Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds

An Inventory of his Photographic Material at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Jeanette Mockford
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(April 2013)

Finding aid encoded by Jeanette Mockford (April 17, 2013)
Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds


12.5 cm of photographic and other material.

PC 324, (A.10-95)


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Biography of Thomas Digby Wheeler

Born in Brantford, Ontario in 1892, he completed his B.A. at the University of Toronto in 1913 and a M.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1915. Thereafter he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1916 and studied in London completing post graduate work. He served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War One and upon returning to Canada began practicing medicine privately in Winnipeg. He is well-known in the radiology field by innovating, along with Dr. E. W. Spencer, three-dimensional X-Ray technology. He became Head of Radiology at St. Boniface, Misericordia, Grace, Victoria, and Shriner’s Crippled Children Hospitals. He served as lecturer and demonstrator of medical courses from 1919 onwards and was the first Professor of Radiology at the Medical College from 1947-1953 and was named Professor Emeritus in 1953. Wheeler also served as a radiology consultant for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and for Military District 10 during the Second World War. In his leisure time Wheeler was an enthusiastic horticulturalist and golfer. In 1953 he was elected President of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He died at age 63 on September 20, 1955. At his bequest the Manitoba Medical College received a $100,000 fund after his death.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This accrual (A.10-95) is made of one series - photographic material. The series is made up of 4 - 16mm filmstrips. They document the Queen's Coronation parade in 1953, seaside communities, people aboard the "Cerebos", and a golf tournament.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use.

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Related Materials

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine Archives holds biographical and professional records of Thomas Digby Wheeler.

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Custodial History

This accession of the Thomas Digby Wheeler fonds was donated by Margaret Follett in 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series #1: Photographic Material [ 1953 - [ca. 1957] ]

  • Film #1: Queen Elizabeth's Coronation parade in 1953.
  • Film #2: Golf Tournament, ca. 1957?
  • Film #3: Seaside Communities "Braemar"
  • Film #4: People aboard the "Cerebos"
  • 1 Take-Up Reel

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