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Call Number: Mss 222, Pc 197 (A.05-102)

Title: Sharon Condie fonds.

Dates: 1978-1985.

Extent: 0.45 m of graphic material. -- 2 film reels.

Biographical sketch: Sharon Condie was born in 1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of seven and graduated from Kelvin High School in 1957. Between 1957 and 1961 she attended the University of Manitoba where she studied Fine Arts and Interior Design. Ms. Condie’s artistic abilities were first formally recognized in 1972 when she received a Canada Council Explorations Grant to develop several drawing techniques for children’s books. In 1974 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Graphics and Film History) from Concordia University. Upon returning to Winnipeg, Ms. Condie found employment in a variety of related artistic fields to which she contributed in a variety of capacities. Most notable were her layout and background contributions to several award-winning animated films, including the National Film Board productions John Law and the Mississippi Bubble (1978), Getting Started (1979), and the Academy Award nominee The Big Snit (1985). In 1981 Ms. Condie co-directed Putting it in Perspective, a combined animation and live action video explaining perspective and optical illusion for Grade 10 Geometry students. This project won an Association for Media and Technology in Education Award in 1982. She also received two Canada Council Grants. In 1997 she completed her second degree, a B.A. in Women's Studies (Gold Medal) at the University of Winnipeg. In addition to her valuable contributions as an artist in the film industry, Ms. Condie has extensive experience in promotional and script writing. She continues to work on several fiction and non-fiction writing and research projects.

Scope and content: The fonds is divided into two series. The first consists of trial backgrounds (various mediums) created for the animated shorts The Big Snit (1982-85) and Getting Started (1978-80). The second includes film reels for The Big Snit (1985) and John Law and the Mississippi Bubble (1978).

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Sharon Condie in 2005.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material but extra care must be taken with this collection as it is very fragile and light sensitive.

Accruals: Further accruals to this fonds may be expected.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 222, PC 197 (A.05-102).