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Jasper McKee fonds
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- Moving images
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CA UMASC MSS 350, PC 305, MF 135 (A.09-88, A.12-14)
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- McKee, Jasper
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2.14 m of textual records.
1 photo album, 341 photographs, 788 slides, 75 negatives.
5 VHS tapes, 2 UMatic tapes.
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Name of creator
Jasper McKee was born James Stanley Colton McKee in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 6, 1930. He obtained a B.Sc. in Physics with honours and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Queen’s University in Belfast, in 1952 and 1956 respectively. McKee also spent a Fulbright Year at UC Berkeley in California. He completed a rarely-awarded Doctor of Science degree in Physics at the University of Birmingham in 1968. McKee was a Director of the University of Manitoba’s Cyclotron Laboratory and Accelerator Centre from 1975-1996. He became a Professor of Physics at the University of Manitoba in 1974, a position he has continued to hold to the present day.
McKee has obtained many awards and achievements, including the Outreach Award from the University of Manitoba in 1986 and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. Jasper McKee has also represented Atomic Energy of Canada Limited abroad, notably during commissioning of CANDU reactors in South Korea and China during the 1980s.
McKee is also a published author of both fiction and nonfiction. His nonfiction includes 60 Years A-Growing: A History of the Canadian Association of Physicists – 1945-2005 (2005), The View from Below Cashel Hill (2000), Physics in the Real World (1999), and Random Recollections of a Peripatetic Physicist (1998). His fiction includes The Heroic Failures of Anderton Snipe (2004), a novel, and Tails and Tales: True Stories and Shaggy-Dog Fiction (2004).
The fonds was donated by Jasper McKee to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2010/2011 & 2012.
Scope and content
The first accrual of the fonds includes awards, correspondence, Physics Department material, Cyclotron material, Candu Reactor material, Flywheel Electric Bus material, McKee’s edited, written and professionally published works, Canadian Association of Physicists material, photographs, and videocassettes. The photograph collection consists of 88 photographs and one album. The videocassette collection consists of 2 videocassettes.
The second accrual (A.12-14) consists of nine series. They include: Mckee articles, Physics Department material, Cyclotron material, committees, grants, conferences, research material, photograph collection, and microfiche collection.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds donated directly by Jasper McKee, the fonds creator.
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