MSS SC 60, MSS SC 115
Title: Manitoba Geographical Society fonds
Extent: 15 cm of textual records
Administrative History: The Manitoba Geographical
Society was established October 8, 1951, at a meeting held at 34
Amherst Street, Winnipeg. Dr. Thomas R. Weir and Dean Scarfe (Geography,
University of Manitoba), were elected President and Chairman, respectively.
The society's purpose was to stimulate "an interest in exploration
and travel and in the spread of geographical knowledge". The society
membership was open to anyone with an interest in geography but
consisted primarily of University of Manitoba (and later University
of Winnipeg) geography professors and students. The society ceased
to operate after 1974.
Custodial History: The fonds was donated to the
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in January
1979 by professor T. R. Weir. Additional records of the Manitoba
Geographical Society were stored as UA 27 (258-001 and 267-001).
These records consist of notices of meetings and minutes of the
society from 1954 to 1969 and 1968 to 1971, respectively. UA 27
(258-001) and UA 27 (267-001) were removed from UA 27 and added
to MSS SC 60 in March 2002 to reflect their provenance. An additional
8 cm of records were originally filed as MSS SC 115. These were
added to MSS SC 60 in March 2002 to reflect their provenance but
are still physically stored as MSS SC 115.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of a single
bound book serving both as notices of meetings, minutes and scrapbook
for the Manitoba Geographical Society from its founding in 1951
until 1974. 258-001 consists of notices of meetings and minutes
of the Manitoba Geographical Society from 1954 to 1969. 267-001
consists of notices of meetings and minutes of the Manitoba Geographical
Society from 1954 to 1969. The records stored as MSS SC 115 consist
of reports of the society, maps, correspondence, field trip itineraries,
pamphlets and membership lists.
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Finding Aid: Printed finding aid is available
for MSS SC 115.