The fonds contains newspaper clippings, both originals and copies, about Sir William Stephenson related to his life, military service, business and philanthropic activities, and funeral. The fonds also contains clippings from magazine articles on Stephenson, as well as pamphlets from events related to him. It also contains correspondence, minutes, and reports related to the Sir William Stephenson Scholarship fund, founded to encourage students with high academic standing and leadership capabilities to study at the University of Winnipeg and develop their potential. One file contains correspondence between the Stephenson family and R.O.A. Hunter. The fonds also includes correspondence between Hunter and Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, in regards to Hunter's nomination of Stephenson for acceptance into the Hall. Stephenson and Hunter were personal friends.
Fonds consists of images collected or produced by the Media Department and the University Relations Department (under its various appellations: please see Administrative History) that document the institutional life and history of the University of Winnipeg, United College, and Wesley College. This account includes the occupations and lifestyles of University faculty, staff, students, alumni, and guests, acting in formal and informal contexts; construction and external or internal architectural features of campus buildings; and the official and unofficial activities of various administrative and academic bodies within the University. The Media Department’s photographer Peter Tittenberger created many of the images during his employment, 1979-1995; outside photographers are credited as well. The images were used as documentation of these events and functions, as well as in various print and radio media publicizing and advertising the University to potential and current students, alumni, donors, and the public. The images encompass the years 1894-2002, the majority of which cover the latter half of the 20th century; the vast majority of the images were taken from the University of Winnipeg campus, with a small number from other locations in Winnipeg. They are organized broadly by the institutional function or body documented, or by the role of the people featured in the images: they form nine series, with a tenth comprised of images which could not be clearly enough identified to sort into other subjects. Approximately three quarters of the fonds are colour or black & white prints, with the other quarter as slides.
The third series Office of the President contains correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports by Dr. Marsha P. Hanen, president of the University of Winnipeg from 1989-1999 and Dr. Constance Rooke who was president from 1999-2002.
The fourth series Administration contains records related to Library Information Systems, Watfile Data Base Management Software, Quattro Pro as well as contracts, proposals and statistics related to the library and the university. Two files in this accession contain records with personal information to which access is restricted.
The second series Papers contains written works by Dr. William R. Converse who was the Chief Librarian from 1982-1997. Some of the titles include "The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: Trans border Data Flow and the Future of Canadian Bibliographic and Numeric Databases", "Libraries in Transition", "Electronic Archives, the Archives of the Future?" and "Microcomputers in Academic Libraries: Current Applications & Future Impact".
This series Records Management contains records related to the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) both the Winnipeg Chapter and the international. Included are minutes, reports, correspondence, brochures as well as a variety of academic articles pertaining to records management.
The fonds consists of records, mostly publications, pertaining to the Waffle Movement, a radical-left political movement that grew in popularity in the early 1970s. The fonds is divided into eight categories:
1 For an Independent Socialist Canada - articles on the benefits of an Independent Socialist Canada 2 Public Ownership - the benefits of nationalizing industries and natural resources 3 Quebec - How the movement would deal with the sovereignty issue 4 Policy Issues - various political policies the movement promotes 5 Waffle in the New Democratic Party - dealing with the larger political party of the NDP 6 Waffle-Ontario - the Waffle movement in Ontario 7 Waffle-Saskatchewan - how a socialist Saskatchewan would work in a socialist Canada 8 Oversize - oversized copies of the 'Waffle News', the 'Ontario Waffle', and assorted news clippings
Fonds reflects Lloyd Axworthy’s career as a politician and academic, starting with his first election campaign in 1966 but especially during the height of his involvement in high-profile international events 1996-2004. Fonds is divided into six series. The first includes promotional campaign materials from his time as an MLA and MP in various ridings in Winnipeg, 1966-2000, as well as photographs taken from local political activities. The second includes ministerial records, particularly his notes and research about the events he was involved in, and photographs mainly documenting his meetings with various international dignitaries and VIPs. This series comes primarily from his time as Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1996-2000. The third includes records from his activities after leaving public life, such as notes and research for papers and speeches and for his activities with the Liu Centre for Global Studies and the United Nations. The fourth includes materials directly related to his book, Navigating a New World: Canada’s Global Future, such as outlines, drafts, correspondence with his editor, and supplementary research.