Manitoba History

This journal provides articles and reviews on the history of Manitoba.

Articles from No. 66, Spring

Archivist Hired for University Program
The University of Manitoba has announced that Dr. Greg Bak, formerly Senior Digital Archivist at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, has been hired to a teaching position in its Archival Studies Program, effective 1 July 2011. At LAC, Bak led...
A Remedy for Wooden Legs and Dead Hands: The Early Years of the Winnipeg Foundation
The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced Andrew Carnegie, 1889 (1) The Cleveland Connection Scottish-American business magnate Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) may have set the tone for philanthropy in the early twentieth century when he advocated...
Centennial Awards Presented
At its Annual General Meeting, the MHS presented awards to two organizations that have operated continuously in Manitoba for over 100 years, along with one centennial business. The Brandon Young Women's Christian Association opened in 1907, in a...
Cool Things in the Collection: Lorene Squire: Wildlife and Northern Photographs in the Hudson's Bay Company Archives
The years will never change my ambition to picture all manner and variety of waterfowl in characteristic formations of flight, from the smallest snipe to the proud, great-winged Canada Goose. That this ambition can never be entirely realized doesn't...
"Essentially a Women's Work": Reform, Empire and the Winnipeg Children's Hospital, 1909-1925
The Winnipeg Children's Hospital first appeared in a booming, ambitious and optimistic prairie metropolis in the early twentieth century. It took its shape in the city's north end against a backdrop of explosive immigration, ferociously paced urban...
"Fresh Air for Kiddies": The Fresh Air Camps of Lake Winnipeg
If ever you wish to go in for philanthropy; if ever you wish to be of real use in the world, do something for children. (1) A Humble Beginning In a glade of poplars and oak in Norwood Grove in St. Boniface, a tent camp had sprung up in...
From Nose Sprays to Nursing Shortages: Managing Epidemic Polio in Manitoba, 1928-1953
Many Manitobans over the age of sixty have memories of the recurring polio epidemics that struck the province in the mid-part of the century. Some of the more enduring memories associated with epidemic polio include woollen hot packs, admonitions from...
Political Leadership and Democracy in Manitoba: The Roblin Era and Beyond
The following was the 2011 Templeton Lecture on Democracy, given on 4 April 2011 at St. John's College at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Thomas" lecture was held in conjunction with a daylong conference entitled "A Duff Roblin Legacy: Enhancing Civic...
President's Message
This is my first message to Time Lines as President of the Manitoba Historical Society. I think it would be appropriate for me to introduce myself to the members, many of whom may not know much about me. Before doing that, however, I would like to...