Fonds A2014-104 - Jon Thordarson fonds

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Jon Thordarson fonds

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CA UMASC A2014-104

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  • 1974-1980 (Creation)
    Thordarson, Jon

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ca. 5110 photographic negatives.

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Thordarson began his career as a photojournalist at the Winnipeg Tribune, working after 1980 for The Hamilton Spectator and The Winnipeg Sun, and then moved, in 1989, to the Winnipeg Free Press, where he ended his career as the head of Design and Graphics. During the 1970s he took many iconic sports photographs, including some of the Winnipeg Jets championship teams in 1978 and 1979.

For more biographical information on Jon Thordarson (1951-March 13th, 2010) refer to the Winnipeg Free Press obituary, “Jon Thordarson” (March 15th, 2010), and the WFP article “Professional, Helpful, Brave” (March 15th, 2010).

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The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections on 1 October 2014.

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The fonds consist of approximately 5,110 negatives (3 per strip) taken by Jon Thordarson during his time as a photographer for the Winnipeg Tribune. The negatives document the Winnipeg Jets hockey team from 1974 to 1980. Almost all the negatives involve hockey and majority of those include the Jets.

Box 1 contains 55 envelopes containing approximately 1870 negatives.
Box 2 contains 108 envelopes containing approximately 3240 negatives.

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Entered into AtoM by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson on 15 December 2016.

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