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John Leslie Charles

The fonds consists of Major J.L. Charles' biographical info; correspondence; awards and honorary degrees he received during his lifetime; his articles and reports submitted to CNR; and photographs from his work and trips around the world. There is also correpondence regarding the Canada Northlands Development Award, established at the University of Manitoba in 1970.

Charles, John L.

John Leslie Charles fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss 241, Pc 208, Mc 8 (A.03-29, A.05-84)-A2003-029 (PC 208, MC 8)
  • Accession
  • 1908-1989
  • Part of John Leslie Charles fonds

The fonds consists of material created throughout the course of Major Charles’ career as a surveyor and engineer for the Canadian National Railway. Included are several maps, reports and articles, both published and unpublished, on surveys conducted regarding the feasibility of constructing railways in the Canadian North. The fonds were created from 1908 to 1989, with the prominent dates of creation being 1959 to 1983.

Fonds consists of four main series. The first series, Personal, consists of various biographical sketches and newspaper clippings of Major Charles, itineraries of railway inspection tours, two compilations of retirement messages from Charles’ co-workers as well as his diploma from Cambridge. A copy of the memoirs of Mr. William Chandler, a friend of Charles’ is also included.

The second series consists of correspondence. It spans the years 1941-1987. It is a mix of both personal and work-related correspondence. The majority of the correspondence is to Major Charles, but here are some copies of letters from him as well.

The third series consists of articles, both published and unpublished, written by Major Charles. Most of the articles were written in the 1960s and were published in journals such as the Canadian Geographical Journal and The Engineering Journal.

The fourth series consists of railway reports. The majority of the reports deal with the feasibility of constructing railways in the Canadian North. Three of them deal with the railway in Zambia that Major Charles surveyed. There is also a photographic collection (PC 208) which consists of 30 photographs. A map collection (MC 8) is also part of the fonds. It consists of several maps that were not attached to any of the railway reports.

Charles, John L.

Faculty of Law

  • CA UMASC UA 43-A2013-105 (PC 139, TC 87, MC 18)
  • Accession
  • Part of Faculty of Law

The first accrual (A.13-105) is divided into 1 series. It includes 41 audio cassette tapes and 19 reel to reel tapes accompanied by a hand-written file list and one file folder with related newspaper clippings.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

  • CA UMASC UA 43-A2013-106 (PC 139, TC 87, MC 18)
  • Accession
  • 1984-2000
  • Part of Faculty of Law

The first accrual (A.13-106) is divided into 1 series. It includes newsletters.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

  • CA UMASC UA 43-A2013-114 (PC 139, TC 87, MC 18)
  • Accession
  • 1908-2011
  • Part of Faculty of Law

The first accrual (A.13-114) is divided into 2 series. It includes Honor Lists, Calendars and files regarding various Moot Court Competitions.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

  • CA UMASC UA 43-A2013-116 (PC 139, TC 87, MC 18)
  • Accession
  • 1971-1991
  • Part of Faculty of Law

The first accrual (A.13-106) is divided into 2 series. It includes brochures, correspondence, minutes and oversized posters.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

  • CA UMASC UA 43-A2013-117 (PC 139, TC 87, MC 18)
  • Accession
  • 1966-2002
  • Part of Faculty of Law

The first accrual (A.13-117) is divided into four series. It includes annual reports, academic reviews and related reports, enrollment statistics, and correspondence.

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Law

  • CA UMASC UA 43-A2013-118 (PC 139, TC 87, MC 18)
  • Accession
  • 1967-2001
  • Part of Faculty of Law

The first accrual (A.13-118) is divided into 4 series. It includes meeting minutes, by-law, correspondence, and Legal Research Institute records.

Faculty of Law

University Relations and Information Office fonds

  • CA UMASC Ua 16, Pc 6, Pc 31, Pc 34, Pc 80, Tc 6, Tc 8, Tc 12, Tc 13, Tc 14, Tc 16, Tc 18, Tc 22, Tc 27, Tc 29, Tc 30, Tc 52, Tc 53, Tc 54, Tc 55, Tc 56 (A.79-40, A.80-22, A.80-42, A.81-30, A.81-34, A.83-23, A.83-40, A.83-52, A.84-31, A.86-65, A.87-39, A.87-63, A.87-65, A.89-08, A.89-14, A.89-26, A.90-37, A.91-05, A.91-14, A.91-26, A.91-31, A.91-32, A.91-57, A.92-10, A.92-33, A.92-42, A.92-44, A.92-47, A.92-75, A.93-10, A.94-09, A.94-50, A.94-57, A.98-32, A.04-194)-A1989-026
  • Accession
  • 1969-1994
  • Part of University Relations and Information Office fonds

The accession consists of University of Manitoba press releases and news releases issued by the University Relations and Information Office, as well as correspondence.

University Relations and Information Office

Marvin Francis fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss 247, Pc 250, Tc 141, El 12 (A.06-51, A.09-26)-A2006-051
  • Accession
  • 1985-2005
  • Part of Marvin Francis fonds

The Marvin Francis fonds displays a wealth of background information on the state of Native people in Canada in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, as well as showing the depth and versatility of a uniquely gifted artist. It consists of four series related to the life and career of Marvin Francis. It documents his writing career as a poetry and prose writer with an indexed collection based on typewritten and handwritten manuscripts. Included are drafts of poetry, short stories and stage and radio plays. Also in the collection is extensive secondary information reflective of his career as a poet, playwright, visual artist and actor, his work as a creative writing instructor, his participation in writing festivals and readings, and his work as a principal member of artistic groups such as the Manitoba Aboriginal Writers Collective, the Urban Shaman art gallery and the Manitoba Writers Guild. The period covers roughly from 1985 until Francis' death in 2005.

Francis, Marvin

Herbert Philip (H.P.) Crabb Fonds

The fonds consists of H.P. Crabb's documents, notebooks, training manuals, correspondence, and photographs from his military service with the RFC in World War I and the RCAF in World War II.

Crabb, Herbert Philip

Herbert Philip (H.P.) Crabb fonds

This accession consists of documents and photographs relating to H.P. Crabb's military service with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), the Royal Air Force (RAF), and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Crabb, Herbert Philip

Ely Bronstein fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss 348, Pc 303, Mf 33, TC 170 (A.10-97, A12-16)-A2010-97 [PC 303, MF 33]
  • Accession
  • 1936 - 2010
  • Part of Ely Bronstein fonds

The fonds consists of 2,484 items, nearly all of which are photocopies of articles, documents, correspondences, photo groups or artwork that the donor has acquired from various magazines, newspapers, books, associates and other archives and libraries. The vast majority of the collection relates to “Lost Horizon”, with a much smaller, though still significant, percentage relating to "Helen of Troy". Over 150 of the items fall outside the scope of either of the two aforementioned movies, being a collection of writings, photographs and artwork relating to Hollywood and the movie industry in general, as well as California travel information and info on Tibet. The fonds is divided into the series “Lost Horizon” articles, “Lost Horizon” documents and research, personal effects, "Lost Horizon” publicity stills, “Lost Horizon” production photographs, “Lost Horizon” negatives, “Lost Horizon” art, “Helen of Troy”, related interests, oversized items and "Lost Horizon" microfilm. The "Lost Horizon" articles series contains newspaper, magazine and journal articles, as well as book excerpts, related to various "Lost Horizon" subjects, such as production, reception and cast and crew biographies. The “Lost Horizon” documents and research series contains various primary sources such as interviews, scripts, theatre programs and legal documents. The personal effects series contains content related to Ely Bronstein’s personal life such as correspondences and ephemera, though the vast majority of this material relates to “Lost Horizon”. The next two series contain photographs of “Lost Horizon”, both publicity stills – scenes from the movie blown into photos – and production photos – pictures taken of the production processes or of members of the production crew. The negatives relating to “Lost Horizon” are reproduced photographic negatives, while the artwork contains movie posters and concept art. The “Helen of Troy” series contains material relating to that film, including articles, documents and publicity stills. The related interests series contains various articles and pictures related to Hollywood and the movie industry, as well as information about California and Tibet. All oversized items requiring larger boxes are included in the oversized items series. Lastly, the "Lost Horizon" microfilm series contains pressbooks and visual representations of the film on 35mm microfilm. The items are all paper photocopies of their original formats, with the exceptions of a few original correspondences, a few original newspaper clippings, the negatives and the microfilm.

Bronstein, Ely

Ely Bronstein Fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss 348, Pc 303, Mf 33, TC 170 (A.10-97, A12-16)-A2012-016 (PC 303, TC 170)
  • Accession
  • 1982-2005
  • Part of Ely Bronstein fonds

The fonds consists of 895 items, most of the materials are photocopies of articles, documents, correspondences, photo groups or production stills that have been acquired from various magazines, newspapers, books, other film buffs. The vast majority of the collection relates to “Lost Horizon”, with a much smaller focus on the writer of the novel, James Hilton, and the star of the film Ronald Colman and some on film producer Frank Capra. The fonds is divided into the series Correspondences about the “Lost Horizon”, “Lost Horizon” biographies about James Hilton and Ronald Colman, "Lost Horizon” production photos, The "Lost Horizon" articles series contains newspaper, magazine and journal articles, as well as book excerpts, related to various "Lost Horizon" subjects, such as production, reception, cast and crew biographies and articles discussing James Hiltons other works. The visual media related to “Lost Horizon” has films based on other works by James Hilton or starring Ronald Colman, there is also information on Frank Capra’s life and the American film institute awards ceremony from 1984 that Capra won an award from. The audio associated to “Lost Horizon” series contains various primary sources such as interviews, theatre programs, soundtracks, prayers, and news reports. The next series contain photographs of “Lost Horizon”, production photos – pictures taken of the production processes or of members of the production crew, there is also stills taken of the and slides that were the originals for the stills from the movie. These slides also contain other stills from the movie along with production photos, advertising and publicity stills. All oversized items requiring larger boxes are included in the oversized items series.

Bronstein, Ely

Ely Bronstein A2012-027 and A2015-085 Accession)

  • CA UMASC Mss 348, Pc 303, Mf 33, TC 170 (A.10-97, A12-16)-MSS 460 (A2012-027, A2015-085)
  • Accession
  • [ca. 1400] - 2015
  • Part of Ely Bronstein fonds

Records consist of artwork and textual records acquired by Bronstein, as well as textual material which documents and contextualizes these acquisitions. Also included are family records originating from Russia, as well as a compilation tape of the film "Lost Horizon".

John Pyne Pennefather fonds

Fonds consists of correspondence, a diary and other textual records created or collected by John Pennefather.

Pennefather, John Pyne

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