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Donald John Birse fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 052
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1969, predominant 1928-1969

The collection contains the files, reports, correspondence, maps, and pamphlets that Birse created and collected throughout his life. Of special interest are his diaries and work journals, mineral claims, company reports, and approximately 150 photographs of various geological expeditions in northern Manitoba from 1924 to 1937.

Birse, Donald John

Oscar Brand fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 080
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1989

The collection contains playscripts with music arrangements, tapes, news clippings, musical scores and recordings of Oscar Brand's work. The tapes include: recordings of Gold Rush commissioned from Agnes De Mille by John Houseman, interviews with some of America's leading popular song personalities, a television production of the Kennedy Center Bicentennial Show, and one of the episodes of Brand's NBC-TV series, The Spirit of '76. The playscripts include The Education of Hyman Kaplan (a complete rewrite of the Broadway show) and Thunder Bay, a musical production by Lucille Lortel at The White Barn in Connecticut. Included also are the full musical scores of the Broadway musical A Joyful Noise. Recordings include My Christmas is Best, America Dreamer, Sing Along, and One Hundred Proof Drinking Songs. The collection also contains publicity clippings, announcements of programs, brochures, and playbills.

Brand, Oscar

Gerald McKinney fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 101 (A,84-27)
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1984

The fonds contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dating from 1979 to 1984, selected minutes from the Action Committee against Garrison, congressional lobby efforts, and printed material.

McKinney, Gerald

Frank Allen fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 109
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1971

The fonds consists primarily of a draft of his then unpublished treatise, Responses of the Organism to Stimulation. There are also reprints of Allen's articles and lecture notes. MSS SC 184 consists of letters from Dr. Allen to Dr. Ross Mitchell, as well as the letters' enclosures.

Allen, Frank, 1874-1965

David Arnason and Wayne Tefs fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 111
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1977

The fonds consists of 45 one-hour audiotaped interviews of several well-known Canadian writers. Professor David Arnason and Wayne Tefs conducted these interviews between 1975 and 1977 for the radio program Canadian Writers Symposium. Many of the interviews are distinctly biographical in nature and revealing of the life and creativity of the individual writers. A few of the interviews have been transcribed. Included are interviews of Milton Acorn, George Bowering, Paul Hiebert, Pat Lane, Daphne Marlott, W.O. Mitchell, P.K. Page, Al Purdy, William Valgardson, Adele Wiseman, and many more.

Tefs, Wayne

Air Canada Pension Scrapbook Collection

  • CA UMASC MSS 112
  • Collection
  • 1959-1978

The Pension Scrapbook was a newsletter published by Air Canada that was devoted to the effective development and administration of pension plans. The newsletter ceased publication in 1978.

The collection consists of chronologically bound copies of the Pension Scrapbook newsletters published by Air Canada between 1959 and 1978.

Air Canada

Henry E. Duckworth fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 119
  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 2008

The fonds consists of personal papers documenting his participation in several national and international committees, his scientific studies and achievements, his role as chancellor of the University of Manitoba and various other personal papers covering his multi-faceted career. The 2009 accrual (A.09-47) consists of seven series. They include biographical information, articles and conference papers, student notes, teaching material, atomic mass conference in Winnipeg, correspondence, and photographs and drawings (PC 121). The A.11-80 accrual contains 12 series. They include: biographical information, speeches, Advisory Committee on Nuclear Safety, correspondence, University of Manitoba historic plaques project, books, conferences, University of Winnipeg, research material, photograph collection, tape collection, and oversize material.

Duckworth, H. E. (Henry Edmison)

Keith H. Barker fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 130
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1985

The fonds consists of a brief family history and farm account books, which detail household and farm expenditures.

Barker, Keith H.

Manitoba Rural Leadership Training Committee fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 133 (A.93-19)
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, and financial accounts which have been arranged chronologically.

Manitoba Rural Leadership Training Committee

Robert Beamish fonds

  • CA UMASC MSS 147
  • Fonds
  • 1875-2001; predominant 1940-2000

The fonds consists of nine series. Where possible, the material is arranged chronologically. The first series is comprised of biographical information, including curriculum vitae, information from Who's Who and scrapbooks. The second series contains Beamish's personal and professional correspondence. Series three pertains to Beamish's academic and professional career. It includes correspondence regarding Beamish's research at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital, as well as material from his time as a Vice-President at Great West Life Assurance Co. The fourth series deals with Beamish's publications and includes articles, book chapters and speeches. The fifth series pertains to Beamish's work as an editor with Cardiovascular News, Canadian Journal of Cardiology and Rhythmology. The sixth series contains programs and abstracts from several conferences that Beamish attended. Series seven contains board minutes and correspondence from various organizations. The largest series, the eighth, contains medical research and articles by others. The ninth series includes topics of personal interest to Beamish such as psychic research. MSS SC 19 consists of research papers, articles, and talks given by Robert Beamish from 1940 to 1978.

Beamish, Robert E.

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