This fonds consists of research for and drafts of Thomas's long- and short-form fiction work, as well as copies of her published work. Correspondence with editors, friends, and fans is also included, as are records and information from Thomas's visits to academic conferences and the Banff Centre for the Arts. As well, a digital copy of material found on Thomas's website is included.
The fonds consists of material related to Mary’s life as an artist, from her early years in Ottawa and Montreal, to her later years in Winnipeg. Included is information about her education, her years teaching, and her transition to being a full time artist. Personal and professional correspondence is included, along with information detailing her professional life as an artist, such as finances. research, examples of her work and memorabilia from exhibitions. Of particular interest is her photographs on location in Canada’s arctic communities through the 1980s-1990s.
The 2016 accession is divided into 5 series, with one sous-fonds. Series I relates to biographical information, Series II relates to her personal correspondence, Series III relates to art activities, Series IV relates to her photographs and Series V is mixed media consisting of slides, cds and dvds detailing her work. The sous-fonds relates to Mary’s records of artist Keith Wood’s work.
This fonds consists of four series: Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, Membership Certification, and Printed Copies of Photographs. The photographic collection consists of four black and white photographs, which have been scanned and printed onto glossy photo-paper.
The fonds consists of several copies of the entire publication run of the Winnipeg Citizen (May 19 - June 20, 1919), an anti-labour newspaper published by the the Citizens' Committee of 1000. Also included in the fonds is the initial edition (March 1, 1948) of the 1948-1949 version of the Winnipeg Citizen.
This collection contains materials created for and during Susan MacWilliam’s 2012 art exhibition “F-L-A-M-M-A-R-I-O-N”, curated by Doug Jarvis at the Open Space Art Society (Victoria). Textual records include promotional and commemorative materials such as handbills, media releases, reviews, and newspaper ads. The reproduction of a photograph book included is a copy of the H.A.V. Green photo album (see related materials below) that was on display. The collection also includes audiovisual recordings of a roundtable discussion held in conjunction with the exhibition on 25 September, 2012 between MacWilliam, Jarvis, Walter Meyer zu Erpen, and Walter Falk.
Fonds consists of digital and print ‘spirit breath’ photographs created by Christopher Abbott, and digital versions of the Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 issues of the Association TransCommunication NewsJournal. The photographs were taken by Abbott in Burnaby, British Columbia from 2011-2013, and some were subsequently illustrated by artist Christine Dennett in California from 2013-2016. The digital files include the original photograph, the enhanced photograph (where one exists), and occasionally a markup or otherwise altered, but not illustrated, version. The printed photographs include both the original and illustrated version of each photograph. The journals contain articles by Abbott about his breath photography.
This fonds comprises some of the publications by Icelandic scholar Erlendur Haraldsson regarding parapsychological and deathbed phenomena such as mediums, reincarnation, and other experiences surrounding death, including books, article offprints, and a bibliography to 2014. Fonds also includes an Icelandic-language biography of Haraldsson and digital versions of the images found in his biography of Indridi Indridasson.
Fonds primarily consist of photographs, newspaper fragments, and several publications. The photographs are mainly photos of Winnipeg taken by Girnith Stewart’s family members or are pictures of friends and family. The newspapers do not have any relation to Girnith Stewart or her family, and the publications are books that the family has collected, a thesis written by Girnith and her Graduation Exercises Dinner and Dance Program she got at the University of Manitoba.
The fonds is divided into four series: Shipping Manifest of the SS Palmyra, Publications, Photographs, and Oversized Materials.
The fonds consists of two 16 mm film reels of a 1935 rally in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan of the Canadian Ukrainian Youth Association (C.Y.M.K.). The films offer individual and group footage of young Ukrainians from the western region as well as scenes of the prairie city in the mid-1930s. There are some striking frames of the delegates participating in mass calisthenics.
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.
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.
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.
The Girling Family fonds contains detailed records of the farm’s operation from the time of purchase in 1915 until its sale in 1977, as well as personal documents belonging to Raymond Girling. The fonds consists of: ledgers of the family’s financial transactions, including grain sales, livestock dealings, farm labour payments and farm maintenance and operating expenses; several years of tax returns; wheat producer’s certificates; various other documents relating to the operation of the farm; school assignments and certificates; high school exams; college notes and certificates; and bond certificates. There is also a Farmer’s Manual from 1895, in which Joseph Girling kept seeding and plowing notes from 1903-1977, and a booklet from 1940 entitled “How I Farm” that contains essays and farming tips provided by Manitoba farmers, including Raymond Girling.