Jasper McKee:

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

Inventory prepared by Paul McCulloch
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2011)

Finding aid encoded by V. Zvonik (2011)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Jasper McKee

Title:
Jasper McKee fonds

Dates:
1973-2008

Quantity:
37.5 cm of textual records, 1 photo album, and 88 photographs

Identification:
Mss 330, Pc 305 (A.09-88)

English

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Biography of Jasper McKee

Jasper McKee was born James Stanley Colton McKee in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 6, 1930. He obtained a B.Sc. in Physics with honours and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Queen’s University in Belfast, in 1952 and 1956 respectively. McKee also spent a Fulbright Year at UC Berkeley in California. He completed a rarely-awarded Doctor of Science degree in Physics at the University of Birmingham in 1968. McKee was a Director of the University of Manitoba’s Cyclotron Laboratory and Accelerator Centre from 1975-1996. He became a Professor of Physics at the University of Manitoba in 1974, a position he has continued to hold to the present day.

McKee has obtained many awards and achievements, including the Outreach Award from the University of Manitoba in 1986 and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. Jasper McKee has also represented Atomic Energy of Canada Limited abroad, notably during commissioning of CANDU reactors in South Korea and China during the 1980s.

McKee is also a published author of both fiction and nonfiction. His nonfiction includes 60 Years A-Growing: A History of the Canadian Association of Physicists – 1945-2005 (2005), The View from Below Cashel Hill (2000), Physics in the Real World (1999), and Random Recollections of a Peripatetic Physicist (1998). His fiction includes The Heroic Failures of Anderton Snipe (2004), a novel, and Tails and Tales: True Stories and Shaggy-Dog Fiction (2004).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of 6 series. It includes awards, correspondence, Physics Department material, Cyclotron material, Candu Reactor material, Flywheel Electric Bus material, McKee’s edited, written and professionally published works, Canadian Association of Physicists material, photographs, and videocassettes. The photograph collection consists of 88 photographs and one album. The videocassette collection consists of 2 videocassettes.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into 6 series and Photograph Collection (Pc 305)

  • 1. Biographical Information
  • 2. Cyclotron
  • 3. Correspondence and Assorted Writings
  • 4. Physics Department Material
  • 5. Books
  • 6. Oversize - Certificates, Cyclotron (Drawings)
  • Pc 305 (A.09-88) - Photographs

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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

The fonds was donated by Mr. McKee to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2010/2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Biographical Information []
BoxFolder
11 Awards, 1995-2008
2 Encyclopedia Entry and CV, 1980-2007

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Cyclotron
BoxFolder
13-5 Cyclotron, 1975-2004
6-9 Annual Reports - Cyclotron Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Manitoba, 1974-75, 1978-1980, 1982-1983
BoxFolder
21-3 Annual Reports - Cyclotron Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Manitoba, 1983-1986
4 Proceedings of an International Workshop on Physics with Polarized Light/Heavy Lons/ edited by J.S.C. Mckee, 1986

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Correspondence and Assorted Writings, 1970-2005
BoxFolder
25 Correspondence, 1985-1990
6 History of the Canadian Association of Physicists (1945-2005) -60 Years A-Growing by Jasper McKee, 2005
7 Assorted Writings, 1970-1990
8 Assorted Writings, 1991-2005
9 Heroic Failures of Anderton Snipe: a novel by Jasper McKee (Manuscript), 2005
10 Physic in the Real World by Jasper McKee (Manuscript), 1999

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Physics Department Material
BoxFolder
31 Flywheel Electric Bus, 1980's
2 Canadian Association of Physicists, 1986, 1991
3 Centre for Graduate Environmental Studies, 1973-1974
4 Department of Physics, Exams, 1977-1992

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Books
BoxFolder
35 Three Body Problem in Nuclear and Particle Physics/ edited by J.S. McKee and P.M. Rolph, 1970

(autographed)

6 Tails & Tales: True Stories and Shaggy-Dog Fiction by Jasper McKee, 2004

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Oversize - Certificates, Cyclotron (Drawings)

(located in the map cabinet no.5)

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Pc 305 (A.09-88) - Photographs
BoxFolder
1 Oversize1 Candu Project - Album, 2002
BoxFolder
12 Candu Reactor Ceremony, Quinshan, China, 2002
3 CRL's Waste Treatment Centre, Ceremony during Environment Week, June 8, 2000
4 University of Birmingham - Jasper McKee, 1957-1958
5-6 Assorted Photographs, [ 1970's-1990's ]
BoxFolder
2 University of Manitoba - 2 VHS

  • Accelerate your Progress, Accelerator Centre
  • Department of Physics - University of Manitoba Solar Energy Facility

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