Fonds MSS 207 - Morris Block fonds

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Morris Block fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 207

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  • 1870-1958 (Creation)
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    Block, Morris

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0.13 m of textual records and other material.

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(1929-1998)

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Morris Block was born in Winnipeg on December 24, 1929. He was educated in Winnipeg where he earned two undergraduate degrees at the University of Manitoba (Science and Engineering) and graduated at the top of his Civil Engineering class in 1955. In 1958, he started the engineering firm M. Block & Associates. His interests included the history of Winnipeg and Manitoba and he collected a wide variety of materials relating to these two themes.

Shortly after graduation, Morris Block married Clara. They had six children. Morris Block died in December of 1998.

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Clara Block in 2005.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of an assortment of documents related to the University of Manitoba Engineering Society, University of Manitoba Students'€™ Union (UMSU), Manitoba Medical College, and Manitoba Agricultural College. The fonds also contains 10 atlas maps of Manitoba and western Canada and colour illustrations titled "The Funeral of Two Members of the 90th Battalion at Winnipeg" and "€œScenes from An Emigrant'€™s Life in Manitoba."€ 39 black and white photographs mainly related to engineering activities are also included in the fonds. Winnipeg Boys'€™ Choir concert programs, T. Eaton Co. Anniversary ribbons, a University of Manitoba Engineers'€™ felt banner, and University of Manitoba felt patches are also included.

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  • English

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A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:
Morris Block fonds.

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