During the Great War of 1914-1919, organizations formed in Canada to support the war effort as well as contending with the human casualties. Included in these organizations were women’s projects such as sewing circles and other social functions to help incorporate community members while large segments were abroad. Humanitarian organizations like the Red Cross played a pivotal role in engaging members of the community at home to service those abroad. The fonds contains two letters of internal correspondence written in 1918 from The Canadian Red Cross Society and the Patriotic Sewing Circle. Both letters are type-written on letterhead and are in good condition.
The fonds consists of John Skirving Ewart's notes and draft of his unfinished manuscript, Political History of Canada. The fonds also contains material collected by Thomas Seaton Ewart while he was a student at St. John's College and while he was a civil servant in the Manitoba provincial government of John Bracken. This material includes the "First and Second Interim Reports of the Royal Commission Constituted to Inquire Into All Matters Pertaining to the Manitoba Agricultural College" submitted by Judge A. O. Galt in May 1917, and extracts from the "Report of the Royal Commission Constituted to Inquire Into an Report on All Expenditures for Road Work During the Year 1914" submitted by Judge G. Paterson. It also contains reviews on his book on waivers: Waiver Distributed (1917); correspondence with Prof. S. Williston, Harvard Law School (1917); newspaper clippings, transcripts of speeches by Premier Bracken, provincial government papers and correspondence of John Bracken. The photograph collections features photographs of John Skirving Ewart and a photograph relating to John Bracken's re-election bid in 1936.
The fonds contains some of Dr. Gordon S. Fahrni's personal and professional papers dating from 1924 to 1977. Included are Fahrni's genealogical table, a German translation of his father's biography, Christian Fahrni, his recollections of medicine and of the Manitoba Medical School (1906-1946), and an interview with Gordon Fahrni by Jean Morrison. Also included is a collection of offprints of his research papers.
The fonds consists of manuscript notebooks of courses taken by E. P. Fetherstonhaugh at McGill University from 1897 to 1899. There are four folders. Folder 1 contains a manuscript notebook of Mechanics and Kinematics, a course taken by E. P. Fetherstonhaugh in Spring 1897. Folder 2 contains three manuscript notebooks of Machine Design, a course taken in Fall 1897, and Spring 1898. Folder 3 contains a manuscript notebook of Dynamics of Machinery, a course taken in Spring 1899. The back cover of the notebook holds two loose leaves of Electrical Engineering notes. Folder 4 contains two manuscript notebooks: Electrical Physics, taken in Fall 1897/Spring 1898, and Electrical Engineering, taken in Fall 1898/Spring 1899. Folder 5 contains a book: Essays and Addresses, Religious, Literary and Social by Phillips Brooks (1894) awarded to E.P. Fetherstonhaugh as a prize in the high school in 1895.
The fonds consists of recordings of proceedings of a symposium held by the Franco-Manitoban Society at St. John's College on January 17-18, 1975. The symposium was sponsored by St. John's College, University of Manitoba. Robert Painchaud, who spoke at the January 1975 symposium, was a historian and professor at the University of Winnipeg. Painchaud spoke about the history of Franco-Manitobans, and their image and identity. Another speaker at the symposium was Father Laval Cloutier, principal of the College de St. Boniface, who spoke about bilingual education in Manitoba.
The fonds consists of the original charter of the Kappa Gamma (University of Manitoba) chapter of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, dated May 16, 1925. Names of the founding members of the chapter are listed on the charter.
The fonds consists of one letter from W.E. Gladstone to George Grub, A.M. (1812-1892) dated June 22, 1863, London. George Grub is the author of An ecclesiastical history of Scotland: from the introduction of Christianity to the present time (1861). In the letter, Gladstone demonstrates considerable support for Mr. Cheyne's work in the Church.
The fonds is an album of the Chamber of Commerce Tour to Churchill, Manitoba. Photographs include Flin Flon, Gilliam, and Churchill and other interesting insights into early mining in Manitoba. The scrapbook includes some articles that are described in the finding aid.
The fonds consists of professional and personal correspondence, drafts and manuscripts of published and unpublished works, material related to conferences attended and speeches given, copies of published writings, academic papers, publications, photographs, and audio cassettes. The photograph collection consists of 16 photographs. The tape collection consists of 28 audio-cassettes and 6 audio reels.
The fonds consists of lecture notes and exam solutions for Dynamics of Machines, an Engineering course taught by Norman Macleod Hall from 1923 to 1945. The fonds contains two folders. Folder 1 contains lecture notes on steam and gas engines. Folder 2 contains lecture notes, machine blueprints and exam solutions. N.M. Hall also wrote a 15 page pamphlet entitled "Report on Winnipeg Heating Company Limited" in 1932. This pamphlet is stored in MSS 90, Box 4, Folder 2, Item 1.
The fonds consists of a postcard notifying a meeting of the University's Committee on Standing to be held December 7, 1904. The postcard was mailed from the University of Manitoba to Reverend Dr. Hart. Doodles in graphite have been added to the address side. The doodles include a domestic building, a tree, and several Greek words.
The fonds consists of letters by Joseph Higham to his parents from 1914 to 1919 while he was in France as a member of the University of Manitoba Machine Gun Battalion, and later the Canadian Mounted Rifles.
The fonds consists of two documents. The first is a preliminary specification of the material and labour to be used in the erection of an Engineering & Mechanical Building for the Agricultural College of the University of Manitoba, dated May 1908. The second document is a memo detailing the changes proposed to the first document, dated June 1908.
The fonds contains two portfolios of textual records relating to the work of Civil Engineering Professor Charles Hovey. Included is correspondence to and from Hovey, applications for grants and institutional procedures, blueprints and drawn diagrams of engineering models, as well as newspaper clippings, a history of the Mansur family name, and receipts and legal documents conferred to him.
The fonds consists of a biographical scrapbook of Manitoba artist Tony Tascona, a photocopy of an unpublished compilation on the life of Tony Tascona, Tascona In Context: A Documentary History and Source Book by Kenneth James Hughes (Winnipeg: 1981), and an unpublished literary manuscript entitled McCleary Drope. The Tascona scrapbook includes copies of numerous newspaper clippings about Tascona, as well as copies of Tascona's personal documents such as sketches, correspondence, military service records, etc.
The fonds consists of two North-West Territories Public School Leaving Examinations booklets from June 1897 and June 1898. The Department of Education in Medicine Hat was part of the North-West Territories until the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta were created out of the Territories in 1905. Although the first schools in Alberta were founded by Catholic and Protestant missionaries in the mid-nineteenth century, the North-West Territories School Ordinance of 1884 established a dual confessional system of Catholic and Protestant schooling based on the Quebec model. A photocopy of a group photograph including Ms. Ireland and her father, Thomas, owner of the local brewery, is also included.
The fonds consists of a program entitled "Concert by the Faculty of the Imperial Academy of Music and Arts at the Royal Alexander Hotel, Saturday evening January 30, 1909 at 8:30." The performers were Milan Sokoloff on piano, Louis Persinger on violin, George Soeller on flute, Alexander Savine, voice, all of whom were accompanied by Fred M. Gee on the piano. Milan Sokoloff earned a LL.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1928.
Imperial Academy of Music and Arts (Winnipeg, Man.)
The fonds consists of a photocopy of a letter of condolence from Governor-General Ronald Michener to James C. Irvine on the death of Senator Irvine, photocopies of three obituary notices, and a brochure on the Senate Chamber showing Senator Irvine's seat.
The fonds consists of typescripts including the following: a series of six poems including "The Sun Racer" (1917), short stories titled "Flooded", "N'GAH Wept", "The Race", and "The Ewe", a five act play, Caedmon (1939), and a manuscript entitled Peace Out of Pain (Vimy Ridge Sketches).