Jake MacDonald:

An Inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(2009)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2009)
Finding aid written in English.



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

Creator:
Jake MacDonald

Title:
Jake MacDonald fonds

Dates:
1974-2007

Quantity:
2.25m of textual & other material including 23 photographs, 3 contact sheets, 12 video CDs, 2 audio CDS & 4 audio cassettes.

Identification:
Mss 275, PC 238, TC 137 (A.09-06)

English

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Biography

Jake MacDonald was born in Winnipeg in 1949. He 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 thirty plus year career as a writer. He is the author of eight critically acclaimed books in both fiction & non fiction. He has written several hundred articles & received many awards for his work. He was the recipient of the Greg Clark Award for best outdoor article in Canada in 1990. In 1996 he was awarded the National Magazine Award for journalism. Four years later he won the same awrd for travel writing. His book House Boat Chronicles published in 2002 won three awards including the prestigious Writers Trust of Canada Prize for non fiction.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of 8 series. They include: Biographical & family material, published & unpublished manuscripts, copies of MacDonald's books, poems, shortstories, articles & screenplays, correspondence, day planners, photographs & tapes.

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated by Jake MacDonald in 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL & FAMILY MATERIAL [ 1995-2007 ]

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11 MacDonald's resumes. 1995-2008
2 Queen's Jubilee Award 2002
3C Peggy MacDonald's obituary & will. 2007
4 Article about & obituary for Don MacDonald 1999-2001

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PUBLISHED & UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS 1975-2005
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15 Woodwinds - first draft of an unpublished manuscript 1975
6 Woodwinds ca.1975
7 Woodwinds handwritten draft 1976
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21 Woodwinds draft 1976
2 Random pages of the draft of Indian River ca.1980
3 Indian River notes & draft ca.1980
4 Drafts of Woodwinds & Indian River ca.1975
5 Bridge Out of Town draft ca.1986
6 Correspondence with non-fiction writers on a proposed book. 1988-1989
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31 Raised by the River rough draft & notes ca.1990
2 Raised by the River - publisher's prooof with authors corrections 1992
3 Winnipeg chapter 1 of an unpublished manucsript 1992
4 With the Boys edited manuscript 2005
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3A1 Indian River - typed manuscript 1980
2 Reviews, promotional material & royalties for Juliana & the Medicine Fish & Raised by the River 1995-1999
3 Fan mail Re: Juliana & the Medicine Fish 1998-2000
4 Houseboat Chronicles - first draft with editor's comments ca.2001
5 With the Boys - first draft with editor's comments 2004

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BOOK COPIES 1981-2005
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41 Indian River, The Bridge Out of Town in hard cover & paperback, Raised by the River, Juliana and the Medicine Fish, Lakes, Lures & Lodges, Houseboat Chronicles & With the Boys 1981-2005

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POEMS, SHORTSTORIES, SCREENPLAYS & ARTICLES 1974-1997
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51 "To Mr. Youngman" ca.1974
2 "Two Yellow Pails" in Descant magazine 1979
3 "Amanda" ca.1980
4 "American Fishermen" ca.1980
5 "Sharks" ca.1980
6 "Guiding Lights" in Quest magazine 1982
7 "Gates of Eden" a screenplay with Larry Karnarsky 1983
8 " Pete & Jack" in Quest magazine 1983
9 "Moving Up Moving Out" - Winnipeg Magazine 1984
10 "Biting the Bullet" Western Living 1985
11 "Becoming" Western Living 1986
12 Talent Night ca. 1986
13 "Vagabonds" NeWest Review 1986
14 "The Road to Camp Ten" in The Beaver 1987
15 "Shadows on the Coast" in Nature Canada 1988
16 "Revenge of the Veg-o-matic" with Larry Krotz in Canadian Business 1988
17 "Comeback" Prairie Fire 1989
18 "Giant Geese" submitted to Field & Stream 1989
19 "Saltwater Fishing in Mexico" in Sports 1989
20 "Where the Big Ones Are" in Western Living 1989
21 "Canyon Nights" in Made in Manitoba published by Turnstone Press 1990
22 Outline for Bartlett's Wing an unpublished manuscript ca.1990
23 "The Canadian Shield" in the Royal Bank Letter 1981
24 "Fish & Where to Find Them" in Destinations 1988
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61 Kissimmee River a work in progress ca.1990
2 "History Lessons" ca.1990
3 "Fishing" ca.1990
4 "Fishing in Mexico" ca.1990
5 "Our Summer Place" ca.1990
6 "Darkness Darkness" in Dateline Arts ca.1990
7 "One Little Indian" in West 1990
8 "The Tenth Day" ca.1990
9 "Of Muskrats & Geese & Marshes & Men" ca.1990
10 Various outlines for stories ca.1990
11 "In Praise of Older Boats" ca.1990
12 "Steve Rainbow" C.B.C. radio ca.1990
13 "Ghost of the North" ca.1990
14 "November" ca.1990
15 "Chicago Architecture" ca.1990
16 "Freshwater Fishing" as Nicholas Shakespeare ca.1990
16A Outline for unpublished novel Hunt Story ca.1990
17 "Jimmy is Burning " submitted to Scrivener 1991
18 "The Wild Bunch" in Outdoor Canada 1991
19 "The Bridge" The Wolf's Eye in Thunder Books 1992
20 "Hunter's Moon" in Manitoba Business 1991
21 "Fur and Against" in Living West 1992
22 "A Storm in Florida" - Manitoba Business 1994
23 "Undefeated: 300 Years of Ojibwa History: Part One One" in The Beaver 1994
24 "Pit Bull Terriers" 1996
25 "Moonshine" ca.1990
26 "Fishing in Mexico" 1990
27 "Burt's Funeral" in Prairie Fire 1995
28 "The Edge of the World" ca.1995
29 My Canada ca.1995
30 "Catch & Release Fishing" ca.1995
31 "Raised by the River" screenplay 1996
32 "Dog Brother" in Prairie Fire 1996
33 "Protein" in Prairie Fire 1996
34 Juliana and the Medicine Fish - a book extract in Eco Journal 1997
35 "Peaking on the Prairies" in Walrus 2007

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CORESPONDENCE 1977-200
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71 Correspondence 1977-1979
2 Reviews of MacDonald's work 1981-2005
3 Book contracts 1981-2007
4 Correspondence 1981-1982
5 Oberon Press correspondence 1983-1989
6 Correspondence 1983
7 Correspondence 1984-1985
8 Correspondence 1986
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81 Correspondence 1987
2 Correspondence 1988
3 Correspondence 1989
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91 Correspondence 1990
2 Correspondence 1991
3 Correspondence 1992
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101 Correspondence 1993
2 Correspondence 1994-1995
3 Correspondence 1996
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111 Correspondence & cards 1996-1997
2 Correspondence & cards 1998-1999
3 Carol Shields correspondence 2000-2003
4 Correspondence 2000-2001
5 Correspondence & cards 2002
6 Correspondence 2003
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121 Correspondence 2004
2 Cards 2004
3 Correspondence 2005
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131 Correspondence 2006
2 Correspondence 2007
3 Correspondence 2008

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RESEARCH MATERIAL 1967-1998
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141 "Centennial Review of Rat Portage (Kenora & Lake of the Woods 1867-1967 1967
2 Indians 1973-1997
3 Minaki News 1978
4 Storm ponds ca.1980-1990
5 Plotting notes ca.1985
6 Zimbabwe Wildlife magazines 1987
7 Literary agent list ca.1990
8 Fishing 1991-1998
9 Gunn Lake Lodge staff manual draft ca.1992
10 Research for Decades of Diversity Chapter for Manitoba 125 ca.1994
11 Canada Council list of artists readings 1994-1996

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DAY PLANNERS (Oversize) 1996-2007
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151 Day planners & calendars 1996-2007

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PHOTOGRAPHS (P.C. 238) 1975-2007
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11 CD 2004
2 Isla Juventud CD ca.2004
3 Brad Alsip Star25 CD 2003
4 Muskie photos CD ca. 2003
5 Bahamas CD 2003
6 Hunting shots CD ca.2004
7 Fishing shots CD ca.2004
8 Halcon fishing CD 2005
9 Knee Lake CD 2003
10 Paris CD 2004
11 Cuba fishing CD 2007
12 Miscellaneous photos ca.2004
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21 Caitlin MacDonald 1990-2000
2 Jake MacDonald 1975-1995
3 Wedding photos ca.1993
4 Jake & Pete photo from Quest magazine article 1983
5 Morris Stampede 1977
6 Eaton's 1975
7 Fish jumping ca.1980

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TAPE COLLECTION (TC 137) 1991-2004
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11 Audiocassettes: The Bridge read by Arthur Black on C.B.C., Native Gangs, The Highway is for Gamblers, C.B.C. & The White Destroyer, C.B.C. ca.1990-995
2 Compact discs: Carol Shields & MacDonald reading at McNally Robinson Booksellers & MacDonald as a geust on Ian Brown's C.B.C. Book Show 1999-2004

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