Rick Riewe & Jill Oakes:

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

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
334 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(2014)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2014)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Archives

Creator:
Rick Riewe & Jill Oakes

Title:
Riewe/ Oakes fonds

Dates:
1870-2012

Quantity:
2. 1 m. of textual & other material. They include 6450 slides, 2689 photographs, 1492 negatives, 11 2x2 color negatives, 23 contact sheets & 6 sketchs.

Identification:
SS 359 A 14-40

English

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Biography of Rick Riewe & Jill Oakes

Rick Riewe was born on June 8, 1942 and attended high school in Detroit, Michigan. He later completed B.A. and M.A. degrees from Wayne State University, Michigan with a Major in Biology. Thereafter, he was admitted into the Department of Zoology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1967 where he conducted research on meadow voles on the offshore islands of Notre Dame Bay with Dr. William O. Pruitt. In 1969 Dr. Pruitt took a position at the University of Manitoba and Riewe joined him there where he completed a Ph.d. in February 1971. Since 1973 Riewe has been Professor of Zoology at the University of Manitoba where he teaches Wildlife Management, Ecology, Resource Management, and Biology and acts as an advisor to numerous Masters and Doctoral students. His fields of interest include wildlife management, impacts of industrial development upon Aboriginal hunters and trappers, traditional ecological knowledge, native land use, native land claims, and the domestic economy of northern people. Since the early 1970s he has taught over one hundred field courses throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe dealing with circumpolar peoples’ culture and anthropology, boreal ecology, and arctic survival. His travels also took him to regions in Northern Canada where he did research on wildlife, Inuit hunters, and the environmental impact of oil exploration among other topics. In 1990 his wife, Jill Oakes, took a teaching position at the University of Alberta and Riewe acted as a Research Associate at the Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta from 1990-1993 where he oversaw activities at the institute and stimulated circumpolar research. Besides these efforts he has also presented numerous guest lectures and media interviews and has held the position of Co-Editor for the Aboriginal Issues Press since 1994. That same year he and his wife acted as Co-Chairs of Northern Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Together with Jill he also curated a travelling exhibit, Inuit Annuraangit: Our Clothes from 1987-1994 that toured the Canadian prairies, Ontario and parts of northern Canada. Along with other academics and on his own, he has published about 100 articles, co-written well-known books with his wife like Our Boots: An Inuit Women’s Art that received Honorable Mention in a 1996 Museum Publications Design Competition and Spirit of Siberia: Traditional Native Life, Clothing, and Footwear for which they were nominated by the Smithsonian Institute for best museum publication of the year in 2000.

Jill Oakes was born on June 14, 1952. She received a Bachelor of Human Ecology (1975), an Education Certificate (1976), a Master's of Science (1985) and a Ph.D (1988) from the University of Manitoba. In 1982, she earned her commercial pilot's licence and Instructor's Rating. Oakes began lecturing at the University of Manitoba in 1987 and she has also lectured as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Assistant Professor in Human Ecology from 1990-1994 at the University of Alberta as well as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Natural Resources Institute, Associate Professor in the Department of Native Studies from 1994-2004, Acting Head of the Department of Geography from 2004-2005, and is currently Professor in the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of Manitoba. She has served as research associate for the Canadian Circumpolar Institute at the University of Alberta and, from 1993 to 1994, was Co-Chair of Northern Studies in the Department of Native Studies at Trent University. Oakes' many accomplishments include the development of a certificate program for Aboriginal students interested in environmental studies and a Master's program proposal for an Master's in Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. This proposal included three new graduate level courses which were approved by Senate in 1995. Oakes' work with museum collections has taken her on collecting trips to Greenland, Northwest Territories, Alaska, and the Far East of Russia and the American Southwest for the Bata Shoe Museum, the McCord Museum, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Universities of Alberta and Manitoba. Oakes has researched, coordinated, and curated many exhibitions including the traveling exhibition "Coats of Eider," and a documentary film directed by Oakes. In 1995, Oakes received the University of Manitoba Outreach Award and an RH Outstanding Research Award, as well as various awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Jill Oakes is the author of several publications and coordinator and co-lecturer in the Inuit Lifestyles Field Course conducted at numerous locations including Delta Marsh Research Station, Churchill Northern Studies Research Centre, Goose Bay, Labrador, Iqaluit, and Meanook Biological Station, University of Alberta.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of six series. They include: photograph collection, slide collection, videocassettes, biographical & family material, articles , course notes & research material, oversized contains Riewe's University degrees..

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

No restrictions on use.

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Related Materials

See earlier accruals.

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated by Rick Riewe & Jill Oakes in 2014.

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Other Finding Aids

See previous accruals A.10-92 & A.11-68

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Detailed Description of the Collection

PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION [ 1870-2005 ]

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11 Photos of Inuit clothing includes 29 photos, 4 sketches & 1 negatives ca.1990
2 Ice fishing with students at Hecla Island includes 21 photos 1998
3 Students at Delta Marsh in winter with Jamaican soldiers includes 12 photos 1997
4 Sketches & photos of Inuit footwear at the Beta Shoe Museum includes discription of Riewe/Oakes contribution includes 57 photos 2 sketches 1988-1990
5 Flood photos includes 22 shots 1997
6 Oakes family Campbell River 98 shots 1996-2001
7 Trisha & Brian Oakes 24 negs 1996
9 Oakes family Campbell River - 38 photos 1975-1994
10 Oakes family Sidney, MB. - 123 photos 1975-1990
11 Sidney, MB. - 82 photos 1995-2001
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21 Sidney, MB 120 photos 1989-1995
2 Sidney, MB 150 photos 1995-1999
3 Sidney, MB. 203 negs 1988-1989
4 Riewe & Oakes wedding- 28 photos ca.1990
5 Gulf Islands - family & friends - 120 photos 1990-2000
6 Gulf Islands - family & friends - 120 photos 1990-2000
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31 Gulf Islands family & friends -68 photos 1990-2000
2 Gulf Islands family & friends -25 negs 1990-2000
3 Riewe family photos - 147 shots 1932-1946
4 Bata Shoe Museum - gala opening -100 photos 1995
5 Bata Shoe Museum -gala opening - 171 photos 1995
6 Bata Shoe Museum - mainly Inuit display - 128 photos 1995
7 Bata Shoe Museum - 43 35 mm negs & 11 2x2 colour negs 1995
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41 Sonja Bata Honorary Degree at U. of MB. - 33 negs 1999
2 Sonja Bata Honoray at U. of MB - 38 photos 1999
3 Bata Shoe Museum - Spice Girls shoes - 13 photos 1997
4 Bata Shoe Museum - Russian delegation -70 negs 1997
5 Bata Shoe Museum - Russian delegation - 34 photos 1997
6 Jill Oakes class - 22 photos ca. 2000
7 Wayne State wrestling team - 3 photos 1962-1963
8 Nenet, Siberia - reindeer herders -205 photos 1996
9 Siberia digital photos - 264 shots 1996
10 Newfoundland - Riewe research negatives - 312 negs 1967-1968
11 Newfoundland - research negatives - 391 negs. 1966-1968
12 Delta Marsh - animal adaptation to winter - 20 negs & 1 contact sheet 1974
13 Riewe's son at U. of MB day car centre - 19 negs 1contact 1973
14 South Eastern Manitoba - 36 negs. & 2 contact 1975
15 Bill Wade's farm Lasalle, Manitoba- 21 photos 1973
16 Sig Erickson, Carberry, Portage - 23 negs. 1 contact 1974
17 Kenora & Winnipeg - 40 negs 1976-1977
18 S.W. Mackenzie Delta -23 negs. 2 contacts 1978
19 Mackenzie Delta Aklavik - 20 negs 1 contact 1978
20 Aubrey Lake - Northern Arm - 21 negs 1 contact 1976
21 S.W. Mackenzie Delta - Richardsons Mountains - 20 negs 1 contact 1978
22 Aubrey & Colvile Lake Ontario - 271 negs 13 contacts 1976-1977
23 Riewe's PHD tables, graphs & figures - 13 negs 1971
24 Arviat & Pangnirtung - 1photo 9 contacts ca.1986
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4A25 Riewe early family photos - 271 shots 1870-1950
26 Traverse City - Cherry Festival - 17 photos 1957
27 Riewe family photos - mainly vacations - 56 photos 1955-1957
28 Riewe family photos - 77 photos 1949-1956

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SLIDES 1967-2012
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51 Northern fisheries - slides & notes - 211 slides 1967-1986
2 Sacred lands & sacred clothing - 83 slides 1986-1999
3 Northern Development Seismic Impact on Wildlife - 20 slides 1968-1996
4 Wildlife & agriculture - 149 slides 1973-1999
5 War & environment - 20 slides 1978-1990
6 Newfoundland - 31 slides 1967-1972
7 Siberia & Greenland - 17 slides 1988-1996
8 Education booklet - 26 slides 1985-1986
9 Ice Age clothing - 34 slides 1988
10 Sidney, Manitoba & Avila Ave. - 85 slides 1990-2012
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61 Clothing - 103 slides 1975-1989
2 Northern education - 47 slides 1973-1986
3 Factors influencing Canadian Dress lecture - 38 slides 1968-1985
4 Bata Shoe Museum - 19 slides 1995
5 Greenfield Village - 44 slides 1992
6 University of Manitoba - 7 slides 1989-1990
7 Alberta Blackfoot Reserve - 11 slides 1991
8 Edmonton Ukranian Village - 16 slides 1993
9 Kelsey Dam - 15 slides 1989
10 Delta Marsh skin project - 20 slides 1995
11 Falcons in Saskatchewan - 12 slides 1993
12 University of Alberta - Role of Science EARP Conference - 11 slides 1992
13 Eskimo Point - 39 slides 1986-1987
14 Beta Shoe Museum - inuit footwear - 124 slides 1984-1995
15 Inuit Men & Women's Roles lecture - 22 slides 1985-1986
16 Inuit Elders, adults & babies - 53 slides 1972-1987
17 Arctic general - 9 slides 1967-1987
18 Michigan State Museum - Ethnic dress & native indian dress - 20 slides 1988
19 Museum Storage Manitoba - 11 slides 1987-1988
20 National Museum of Canada - skin clothing & dolls - 32 slides 1985-1986
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71 Nuuk Greenland - 113 slides 1988
2 Qaanaag Greenland -274 slides 1988
3 Northern Living shots - mainly NWT. - 243 slides 1985-1986
4 Circumpolar Clothing - 15 slides 1985-1987
5 Cold chamber at University of Alberta - 35 slides 1991
6 History of Clothing research -1880-1980 - 310 slides 1985-1986
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81 Anchorage Alaska Museum - 26 slides 1989
2 Alaska footwear for the Bata Shoe Museum - 121 slides 1989
3 NWT boots & shoes - 84 slides 1976-1989
4 Alaska clothing, boots & furs - 80 slides 1989
5 Bata Shoe Museum - 17 slides 1990
6 Shots depicting employment - 17 slides 1986-1987
7 Bata Shoe Museum Alaskan artifacts - 19 slides 1989
8 Copper artifacts netsilik - 13 slides ca.1989
9 Newfoundland research - 12 slides 1967-1969
10 Mitts - 4 slides 1984-1989
11 NWT, Alaska & Siberia - 20 slides 1978-1996
12 Greenland - 237 slides 1988
13 Qaanaag, Greenland - 68 slides 1988
14 Broughton Island, NWT - 27 slides 1986
15 Kautokeino Norway & Jokkmkk Sweden - 5 slides 1999
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91 Fashion show Delta, MB. - Trent University class building a sweat lodge - 16 slides 1990-1994
2 Lace & Lacemaking - 80 slides 1986
3 Religious dress - 37 slides ca.1990
4 Uniforms - 52 slides 1990
5 Vogue wedding fashions - 27 slides 1989-1990
6 Quilts - 20 slides 1990
7 Ancient Asia - 19 slides 1985
8 India fashion - 47 slides 1988
9 China fashion - 23 slides 1988-1991
10 Japan fashion - 116 slides 1986
11 Indonesia & Thialand clothing -15 slides 1989
12 Qaanaag Greenland clothing - 15 slides 1988
13 Mexico & Uruaguay Clothes - 30 slides 1988
14 Greek costumes - 40 slides 1988
15 Settlers costumes - 76 slides 1987
16 Arctic Lifestyles course - 232 slides 1967-2002
17 Siberian slides - 38 slides 1990-1996
18 Beta Shoe Museum - 9 slides 1995
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101 Children's costumes - 27 slides 1987
2 Elizabethan costumes - 17 slides 1975
3 Inuit clothing - 20 slides 1995
4 Narwhal NWT & Greenland - 9 slides 1986-1988
5 Seal skin preparation - 19 slides 1984-1993
6 Food lecture - 94 slides 1986-1995
7 Grise Fiord lecture includes 2 graphs & notes - 245 slides 1972
8 Rafferty Alameda Dam lecture includes notes - 226 slides 1991-1994
9 Forest Ecology lecture - 96 slides 1976-1998
10 Northern Transportation lecture - 160 slides 1975-1986
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111 Inuit course lecture - 224 slides 1984-1993
2 Greenland & narwhals - 103 slides 1972-1995
3 Greenland - 98 slides 1986-1988
4 Alaska - 317 slides 1986-1998
5 Southwestern U.S. boots - 38 slides 1997-1998
6 Northern schools & classes - 57 slides 1978-1990
7 Arctic footwear - 65 slides 1984-1989
8 Trent University survival course - 13 slides 1993-1994
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121 Native Sudies party - 9 slides 2000
2 Winter survival - 288 slides 1967-1999
3 Arctic & Subarctic research - 91 slides 1974-1990

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VIDEOCASSETTES 1928-2007
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131 1. Two shows Jill Oakes did for trainees 2. Desmond Morris Human Experience Body Atlas 3. Sayisi Dene Take back the Shadow Alan Code 4.Treeline Productions 1989-1995 Les Nomades de Siberie 6.Humpback Whale, CBC Prime Time 1995 8. Storm over Asia silent movie 1928 9. Siberia through Siberians Eyes Aseu Balikei 10. Puk U Doichu 1999 11. Summer in the Ice Kingdom, 12. Taiga Nomaads & Return to Taiga 13. Nuhoniyeh (Our Story) 1992 14. "Auyuittuq" "Baffin Island" 15.The Accessible Arctic Churchill, Manitoba 16. Seal Hunt 1928-1999
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141 17. Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve Newfoundland, 2007 18. Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre Birds of a Feather 19. Les Nomades de Siberie 1991. 20. Greenland Patrol 21. Churchill Course 1991-2007

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TEXTUAL RECORDS (BIOGRAPHICAL & FAMILY MATERIAL) 1935-2013
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151 Riewe biographical & family material 1935-1960
2 Correspondence mainly from a trip to Europe in 1961 1960-1963
3 Correspondence 1913
4 European vacation initinery 1961
5 Wayne State student newspaper The Daily Collegian 1961-1963
6 Wayne State sports programs 1962-1963
7 Wayne State articles about wrestling team of which Riewe was a member 1962-1963
8 Newspaper articles about Riewe 1972-1987

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RIEWE & OAKES ARTICLES 1980-2001
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159 Arctics Mammals & Northern Development - Riewe article drafts 1980
10 Birds & Northern Development in the Western Arctic - drafts ca.1980
11 Caribou Management - article draft ca.1986
12 Physiology & Clothing - Riewe & Oakes article & research material 1995
13 Siberian peoples includes research material & Riewe & Oakes article draft on Reindeer Herders of the Far East 1997-2006
14 Inuit research & articles by Riewe 1979-2004
15 The Role of Humans in Canada's National Parks - Riewe abstract for conference in Anchorage 2001

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COURSE NOTES & RESEARCH MATERIAL 1980-2012
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161 Boreal Maps 1981-2003
2 Alternative foods - research material & recipes 1982-1993
3 Adaptation of plants research material ca.1985
4 Hunter attitudes - course notes ca.1987-2001
5 War & Environment - course material ca.1990
6 Pollutants research material 1992-1997
7 Fire research material 1993
8 Greenlanders research material & notes 1997
9 Northern Frontier - Northern Homeland 2000
10 Traditional ecological knowledge - course material 2000
11 Agriculture & wildlife course notes 2003
12 Bears & people research material 2011-2012
13 Informal economy - research material ca.1980

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OVERSIZE 1964-1971
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11 Wayne State BSc. 1964, Wayne State MSc. 1969. PHD University of Manitoba 1971 1964-1971

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