The Pembina Manitou Archive holds three collections of records pertaining to Nellie Letitia McClung. The largest collection is a digital copy of the Nellie L McClung Fond held at the Royal British Columbia Archive in Victoria. The second is the Archibald Historical museum collection of photographs and documents collected in association with their preservation of the Hasselfield Log House in which McClung boarded when she first came to Manitou and the McClung House in which Nellie and Wes McClung resided and raised their family during their time in Manitou. The third includes documents donated directly to the Pembina Manitou archive relating to the lives of Nellie and Wes McClung during their time in the Manitou area.
Fonds consists of three posters created jointly by the University of Manitoba’s College of Nursing and Two-Spirited People of Manitoba, Inc. as a project to raise awareness and increase knowledge about Two Spirit People in both historical and contemporary terms. The project was called “Two Spirit Truths: Returning to the Circle” and included Elder Albert McLeod, Dr. Elaine Murdoch, Chantelle Chartier, and River Steele Guillas. The posters are available in both printed and digital format.
This collection contains 5 interviews in total (8hh19mm49ss), conducted by Misha Falk in 2019.
The Transgender Oral History Project emerged out of a recognition that there were significant gaps in queer histories of the prairies, one of which being a tendency to overlook transgender experiences. By recording oral interviews with trans people, this project aims to help historians and community members gain a richer understanding of the lives and work of trans individuals in the region. Since labels for understanding diverse experiences of gender such as “transgender” have changed significantly in recent history and will likely continue to do so, these interviews focus heavily on personal understandings of gender identity.