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S.J. McKee Archives, Brandon University Learning and scholarship
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A.E. McKenzie fonds

  • CA MCK RG1.MG1.1.7McKenzie
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1960

A.E. McKenzie's records in the Brandon College collection provide an important perspective on College development.The bulk of this collection contains records from 1940 to 1960. There is correspondence between McKenzie and various individuals regarding College and Board of Director business. There are Brandon College financial statements and letters regarding the A.E. McKenzie Foundation. Fonds also contains newspaper clippings, pamphlets and lists of names of members of various Brandon organizations, correspondence regarding building expansion in the 1940's and minutes of Board of Director meetings. There are also several photographs.

McKenzie, A.E.

Brandon - Great Depression Project fonds

  • CA MCK 15-1997
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1986, predominant 1929-1939

This fonds contains clippings from the Brandon Sun, correspondence between Brandon officials and federal and provincial authorities, statistical data, minutes and various documents from the records of the City of Brandon relating to the administration of the City during the Great Depression. Topics include work relief policies and programs, and the impact of financial constraint and crisis. Also included are various papers written on topics related to Brandon during the 1930s.

Great Depression

Brandon Cinema Club fonds

  • CA MCK 9-1997
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1956

The Cinema Club of Brandon fonds includes a minute book that contains a record of each meeting held by the Brandon Cinema Club and a list of the elected executives. It also includes a file of newspaper clippings from the Brandon Sun about the Cinema Club.

Brandon Cinema Club

Errol Black Collection

  • CA MCK 17-1997, 03-2003, 15-2003
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2002, predominant 1930-1939, 1971-2002

This collection consists of twelve of the thirteen issues of the Unemployed Worker, published in Brandon in the 1930's. The Unemployed Worker was the organ of the Brandon Unemployed Workers' Council. This Council, like its counterparts in other communities, was created by Canadian Communist Party militants. The Unemployed Worker covered the activities of the Unemployed Workers' Council, the plight of Brandon's unemployed, efforts by the city's unemployed to improve their lives, and City Council decisions, specifically those regarding relief policy. Collection also contains extensive clippings from Canadian Communist Party publications The Worker and the Daily Clarion from the years 1930-1939; 21 personal and family photographs (b/w 3x5) of the Forkin family of Brandon many of whom were active in the Canadian Communist Party; various historical photographs (b/w 8x10) related to the history of labour in Brandon, Manitoba; personal files containing correspondence, letters and opinion pieces to various newspaper, course outlines, research materials and draft publications, arbitration awards and documents related to Mr. Black?s involvement with the Manitoba Organization of faculty Associations (MOFA). Collection also contains extensive correspondence from former Brandon University Economic Professor Don Wheeler to Errol Black. In addition an important body of correspondence received by Professor Black from Taimi Davis written by Pat Forkin and his wife Phoebe Forkin to family members in Canada during the years 1936-1939 while Pat was Moscow based correspondent for the Canadian Communist Party Clarion. Fonds also contains personal correspondence of Errol Black dating from c. 1970, drafts of papers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets related to labour and labour political matters. Two publications of note: Labour in Brandon published by the Brandon and District Labour Council and a student guide to labour law written by George MacDowell. Collection also includes several documents related to Professor Black's involvement in the provincial Industrial Adjustment Committee.

Black, Errol

George Thorman Textbook Collection

  • CA MCK 11-1999
  • Fonds
  • 1801 - 1967, predominant 1875 - 1940

Collection consists of textbooks covering the subject areas of: Agriculture, Art, Business Education, Economics, Composition, Grammar, Rhetoric, Literature, Plays, Poetry, Prose, Readers, Spelling, Phonics, Stories, Geography, Health, History, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Trigonometry, General mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Logic, Psychology, Religion, Research, Methods, Manuals, Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, Physics, General science, Zoology, Cooking, and Gardening. Includes two notebooks. The works found in the collection were published primarily between 1875 - 1940, although they range from 1801 - 1967, with an emphasis on History, all areas of Mathematics, Research and topics related to English or Language Arts. There are a number of works published in the nineteenth-century dealing with most of the collection's subject areas. The majority of the collection focuses on public and high school textbooks, particularly in relation to the province of Ontario, with some attention to university education.

Thorman, George

Janet Louisa May More Collection

  • CA MCK 02-2003
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1947

Collection contains curriculum materials related to the study and teaching of Chemistry, Algebra, Geometry, Mathematics, English and French language studies in Manitoba dating mostly from the 1940s. Collection also contains Christmas concert and dramatic materials. Fonds also includes notes from the Manitoba Fine Arts Committee, April 1939, and notes concerning the Manitoba Camera Club, the Manitoba Drama League, Manitoba Society of Artists, Manitoba Adult Education Association, Winnipeg Sketch Club and the Manitoba Handicraft Guild.

Janet Louisa May More

Keystone Centre Development and Construction fonds

  • CA MCK 22-1998
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1974, predominant 1970-1974

This fonds contains many folders full of correspondence, financial statements, meeting minutes and other documents relating to the development and construction of the Keystone Centre from 1970-1974, including those from the Keystone Executive Committee as well as the Building Committee. Fonds also contains one folder that pertains to the Brandon Area Agricultural Development Survey from 1959. This folder contains the names and locations of all farmers in the Brandon area in 1959. The Brandon Area Agricultural Development Survey was created in 1959 in order to make farming in the Brandon area more profitable. The survey was aided by Doane Agricultural Service from St. Louis, Missouri, who had success creating agricultural development programs in the United States. Fonds also contains folders from the Provincial Exhibition with correspondence, pamphlets, estimates, and studies from the 1960's. There is also one folder belonging to the Manitoba Winter Fair, which contains correspondence and financial statements relating to the Wheat City Arena. Fonds also contains information pertaining to the proposals made in the 1960's for the building of the Keystone Centre, as well as one folder about the Keystone campaign from 1970-73. There is also one folder about the opening of the Keystone Centre, which contains newspaper clippings and guest lists. Finally, the fonds contains information about a court case involving Albert Bobyk and Robert Stewart. Stewart was the project manager for the Building Committee and Bobyk worked on the Keystone Center. The fonds includes a report about the trial of the two men who were charged with fraud involving their work on the Keystone Centre.

Keystone Centre

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium Collection

  • CA MCK 1-1998
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1968

This collection consists of one scrapbook with newspaper clippings and pamphlets about the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium and its construction.

Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium