Val Werier

An Inventory of his papersat the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis St.. Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
334 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(2013)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St.G. Stubbs (2013)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
334 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Creator:
Val Werier

Title:
Val Werier fonds

Dates:
1932-2011

Quantity:
4.5 m. of textual records & other material including 228 photographs, 7 contact sheets, 2 sketches & 1 videocassette

Identification:
MSS 374, PC 326, A12-73

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Biography of Val Werier

Val Werier was born in Winnipeg on June 29, 1917. He graduated from St. John's High School and then attended Manitoba Junior College to obtain the equivalent of first year university. He held a number of jobs while working as a free lance writer, having published in the Winnipeg Tribune as early as 1939. He was hired as a Tribune reporter in 1941. He joined the RCAF in 1942 and trained as a navigator. He completed a tour of operations with the RAF Bomber Squadron 626 achieving the rank of Flying Officer. Werier returned to the Tribune upon his discharge. He covered every major beat and was made City Editor in 1955. In 1961 he was appointed News Editor and was promoted to Associate Editor the following year. With the folding of the Winnipeg Tribune in 1980, Werier moved to the Winnipeg Free Press. Werier's life long devotion to heritage & environmental issues has enabled him to foment change through his writings. He continues to write the occasional column in a journalistic career that spans nearly 75 years.

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Werier has been the recipient of a myriad of awards. In 1979 he was presented the Heritage Canada national communications award. In 1986 he received the Environment Canada National Heritage Award. He was named to the Order of Canada in 1998. He was an Order of Manitoba recipient in 2004. Werier has been appointed to several Commissions. He was member of the provincial Fact Finding Committee on Legal Aid in 1970. He was Commissioner of the Manitoba Law Reform Commission from 1971-1979. He was a Member of the Board of the Canadian Housing Design Council in 1978-1982. He was a member of the program committee, Manitoba Museum of Man & Nature. He was a member of the Winnipeg Jewish Community Council, 1986-1989.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of 10 series. They include: Biographical & Family Information, Wartime Pilots Association, Awards, Winnipeg Tribune articles, Winnipeg Free Press articles, Speeches & Conferences, Correspondence, Research Material, Oversize Material & Photograph Collection.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

Some material has been marked restricted.

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated by Val Werier in 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL & FAMILY INFORMATION [ 1932-2008 ]

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11 Val Werier vitae ca.1998
2 St. John's High School includes photo 1932-1985
3 Werier mementos 1963-1982
4 Werier's childrens poetry 1965-1973
5 Werier mementos 1968-1996
6 Eva Werier obituary with a poem by a friend 1974
7 Article about George Werier - Valley Voice 1997
8 Daily Journal 1995
9 Canadian Who's Who 2007
10 WFP article commemorating Werier's 90th birthday 2008

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WARTIME PILOTS ASSOCIATION 1942-2008
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111 The Airmen's Post with Werier article 1942-1943
12 Air Force correspondence, maps & charts 1943
13 Wartime Pilots' & Observers' Association 1943-2009
14 Commonwealth Wartime Aircrew Reunion programs 1970-1984
15 The Wickenby Register newsletter 1987-1994
16 The Wickenby Register newsletter 1996-1997
17 Air Force Reunions includes 5 photos 2003-2008
18 Wartime Pilots' & Observors' newsletter 2006

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AWARDS 1979-2004
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21 Heritage Canada - Communication Award winner 1979
2 Articles on Werier's awards 1979-2005
3 Heritage Canada Award correspondence 1979
4 Manitoba Parks & Recreation Association Inc. - Award of Merit 1982
5 Award of Merit 1983
6 Parks Heritage Award 1987
7 Werier awards 1983-1989
8 Honorary Membership to Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects 1988
9 Heritage Preservation Awards 1989-1991
10 Heritage Award Application 1989
11 Joseph Zuken Citizen Activist award 1994
12 Order of Manitoba 2004

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WINNIPEG TRIBUNE ARTICLES 1940-1980
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31 Personality parade articles 1940-1950
2 YMHA review 1940
3 Tribune articles 1940-1950
4 Tribune 1940
5 IF Day 1942
6 Tribune 1942
7 Tribune 1943
8 Tribune War Ends 1945
9 Tribune 1945-1946
10 Tribune 1948-1950
11 Tribune 1948
12 Israelite Press 1949-1950
13 Tribune 1947-1980
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41 Flood 1950
2 Tribune 1950
3 Tribune 1950-1980
4 Tribune 1950-1954
5 Tribune 1951
6 Tribune 1951-1954
7 Tribune 1952
8 Tribune 1951-1952
9 New Liberty Abe Yanovsky article 1952
10 Tribune 1954
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51 Correspondence & columns 1954-1970
2 Time Magazine 1954-1955
3 Tribune 1954
4 Tribune 1954
5 Tribune 1954-1964
6 Tribune 1955-1967
7 Queen's visit 1959
8 Time magazine 1959
9 Tribune 1960-1964
10 Tribune 1960-1964
11 Tribune 1960-1964
12 Tribune 1960
13 Tribune 1960-1964
14 Series of articles life on Jarvis Avenue 1962
15 TCA move to Montreal articles 1962
16 Russian wheat sales articles 1963
17 Tribune 1964-1966
18 Articles on Girlie Magazines 1964
19 Tribune 199-1967
20 Tribune 1967-1980
21 Russia trip articles 1967
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61 Miles for Millions 1968
2 Tribune 1969-2011
3 Lake Winnipeg erosion 1970-1993
4 Letters to the editor Re: articles 1972-2006
5 Tribune 1973
6 Tribune 1974
7 Tribune 1974
8 Tribune 1974
9 Tribune 1974-1975
10 Tribune 1975
11 Winnipeg Tribune 1975
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71 Tribune 1975
2 Tribune 1975
3 Tribune 1976-1977
4 WFP & Tribune 1976-2010
5 WFP & Tribune 1976-2010
6 Tribune 1976
7 Tribune 1976
8 Book reviews 1977-1994
9 Tribune 1977
10 Tribune 1976
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81 Tribune 1977
2 Tribune 1978
3 Tribune 1979
4 Montserrat articles 1979
5 Tribune 1980
6 Winnipeg Free Press article about the Tribune folding 1980
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91 Tribune Magazine 1980
2 Final Tribune TV times 1980
3 Tribune comic books 1980

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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARTICLES 1980-2011
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94 Winnipeg Free Press 1981-2004
5 Winnipeg Free Press 1981
6 Winnipeg Free Press 1980-1981
7 Winnipeg Free Press 1981
8 WFP 1981-1982
9 WFP 1982-1984
10 WFP 1982-1983
11 Ottawa Citizen articles 1982
12 WFP 1982-1983
13 WFP 1982-1983
14 WFP 1983
15 WFP 1983-1984
16 WFP 1983-1990
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101 WFP 1983-1997
2 WFP 1984-1987
3 WFP 1984-1986
4 WFP 1984
5 WFP 1984
6 WFP 1985
7 WFP 1985-2003
8 WFP 1985
9 WFP 1986
10 WFP 1987
11 WFP 1987
12 Winnipeg Free Press 1987
13 WFP 1987
14 Forest articles & research material 1987-2010
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111 WFP 1988
2 WFP 1989
3 WFP 1988
4 WFP 1989
5 WFP 1989
6 WFP 1990
7 WFP 1990
8 WFP 1991
9 WFP 1991
10 Mosquito article & research material 1991-1993
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121 WFP 1991-1996
2 WFP 1991-1993
3 WFP 1991
4 WFP 1992-1993
5 WFP 1992
6 Carberry Sandhills article 1992
7 WFP 1992
8 Werier book review in Manitoba History 1994
9 Winnipeg Hydro articles & correspondence 1996-2002
10 Welfare article 1994
11 WFP 1980-1988
12 WFP 1997-2003
13 WFP article & research material about the demise of the Winnipeg Tribune 1998
14 WFP 2003
15 Articles in progress 2003-2004
16 WFP 2003-2004
17 WFP 2005-2006
18 WFP 2007-2009
19 WFP 2010-2011
20 Remembrance Day article 2011

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SPEECHES & CONFERENCES 1963-2001
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131 Speeches 1963-1985
2 Werierspeech on Girlie Magazines ca.1965
3 Speeches 1972-1993
4 Speeches & submissions 1972-1985
5 Werier speech Cities are for People 1973
6 Manitoba Bar Association speech 1974
7 Kelvin Pen & Palette Days 1982
8 Remembrance Day speech - Carman Collegiate 1982
9 Speech at Planning District Seminar 1987
10 Women's Canadian Club of Winnipeg Programme 2000-2001
11 National Conference on the Self-Governing Professions & the Consumer - Quebec City 1972
12 Canadian Housing Design Council - Calgary meeting 1981
13 Manitoba Land Use Conference Proceedings 1981
14 Report urges Formation of Heritage Commission - Werier in Working Group 1981
15 The Winter City Conference - University of Manitoba 1982
16 Winnipeg Historic Buildings Committtee 1985-1988
17 Summit on the Environment 1989
18 Ad Hoc Committee on Aesthetics of Public Works 1990
19 First Canadian Urban Forests Conference - Winnipeg 1993

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CORRESPONDENCE 1946-2010
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141 Correspondence 1946-1976
2 Correspondence 1947-2010
3 Correspondence 1949-1950
4 Correspondence 1949-1951
5 Correspondence 1950
6 Correspondence 1952-1999
7 Correspondence 1953
8 Southam Co. Ltd. correspondence 1954
9 Correspondence 1954-1969
10 Correspondence 1963-1977
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151 Winnipeg Reminiscences of E.A. Frankfurter 1964
2 Correspondence 1969-1994
3 Correspondence 1969-1997
4 Correspondence 1970-1982
5 Correspondence 1970-2010
6 Correspondence 1970-1995
7 M.E. Hurtig Publishing Co. correspondence ca.1971
8 City parking lots correspondence 1972-1977
9 Correspondence 1973-2004
10 Correspondence 1976-1995
11 Heritage Canada correspondence & pamphlets 1979
12 Correspondence 1980-1995
13 Canada Council Architecture & the Media correspondence 1976
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161 Monuments to Finance Vols. I & II & correspondence 1980-1982
2 Correspondence 1980-2000
3 Werier letter applying for job at Free Press 1980
4 Correspondence 1981-1995
5 Correspondence 1983-1999
6 Jake Epp correspondence 1985
7 Correspondence 1985-1996
8 Correspondence 1984-1999
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171 Correspondence 1988-2009
2 Correspondence 1988-2002
3 Correspondence 1989-1999
4 Correspondence 1992-2001
5 Articles & correspondence 1993-1994
6 Tribune benefits 1994-2008
7 Correspondence 1995-2007
8 Correspondence 1996
9 Correspondence 1996
10 Peter Liba correspondence 1999
11 Mike Garbutt correspondence & Lancaster Bomber research 1999
12 Eero Helio correspondence 2001
13 Law Society of Manitoba correspondence 1991
14 Correspondence & recipes 1999-2000
15 Lake Winnipeg correspondence pertaining to Devil's Lake Diversion 2005
16 Correspondence 1996-1999

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RESEARCH MATERIAL 1874-2011
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181 Consul Taylor of Red River 1974-1956
2 History of Winnipeg 1894-1976
3 MacDonald House (Dalvanert) 1895-1974
4 Waddell Fountain in Central Park 1911-1914
5 St. John's High School Yearbook - The Torch 1938-1940
6 Interlake Municipal Observer 1947
7 Winnipeg Tribune Group Insurance Plan 1948
8 Winnipeg Daily Tribune 1st edition June 28, 1890 reprint 1950
9 Beer & Skits 195
10 Souvenir Photo Summary Nellie McClung 1951
11 Henry Sandison 1955-1976
12 Souvenirs & newspaper copies 1956-1958
13 CBC Times for the Prairies - Werier on Front Page Challenge 1958
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191 Werier's living expenses 1958
2 St. Amant's Ward 1959-1964
3 Sam Freedman - articles & reports 1959-1977
4 Roman vacation 1960
5 River material 1963-1977
6 Trees material 1964-1981
7 Southam Retirement Plan 1966
8 An Appeal for Action by the Manitoba Association of Architects 1966
9 Minneapolis 1967-1972
10 Werier's notebook from Expo 67 in Montreal 1967
11 Winnipeg General Strike 1969
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201 Winnipeg Historic Buildings 1970-2000
2 Trees 1970-1984
3 Canadian Club speech notes [1970s]
4 Lake Winnipeg 1970-2002
5 Report of the Fact Finding Committee on Legal Aid Index - Werier on Committee 1970
6 Winnipeg Tribune - Victor Murray retirement column 1970
7 Attorney-General's Special Committee on Legal Aid in Manitoba 1970
8 Sturgeon Creek 1972
9 Assiniboine Park History & Development - Parks & Recreation Dept. 1972
10 Kildonan Park History & Development 1972
11 The Manitoba Surveyor - includes Werier article 1973
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211 Crime reduction 1974-1980
2 Arnovitch & Leipsic Ltd. greeting card written by Werier 1974
3 Newfoundland article ca.1975
4 Land Development Corporation 1975-1977
5 Winnipeg historical research 1976-2008
6 A Walking Tour of Old Winnipeg 1976
7 Weather research material 1976-1979
8 Winnipeg's Historic Warehouse Area Report 1976
9 Citizen's Report rezoning at land on Tuxedo Golf Course 1976
10 Parks research material 1973-1981
11 Dutch Elm Disease 1977-1978
12 Conservation comment newsletter 1977-1979
13 Newspaper ethics code 1977
14C Fine option for first offenders includes student papers 1978
15 River banks 1978-1982
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221 Courts ca.1978
2 Cuba 1978
3 Information Winnipeg newsletter 1979
4 Feasiblity Study Bank of Commerce & Hamilton Building 1979
5 Manitoba Cultural Policy Review Committee report 1979
6 Lake Winnipeg 1979-2001
7 Report of the City of Winnipeg Buildings Committee 1979-1983
8 Portage & Main Barriers 1979-1980
9 Wheat 1980-1989
10 Fine option for offenders 1980
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231 Notes for presentation to the Canadian Housing Design Council - Vancouver 1981
2 Southam pension information 1980-1985
3 Assiniboine Forest includes blueprints 1980
4 Memorial plague in Assiniboine Park to Henry Sandison - includes photo 1981
5 Design Guidelines - Historic Winnipeg Restoration Area 1981-1986
6 The Nor'Wester - Historic Resources pamphlet 1981
7 Capitol & Metropolitan Theatre - research material 1981-1990
8 Heritage Working Group - final report 1981
9 Beaudry Provincial Park - research material 1982
10 York Factory & cold weather 1983
11 Canada-Manitoba agreement for recreation &conservation 1982-1997
12 Kelvin High Pen & Palette Days 1982
13 Heritage Winnipeg 1983-1984
14 Riding Mountain Park 1983-1985
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241 Beer & Skits 50th Anniversary Dinner 1983
2 Land resource use in the Churchill River Region - report 1984
3 Woodhaven District in St. James notes ca.1984
4 Werier article notes ca.1984
5 Law Society of Manitoba - Annual report - Werier bencher 1984-1986
6 100 Years of Heritage Conservation 1985
7 Trees talk at Lord Roberts School 1984
8 A Systems Plan for Manitoba's Provincial Parks - Technical report 1985
9 Atikaki Park 1985
10 Article Draft - Through the Ages on the Winnipeg River ca.1985
11 Winnipeg Hydro 1911-1986 - pamphlet 1986
12 Icelandic genes - article & research material 1986
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251 Report of the City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committtee 1986-1993
2 Articles regarding Werier awards 1987-1989
3 Wildlife research 1988-2001
4 Winnipeg Press Club - 100th Anniversary 1988
5 Forests research 1989-1990
6 Portage & Main research 1990
7 Environmental research 1990-1992
8 Repap articles & research 1990-1991
9 Lake Winnipeg article & research ca.1990
10 Article notes [1990s]
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261 Article drafts ca.1990
2 Elm tree research [1990s]
3 Dutch elm disease ca.1990
4 Junk mail - article & research material 1990-1993
5 Public works projects 1990-1995
6 Bear research 1990-1994
7 Forest Management Act between Louisiana Pacific & Manitoba 1991-1994
8 "The Game, the Park & a Summer Evening: One Hundred Years of Parks & Recreation Services in Winnipeg 1893-1993" Catherine MacDonald drafts 1993
9 Plan Winnipeg Toward 2010 1993
10 Water conservation research 1993-1994
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271 Black bears 1994
2 Lake Winnipeg research 1994-2000
3 City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee 1994-1996
4 Department of Justice 1994
5 The Red River Corridor Study 1995
6 Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd. 1995
7 Conrad Black research 1996
8 Waste Management research 1996-1999
9 MTS 1996
10 Cedar Lake research & corespondence 1996
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281 Report on Public Hearings Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd. - Ten Year Forest Management Plan 1996-2005
2 The Forks 1998-2000
3 Wickenby Register Newsletter 1998
4 WFP press releases 1999
5 Lloyd Axworthy 1999-2005
6 Jail research 1999
7 "Tree-Ring Reconstruction on Red River" Erik Nielsen 1999
8 Why I Love Winnipeg notes for column ca.2000
9 Legislation vs. Terrorism 2001
10 Centre for Defense Information 2001-2002
11 Lake Winnipeg research 2003-2005
12 Freedom of Information 2008
13 Winnipeg Press Club - Jan Kamienski Memorial 2010
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291 Municipal guides incomplete series 1941-1991
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301 Calvin Myerion autobiography includes residental school experiences [ ca.1990 ]

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OVERSIZE 1961-1980
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11 Tribune Scrapbooks 1961-1966
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21 Tribune Scrapbook 1966-1969
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31 Tribune Scrapbook 1969-1973
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41 Tribune Scrapbook 1973-1977
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51 Tribune Scrapbook 1977-1980
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61 Full newspaper for Canada Centennial, Manitoba Centennial & Royal Visit 1967-1970
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71 Citations 2 Order of Screechers 1983 &1985, 1 Order of the Good Time, Certificte of Appreciation Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Inc., Chilkoot Trail & American Press Institute 1958 1958-1985

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PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION 1886-2011
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11 Werier photos (12 shots) 1938-2000
2 Werier head shots - 2 contact sheets 17 photos ca.1960
3 Rome vacation - 36 photos 1960
4 Italian vacation - contact sheets - 57 shots 1960
5 Russian vacation - 2 contact sheets 21 photos 1957
6 Expo in Montreal 28 photos 1967
7 Canadian Housing Design Council 1980 1 photo
8 226 Squadron Reunion 1 photo 1965
9 Jan Kamienski - 9 paintings ca.2000
10 Winnipeg Historic Buildings - 4 photos 1886-1960
11 Winnipeg Tribune Employees & Tribune Building - 4 photos 1976
12 Wilderness photos - 3 photos ca.1984
13 Awards Ceremonies - 3 photos 1980-1990
14 Family photos - 12 photos 1938-2000
15 Alcohol still - 2 photos [1950s]
16 Luba Kolchin family - 3 photos 1950-2000
17 Sketch of Werier ca.1950
18 Various photos - 3 photos 1963-1990
19 Video Cassette ca.1980
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21 OVERSIZE photos - 5 colour aerial photos of Winnipeg , 3 Peter Kuch WFP cartoons, 1 sketch of Werier, 5 high school drafting sketches by Werier 1938-1981

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