Tennenhouse Family fonds
Call Number: Mss Sc 120 (A.94-33)

Title: Tennenhouse Family fonds.

Dates: [ca. 1920], 1988.

Extent: 0.03 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: Morris and Annie Tennenhouse emigrated from Rumania and what is now Hungary, respectively, to England in 1900. After four years in England, the Tennenhouses immigrated to Canada and, in 1911, set up a homestead in the New Hirsch Colony, a Jewish farming colony near Camper, Manitoba. Frank Tennenhouse, the youngest of 12 children, was born in 1922 in Winnipeg. Shortly after Frank's birth, the family moved to Old Kildonan where they rented a home so that Morris could continue farming.  In 1932, the family moved to Stony Mountain, where they operated a farm for the next six decades. Frank Tennenhouse worked on the farm and also at the University of Manitoba from 1954 to 1988, retiring as assistant professor in the department of agricultural engineering.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Edward M. Ledohowski, Heritage Designation Officer, Historic Resources Branch, Province of Manitoba, in 1994.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of an unpublished manuscript entitled Seventy Five Years of Farming in Manitoba: A Collection of Stories of Life on the Farm. Written by Frank Tennenhouse, the manuscript recounts many different aspects of Manitoban farm life from 1911 to 1988, including rural education in the 1920's and 1930's, day-to-day farm life, Jewish ethnicity in rural Manitoba, and the language issues facing new immigrants to Manitoba in the first half of the twentieth century. The manuscript incorporates copies of several family photos into its text. The fonds also includes three John Deere Tractor company brochures dated ca. 1920.

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.

 

Digitized Material

Prairie Immigration Experience