Fonds Mss 424 (A04-29) - O. Jim Ellis fonds

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

O. Jim Ellis fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Enregistrement sonore

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

Niveau de description



CA UMASC Mss 424 (A04-29)

Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

2030 audio cassettes

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur

([19-?] - 2013)

Notice biographique

O. Jim Ellis was a researcher of the spiritualist and paranormal. Ellis spent six decades documenting the sittings of direct-voice medium Leslie Flint. Ellis passed away on September 17, 2013.

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

Leslie Flint was one of Britain's most well know spiritualists. Born in 1911 Flint stated that he first encountered the dead at the age of eight when he saw the solid figure of his deceased uncle standing in his grandmother's kitchen. Later in life Flint utilized his gift as a direct-voice medium where the deceased would speak in their own voices from space just outside of Flint's body. Many people felt that celebrities and ordinary people alike spoke through Leslie Flint. Sittings were conducted in the dark ostensibly because Flint emitted ectoplasm which would form an "etheric voice-box" through which the dead would speak. Flint was tested repeatedly to verify the legitimacy of his performances. He held water in his mouth during seances, and made use of a throat microphone which demonstrated that no vibrations were emitted from his voice box to deny claims of ventriloquism. Flint died in 1994.

Historique de la conservation

The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by O. Jim Ellis in 2004.

Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of 2030 audio cassettes of recorded seances conducted by direct voice medium Leslie Flint.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition


Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

A small sampling of audio cassettes have been migrated for access purposes, digital files are available for researchers.

Restrictions d'accès

The entirety of the collection can be accessed at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. However, we are unable to make copies available due to copyright restrictions.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

It is currently assumed that the Leslie Flint Educational Trust owns the copyright to these cassette recordings as Ellis sold the original reel to reels with their copyright to the Trust some years before this donation.

As of January 2020 the Leslie Flint Trust has provided permission to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections to provide copies of recordings to researchers.

Instruments de recherche

Générer l'instrument de recherche

Éléments associés

Éléments associés


Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description du document


Identifiant du service d'archives


Règles ou conventions



Niveau de détail


Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Created by Andrea Martin, July 2014

Langue de la description

  • anglais

Langage d'écriture de la description


Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Lieux associés

Genres associés