Collection consists of family histories written by students at Jewish schools in Winnipeg in as well as additional family histories collected by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada. The students’ family histories were created as a school assignment in Grade 6.
The family histories include may include narrative descriptions, family trees and copies of photographs, immigration records or other relevant documents.
Additional family histories that were donated to the Jewish Heritage Centre were interfiled in this collection. A small number of the histories were researched and written by staff or volunteers on behalf of the Jewish Heritage Centre.
The collection is comprised on photographs of the City of Brandon, Manitoba. Photographs include Brandon schools in 1928, the Brandon City Golf Course and Clubhouse, as well as images relating to Brandon’s 75th Anniversary in 1957. The collection also includes a reprint of a photograph of the SS Marquette riverboat.
This collection consists of minutes, reports and financial records from many of the organizations Ens worked with and shows the populous support for the cooperative movement and for relief work in the Mennonite communities in Southern Manitoba.
The fonds consists of two accessions, both containing various records specific to particular members of the Guttormsson/Guttormson, Johannesson, Anderson, and Russell families. Particularly dominant in the family records found in the first accession (A14-70) are Einar Guttormsson, Stephan Guttormsson, Frederikka Elizabeth Johannesson, Asdis Sigrun Anderson, Hinrik Guttormson, and James Watt. Thus, the accession has been organized into series or subject files featuring each of these family members. The first series contains the records of Einar Guttormsson. The second series is made up of the records of Stephan Guttormsson. The third series comprises the effects of Frederikka Elizabeth Johannesson. The fourth series features Asdis Sigrun (Guttormsson) Anderson's personal effects. The fifth series contains the records of Hinrik Guttormson. The seventh series consists of the work of James Watt. The eighth series contains general family history and familial records. The ninth series contains Oversize Materials. Accession A14-74 contains original correspondence from young soldiers Private Fredrik and Sergeant Hinrik Guttormson as they served in World War Two.
Guttormsson/Guttormson, Johannesson, Anderson, Watt, Koshyk, Russell Family
The collection contains the journals of James McLea Prowse from 1887 to 1905 and other personal papers including taxes in Rural Municipality of Whitehead for NW 36-9-21 from October 19 , 1930. It also contains a variety of farming periodicals dating from 1898 to 1947.