Accession A2012-002 (PC 238, TC 138, EL 33) - Jake MacDonald Fonds

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Jake MacDonald Fonds

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CA UMASC Mss 275, Pc 238, Tc 138, El 33 (A.09-06, A.11-79, A.12-02)-A2012-002 (PC 238, TC 138, EL 33)

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  • 1996-2004 (Creation)
    MacDonald, Jake

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59 cm of textual & other material, including 77 3.5" floppy diskettes, 14 cassette tapes, 16 slides, 1 video cassette, 1 DVD, 3 medals, and 1 cork.

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Jake MacDonald was born in Winnipeg in 1949 and received his B.A. in English from the University of Manitoba in 1971. He supported himself as a carpenter and fishing guide for several years before embarking on a career as a writer that spans more than three decades. He is the author of eight critically acclaimed books, both fictional and non-fictional. He has written several hundred articles and received many awards for his work. MacDonald was the recipient of the Greg Clark Award for best outdoor article in Canada in 1990. He was awarded the National Magazine Award for journalism in 1996 and won the same award for travel writing four years later. His 2002 book, Houseboat Chronicles, won three awards including the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

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This accession of the Jake MacDonald Fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Jake MacDonald in 2012.

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This accession of the fonds consists of notebooks containing research for several of MacDonald's books; three photographs; personal correspondence; audio cassettes containing radio adaptations of MacDonald's works and messages from MacDonald's answering machine; a VHS copy of an American Experience episode about spiritualism and Harry Houdini; digital copies of notes, research, and drafts of MacDonald's work on floppy disks and a rewritable conpact disc; medals received by MacDonald; and a cork from MacDonald's fortieth birthday celebration.

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14 June 2012

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