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J. Edgar Rea fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1958-1987

The first component of the fonds, MSS 72 - Research Papers in Manitoba History Collection, contains 203 unpublished student research papers submitted to Professor Rea by his leading students between 1968 and 1987 on the broad subjects of Manitoba and western Canadian history. Topics include Manitoba and Winnipeg biographies, Manitoba provincial and Winnipeg municipal politics, labour history, ethnic history, social history, business history, Native history, agriculture history, educational history, fur trade history, Red River Settlement history, women's history, and medical history.

The second component of the fonds, MSS 73 - Winnipeg Labour History Interview Collection, contains transcriptions of ten oral histories conducted by Brian McKillop and Paul Barker in 1969-1970 with prominent Winnipeg political, labour, and social leaders of the 1920's and 1930's. These include an interview with Stanley Knowles, C.E. Simonite, Michael Harris, Mitch Sago, Tom Green, Fred Tipping, Gloria Queen-Hughes, Chester King, Norman Penner, and Marshall J. Gauvin.

The third component, MSS 195 - Harry Crowe Affair Research Collection, contains research material related to the Harry Crowe Affair (1958/59), and one on the University of Manitoba Land Grant. There are also three student papers in the collection.

Rea, J. Edgar

Pan American Games Society (1967) Fonds

  • MSS 28 (A1979-058, A1985-042)
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1970

The 1967 Pan American Society collection contains a remarkably complete record of the administrative working papers of the Society from 1963 to 1970. These are primarily the legal, financial, and committee papers preparatory to the actual start of the Games in July 1967. It is an excellent administrative record of the minutes, correspondence, legal agreements and contracts respecting facilities, staffing, publicity, and funding for staging the Games. A very few post-games papers reflect on the Society and its eventual dissolution in 1970.

Not included here are records of the games themselves, i.e. the day-by-day chronicle and description of athletic performances. However, the motion pictures include two detailed commentaries on film of the Collection. Furthermore there is a valuable oral tape recording about the Games by Bob Picken.

Pan American Games Society (1967)

Winnipeg Tribune Comic Book fonds

  • MSS 224 (A2005-029)
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1980

The collection consists of Winnipeg Tribune Comic Books.

Winnipeg Tribune Comic Books

Frank Tester fonds

  • MSS 555 (A2018-037)
  • Fonds
  • 1840-2014

The fonds are divided into 3 series and 41 subseries:

Series 1 consists of: Scanned research documents (series), Miscellaneous subjects (subseries), Community development (subseries), Co-ops (subseries), Correspondence (subseries), Economic development (subseries), Eastern and Central Arctic Patrol files (subseries), Education (subseries), Infrastructure/Game Management (subseries), Health and Healthcare (subseries), Housing (subseries), Inuit Organizations/Conferences (subseries), Legal and Inuit Rights (subseries), Council meeting minutes/Conference notes (subseries), Northern Security Officers/Northern Administration Reports and Documents (subseries), Overview files (subseries), Policy and Regional Development (subseries), Relocation (subseries), RCMP Reports (subseries), Settlement Surveys and Social Topics (subseries), Welfare (subseries), Wildlife and Conservation (subseries), News North Clippings (subseries), Miscellaneous subjects 2 (subseries), Restricted files (subseries).

Series 2 consists of: Original research material not scanned (series), Miscellaneous subjects (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1988-1997 (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1959-1984 (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1959-1984 (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1997-2004 (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 2005-2008 (subseries), Newspaper Clippings: Globe and Mail, etc. (subseries), Inuit Health (subseries), Colonial History of Nunavut (subseries), Inuit Land Claims and Mining (subseries), Housing Design, Planning, Community Development 1980-1988 (subseries), Papers, Reports and Articles 1940s-1990s (subseries), Papers, Reports, Articles and Correspondence (subseries), Northern photography and miscellaneous documents (subseries), Interview Tapes, Documents and Transcriptions: Inuit Health (subseries), Photographs and Negatives – Kivalliq Region (subseries), Audio-visual material (subseries).

Series 3 consists of: Oversized materials.

The accession also includes the Social History of the Eastern Arctic Database. For more information about the database and for access visit: https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/c.php?g=708062&p=5041408

Tester, Frank

Steve Snyder (Guy Maddin) Fonds

  • MSS 171
  • Fonds
  • ca.1980 - 2009

A2001-035 consists of a copy of the film Archangel as well as the log books and continuity books for Careful given to Mr. Snyder by director, Guy Maddin, and producer, Greg Klymkiw. The log books detail every aspect of the shoot and were integral to Mr. Snyder's work as diarist on the film. There is also a draft of a script that Mr. Maddin wrote on teen pregnancy and a script draft by Paul Donovan.

A2004-109 includes letters written to both Steve Snyder and Guy Maddin, pages from a diary Mr. Snyder kept while on the set of Heart of the World , a treatment for Cowards Bend the Knee , and articles and reviews of Mr. Maddin's work. There are 55 photographs, mainly taken by Mr. Snyder on the sets of Mr. Maddin's films. There are also 73 videocassettes with footage from the filming of Dracula , The Saddest Music in the World , and other recent films by, or featuring, Guy Maddin. Two audio cassettes are also included in this accession.

A2008-028, A2009-063 consists of original artwork from Maddin, published articles, photographs, scripts written by other people, and correspondence including emails to and from Maddin. It also contains audio-visual material including films made by people other than Maddin as well as artifacts from one of the films.

Snyder, Steve

Sylvia Todaschuk fonds

  • MSS 428
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2011

A2014-004 contains materials concerning two dimensions of Sylvia Todaschuk’s career: 1/ her participation in various Winnipeg-based Ukrainian-Canadian community organizations (the Ukrainian Canadian Committee/Congress, 1980-2010) and events (the Folklorama Kiev Pavilion (1976-84), Ukrainian Week (1979-80), the Ukrainian-Canadian Centennial Committee (1990-1992) and 2/ her participation, primarily as a board member, in various mainstream cultural and business organizations (the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg, Inc., the Citizenship Council of Manitoba, Selkirk Avenue Business Association/Selkirk Avenue Business Improvement Zone [SABA/SABiz], Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone Association [Winnipeg B.I.Z.], and the North End Community Renewal Corporation [NECRC]. In addition to printed matter (programs, proceedings, annual reports, bulletins and newsletters) the collection includes the correspondence, auditors’ reports and the minutes of meetings attended by Sylvia Todaschuk in her capacity as an organizer and/or board member of these organizations. Scrapbooks, posters, brochures, audio tapes, a VHS tape and historical research material compiled by summer students working on the Selkirk Avenue “Walking Tours” of the late 1980s-1990s are also included.

Todaschuk, Sylvia

Berenice Sisler fonds

  • MSS 137 (A1998-020)
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1997

The fonds consists of one series. The series is based on research material acquired by Berenice Sisler that relates to family law and related issues. This research was used in her book, A Partnership of Equals: The Struggle for the Reform of Family Law in Manitoba . The series is organized into three subseries. The first is material concerning family law and related issues. It encompasses the years prior to 1970 and up to and including 1996. The second subseries is material regarding the Anderson-Axworthy Affair. It begins with a summary written by Ms. Sisler in 1997 that documents the affair and her role in it. The documents regarding the affair include the years 1980 to 1984. The final subseries consists of various publications used by Sisler in her research. They consist mainly of government and special interest groups reports regarding the status of women in Canada. Included in the publications section is Sisler's book, A Partnership of Equals: The Struggle for the Reform of Family Law in Manitoba . The publications span the years 1968 to 1996.

Sisler, Berenice

SMR Breeders Co-op Ltd. fonds

  • MSS 128 (A1994-043)
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1980

The fonds consists of receipt and account books, minute books, financial records, insemination reports, membership information, certificates, and correspondence.

SMR Breeders Co-op Ltd.

Orysia Tracz fonds

  • MSS 533 (A2018-051)
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2017

The accession contains documents, manuscripts and photos covering Orysia Tracz’s career as a community activist and Ukrainian folk arts enthusiast. In addition to biographical materials that focus on many of her projects, the accession contains her correspondence (including letters to the press and other media); her published newspaper and journal letters and articles; manuscripts of mostly unpublished articles; the text of her most popular public lectures/presentations; and research materials, primarily articles, pamphlets, brief monographs, and newspaper clippings, on the pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg), on Ukrainian folk arts, and on current affairs.

Tracz, Orysia

Melinda McCracken fonds

  • MSS 141
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2000

A1998-035 consists of six series. The first series is Correspondence. This is further separated into professional and personal. The professional correspondence generally deals with the publication of McCracken's work, job applications, and grant information. There are also letters from several notable people including: Margaret Laurence, Eric Wilson, Timothy Findley, Peter C. Newman, Brian Mulroney, and David Suzuki. The personal correspondence includes letters from her father, brother and mother, and her friends: Sarah Yates-Howorth, David, Heather Robertson (see MSS 77), Joy Tataryn, and Myfwany Philips. As well, there is extensive correspondence with poet Coney Burns during the 1970s and 1980s, including samples of his poetry. The second series involves McCracken's Literary Career. It is divided into research, drafts, and published materials. There are newspaper clippings and book reviews regarding her literary work. As well, there is a small section of published work by other authors. The third series regards the years that McCracken worked at Manitoba Energy and Mines. This includes performance appraisals from 1986 and 1988, as well as speeches and other material that she produced during her years there. The fourth series has material from various Organizations that she was or is involved with. This organizations include The Writers' Union of Canada, Re:Visions, St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre, the Payment for Public Use/Book Committee, The Status of Women Writers Committee, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Manitoba Writers' Guild, Women and Words, the Manitoba Film Board, and The Canada Council. The fifth series contains material from McCracken's Academic Career. This includes a University of Manitoba transcript, English notes from Red River Community College, and material from Writers Who Teach Writing Roundtable 1997, and Artists in the School 1997. The final series is Miscellaneous. This includes ephemera from 1969, including tickets to see a newly formed band, Led Zepplin, as well as a receipt from a John Lennon/Yoko Ono concert in Toronto. There are also several folders of personal writings that include information on love, pregnancy, adoption, unemployment, and her college course, as well as other notes. These personal writings are considered confidential. There is also a Photograph Collection (PC 147) consisting of 69 photographs, and a Tape Collection (TC 93) consisting of 18 audio tapes and 1 record.

A2002-043 consists of biographical information, correspondence, personal journals, manuscripts, newspaper articles and clippings, personal files, photographs and audio and video tapes.

McCracken, Melinda

Gordon Ritchie Fonds

  • MSS 035 (A1980-011)
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1970

The Ritchie Collection consists entirely of the office files he generated as a Member of Parliament from 1968-1979. It does not contain any of his medical papers, files on his patients, or any other documents not directly related to his political career.

Unlike many other Members of Parliament collections, Ritchie’s has a very complete run of his speeches and parliamentary reports through the years which, more than any other records, provide a strong sense of his politics, views and philosophies. His constituency files provide the researcher with a fairly good prospective on the attitudes and concerns of western Manitobans throughout these years.

Ritchie, Gordon

Wilhelm Hummel fonds

  • MSS 526 (A2017-140)
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1889-1933

Travel photography and other material. The fonds are divided into 3 series: Lantern slides (wooden boxes), Lantern slides (cardboard boxes) and Albums. This includes his travels in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Central Asia (?), and the United States.

Hummel, Wilhelm

Peto Family fonds

  • A2018-123
  • Fonds
  • 1918-2017

Consists of University of Manitoba related memorabilia

Peto Family

Nan Shipley

  • MSS 021
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1990

A1979-014 includes lecture notes, manuscripts and published articles, radio and television scripts, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles and scrapbooks. In addition, there are three boxes of Indian Legends, recorded in the scrapbooks of Alex Grisdale of the Scanterbury Indian Reservation (2 boxes) and transcribed by Mrs. Shipley (1 box).
The map collection is noteworthy for its maps of the old Indian trails which crossed the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
The photograph collection contains pictures of historic sites throughout Manitoba. It is particularly valuable, however, for its record of old and new, urban and rural transportation in Manitoba (e.g. Red River carts, streetcars, railways, steamships, dog sleds and air transport). It provides a pictorial record of hydro developments in northern Manitoba and of the growth and demise of northern towns and settlements. Major and cottage industries, wildlife, flora and fauna of Manitoba are included. Among the portraits are native peoples, early missionaries and settlers and contemporary civic minded individuals. The research materials are on miscellaneous topics paralleling those of the picture collection.

A2005-082 consists of Nan Shipley’s unpublished autobiography Most of it was fun; unpublished manuscript Women of Fort Albany, correspondence, and numerous short stories and articles.

Shipley, Nan

Pitblado Family fonds

  • MSS 048
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1977

The collection includes personal papers from the three generations of Manitoba Pitblados: documents, correspondence, writings, scrapbooks. The most voluminous batch of correspondence consists of Edward's letters home from Europe during World War I and while holding his Rhodes Scholarship. There are letters from other family members, especially as arising from Isaac and Edward's interest in reconstructing the Pitblado genealogy. Materials of particular interest in the Charles Bruce segment relate to the Canadian Northwest in the 1880's, including the 1885 Riel Rebellion, and to the Presbyterian Church (notably St. Andrew's and Westminster, Winnipeg). The Isaac segment contains a number of drafts or notes for addresses, many to legal audiences. Both the Isaac and the Edward segments preserve source material for the history of Canadian sports.

Pitblado Family

Riley Family fonds

  • MSS 160 (A2003-046)
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1928

The fonds contains a variety of records that relate to student life at the University of Manitoba. The first series of class notes contains several notebooks and loose notes that belonged to Josephine, Evelyn, and Arthur Riley. The notes are arranged alphabetically according to subject. The second series of evaluations includes official Department of Education and University of Manitoba exam questions, written assignments, and grade summaries. The third series of receipts includes receipts for food, medical and dental fees, utilities and household expenses, and miscellaneous materials. The fourth series of published materials contains various publications which are arranged first by type and then, where applicable, by date or author. Series five, entitled other textual records, contains a miscellaneous assortment of items which could not be logically incorporated into the other series. The sixth series of photographs and oversize items contains photographs of various subjects and oversized items.

Riley Family

Jack Burnett Murta fonds

  • MSS 10
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1985

The collection covers the political career of J.B. Murta from his first election to the House of Commons in 1970. One major focus of interest is the material relating to the Canadian grain industry, with its associated transportation problems. A second focus of interest is the correspondence with constituents and others on a range of issues. There is some information on Party organization and politics, including the leadership conventions of 1976 and 1983.

Not included here are the personal diaries of Mr. Murta which he has retained in his own possession for the foreseeable future.

Murta, Jack Burnett

North-West Line Elevators Association fonds

  • MSS 127 (A1994-055)
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1985

The North-West Line Elevators Association origins can be traced back to 1899. The fonds contain the minutes of the original Board of Directors as well as a detailed sampling of Directors' minutes & memoranda up until the early 1970s. The collection is divided into four categories. The corporate records contain Directors' minutes, Executive Committee minutes, annual reports & the Public Relations Department records. The financial records contain auditors' reports, balance sheets, stock ledgers, tax returns, budgets, shareholders' information & Grains Claim Bureau assessments. The legal records cover demurrage action, court cases, agreements & contracts as well as Royal Commission on Box Car Distribution reports from the mid 1950s & Royal Commission on Transportation reports from the early 1960s. The operational records contain company correspondence, tariff information, Canada Grains Council reports & Canada Wheat Board reports, articles & pamphlets as well as lists of grain elevators. The fonds provide a nice cross section of the Association from its inception until the mid 1970s.

North-West Line Elevators

Douglas Odell Spettigue (Frederick Philip Grove/Felix Paul Greve Research Material)

  • MSS 57 (A1985-037)
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1985

The collection contains the following research papers relating to Frederick Philip Grove: articles; a Grove bibliography project; a Grove biography project; books; correspondence; diaries; dissertation abstract; encyclopedia entries; lectures; radio debates; reviews; travel notes; 1892 passenger lists and materials by and about F.P. Greve. The collection does not contain any of Spettigue's own literary material.

Graham Lawson Shanks fonds

  • MSS 006
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1953

MSS 6, PC 4 consists of twenty four diaries written by G. L. Shanks and a collection of photographs pertaining to Professor Shanks' essay "Philip Grove - His Ability to Describe the Rural Scene."

A1981-016 consists of Shanks' glass slides and printed material.

Shanks, Graham Lawson

Border Crossings, Meeka Walsh and Robert Enright fonds

  • MSS 520 (A2017-118)
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2017

The fonds are divided into 6 series: Manuscripts & unpublished content, miscellaneous correspondence, Board of Directors files, financial records, photography portfolios & other content and oversized.

Border Crossings

"You Can't Beat Fun" fonds

  • MSS 180 (A2003-059)
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2003

The collection consists of material related to both the 1940 and 2002 productions, including lyric sheets, musical scores, publicity and press exposure. Two video tapes record the 2002 performance.

"You Can't Beat Fun"

Adolf and Julia Stadelmeir fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1988

The fonds contains three series. The first is comprised of personal letters to Julia Stadelmeir from Adolf and Emmie, dating from 10 February 1940 to April 1943, as well as correspondence from various military, government officials and Members of Parliament to Julia Stadelmeir dating from 22 April 1943 to 29 February 1988 detailing her efforts to locate her husband. The second series contains newspaper articles detailing the activities of the No. 2 Tunneling Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers. The third contains various items relating to Adolf’s military service, and 18 envelopes without letters from Julia to Adolf marked “returned as undeliverable.”

Stadelmeir, Adolf Leonard