Mss 481 (A2010-81)
  • Collection
  • [1925?]-1927

This collection contains 6 unique photographs that complement the Hamilton Family fonds photograph collection (Folder 1), including 5 séance photographs from the late 1920s (3 annotated) and 1 stereoscopic group family photograph (annotated) of the Hamiltons in front of T.G. Hamilton’s childhood home at Agincourt, Ontario in 1927. This collection also contains a CD of scanned images of the 38 photographs from the original album sheets and any reverse sides with annotations (Folder 2).

Hamilton, T. Glen (Thomas Glendenning)

Pierre Magne Collection (Beaconsfield Homesteads)

  • CA UMASC Mss Sc 126 (A.96-27)
  • Collection
  • 1925-[ca.1972]

The collection consists of copies of letters to the Postmaster in Beaconsfield, Manitoba from John Boulton, dated January 20, 1925, to Jean Magne in Beaconsfield from John Boulton dated February 15, 1925, and to Paul Magne from John Boulton dated April 5, 1925. The letters discuss homesteading and homesteaders in Beaconsfield, Manitoba during the late nineteenth-century. A photocopy of a list of Beaconsfield postmasters is included. Also included in the collection is a photocopy of an autobiography by A. F. Willis (nee Boulton), the wife of John L. Willis, entitled The Days of My Pilgrimage [1972?].

Magne, Pierre

Machray Defalcation Scandal Collection

  • CA UMASC Mss Sc 162
  • Collection
  • 1932-1933

The fonds consists of two scrapbooks detailing University of Manitoba Bursar John A. Machray's embezzlement of $900,000 of the University's endowment fund. Each scrapbook contains articles about the scandal from the Winnipeg Tribune and the Manitoba Free Press.

Machray, John A.

Leah Carritt Collection

  • CA UMASC Mss 278 (A.08-42)
  • Collection
  • 1936

The collection contains one textual record, correspondence from the Indian Residential School in Brandon, Manitoba dated January 27, 1936. The letter discusses the weather, the death of the Nation Matron, and the well-being of the replacement Matron.

Carritt, Leah

Doreen Bobbit collection

  • CA UMASC A2003-032
  • Collection
  • 1936

The collection consists of Kathleen Shafer’s graduation bracelet.

Henry G. Friesen Collection

  • Collection
  • 1936 - 2015

The Collection is organized into 22 series:
1) Personal Records
2) Biographical Information
3) Friesen's Career
4) Speeches, Presentations, and Other Attended Events
5) Correspondence
6) Henry G. Friesen, Frederic Newton Starr Award and Others
7) Convocation
8) Hall of Fame
9) Professional Associations
10) Reports
11) Consultation
12) Operations: State of Health Care Research in Canada and the World
13) Research Developments
14) Memorandum
15) Newspaper Clippings
16) Harvard University Medical School
17) Reunion
18) Miscellaneous
19) Photographs
20) Digital Media
21) Henry G. Friesen's Office Material
22) Publications

Friesen, Henry George

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