Nick Ternette:

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

Inventory prepared by Richard E. Bennett
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1983)

Finding aid encoded by Lori Podolsky Nordland (September 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 26 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Nick Ternette

Title:
Nick Ternette fonds

Dates:
1969-1979

Quantity:
1.6 m of textual records

Identification:
MSS 26

Language
English.

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Biography of Nick Ternette

Born in 1945 in Germany, Ternette immigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of ten. He attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and the University of Winnipeg where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. In 1969 he was an Instructor for the Department of Education on the up-grading of programs for native people. In 1970 he was a volunteer for the Company of Young Canadians and a coordinator of a Community Affairs Centre in Winnipeg in 1972. In 1976 Ternette was appointed Executive Director of the Winnipeg Council of Self Help Inc. He was active in several native people associations and the New Democratic Party.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The collection contains limited correspondence, political action papers, briefs, complaints, convention proceedings, promotional and conference literature, scrapbooks, newsclippings, and resource files concerning Winnipeg city core activities, and radical, left wing politics of the 1970's and 1980's.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 7 series

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the material in this fonds. Researchers must abide by the relevant copyright legislation if they wish to use any material in any published form.

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Custodial History

Donated by Mr. Nick Ternette on April 10, 1979 whereas Section F portion of collection acquired in March 1992.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

A. PERSONAL 1971-1975
BoxFolder
11 Resume/Vita
2 Correspondence 1971-75 1971-1975
3 Course Notes and Essays
4 Finances 1972

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B. POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS/ELECTIONS 1969-1976
1. Provincial 1969-1976
BoxFolder
15 Communist Party of Manitoba - Brochure
6 New Democratic Youth (NDY) - Membership lists, copies of Weathervane, and resolution
7 New Democratic Youth - Founding Conventions 1969
8 J.S. Woodsworth NDY Local 1972
9 New Democratic Conventions 1969
10 New Democratic Conventions 1972
11 Election 1969
12 Election 1971
13 Election 1976
2. Federal 1969-1971
BoxFolder
114 Company of Young Canadians (1971) - Correspondence 1971
15 Labour Action Committee (1970) - Issues of Labour Action 1970
16 New Brunswick Socialists (1969) - Letters 1969
BoxFolder
21 Poor People's Movement
3. International
BoxFolder
22 SDS

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C. COMMUNITY ACTION GROUPS 1963-1976
BoxFolder
23 Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of CBC Demonstrators 1969
4 Ad Hoc Committee of Unemployed B.A.'s - Correspondence 1969
5-7 Centennial Community Centre 1972-1975
8 Civic Reform Coalition 1974
9 Committee Representing Youth Problems of Today 1970
10 The Craft Centre - Staff Interviews
11 Festival of Life and Learning (1969) - Receipts 1969
BoxFolder
31 The Indian/Metis Friendship Centre - Staff Interviews
2 The Indian/Metis Friendship Centre - Meetings/Ledgers
3 Legal Aid Services 1976
4 Injured Workers Association (1974) - A. Brief 1974
5 Native Brotherhood Organization 1969
6 Opt-In Committee - Studies and Literature
7 Peace in Vietnam Committee - Budget 1968-1972
8 People's Cooperative Centre - Promotional Literature
9 People's Opportunity Services - Open Letters
10 Social Action Movement - Constitution, reports, lists
11 Winnipeg Buyers Club - History, membership lists, clippings
12 Winnipeg Community Communications (1971-72) - Finances, Meetings 1971-1972
13 Winnipeg Community Communications (1974-76) - Minutes 1974-1976
14 Winnipeg Council of Self-Help Groups (1971, 76) - Proposals for Evaluation 1971; 1976
BoxFolder
41 Winnipeg Pollution Probe and Citizen's Committee 1974
2 Winnipeg Unemployment Committee 1970-1971
3 YMCA (1963-65) - Letters 1963-1965
4 YMCA - Petition

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D. SPECIFIC ISSUES 1965-1976
BoxFolder
45 Ashinabi, Neebin Project 1976
6 Bill 37 Campaign 1971
7 Brief-Citizens Inquiry on the War Measures Act
8 Complaints Against Immigration laws 1966
9 Complaints Against Liquor Commission 1975
10 Complaints Against Municipal Affairs 1971
11 Complaints Against Police Commission 1975
12 Model United Nations (1965) - Resource Data 1965
13 Mount Carmel Clinic - Press Releases

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E. GENERAL RESEARCH/BACKGROUND MATERIALS 1970-1978
BoxFolder
414 Community Organizing Institute
15 New Radicals in Canada 1970-1972
16 Planning the Corporate City 1978
17 "The New Left", by Nick Ternette 1978
18 "The Ternette Report" (VPW-Ch. 13) - Programs, correspondence
19Waffle News 1971

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F. PORTION of COLLECTION ACQUIRED IN MARCH 1992 1986-1987
BoxFolder
51 Court File T-522-84 re: Privacy Act
2 Human Rights Correspondence/Clipping
3 Bill 47 (Human Rights) and related Correspondence
4 The Green Magazine
5 Green Party--Politics, Platforms & Background
6 Green Party Politics Course, U of W 1987
7 Society for Socialist Studies
8 New Directions For the Forks: Committee on Planning...
9 Welfare Rights Brief
10 Proposals to Change the City of Winnipeg Act
BoxFolder
61 Writer's Grant Application & Letter of Rejection E. Smith
2 Correspondence with University of Winnipeg
3 Scrapbook: The Ternette Report VPW 11/Cable 10 Calgary
4 Community and Race Relations Report: 1986
5 The `Grundrisse' of Political Economy of 1844
6 City of Winnipeg Violence and Vandalism Report - Outreach
7 Social Profile of Sioux Look-out/Indian Metis Report
8 Report on the Ad Hoc Committee on Housing
9 Health Promotion Health Fair/Alberta Children's Hospital
10 Baseball Manual & Football Manual
11 For All Seasons - Elementary School writings
BoxFolder
71 Bingo Evaluation
2 Social Profile of Christopher Lake
3 Correspondence with Minister of Health, Green Party, Learned Society, Socialist Studies
4 Forks Renewal: East Yard
5 Manitoba: The Province that McLuhan left Behind
6 Essays from University classes
7 Essay: "Jiggedy Jig" (2020)
8 Interview with a Social Worker T. Maloney
9 Sociale Progile (sic) of Eagle River
10 Ideology, Values & Social Policy: Readings in Nomative Analysis

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