Aileen Garland:

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

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

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (August 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 33 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Collection Summary

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

Aileen Garland

Aileen Garland fonds


0.25 m of textual records

MSS 33


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Biography of Aileen Garland

Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, in 1892, Garland received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and her Master of Education degree from the University of Manitoba. She also did some post-graduate work at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York and the University of Minnesota. Garland began her career as a teacher in Treherne, Manitoba. She moved to Minnedosa and then to Winnipeg in 1918 where she continued to teach for 35 years. For the last fifteen years of her career she was principal of William Whyte school. On her retirement in 1953 she returned to Montreal as research assistant to G.R. Stevens, writer of social and industrial history. Garland wrote Canada Now and Then (1956) and Trails and Crossroads to Killarney (1967).

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The collection consists of several hundred research note cards with collected data on the origin and location of place names to settlements, townships, lakes, rivers, forts, islands, creeks, and other geographical sites in Manitoba.

A separate set of note cards provides English translations to many of the Indian names. Some publications on Manitoba place names are included in the collection as well as a few of the writer's own historical essays on Manitoba sites and history. The collection also includes the author's biographical essay on Arnold Brigden.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 3 series

  • References
  • Historical Essays by A. Garland
  • Printed Sources

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on access to this collection. Inquiries regarding copyright should be directed to Archives & Special Collections.

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Custodial History

This collection was donated in 1980 by Aileen Garland. The material was compiled by Aileen Garland over the years.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

References [19-?]
11 List of References

Note cards on Manitoba Place names and Indian name translations.

A-F Box 2; G-P Box 3; Q-Z + translations Box 4

3 List of references re: note cards

Note cards:

A-G Box 2

H-Q Box 3

S-Z Box 4

Translations Box 4

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Historical Essays - by A. Garland [19-?]
11 Historical Essays - by A. Garland

1. "The Battle of Fort Whyte"

2. "Canadian History is Difficult to Write and Difficult to Teach"

3. "Gardens Along the Right of Way"

4. "Henry Kelsey"

5. "Opening the Exhibition of the Brigden Collection (1974)"

6. "Who Should Teach Our Children" (published in the Research Bulletin #27, Faculty of Education, pp. 7-18.)

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Printed Sources 1920-1976
12 Printed Sources

1. "Eighteenth Report of the Geographic Board of Canada" (Ottawa: Dept. of the Interior, F.A. Acland, 1924)

2. "Gazetteer of Canada-Manitoba" (Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 1976)

3. Geographic Board of Canada. "Place-Names of Manitoba" (Ottawa: J.O. Patenaude, 1933)

4. Hall, Frank, "Names! Names! Names!"

5. Knott, Leonard L. "Highways of History" (Montreal Northern Electric Company Ltd., 1954)

6. Lindal, W.J. "Pattern of Icelandic Settlement" (1963)

7. "North of '54 with Canadian National" (Canadian National Railways, n.d.)

8. 'Papers and Records Series-'1- (Toronto: Ontario Historical -Society, n.d.)

9. Rudnyckyi, J.A.; Comp. Manitoba Mosaic of Place Names (Winnipeg: Canadian Institute of Onomastic Sciences, 1970)

10. Seaman, Holly S. "Manitoba. Landmarks and Red Letter Days 1610 to 1920" (Winnipeg, 1920)

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