Jennifer Stacey Harcourt Brown:

An Inventory of her papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe LIbrary
(2016)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2016)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Creator:
Jennifer Brown

Title:
Jennifer Stacey Harcourt Brown fonds

Dates:
1885-2012

Quantity:
1 m. of textual & other records

Identification:
MSS 376 A2014-127

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Biography of

Jennifer Stacey Harcourt Brown was born in Providence, Rhode Island on December 30, 1940. She obtained an A.B. (Hons) in Ancient & Medieval Culture from Brown University in 1962. She received an A.M. in Classical Archaeology from Harvard University the following year. In 1976 she completed her Ph.D in Cultural/Social Anthropology at University of Chicago. Brown taught at Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 1966-1969. She taught at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb intermittently from 1969-1982 and also on a sessional basis at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and Indiana University. She was editor for the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University from 1975-1982. She came to the University of Winnipeg as an Associate Professor in History in 1983. She was made a full professor in 1988. In 1997 she became the Director of the Centre for Rupert's Land Studies. In 2004 she became Canada Research Chair for Aboriginal Peoples and Histories. Dr. Brown has published extensively in fur trade and Aboriginal history. Her book Strangers in Blood, published by University of British Columbia Press, received Honorable Mention for the Canadian Historical Association's Sir John A. Macdonald Prize. In 2002 she received a British Academy Visiting Professorship at the Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology and Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy II (Social Sciences) in 2008. For a more in-depth account of her career consult Brown's vitae in Box 1 Fd. 1 of both of the first two accessions. Dr. Brown retired in 2011.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of 8 series they include: Family & academic material, correspondence, student papers, unpublished material by other academics, research material, photograph collection includes 10 photos & 32 slides, audio collection includes 3 cds & 24 audiocassettes, & oversized found in the map cabinet Harper's Weekly May 2, 1885

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Restrictions on Access

Some restrictions exist on student papers & writing by other people

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Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on student papers & writing by other people

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated by Jennifer Brown in 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

FAMILY & ACADEMIC MATERIAL [ 1940-2011 ]

BoxFolder
11 "Province Lying - In Hospital" - publication presented to Brown's mother at the time of her daughter's birth 1940
2 Elizabeth Brown correspondence with Jennifer Brown includes some other family correspondence & 11 photos of Vietnam 1950-1967
3 Brown's graduate applications, fellowships & correspondence 1969-1979
4 Elizabeth Brown - Jennifer Brown correspondence 1972-1987
5 Brown book reviews 1974-2011
6 University of Chicago Convocation program - includes citation for Brown's PHD 1976
7 Brown's lectures at Old Fort William 1981-1997
8 The Mets: A Native Canadian Mosaic poster for a lecture & discuussion by Brown 1988
9 Brown's forward for A Country So Interesting... - Richard Ruggles reprint 1991
10 Brown's University of Winnipeg research grant proposal 1996
11 Visit to Witney, England 2002
12 Memories Myths & Dreams of an Ojibwe Leader William Berens as told to to A. Irving Hallowell - edited with introductions by Brown & Susan E. Gray 2009

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CORRESPONDENCE 1969-2012
BoxFolder
113 Former student correspondence 1969-2012
14 Charlotte Otten correspondence 1969-1970
15 Colleagues correspodence 1970-2004
16 Val Tadda correspondence 1972-1985
17 Bernard Cohn correspondence 1973-1977
18 Louise Sweet correspondence with a cross reference letter by Brown 1975-2014
19 Olive Dickason correspondence 1976-1982
20 Sylvia Van Kirk - correspondence & articles 1977-2009
21 Hugh MacMillan correspondence 1980-1993
22 John Long correspondence - re: fur trade families 1981-2010
BoxFolder
21 Jean Morrison correspondence 1981-2009
2 York Factory Native History Ethnohistory Assessment correspondence 1984
3 Rosamund Vanderburgh correspondence & Conference papers 1984-1990
4 University of Manitoba Linguistics Department 1985-1993
5 G. Malcolm Lewis correspondence - Re: Indian maps 1986
6 Winona Stevenson 1987-1990
7 Edinburgh Conference 1989-1990
8 Elizabeth Brown Travel Award correspondence 1990-1992
9 Ann Herring - correspondence & lecture notes 1991-1993
10 Shirley & Vernon Wishart correspondence 1992-2003
11 Paul Thistle correspondence 1995
12 Allen Grier correspondence 1995
13 Tannis C. Thorne correspondence & articles 1998-1999
14 Paul Hackett correspondence 1998-2002
15 The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture - correspondence & Conference Programs 1999-2004
16 American Association of Anthropologists - correspondence 2000-2002
17 Ted Binnema & Susan Naylor correspondence - Re: A.J. Roy Festchrift 2001-2007
18 Rebecca Kugel & Lucy Murphy correspondence - Re: Native Women's History 2005
19 Nathan Carlson & Shawn Smallman correspondence - Re: Windago 2006-2007
20 Martha Foster & Pamela Bunte - Montana Metis correspondence 1995-2006
21 Elizabeth Brown biographical material & correspondence - Re: finding a biographer 2001-2003
22 H.C. Wolfart - Papers of the Algonquin Conference correspondence 2007
23 Kevin Smith book proposal & correspondence with U.of T. Press 2011
24 Molson Prize correspondence 2012
25 Ted Wilsons correspondence 2000

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STUDENT PAPERS (RESTRICTED) 1976-2002
BoxFolder
31C Frits Pannekoek paper - While a J.W. Killam Post Doc at the University of Alberta 1976
2C Andrew Caldwell paper 1983
3C Frieda Esau paper 1984
4C Johnathan Dean paper 1992
5C Ingrid Botting paper 1992
6C Richard Yarish paper 1993
7C David Smyth - student papers & request for refrence 1993
8C Barbara Angel class presentation 1994
9C Wilmaee Pruden 1995
10C Patricia Hardy paper 1996
11C Donna Sutherland papers 2000-2002
12C Michael Sanders - thesis proposal 2008-2011

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UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS BY OTHER ACADEMICS (RESTRICTED) 1975-2013
BoxFolder
313C James G.E. Smith - articles, conference papers & drafts 1975-1990
14C James Axtell - correspondence & conference papers 1975-1994
15C Book & manuscript reviews by Brown with correspondence & comments 1985-2010
16C Brown's article reviews for scholarly journals 1985-1986
BoxFolder
41C Charles Bishop conference papers 1970-1973
2C Kay Stone articles & tape transcript 1985-1989
3C Lyle Dick articles & vitae 1988-1991
4C Donald Smith - correspondence & articles 1988-2013
5C York Factory Ethnohistory Project Phase I progress report - includes Brown's comments 1989-1994
6C Raymonfd Beaumont correspondence - includes course appraisal of Brown's course 1991-2001
7C David Peterson-del Mar - correspondence & dissertation chapter 1993-1995
8C Maureen Korp - articles & vitae 1995
9C Brian A. Barker - dissertation chapters with Brown's comments 2001
10C Susan Gray correspondence & assessment of her manuscripts 2005-2011
11C Shawn Smallman - article with Brown's comments 2008
12C Bill Waiser Killiam Research Fellowship application with Brown's comments 2012

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RESEARCH MATERIAL 1869-
BoxFolder
51 Western Canadiana Publications Project newsletter - Canada & the Metis 1869-1885 1989
2 Wood Engraving York Factory arrival of Hudson's Bay Company Ship 1882
3 Kenneth & Martha Kidd articles 1948-1992
4 M.F. Ashley Montagu - article reprints 1942-1945
5 Royal Society, London reprints belonging to Brown's father 1948-1951
6 Bernard S. Cohn imprints 1961-1963
7 Dr. June Helm Testimony to the Supreme Court of NWT., in the "Caveat Case" 1973
8 League of Women Voters - Dekalb, Illinois 1973
9 Red River Valley Historian - Manitoba Issue 1974-197
10 Clinton Wheeler articles 1974-1984
11 Dene transcripts & other material 1976-1984
12 David McNab - articles, correspondence & reports 1978-1990
13 The Artloft , Peterborough, Ontario - Canadian Native Art ca.1980
14 Voyageurs - research material 1981-1990
BoxFolder
61 The Creative Tradition - Indian Handicrafts & Tourist Art - Provincial Museum of Alberta 1982
2 Native Women's Society of Winnipeg Inc. annual report 1983-1984
3 Brandon House area material 1983-1985
4 Dr. William Ewart - published & draft articles 1983-1992
5 J.R. Miller - research project on Residential Schools 1984-1990
6 Mary Back-Rogers - correspondence, articles & drafts 1984-1998
7 American Society for Ethno- History Conference 1984-1989
8 Jacqueline Peterson - conference paper & correspondence 1984-2003
9 Avoiding the False Dialectic - Culture vs. Commerce Report 1984
10 Manitoba Historical Society Tour - Western Interlake to Grand Rapids 1984
11 Saskatchewan Heritage 1985
12 Philip Goldring - discussion draft 1986-1989
13 Project North Journal 1986
14 The Spirit Sings - a report by William N. Fenton re: Glenbow Museum exhibit includes an article about the Lubicon Cree 1986
15 Plains Indians Cultures: Past & Present Meetings - University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1986
16 Trudy Nicks - discussion paper articles & correspondence 1988-1996
17 William R. Swagerty - articles 1988-2002
18 Gail H. Landsman - American Association of Anthropology paper & correspondence 1989-1990
19 David Neufeld - articles & correspondence 1990-1998
20 Krystyna Sieclechowicz - conference papers & correspondence 1990
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71 Patricia McCormick articles & notes 1992-2005
2 A Brief History of HBC includes 10 slides 1994
3 David M. Oestreicher - articles & correspondence 1994
4 Heather A. Rollason - conference paper & correspondence 1995
5 Stoney Point Chippewa - factum 1993
6 Michael McNally - draft paper & book proposal 1995-2005
7 Russell Smandych & Anne McGillivray - conference papers & correspondence 1997
8 Periodicals of Queen Victoria's Empire - U. of Toronto Press 1997
9 Patricia McCormack - Treaty 8/scrip Centennial Conference paper 1997
10 Mark Francis - article & correspondence 1998-2000
11 Dr. Jessie Saulteaux Resource Centre newsletters 2003-2012
12 White Feather Forest Iniative 2005
13 Dale Gibson's Court of Assiniboia to be published by McGill Press in Repurt'sland Record Society Series in 2015 2007
14 Mavis REimer - Story Project 2007
15 Routes on the Red brochures - River West Red River Corridor Inc. 2010
16 Perspectives : Robert Houle & Tim Schoten display Buhler Gallery 2009-2010
17 Factoids Winnipeg Facts 2010
18 University of Winnipeg - annual report to donors 2010-2011
19 Rupert's Land Colloquium - The Selkirk Settlers Revisited 2012

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PHOTO COLLECTION ca.1970
BoxFolder
11 21 Slides of South Indian Lake, Nelson House, Cross Lake, Norway House & York Landing frpm WCPI ca.1970

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AUDIO COLLECTION 1981-2003
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12 AUDIO CDS, 1. Healing Hands Tasha & Alex 2001, 2. Ojibway Music from Minnesta...., 3. Our Voice Iris Yudai Information Radio 2003 AUDIOCASSETTES 4. Elinor Blain interviewing Mr. Walters Selkirk, 1989 5-6 Thunderbirds IDEAS C.B.C. 1995, Fairwind's Drum, IDEAS C.B.C. 1993, 8-9 Iginanowin The White Man's Indian, IDEAS C.B.C., 10. Sacred Encounters Soundtrack 11. Sylvia Van Kirk Gzowski Show 1987, James Smith Information Radio 1988, 12. Jennifer Brown Pikangik Suicie Epidemic Commentary C.B.C. Winnipeg 13. Jennifer Brown interview with Lori Podolsky archival studies student 14. Jennifer Brown's interview with Stewart McLean Morningside Re: Peter Newman's Company of Adventurers, 1986 15. Jennifer Brown's McDonald banquet lectue MHS, 1989 16. Dr. Litman Kenora dentist interview with old man telling aboriginal story, 17-18 Rayna Green lecture includes poster 1992. 19-20 Spanning the Land MacKenzie's Voyages Doug MacDonald IDEAS C.B.C. 1993. 21-23 Metis Anoutch 24. Olive Dickason Morningside C.B.C 1992 25. Jennifer Brown's lecture to interpreters/guides orientation for summer staff Ft. William, 1981. Shadow Pieces I RCI Anthology of Canadian Music. 27. Whitefish Bay Singers 1981-2003

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OVERSIZE MATERIAL 1885-2001
BoxFolder
11 Harper's Weekly Prints May 2, 1885 Riel Rebellion includes 2 letters from the previous owner of the prints Neil Van Sickle 1999-2001

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