Fonds MSS 433 (A09-64; A10-79; A15-60) - Walter David Falk fonds

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Walter David Falk fonds

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  • Graphic material
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  • Multiple media
  • Records in Electronic Form

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CA UMASC MSS 433 (A09-64; A10-79; A15-60)

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  • 2009-2015 (Creation)
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    Falk, Walter David

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12 DVDs : records in electronic form : video recordings ; digital photographs ; text files
1 DVD-R : records in electronic form : text files
1 hard drive (34 GB) : 140 records in electronic form (31 .mp4 files ; 31 .pdf files ; 31 .doc files ; 47 .wpd files)

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(1933-)

Biographical history

Walter Falk was born in 1933 on a farm in Manitoba near Winnipeg. He attended the University of Manitoba and graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Modern Physics in 1967. After graduation, he taught math, physics, and later computer science at a secondary level until his retirement in 1993. Upon the death of his wife Mary, he began exploring the field of spirit communication, including séances, which he participated in from 1991-2007. Through these séances, Falk was encouraged to study the notes of Dr. Thomas Glendenning Hamilton (1873-1935), held in the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, which he eventually did in 2004. Over the course of six years, he photographed and transcribed the notes, and created a website, videos, and ultimately a nine-disc collection called “The T.G. Hamilton Files” using both the notes and photographs of the Hamilton Family fonds (MSS 14). Falk is also a member of the Manitoba Hypnotherapy Association (MHA), currently (2015) an emeritus member, and has written and facilitated courses on hypnotherapy and past life regressions, including the MHA Certification Course in hypnosis in 1998. He has continued to work on various topics involving the survival of consciousness and past lives, creating documentary films and other files for future research.

Custodial history

The first accession was donated by Walter David Falk to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections (UMASC) in 2009 and the second in 2010. The third accession was donated in 2015, facilitated by Walter Meyer zu Erpen (President, Survival Research Institute of Canada).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of three accessions of digital material from the creator. The first accession (A09-64) is 2 DVDs of the transcripts of “The T.G. Hamilton Files”; the second (A10-79) is 2 sets of 10 DVDs (7 video discs, 2 text and image discs, and 1 text disc) of “The T.G. Hamilton Files (2010)”; the third (A15-60) is a hard drive containing several .mp4 video recordings, mostly documentary films about life after death, completed in 2015.

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(A09-64; A10-79) Walter David Falk
(A15-60) Walter Meyer zu Erpen

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  • English

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"The T.G. Hamilton Files" (2010) are also available at http://www.thehamiltonfiles.info/
The T.G. Hamilton transcriptions (2009) and the documentaries on the hard drive (2015) are also available on W.D. Falk's Vimeo website: https://vimeo.com/user11489024/videos

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There are no restrictions on access to these materials.

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There are no restrictions on use of these materials.

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An online finding aid is available at the link below:
MSS 443 (A09-64, A10-79, A15-60)

Associated materials

This fonds is one of a series of fonds and collections whose donation to the Archives was partially facilitated by Walter Meyer zu Erpen, President of the Survival Research Institute of Canada. It is related to the various other Psychical Research and Spiritualist Collections that the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections has attracted since it acquired the Hamilton Family fonds (MSS 14). I

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MSS 443 (A09-64; A10-79; A15-60)

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UMASC

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Final

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Full

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Created by Samantha Booth, January 2016

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  • English

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