AMA Newsletter - November 2022

30 Nov 2022 2:29 PM | Digital Initiatives, AMA (Administrator)

A digital version of this newsletter can be found here.

Committee Reports

Digital Initiatives: Jackson Anderson and Katie Lynch have been elected co-chairs. We have upcoming events which will continue to be organized on Eventbrite. Please reach out for tech support or suggestions on improving the AMA website.

Education and Advisory Services: Stay tuned for upcoming events and workshops.

Finance and Grants: The Association for Manitoba Archives (AMA) and Endow Manitoba seek applications from community heritage institutions to host a fully-funded archival studies internship in Summer 2023. Funding of $12,000 is available to pay the intern, while $3,000 is available to pay an archival advisor/mentor, if necessary. Applications are due by Monday, December 5, 2022.

Indigenous Relations: Please join us December 6 at 7-8:15 pm CST for our online webinar on Archiving the Records of the MMIWG2S+ Inquiry. Panelists are: Dr. Karine Duhamel, Marta Dabros, and Petra Lundy. Moderator: Carmen Miedema. Please see our website for more information and to register

Information and Outreach: No report this month.

Membership Committee: No report this month.

Special Initiatives Member-at-Large: We are looking for volunteers to help with the Manitoba Day Awards! If you are interested, or want more information, please email

Student Member-at-Large: Students interested in volunteering with the AMA can send an email to or reach out to us on our social media.

Photo of the Month

This photo comes from the Anna Leclerc fonds from the Service des archives de l'Université se Saint-Boniface. The photo was taken by Meyers Photo. This photo shows the ruins of the aftermath of the St. Boniface fire on November 25, 1922. Ten lives were lost due to the fire, and the building with many Franco-Manitoban records were destroyed. In the long and rich history of the College de Saint-Boniface, November 25, 1922, will always remain an important date.

If you would like to feature a photo from your archives, please submit a photograph along with a sentence or two describing the records, to  We love to showcase the collections from our member institutions!  

News about our members

Join us in congratulating Anne Lindsay for being awarded the Best PhD Dissertation in Canadian Studies (2022) by the Canadian Studies Network and the University of Manitoba Distinguished Dissertation Award (2022).  Anne’s dissertation looks at slavery in the Canadian fur trade. For more information, see

Anne’s dissertation is available online at the University of Manitoba website:

Anne is also a graduate of the Archival Studies stream of the Joint Master’s Program of the UM/UW. Her 2011 M.A. thesis is available here:

You can read more about Anne’s work in helping Indigenous community members locate family history in this recent CBC news article: 

The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections have posted their short film about the Reginald Buller exhibit “‘He was the Very Model of a Modern Research Scientist:’ Reginald Buller and the Founding of the University of Manitoba" on YouTube. The film includes excellent commentary from Shelley Sweeney and Gordon Goldsborough and was produced by UM Archives & Special Collections head Heather Bidzinski. Enjoy the film here:

Special Announcements

Panel discussion: “Archiving the Records of the MMIWG2S+ Inquiry”

The Association for Manitoba Archives is hosting a panel discussion with Dr. Karine Duhamel, Marta Dabros and Petra Lundy.

The panel will be held online on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:15 pm CST.
The webinar is free and open to all. Please register at Eventbrite here:

University of Manitoba’s History Colloquium Committee: “Making Archives, Forging Nations: A Critical History of Canada’s National Archives and Total Archives Tradition.”

The University of Manitoba’s Department of History Colloquium Committee hosted a talk with Dr. Jamila Ghaddar entitled, “Making Archives, Forging Nations: A Critical History of Canada’s National Archives and Total Archives Tradition.”

The talk was held on November 30th from 2:15-3:30 in 409 Tier Building with discussant Raymond Frogner.

Call for Volunteers

We are always looking for members to join our committees. Volunteering with the AMA is an excellent way to network with archivists, build skills, and shape the future of archives in Manitoba. If you are interested, please contact the Chair, or a committee chair, at one of the email addresses listed on this page 

News for the newsletter?

Does your archive have a new grant or a new hire? Or do you have a collection you want to promote? Send your news to and we will include it in an upcoming newsletter.

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