Hugh Allan:

An Inventory of his photographs, negatives and slides at the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Petra Turcotte
Archives and Special Collectioins
330 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryUniversity of ManitobaWinnipeg, ManitobaR3T 2N2
University of Manitoba
(August 2014)

Finding aid encoded by Petra Turcotte (August 2014)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections
330 Elisabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, ManitobaR3T 2N2

Creator:
Hugh Allan

Title:
Hugh Allan fonds

Dates:
1872-2003

Quantity:
16.69 m of textual & other material icluding 82,000negatives,6209 photographs,1804 slides, 251 contact sheets, 4 sketches and four oversized folders

Identification:
MSS 431 A.14-68

English

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Biographical sketch of Hugh Allan

Hugh Jeffery Gray Allan was born on May 14, 1917 in Cypress River, Manitoba. The Allan family moved around alot when Hugh was a child, but Hugh spent most of his adult life in Winnipeg. Allan was a well-respected photographer who photographic work has been represented in many publications including: The Winnipeg Tribune, Time magazine, Swedish Press International, Maclean's magazine, and Sports Illustrated. Allan attended Gordon Bell High School and designed the school's crest. In 1947 while Allan was working at the Swift Plant in St. Boniface, Harold Plant and Art Smales, The Swift's first news correspondents, knew of Allan's work as an amateur photographer and thought he would be the perfect fit for taking pictures for the Swift's newspaper. Allan used this as an opportunity to improve his technique and to produce better quality photographs. Over the next few years, Allan began to establish himself as a high quality photographer within the Winnipeg region. Allan was one of the first photographers to perfect the panaramic shot and to use bouncing light to conquer harsh shadows. Allan's big break happened during the 1950 Manitoba flood disaster where the Winnipeg Tribune hired him to help their photo staff cover the flood. By October 1950, the Winnipeg Tribune hired him as a full time staff photographer. Allan became a well-respected photographer within the Tribune for over twenty years but decided to leave and form his own free lance business in 1970. During Allan's long career, he had the opportunity to cover many exciting events, sports and people such as: the Winnipeg Centennial celebrations, royal visits, the last steam locomotive passenger train, John F. Kennedy in Grand Forks, ND, the 1967 Pan Am games, the Bobby Hull signing at Portage and Main, the Winnipeg Jets, the Blue Bombers, the 1972 Canada-Russia Summit Series, and visits to Winnipeg by Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Belafonte, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Gordie Howe and many more.

Allan's love of sports was evident by his participation and his photographic coverage of sports. Allan especially enjoyed golf and curling. Allan was a founding member of the Grey Owl Tournament and was five times skipper champion at the newsmen bonspiel tournament. Allan was also one of eight media journalists to begin the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, (M.S.S.A.) and in 1956, they inaugurated the annual dinner and awards ceremony for Manitoba Athlete of the Year. Allan covered many sports including golf, curling, the Blue Bombers, the Winnipeg Jets, and M.S.S.A atheles of the year.

Allan accumulated awards and honours based on his work and contributions to photojournalism which include: the Floyd Davis Memorial Award for substantially contributing to the preservation of the bonspiel (1973), he was inducted to the Media Roll of Honour from the M.S.S.A. (1989), and he was inducted to the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Media Roll of Honour (2002). Hugh Allan passed away on May 30th 2004.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The fonds are divided into seven series: Negatives, oversized photographs and prints, photographs, newspapers and clippings, personal documents, Allan's roladex, and slides.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into eleven series. The fonds have maintained Hugh Allan's filing system as found in his roladex.

1. Negatives: Tribune or Freelance, 1949-1993; 2. Oversized Photographs, [circa. 1950's - 1990's] includes negatives, photos & photo boards; 3. Photographs , [circa late 1940's - 1990's]; 4. Newspapers, Magazines and Clippings, [circa. 1950's - 1980's]; 5. Personal [circa. 1940's - 1990's]; 6. Roladex; 7. Slides, [circa. 1950's-1980's]

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restriction on use.

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Related Materials

See the Winnipeg Tribune fonds

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated by Garry Allan, Hugh Allan's son to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections in July 2014; accession number A.14-68.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

NEGATIVES [ 1949-1993 ]

BoxFolder
11 Tribune January 1954- July 1954
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21 Tribune August 1954-Febuary 1955
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31 Tribune May 1955-October 1955
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41 Tribune November 1955-June 1956
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51 Tribune July 1956-April 1957
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61 Tribune May 1957-April 1958
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71 Tribune May 1958-May 1959
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81 Tribune April 1959-September 1960
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91 Tribune October 1960-May 1961
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101 Tribune circa 1950's-1990's, Blue Bombers, Miscellaneous
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111 Freelance: Miscellaneous [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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121 Category: 3-7 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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131 Category:12-15 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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141 Category:16-33 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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151 Category:38-60 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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161 Category:60-71 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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171 Category: 72-77 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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181 Category: 77-85a [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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191 Category 85 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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201 Category 85 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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211 Category: 87-109 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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221 Category 111-122 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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231 Category 122-137 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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241 Category 138-169 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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251 Category 183-187 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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261 Category 196-220 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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271 Category: Various [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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28 [ 1949-1950 ]
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291 January 1950-April 1950
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301 May 1951- September 1951
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311 October 1951- January 1952
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321 Febuary 1952-May 1952
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331 June 1952-September 1952
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341 October 1952-April 1953
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351 May 1953- December 1953
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361 1954-1955
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371 1956-1957
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381 1958-1959
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391 1960-1962
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401 1962
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411 1963
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421 1964
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431 1965
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441 1966
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451 1967
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461 1967-1968
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471 1968-1969
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481 1970
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491 1971-1979
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501 1980-1993
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511 Category: 173-183 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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521 Category: 183-227 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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531 Category: 229-233 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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541 Category: 234, (85 & 312) [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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551 Category: 234 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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561 Category: 235-242 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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571 Category 242-267 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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581 Category: 268-287 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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591 Category: 289-303 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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601 Category: 303-319 [circa. 1950's-1980's]
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921 Various - 220 negatives 1940-1986
2 Various - 373 negatives 1943-1977
3 Various - 338 negatives 1950
4 1950 Manitoba Flood - 82 negatives 1950
5 1950 Manitoba Flood - 48 negatives 1950
6 Scenics - 16 negatives [circa. 1960's]
7 Aerials - 210 negatives 1971-1993
8 Personal - 56 negatives [circa. 1940's]
9 Golf portraits - 95 negatives 1986-1993
10 Mainly golf portraits - 138 negatives 1971-1993
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931 Events and City of Winnipeg - 308 negatives 1950-1975
2 Events and City of Winnipeg - 307 negatives 1971-1976
3 Events and City of Winnipeg - 484 negatives 1950-1973
4 Events and City of Winnipeg - 409 negatives 1963-1974
5 Commercial - 137 negatives 1972-1992
6 Commercial - 310 negatives 1970-1977
7 Industrial - 184 negatives 1973-1982
8 Industrial - 300 negatives 1967-1975
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941 Various: Sports - 176 negatives 1965-1992
2 MSSA - 317 negatives 1975-2003
3 MSSA - 95 negatives 1983-1998
4 MSSA - 118 negatives 1971-1991
5 Hockey mainly Jets - 797 negatives 1978-1979
6 Curling - 742 negatives 1971-1979
7 Curling - 536 negatives 1964-1976
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951 Golf - 509 negatives 1971-1992
2 Golf - 369 negatives 1971-1998
3 Golf - 295 negatives 1971-1996
4 Golf - 419 negatives 1972-1983

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NEGATIVE, PHOTO & NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS COLLECTIONS 1939-1995
BoxFolder
801 Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame at the Winnipeg Arena -65 negatives 1985-1986
2 Airmen's Reunion - 541 ngatives & 6 photos 1976
3 Kettle Constructors, Gillam, Manitoba - 63 negs. 6 prints & 2 contact sheets 1971
4 J. Richardson & Sons - 83 negatives 1968-1978
5 University of Manitoba Bison Basketball Reunion 1994
6 CP Picture Service Bulletin - Allen's award winning shot 1961
7 USPA & IRA - 33 negatives, 8 photos & 3 contact sheets 1983-1984
8 Sony & Akio Morito Souvenir Program - Allen photographer 1971
9 O.V. Jewitt Gordon Bell High School Principal retirement 1 photo 1955
10 Miss Marion Hewitt Star Weekly article - 7 photos & 4 slides 1955
11 North Kildonan swimming pools - 14 negatives, 7 photos & 3 slides 1972
12 Southam news serice - Hot air balloon ride - 35 negatives 1967
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811 Ukranian Pysanky Eggs & Icelandic recipe articles - 5 photos 1953
2 Winnipeg Centennial Celebrations - 15 photographs, 14 contact sheets & 229 negatives 1973-1974
3 Caterpillar products - 16 negatives, 9 contact sheets & 52 photos 1954
4 Canadian Ladies Curling Association - 54 photos, 3 contact sheets & 2 negatives 1976
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821 Newspaper clippings many contain Allen photos 1939-1996
2 Newspaper clippings many containing Allen photos 1948-1991
3 Winnipeg Press Club yearbooks 1959-1983
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871 Newspapers & magazines 1958-1967

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OVERSIZED PRINTS (includes negatives, photos & photo boards) [circa. 1950's-1990's]
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611 Photographs collected by Hugh Allan includes photos from the cornerstone of Old City Hall when it was opened in 1962 - 12 photos 1872-1875
2 Negatives 79 negatives Early 1900's

Negatives given to Allan by Mayor Juba, that are of historic value. Negatives were retrieved from the cornerstone of the old Winnipeg City Hall when it was demolished in 1962.

3 WPCI Index Printout [circa. 1950's-1990's]

Index printout of Hugh Allan Property being held by Western Canada Pictorial Index (housed at the University of Winnipeg)

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621 Tribune Photgraph boards with caption - 38 photographs 1953-1965

38 boards

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631 Tribune Photograph boards with caption - 40 photos 1956-1967

40 boards

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641 Tribune Photograph boards with caption - 38 photos 1956-1965
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651 Tribune Photograph boards with caption -32 photos 1955-1965
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661 Tribune Photograh boards with caption; Miscellanous oversized Prints - 50 photos including Gary Cooper, Spike Jones, Marion Anderson, Pearson, Diefenbaker & Douglas 1950-1965
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671 Oversized Prints & sketches - 113 photos Swift's photgrapher, early golf shots 1912-2002
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681 Oversized: Miscellaneous - 68 photos includes opening of airport 1955-1965

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PHOTOGRAPHS
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691 Golf - Manitoba Open , Manitoba Amateur & Manitoba Senior - includes 189 photos 1973-1996
2 Manitoba Open, Amateur & Senior - includes 219 photos 1983-1997
3 Manitoba Open, Amateur & Women's Amateur - 92 photos 1979-1997
4 Manioba Open & Amateur - 146 photos 1984-1994
5 Manitoba Open & Amateur - 150 photos 1982-1998
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701 Manitoba Golf Association - 180 photos 1971-1998
2 Manitoba Golf Association - 138 photos 1973-1997
3 Manitoba Golf Association - 97 photos 1987-2002
4 Todd Fanning album - 27 photos ca.1990
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711 Golf - 159 photos 1972-1991
2 Golf - 173 photos 1989-1998
3 Golf - includes shots of Ben Hogan -57 photos 1946-1993
4 Golf - includes shots of Dan Halldorson, Moe Norman & Glen Hnatiuk 85 photos 1981-1995
5 Golf - 39 photos 1969-1987
6 Golf - 81 photos 1975-1987
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721 Crown Life Tournament - 115 photos & 7 contact sheets 1975-1987
2 Manitoba Senior's Championship & 1961 Open at Niawaka - 50 photos 1961-1993
3 Pine Ridge Golf Course & Amateur Champions - 146 photos 1983-1995
4 Pine Ridge - 75 photos & 5 negatives 1980-1993
5 St. Charles Country Club - 100 photos & 26 negatives 1981-2001
6 Sun Life Tournament - 10 photos 1 neg 1970-1984
7 Elmhurst Golf Club - 29 photos 19751995
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731 Golf courses - 36 photos 1964-1996
2 Southwood golf course - 86 photos 1982-2000
3 Southwood golf course - 39 photos 1986-1999
4 Niakwa golf course - 11 photos 1989-1994
5 Breezy Bend - 74 photos 1977-1995
6 Manitoba mid-amateur championship - 17 photos 1993-2000
7 Rossmere Country Club - 52 photos & 11 negatives 1972-1999
8 Paperwork for golf tournaments 1997-1999
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741 Various contact sheets & photos - 73 contact sheets & 21 photos 1959-2001
2 Various contact sheets - including Joe Clark, Pierre Trudeau, Sammy Davis Jr. & Harry Belafonte - 47 contact sheets 1958-1979
3 Tribune photos -some 1950 flood - 41 photos 1950-1977
4 Tribune photos - 61 photos 1949-1973
5 Tribune photos 38 photos 1949-1969
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751 Various photos - 57 photos & 5 negs 1938-1981
2 Various photos - 75 photos 1945-1970
3 Various photos - 59 photos [1950-1990]
4 Various aerial photos - 72 photos 1962-1993
5 Various aerial photos - 102 photos 2 contact sheets 1935-1993
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761 Various Photographs - 48 photos 1940-1992
2 Various photographs - 82 in total [1930-1990]
3 Various photographs 68 in total [1950-1990]
4 Various photographs 40 in total some 1950 flood shots [1935-1980]
5 City of Wpg. photos 69 in total 1942-1991
6 Opening of Centennial Concert Hall & Airmen's Reunion -46 photos & 9 Contact sheets 1968-1976
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771 Commericial photographs - Ft. Garry Hotel, Sony, McCains & Swifts - 95 photos 1947-1979
2 Industrial photographs - Manitoba Hydro & Inco - 27 photos 1963-1973
3 Scenic photographs - Winnipeg & Toronto - 56 photos 1969-1986
4 Freelance photographs - 64 photos 1941-1980
5 UPI photos - Canada vs. Russia Summit Series Bobby Hull signing with the Winnipeg Jets - 89 photos 1970-1973
6 Personality photographs - includes John F. Kennedy, Harry Belafonte, SAmmy Davis Jr., Lionel Hampton & Pierre Trudeau -90 photos [1950-1985]
7 Personality photographs - includes Nat King Cole, Queen Elizabeth, Gordie Howe, Bob Hope & Robert Young - 70 photos 1955-1985
8 Personality photographs - Gypsy Rose Lee, Yousha Heifetz, Billy Grahamn, Tommy Dorsey & Giselle MacKenzie - 41 photos 1949-1979
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781 Winnipeg Jets, NHL & International Hockey - includes, Hull, Nillson, Hedberg, Orr, Lafleur & Sawchuk - 30 photos 1972-1979
2 Winnipeg Blue Bombers includes Gerry James 7 photos 1958-1984
3 Various sporting events - 40 photos, 27 negs. 3 contact sheets 1953-2001
4 Curling - 160 photos 11contact sheets 1976-1986
5 Curling - 74 photos 1 contact sheet 1952-1985
6 Curling - 74 photos 13 contact sheets 1963-1976
7 Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame -28 photos 1988
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791 Manitoba Sportswriters & Sportscasters Association awards winners & nominees - 44 photos & 24 contact sheets 1969-1998
2 MSSA award winners & nominees - 126 photos 1962-2000
3 MSSA award winners & nominees 74 photos 11 Awards dinner programs 1985-1995 1970-1995
4 MSSA award winners & nomineees - 196 photos 1976-1997
5 MSSA award winners & nominees - 86 photos & 8 negatives 1967-1993
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831 Grey Owl Golf Tournament includes Allen's hole-in-one 34 negatives & 156 photos 1978-2002
2 Grey Owl - includes Allen's Clear Lake photos from 1936 - 43 photos & 12 contact sheets 1936-2001
3 Gey Owl - 88 photos & 21 contact sheets 1961-1994
4 Grey Owl - 94 photos 1962-1987
5 Grey Owl - 94 photos & 5 contact sheets 1964-1987
6 Grey Owl - 103 photos 1963-2002
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841 Grey Owl - 189 negatives 1961-1989
2 Grey Owl - 185 negatives 1964-1994
3 Grey Owl - 277 negatives 1982-1998
4 Grey Owl - 432 negatives 1971-2002
5 Grey Owl - 54 photos 1981
6 Grey Owl tournament booklets 1996-2004
7 Grey Owl documents 1962-1999
8 Grey Owl newspaper clippings & magazine - some relating to the golf tournament others to the man 1965-1999
9 Grey Owl newsletters 1967-1995
10 Grey Owl badges & patches 1974-1985

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BIOGRAPHICAL & FAMILY MATERIAL 1937-2002
BoxFolder
851 Personal photos, negatives & slides - 139 negs, 55 photos & 25 slides 1937-2002
2 Articles about Allan 1953-2002
3 Pamphlets & publications 1937-1997
4 Correspondence 1955-1997
5 14 Photos, 84 negatives &1 sketch 1937-1999
6 Business documents & certificates 1962-1984
7 Business accounts & inventory 1947-1989
8 Religious articles 1957-2000
9 3 sketches [1940s]
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861 Newsman bonspiel, newspaper & articles 1964-1984
2 Newsman bonspiel 58 photos, 25 negatives & 2 contact sheets 1968-1979
3 Newsman bonspiel, prize lists & team lists/schedules 1967-1978
4 Newsman bonspiel, correspondence 1966-1978
5 Newsman's bonspiel, publications 1966-1985
6 Mesa, Arizona vacation - 40 photos , 40 negs & 4 slides 1981
7 Publications 1941-1993

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ALLAN'S ROLODEX 2004
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881 Allan's Rolodex 2004

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SLIDES
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891 Winnipeg Blue Bombers & Four Bobby Hull - 154 slides 1972-1980
2 Hockey - 33 slides 1972-1980
3 Pan Am Games - 88 slides 1967
4 Curling - 116 slides 1956-1985
5 Golf - 109 slides 1965-1987
6 Golf - Manitoba Open - 80 slides 1971-1987
7 Personality & other - 11 slides includes Jack Matheson & Marion Meadmore 1955-1967
8 Winnipeg Tribune - 102 slides 1958-1981
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901 Aerials - 68 slides 1958-1981
2 Aerial - 89 slides 1958-1987
3 Scenics - 78 slides 1963-1981
4 Scenics - 100 slides 1956-1980
5 Personalities - 102 slides 1958-1976
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911 Commericial - 105 slides 1968-1986
2 Industrial - 60 slides 1971-1981
3 Industrial - 97 slides 1968-1975
4 Industrial - 135 slides 1959-1975
5 Events & City of Winnipeg - 111 slides 1965-1980
6 Events & City of Winnipeg - 130 slides 1959-1982

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