Visit this blog for regular posts about Your Archives: The Histories We Share throughout 2020. Visit the Archives of Manitoba to see the records in person.

August 2020:

August 28, 2020

The Hudson’s Bay Company Cumberland House post journals — Submission by Paul C. Thistle, Ethnohistorian

“A veritable 'gold mine' of data that helps to explain how relationships between Indigenous and white settler peoples have come about.  We can never understand current relations between these two peoples without a solid grasp of how the relationships began and developed over time. Historical vacuums are a primary cause of current misunderstandings, conflict, injustice, and racism against Indigenous peoples. Read this history--and weep!”

Cumberland House post journal, July 1774 Cumberland House post journal, August 1774

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba, Cumberland House post journal, July and August 1774, B.49/a/1 fos. 4d-5

Want to know more? Search Keystone for other records related to Cumberland House and other HBC posts. Most of the microfilm for the pre-1870 post records is now digitized and available to read on Keystone.

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August 21, 2020

Records of Filipino-Manitobans in the garment industry since 1968 — Submission by Rod Cantiveros, community volunteer and publisher of Filipino Journal

“Iíve been in Winnipeg since 1974. Involved in the community since then. Publisher of Filipino Journal, the oldest Filipino newspaper in Western Canada. Involved in various advocacy for garment workers, newcomers and others.

Workers in Garment Plant
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Archives of Manitoba, CH 0267 Government photographs, GR3552, 70-329 Workers in Garment Plant, ZZ 11-2-3-4

“The arrival of the Filipino garment workers by the thousands had changed the immigration landscape, thus adding new colours to the Manitoba Mosaic. I chose this subject because it is a strong fiber in the make-up of the industry, and furthermore, to the cultural richness of Winnipeg, and Manitoba.”



Interview with Teresita M. Mendoza, recruited to come to Manitoba as a garment worker from Philippines in 1968
Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba Filipino Writers' Guild oral history project records, Oral history interview with Teresita M.


Want to know more? Search Keystone for other records related to Philippines, the garment industry, and immigration. You can also Visit Us in person at the Archives of Manitoba.

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August 14, 2020

Photographs of the International Winnipeg to St. Paul Snowmobile Race — Submission by Dale Neduzak, amateur snowmobile historian, professional WW2 aircraft restoration expert

“I would like to tell the story of the International Winnipeg to St. Paul snowmobile race. I am an avid vintage snowmobile restorer and historian.

“The race was first held in 1966 and continued into the late 70s. The race was sponsored by the ‘Winnipeg Golden Boys’, a non-profit organization. It drew immense media attention for the first ten years. It is an often forgotten about piece of unique Manitoba history.”

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Start of International Winnipeg to St. Paul snowmobile race, 1975
Archives of Manitoba, CH 0267, Government photographs, GR3552, 75-159 to 75-187 Start of Winnipeg-St. Paul Snowmobile Race, 1975, ZZ 7-2-6-6.

Want to know more? Search Keystone for other records related to snowmobiling, winter sports, and government photographs.

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August 7, 2020

Petition from citizens of Transcona to be incorporated as a town, 1912 — Submission by Lee Gibson, former Archives of Manitoba volunteer

“While volunteering at the Archives, I worked on Sessional Papers, and I noticed on this petition the signature of Wilfred Green. This caught my attention as I knew Mr. Green during the first 26 years of my life.



“Why is his name significant to me? Wilfred Green, his wife Liza, and daughter Rose emigrated from England to Transcona in 1908. Mrs. Green was my grandmother’s sister. My grandmother, Roseanna Edkins and her 3 youngest children, including my mother, Evelyn (Edkins) Patterson came from Hull, England in 1921. Initially, they stayed with the Green family until they established their own family home in Transcona.



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Petition from citizens of Transcona to be incorporated as a town
Archives of Manitoba, LA 0009, Sessional papers, Petition regarding incorporation of the Town of Transcona, 12 March 1912, G 8183

“I remember the Green family well as I often visited them with my mother. I was fascinated by their player piano!



“The importance of this document? No Green family in Transcona, no me!”

Want to know more? Search Keystone for other records related to Transcona, sessional papers, and Legislative Assembly.

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