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Morley Young fonds (Cypress River Oral Histories)

  • CA UMASC TC 78
  • Fonds
  • 1970

The fonds consists of one 7 inch reel-to-reel tape recording which contains oral histories or historic interviews with "old timer" farmers including Mr. Gardner, Mr. Rich, Mr. Young, and other residents of Cypress River, Manitoba and Littleton, Manitoba. The oral histories were conducted by Morley Young. They discuss homesteading and the very earliest grain farming in the region (1820-1920), hardships, changing economics, social life and recreation, fiddling, and family life.

Young, Morley

William Wightman fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS SC 152
  • Fonds
  • 1987

The fonds consists of a photocopy of a book called Emerson the Gateway City to the West 1880-1890, which was published in 1987 and written by William Wightman. It details the history and citizens of Emerson, Manitoba, with birth, death and marriage information.

Wightman, William

Walmsley Family fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS SC 149
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1989

The fonds consists of a family history, poem, newspaper clipping, memoirs, legal papers, and photographs of Elm Creek businesses and farm scenes.

Walmsley Family

Henry Gerald Wade fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 38
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1978

The fonds consists mainly of books with attached photographs and correspondence. All loose inserts were removed. The material that could not safely be removed remains in the volumes in the Rare Book Collection and is noted briefly in the listing appended to the register. The donated library comprises some 425 titles. The majority are Canadian works, some historical or descriptive, with emphasis on the Maritimes. The remainder are largely works of or about Charles Dickens. The material taken from these volumes consists of letters and notes, press clippings, programs, and other memorabilia.

Wade, Henry Gerald

James Nickels fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 524
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2017

Fonds consists of records interviews with Jim Nickels where he talks about Thomas Glendenning Hamilton, and Clinical Psychology. A recording of a conference on T.G. Hamilton is also included.

Nickels, James

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)

Robert Taylor fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 430 (A2014-005)
  • Fonds
  • 1959-2011

The Robert Taylor fonds is a large collection of photographs in different formats. The collection has been organized into two main series (1) Printed Collection and (2) Audio-Visual Collection. The Printed Collection includes Taylor’s biographical records, professional records, draft texts of Taylor’s published books, printed photographs and a poster. The Audio-Visual Collection includes Taylor’s CD collection, slides, video recordings, audio cassette tapes and negatives.

Taylor, Robert

Mary Cecilia Hietanen fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 358 (A15-67)
  • Fonds
  • 1979

A pencil drawn portrait of Spiritualist medium David Patrick Young (1936-1994), drawn in 1979 by artist Gil R. Urmeneta, and the written account of her own near-death experience on 26 December 2004, as told to and typed by Alan Holmes.

Urmeneta, Gil R.

Lorne and Andy Henwood fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 457 (A15-07)
  • Fonds
  • 1972

This fonds consists of 5 pencil sketches done by Andy Henwood in Toronto in [1972?]: two preliminary and a final sketch of “Philip” the imaginary ghost (TSPR experiments), and a preliminary and final sketch of an unknown woman (possibly either “Margot” or “Dorothea”, “Philip”’s love interests).

Henwood, Diana Andrienne

Linda Keeper fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 463 (A13-150)
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2004

This fonds consists of three series: personal records; professional life; and publications. The second series is further subdivided by topic, including development; education & the arts; women & child welfare; justice; health; and self-government. The collection is largely made up of Aboriginal newspapers and other publications, but also includes photographs, promotional material, reports, summaries, government documents, manuals, board materials, and research materials.

Keeper, Linda

Paul Chartrand fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 470
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2012

The Paul Chartrand fonds consists of daily journals kept by Chartrand between 1984 and 2012, material relating to Chartrand's participation in the Aboriginal Justice Implementation Commission (AJIC), the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), the Working Group on the UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (WGDD, DRIP), and the Organization of American States (OAS). It also contains reference material used by Chartrand, including legal decisions, grey literature, student papers, and other supporting documents.

Chartrand, Paul

Richard Lebrun fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss 440 (A14-46)
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2014

The Richard Lebrun fonds consists of correspondence between Lebrun and colleagues, students, professional associations, and personal acquaintances. The correspondence is often communication pertaining to his areas of academic specialty. This fonds also includes Lebrun's curriculum vitae, and drafts and reviews of some of his work.

Lebrun, Richard

Frances O'Connell fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 227 (A.04-166)
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1910

The fonds contains one album with colour pictures and advertisements, newspaper clippings, black and white photographs, wedding invitations, and hand copied poetry. Subjects documented in the album include the British monarchy, prayers and poetry, memorials and social notices, Christmas, and puzzles

O'Connell, Frances

Parks Canada fonds (Elk Island National Park photographs)

  • CA UMASC PC 192 (A.03-113)
  • Fonds
  • 1928, 1935

The fonds consists of photographs, many of which are framed, relating to Ukrainian settlers in the Elk Island, Alberta region.

Located less than an hour away from Edmonton, Alberta, Elk Island National Park of Canada protects the wilderness of the aspen parkland, one of the most endangered habitats in Canada. This beautiful oasis is home to herds of free roaming plains bison, wood bison, moose, deer, and elk. Also boasting over 250 species of birds, the park is a bird watcher's paradise.

William Grannis Parmelee fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS SC 67
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1880

The fonds consists of press clippings glued over pages of a bound volume of Sessional Papers for 1863. It includes newspaper clippings regarding Canadian politics and government from The Daily Globe, Ottawa Citizen, Free Press, The Gazette, The Toronto Mail, Irish Canadian, The Ottawa Times, The Brockville Monitor, The Patriot, Daily Witness, and Merrickville Chronicle. The clippings are not arranged in any apparent order.

Parmelee, William Grannis

Roberts Family fonds

  • CA UMASC PC 200 (A.05-32)
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1921

The fonds consists of three photographs pertaining to T.H. Roberts' extra-curricular activities at the Manitoba Agricultural College. The photographs depict the M.A.C. Junior Hockey Team (1920-21), the Manitoba Agricultural College Hockey Team, and the Manitoba Agricultural College Student Executive (1915).

Roberts family

Mac Runciman fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS SC 86, PC 93 (A.92-72)
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1938

The fonds consists of one copy of the October 1902 edition of Nor-West Farmer and 30 black and white photographs of wild rice harvesting at Lac Du Bois commissioned by Ducks Unlimited.

Runciman, Alexander McInnis

Borys Shkandrij fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 485
  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 1997

The collection contains several volumes of Borys Shkandrij’s poetry (published under the pseudonym Bohdan Bora); anthologies in which his poetry has been published; and clippings of his poetry, as well as reviews of that poetry, published in newspapers and journals. It also contains unpublished poetry; manuscripts of talks and articles on literature and politics, on teaching, and on language; several note books; documents concerning the Association of Ukrainian writers in Great Britain (Tovarystvo ukrains’kykh literatoriv u Velykii Brytanii), and copies of over twenty articles/pamphlets authored by various Ukrainian writers between 1935 and 1990. Several documents of biographical interest, as well as selections from Borys Shkandrij’s correspondence, in particular letters from his son Myroslav Shkandrij, professor of Ukrainian and Russian literature at the University of Manitoba, are also included.

Shkandrij, Borys

Donald John Birse fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 052
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1969, predominant 1928-1969

The collection contains the files, reports, correspondence, printed maps and pamphlets gathered or created by Donald Birse during his career spanning the years 1928 to 1969. Of special interest are his diaries and work journals, mineral claims, company reports and approximately 150 photographs of various geological expeditions in northern Manitoba from 1924 to 1937.

Birse, Donald John

Marie Bouchard fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 368
  • Fonds
  • 1917-2008

The A2011-095 accession is divided into 6 series. They include interviews, correspondence, publications, research material, photographs, and audio tapes. In total the photograph collection consists of 490 photographs, 20 negatives, 1393 slides, and 16 video cassettes. The tape collection consists of 13 audio cassettes and 1 micro cassette.

The A2018-030 accession is divided into 7 series: Artists, Electronic Records, Interviews, Photographs, Publications, Research and Slides. The contents of this fonds contains information pertaining to the work that Marie Bouchard carried out throughout her 11 years in Baker Lake. The Artist series includes material pertaining to individuals such as Jessie Oonark and Marion Tuu’luq, detailing information related to various exhibitions they participated in. The series of interviews conducted by Marie Bouchard throughout the 1990s chronicles the lives and artistic practice of several different Baker Lake artists, while the Photographs and Slides series include many different examples of the type of artwork being produced in Baker Lake. The collection also includes different types of publications concerning artist’s perspectives on their own work, exhibitions, and the important issue of Indigenous representation in artistic spaces

Bouchard, Marie

Ann E. Carson fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 106
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1985

The fonds contains an original music score, several unpublished stories, a play, and poetry. There are copies of her published work in Voxair.

Carson, Ann Elizabeth

Communist Party of Canada Collection

  • CA UMASC Mss 169, A.02-50
  • Collection
  • 1935-1996

The fonds consists of printed materials related to the Communist Party of Canada and the Labour Progressive Party. These include reports, pamphlets, briefs to royal commissions, convention materials, newspapers, election handouts, constitutions, and writings by such notables as William Kashtan and Leslie Morrison.

Communist Party of Canada

Consumer's Association of Canada (Manitoba Branch) fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 23
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1979

This first installment consists of 2.5 meters W) in twenty-one (21) storage boxes. The collection consists of working files of the Manitoba branch of the Consumers' Association of the Winnipeg Branch and of the Fort Garry Branch. Highlighting the collection are executive meeting minutes from 1947-79, correspondence, membership lists, annual reports, financial records, and annual meetings. Besides operation files, many special investigations of consumer concerns are documented including studies of food prices, fishing, drug costs, loan charges, consumer credit, and a wide range of other matters. Scattered throughout is much material on the national association, its concerns, and activities.

Consumers' Association of Canada. Manitoba Branch

Clarence Barber fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 165
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1998

The fonds consists of economic papers and reports collected and written by Clarence Barber, Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. Included are memoranda drafts of the final version of the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects of Canada (1984-85), several economics reports authored by others, and six of Barber's economic reports. The fonds also consists of correspondence, which includes the letters of prominent economists such as D.H. Robertson and John Kenneth Galbraith, as well as eight books.

Barber, Clarence L.

Betty Dyck Fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss 181 (A.03-41)
  • Fonds
  • 1990-2003

The fonds consists of a draft proposal, and research (in electronic form) of a history of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and the published version of the history.

Dyck, Betty

Keith H. Barker fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 130
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1985

The fonds consists of farm account books which detailed household and farm receipts and expenditures and brief family history.

Barker, Keith H.

Josiah Jones Bell fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 157
  • Fonds
  • [187-?]-[1931?]

The fonds consists of material pertaining to Bell's activities in the Wolseley Expedition. It documents the Expedition's journey to the Red River Settlement, its return to Thunder Bay, and its work in exploring and laying telegraph lines in the west from 1875 to 1876. In addition to the 1.49 m of textual records the fonds includes 27 photographs, 37 lantern slides and 3 maps (including one plan). The articles and lantern slides relate to a presentation Bell gave in later years on the history of these events.

Bell, J. Jones (Josiah Jones)

Manitoba Dairy & Poultry Co-operative Ltd. fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss Sc 140 (A.94-38)
  • Fonds
  • 1954

The fonds consists of a laminated certificate identifying James E. McComb of Shoal Lake, Manitoba, as the owner of two one-dollar shares of Manitoba Dairy & Poultry Co-operative Ltd.

Manitoba Dairy & Poultry Co-operative Ltd.

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.

Henry Makow fonds

  • CA UMASC Mss Sc 45 (A.80-05)
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1970]

The fonds consists of a photocopy of a typescript (13 leaves) entitled "Profiles in Canadian Literature: Frederick Philip Grove," written by Henry Makow. The fonds also contains an edited collection of Frederick Philip Grove's letters with commentary by H. Makow entitled "Letters from Eden: Grove's Creative Rebirth."

Makow, Henry

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