Jake MacDonald:

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, ManitobaR3T 2N2
(2 August 2012)

Finding aid encoded by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson (23 July 2012)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, ManitobaR3T 2N2

Creator:
Jake MacDonald

Title:
Jake MacDonald fonds

Dates:
1982-2006

Quantity:
95 cm of textual and other material including 11 scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings, 1 photograph, 1 3.5" floppy diskette, 2 audio cassettes, 2 CD-RWs, and 2 DVDs.

Identification:
MSS 275, PC 238, TC 138, EL 33 (A.11-79)

English

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Biography of Jake MacDonald

Jake MacDonald was born in Winnipeg in 1949 and received his B.A. in English from the University of Manitoba in 1971. He supported himself as a carpenter and fishing guide for several years before embarking on a career as a writer that spans more than three decades. He is the author of eight critically acclaimed books, both fictional and non-fictional. He has written several hundred articles and received many awards for his work. MacDonald was the recipient of the Greg Clark Award for best outdoor article in Canada in 1990. He was awarded the National Magazine Award for journalism in 1996 and won the same award for travel writing four years later. His 2002 book Houseboat Chronicles won three awards including the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This accession of the fonds consists of print and digital drafts of MacDonald's published and unpublished work, notes, correspondence, and research pertaining to those works, scrapbooks containing clippings related to MacDonald and his work, audio cassettes containing radio plays written by MacDonald, DVD copies of the film adaptation of MacDonald's book Juliana and the Medicine Fish , and CD-RWs containing photographs and text documents.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged in 9 series:

  • 1. Published and unpublished works
  • 2. Publications
  • 3. Research material
  • 4. Publicity
  • 5. Correspondence
  • 6. Scrapbooks
  • 7. Audio cassettes
  • 8. DVDs
  • 9. Electronic material

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Custodial History

This accession of the Jake MacDonald fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Jake MacDonald in 2011.

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Other Finding Aids

Finding aids for other accessions of this collection may be found at: http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives/collections/rad/macdonald_j.html

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Published and unpublished works [ 1999-2006 ]
BoxFolder
11 Excerpt from untitled novel April 1999
2 Becoming radio play script [199-?]
3Becoming first draft [200-?]
4 Becoming draft [200-?]
5Becoming script [200-?]
6Bloody Jack story treatment [200-?]
7The Sky Pirate and Bloody Jack story treatments [200-?]
8Burt's Funeral first draft [200-?]
9Down to Zero notes by MacDonald and Paul Quarrington [200-?]
10Down to Zero notes by MacDonald and Paul Quarrington, 2 [200-?]
11Eddy and the Lizard Man [200-?]
12Harry and the Bear synopsis and notes [200-?]
13Houseboat Chronicles notes [200-]
14Houseboat Chronicles excerpts 2002-2003
15Houseboat Chronicles correspondence 2002-2003
BoxFolder
21Houseboat Chronicles publicity [200-]
2Houseboat Chronicles reviews 2002
3Houseboat Chronicles script treatment [200-?]
4Janey and Sam unfinished short story [200-?]
5Juliana and the Medicine Fish book and film contracts 1997-2006
6Juliana and the Medicine Fish screenplay - first draft [200-?]
7Juliana and the Medicine Fish screenplay draft 2003
8Juliana and the Medicine Fish screenplay - third draft 5 September 2006
9Juliana and the Medicine Fish script notes [200-]
10The Melancholy Dean outline [200-?]
11The Melancholy Dean first draft [200-?]
12Redcliff Bay screenplay [200-?]
13 Notes on Redcliff Bay screenplay [200-?]
14 Excerpt from unpublished book River Gods [200-?]

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Publications 1982-2005
BoxFolder
31 "Partners" in Winnipeg 8: The Ice-cold Hothouse 1982
2 "Hearts and Mines" in Saturday Night February 2000
3 "The Science of Love" in Reader's Digest June 2003
4 "Cars and Carol" in What I Meant to Say: The Private Lives of Men 2005

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Research material 1995-[200-?]
BoxFolder
35 Notes on screenwriting [200-?]
6Grace Anne II: Lady of the Lake Historical Memories 1995
7 LSD research and draft of article for The Walrus [200-?]
8 Research for Redcliff Bay film [200-?]
9 Article on Ann Dowsett Johnston 27 March 2002
10 Photograph of camp buildings at Lake of the Woods [1945 or 1946]

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Publicity [200-]
BoxFolder
311 Publicity [ [200-] ]

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Correspondence 1998-2010
BoxFolder
312 Correspondence 1998-2010
13 Greeting cards [200-?]

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Scrapbooks 1983-2005
BoxFolder
41 Scrapbook 1 1983-1986
2 Scrapbook 2 1985-1999
3 Scrapbook 3 1986-1992
4 Scrapbook 4 1987-1990
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51 Scrapbook 5 1989
2 Scrapbook 6 1990-1991
3 Scrapbook 7 1990-1992
4 Scrapbook 8 1991
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61 Scrapbook 9 1992-1994
BoxFolder
71 Scrapbook 10 2003-2005
BoxFolder
81 Scrapbook 11 2005

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Audio cassettes [198-?]
BoxFolder
62 Muskies Are For Men short story / Dead Air radio play [198-?]
2The Witch of Beacon Hill September 1987

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DVDs [200-]
BoxFolder
63 Unfinished copy of Juliana and the Medicine Fish [200-]
4Juliana and the Medicine Fish as aired on APTN 2007

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Electronic material 2001-2004
BoxFolder
65 Floppy diskette - Red Cliff Bay screenplay draft 7 November 2001
5 "My Pictures" compact disc August 2003
5 "Jake's Work" compact disc 2 February 2004
  • Address & phonebook
  • Animal calls
  • Backup
  • Big projects
  • Bryan work
  • Caitlin work
  • Doug work
  • Fiction
  • Film
  • Freelance work
  • Great Plains
  • Houseboat
  • Janis business
  • Job jar
  • Magazines
  • Musky safari
  • Non-fiction
  • Personal
  • Project development

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