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Nicholas Morant fonds

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Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
The Nicholas Morant fonds consists of Morant's freelance work from his early days with the Winnipeg Free Press to his retirement from the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1981. It is national in scope and also includes some international material. The fonds is comprised of three series: I. Photograp…
Date Range
1892-1995, predominant 1920-1981
Reference Code
M300 / S20 / V500
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Album
Drawing
Film
Government record
Map
Blueprint
Negative
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Poster
Private record
Recording disc
Scrapbook
Sound recording
Textual record
Transparency
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
M300 / S20 / V500
Accession Number
122, 182, 1273, 1460, 1612, 1685, 2175, 2265, 2631, 2703, 5117, 7438, 7784, 7672, 7914 (unproc),
Reference Code
M300 / S20 / V500
GMD
Album
Drawing
Film
Government record
Map
Blueprint
Negative
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Poster
Private record
Recording disc
Scrapbook
Sound recording
Textual record
Transparency
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant, Canadian Pacific, various
Date Range
1892-1995, predominant 1920-1981
Physical Description
ca.50,775 photographs: ca.23,795 negatives, ca.18,456 transparencies, ca.8524 prints. -- 11 photograph albums. -- 125 sound recordings
History / Biographical
Nicholas Everard Morant, 1910-1999, was a professional photographer based at Banff, Alberta, Canada. He was a Canadian commercial photographer of international repute and Canada's premier railway photographer of the 20th century.
Morant was born at Kamloops, British Columbia, the son of Francis and Mollie Morant. After attending the University School at Victoria, Morant served as Special Photographer to the CPR from 1929 to 1935 and again from 1944 to 1981. From 1935 to 1939, he was a cameraman for the Winnipeg Free Press, and from 1940 to 1944 worked with the Wartime Information Branch of the federal government (later to be known as the National Film Board Stills Division).
Morant had a prolific career as a freelance commercial, portrait, magazine, landscape and documentary photographer. His work appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Time, Life, Liberty, Saturday Evening Post, (Toronto) Star Weekly, Northern Sportsman, Reader's Digest, Country Guide, The Standard, National Home Monthly, Canadian Photography, Outdoor Canada, National Geographic, the Globe & Mail, Winnipeg Tribune, New York Daily News, and the two Canadian Pacific Railway magazines, The Spanner and Rail News.
Two wartime images were featured on postage stamps, while three landscape views appeared on Canadian $10, $50 and $100 bills. His images were also used for corporate annual reports, postcards, brochures, calendars and advertisements. From the 1950s to 1980s Morant gave public slide shows of his work, two of the most popular being "A Talk Without Words" and "The World At Your Feet".
Morant married Ivy May "Willie" Young in 1936 when he was a photographer with the Winnipeg Free Press. Beginning in 1929, and until the end of her life, Morant's travelling and working companion was his wife, "Willie," 1910-1986.
Scope & Content
The Nicholas Morant fonds consists of Morant's freelance work from his early days with the Winnipeg Free Press to his retirement from the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1981. It is national in scope and also includes some international material. The fonds is comprised of three series: I. Photography; II. Professional records; III. Personal and family records.
I. Photography series consists of: A. Negatives and transparencies, B. Transparencies, C. Prints, D. Other photographs. II. Professional records series consists of: A. Working records, B. Career records, C. Topical files. III. Personal and family records series consists of: A. Nick and Willie Morant, B. Nick Morant funeral and memorial, C. Francis and Mollie Morant, D. Collected material
Notes
Full summary of sub-sub-series levels: I / A : 1) Darkroom Files [ a) Negative Albums b) Black/White Series I and II c) Colour Series I and II d) Leica Negs ] 2) GD Files I / B : 1) Presentations [ a) Topical Files b) Thematic Files ] 2) General Files 3) Other I / C : 1) Print Files I / D : 1) Exhibition and Display Prints 2) Photographs used by John Garden 3) Other Photographs II / A : 1) Log Books 2) Notebooks II / B : 1) Career Binders [ a) Postcards b) Brochures and Advertising c) clippings and articles d) Calendar Photographs ] 2) Scrapbooks [ a) Content 1933 - 1946 b) Content 1940 - 1980 ] II / C : 1) Numbered / Titled Files [ a) Group A b) Group B c) Group C d) Group D e) Group H f) Group P g) Group R ] 2) Other Topical Files [ a) Railway; i) Timetables ii) Publications iii) Other b) Photography; i) Textual Records ii) Print Material c) Travel d) Exhibitions and Galleries e)Personal f) Other ] 3) Postcards, Greeting Cards and Ephemera Collection 4) Published Images and Text 5) Professional Photography 6) Promotional Items, Awards and Correspondence 7) Presentation and Interview Materials III / A : 1) Correspondence 2) Personal Papers [ a) Personal Records b) Notes and Notebooks c) Lists and Card Files d) Awards and Retirement ] 3) Personal Photographs 4) House Records [ a) Construction b) Household Records ] 5) Business, Financial and Legal Papers 6) Interviews, Reminiscences Personal Recordings 7) Other Records (Signs, Cartoons, Drawings, etc.) 8) Personal Correspondence and Notes 9) Travel Documents and Maps III / B : 1) Nick Morant Funeral, Memorial and Estate III / C : 1) Mollie Morant Papers 2) Other Family Papers III / D : 1) Sound Recordings 2) Biographical Material 3) Other Papers and Photographs [ a) Burton Wheatley Family b) Other ] 4) Personal and Family Photography 5) Personal Interest and Gifts
Name Access
Morant, Nicholas
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Transportation
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
British Columbia
Peru
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Canada
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic and online finding aids
Creator
Morant, Nicholas
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Transportation
Biographical Source Notes
Brock Silversides; We Live in a Postcard: Banff Family Histories (Banff: Banff History Book Committee, 2005)
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Z-167. Bicycle girl (Winnipeg)

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A5 / Z-167b
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.c. Darkroom files : colour II
Reference Code
V500 / A5 / Z-167b
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : transparency, col
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Z-250. Royal Alexandra Hotel

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
At Winnipeg MB
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A5 / Z-250
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.c. Darkroom files : colour II
Reference Code
V500 / A5 / Z-250
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : transparency, col
Scope & Content
At Winnipeg MB
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Z-888. Royal Alexandra Hotel, Winnipeg

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A5 / Z-888
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.c. Darkroom files : colour II
Reference Code
V500 / A5 / Z-888
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
2 photographs (1 negative, 1 transparency) : col
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Z-893. Weston shops, boxcar paint shop

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
At Canadian Pacific Railway shops, Weston, Manitoba
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A5 / Z-893
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.c. Darkroom files : colour II
Reference Code
V500 / A5 / Z-893
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
13 photographs : negatives, film, col
Scope & Content
At Canadian Pacific Railway shops, Weston, Manitoba
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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208. CP merchandise services building, interiors, Winnipeg, 1954

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
Canadian Pacific Railway service
Date Range
1954
Reference Code
V500 / A4 / 208
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.c. Darkroom files : colour I
Reference Code
V500 / A4 / 208
Date Range
1954
Physical Description
2 photographs : transparencies, col, 6x6 cm
Scope & Content
Canadian Pacific Railway service
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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24. Old Free Press editorial rooms

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
Winnipeg Free Press
Date Range
[ca.1955]
Reference Code
V500 / A6 / 24
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.d. Darkroom files : Leica negs
Reference Code
V500 / A6 / 24
Date Range
[ca.1955]
Physical Description
8 negatives : film, b/w, 35mm
Scope & Content
Winnipeg Free Press
Notes
NM note: personal, F. Press editorial room
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 56
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 56
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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61. Weston Shops, wheel shop

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
Canadian Pacific Railway, Weston shops at Winnipeg MB
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 61
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 61
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
2 photographs : negatives, film, b/w
Scope & Content
Canadian Pacific Railway, Weston shops at Winnipeg MB
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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69. Next of kin memorial, Winnipeg

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 69
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 69
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
Hudson's Bay Company building at Norway House
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 104
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 104
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Scope & Content
Hudson's Bay Company building at Norway House
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 105
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 105
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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107. Pouring gold, Gods Lake

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 107
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 107
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
9 photographs : negatives, film, b/w
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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108. Combines in Manitoba

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
Prairie scenes, farming
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 108
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 108
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
3 photographs : negatives, film, b/w
Scope & Content
Prairie scenes, farming
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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109. New Canadians, Winnipeg

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 109
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 109
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 111
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 111
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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112. Spring plowing, Manitoba

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 112
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 112
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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148. Husky, Gods Lake

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 148
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 148
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
CPR locomotive and car at Ogilvie Flour Mill, Winnipeg
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 552
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Photography : negatives and transparencies / 1.a. Darkroom files, negative albums
Reference Code
V500 / A1 / 552
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, film, b/w
Scope & Content
CPR locomotive and car at Ogilvie Flour Mill, Winnipeg
Geographic Access
Manitoba
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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to prairie landscape and activities, including horse teams and wagons, harvesting, fields, farm machinery, lettuce farming, workers, grain elevators, Calgary
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Reference Code
V500 / C1 / 80
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.C. Photography : prints
Reference Code
V500 / C1 / 80
Date Range
[between 1930 and 1980]
Physical Description
36 photographs : prints, b/w
Scope & Content
File pertains to prairie landscape and activities, including horse teams and wagons, harvesting, fields, farm machinery, lettuce farming, workers, grain elevators, Calgary
Geographic Access
Alberta
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
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