25 September 2013

University of Manitoba Digital Collection

The newly available University of Manitoba Digital Collection contains "rare and unique digital material about the University and the province of Manitoba. It currently has 75,000 digitized items including correspondence, photos, books, newspapers, and film freely accessible for browsing, searching, and downloading low- or high-resolution copies."
The collection includes "hundreds of UofM photographs; a complete set of the UofM yearbook, the Brown and Gold; the 1969 UMSU-produced film And No Birds Sing; several collections of photographs pertaining to Manitoba's medical history; and a small collection of 1880s portraits of Winnipeg Indigenous peoples. A few of our more popular digital collections have also migrated over to UM Digital Collections, including the Hamilton Family séance photos and the Winnipeg Tribune. New content will be continually added to the site"
For family historians digitized copies of the Winnipeg Tribune for the years of the Second World War will likely be the highlight.
Access the UM Digital Collections at http://digitalcollections.lib.umanitoba.ca/.

1 comment:

Wendy Croome said...

Thank you very much for this link. In the Faculty of Agriculture fonds I found 2 new photos of my great uncle, Sam Cromie, in 1912. It was particularly exciting because I had never seen a picture of him at that age, and he died at the Somme in 1916.