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Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 cm of textual records, 21.5 x 28 cm or smaller. File pertains to Jean's correspondence with a variety of different people at different stages of her life. File includes a combination of handwritten and typed correspondence between Jean and the following people and organizations: …
Date Range
1927-2000
1927-1928
1938-1939
1959
1964-1965
1970
1983
1999-2000
Reference Code
M573 / II / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M573 / V797 / S60
Series
M573 / II : Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings
Sous-Fonds
M573
Accession Number
2019.111
Reference Code
M573 / II / 1
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Date Range
1927-2000
1927-1928
1938-1939
1959
1964-1965
1970
1983
1999-2000
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (21.5 x 28 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 cm of textual records, 21.5 x 28 cm or smaller. File pertains to Jean's correspondence with a variety of different people at different stages of her life. File includes a combination of handwritten and typed correspondence between Jean and the following people and organizations:
T. Ross Paden, pastor for the Bryn Mwar Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1927-1928).
Jean and Jack's wedding announcement from June 18, 1938.
John Murray Gibbon (Secretary-Treasurer of Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies);
Former students and friends/audience members from talks that Jean delivered.
Dr. Hiebert and related poems and newspaper clipping.
Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba (Jean presented at a conference in 1970).
Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada (2000).
Sarah Canham (regarding Jean's participation in "The Ma Pampo Story").
Name Access
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Gibbon, John Murray
Clarkson, Adrienne
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Professional and Personal Life
Travel
Weddings
Geographic Access
Winnipeg
Manitoba
Canada
Language
English
Category
Arts
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds

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Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three sous-fonds: M573 / V797 / S60. M573 consists of three series, 26 cm of textual records, 1924-2005. Series I: Personal Papers, 19 cm, ca.1930-2005 (including notebooks and drafts of various talks that Jean delivered and records related to her participation in the Trail Rider…
Date Range
ca.1908-ca.2011
Reference Code
M573 / V797 / S60
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Private record
Published record
Newspaper clipping
Transparency
Textual record
Sound recording
Lantern slide
Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M573 / V797 / S60
Sous-Fonds
M573
V797
S60
Accession Number
2019.111
Reference Code
M573 / V797 / S60
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Private record
Published record
Newspaper clipping
Transparency
Textual record
Sound recording
Lantern slide
Date Range
ca.1908-ca.2011
Physical Description
26 cm of textual records.-- 109 photographs (42 prints, 67 lantern slides). -- 2 sound recordings.
History / Biographical
Jean Alexandra Hembroff was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 5, 1908 to Walter B. Hembroff (d. 1945) and Sarah Jane Hembroff (d.1952). Jean was accepted to the MacPhail School of Music and Dramatic Art at the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated in 1927. She returned to Winnipeg to begin teaching courses in speech arts and drama. To establish herself, she first volunteered as the "story lady" at the Williams Avenue Public Library and quickly became known as an excellent speaker sought by many different organizations. She taught at St. Mary's Academy and the Evening Institute at the University of Manitoba, as well as offered private sessions. Many of her students used the skills they learned from Jean as they entered radio, television, politics, and business. Jean was also very active in organizing and adjucating Speech Arts festivals in Manitoba, often going to inaccessible places to give workshops. Her teaching, broadcasting, adjucating, coaching, and speaking career spanned more than 50 years. Jean was hired by the Canadian Pacific Railway's promotions manager to give presentations and broadcast interviews across Canada and the United States. In 1937, Jean joined the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and participated in their summer trail ride in the same year. For that year's issue of the Trail Rider's Bulletin Jean wrote an article - and became the first woman to ever do so. In 1938, during her lecture titled "Trail Riding in the Rockies" on January 18, 1938 at the Royal Alexandra Hotel, Jean met John David (Jack) MacDonald. Jack and Jean were married on June 18, 1938, and the couple had one son, Bruce Walter James MacDonald (August 28, 1946-August 25, 2016). Jean participated in several trail rides with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and the Sky Line Trail, and produced articles reflecting her experiences. Jean loved to travel and visited places all around Canada and the United States, Borneo, Tangier, Montevideo, Stockholm, New Delhi, and Tonga. At the age of 102, Jean passed away on February 2, 2011 and is buried in Winnipeg.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three sous-fonds: M573 / V797 / S60.
M573 consists of three series, 26 cm of textual records, 1924-2005. Series I: Personal Papers, 19 cm, ca.1930-2005 (including notebooks and drafts of various talks that Jean delivered and records related to her participation in the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and the Sky Line Hikers of the Canadian Rockies, particularly 1937-1939). Series II: Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 4 cm, 1924-2000 (including correspondence with John Murray Gibbon, former students, and attendees at various talks, as well as newspaper articles that Jean wrote about various subjects and articles of her achievements). Series III: Collected Materials and Ephemera, 3 cm, ca.1930-1950 (including a variety of collected poems and ephemera, as well as a copy of The Beaver Magazine from 1940, for which Jean wrote an article titled "On the Trail of Sir George").
V797 consists of two series, 24.5 cm of visual records, ca.1928-1939. Series I: Photograph Prints, 3 cm, ca.1928-1939 (includes personal photographs of Jean and her family and friends as well as photographs of Jean and Jack's visit to Lake Louise in 1939). Series II: Lantern Slides, 21.5 cm, ca.1937-1939 (Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies official ride of 1937 to Mt. Assiniboine; Sky Line Hikers of the Canadian Rockies official ride of 1939 to Ptarmigan Valley and Skoki; collection of trail ride songs).
S60 consists of two sound recordings, 1 cm, 2004 and 2007 (Winnipeg at Christmas, narrated by Jean, broadcasted on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).
Notes
Lantern slides include wooden case.
Name Access
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Subject Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Camps
Canadian Pacific Railway
Discovery and travel
Discovery and exploration
Empress Hotel
European travel
Family and personal life
Guides
Hiking
Horse packing
Horses
Horseback riding
Kananaskis Ranch
Lake Louise
Lantern slide
Mount Assiniboine
Mountain
Organizations
Personal and Professional Life
Photography
Poetry
Scenery
Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Sports and recreation
Sunshine area
Trails
Trail guides
Tourism
Travel
Travel and Exploration
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Women
Geographic Access
Assiniboine
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
British Columbia
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Ireland
Kananaskis Country
Lake Louise
Lake O'Hara
Manitoba
Mount Assiniboine
Rocky Mountains
Victoria
West Indies
Winnipeg
Reproduction Restrictions
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Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Creator
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Category
Arts
Education
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Contents of the fonds
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122854759/jean-alexandra-macdonald
https://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-174851/MACDONALD_JEAN
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/winnipeg-mb/bruce-macdonald-7064958
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Talks, Research, and Papers

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Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 12 cm of textual records, 21 x 35 cm or smaller. File pertains to Jean Hembroff MacDonald's various talks, research and notes, and papers that she delivered and wrote of the course of her career. File includes related correspondence and newspaper clippings pertaining to individual …
Date Range
ca.1938-ca.1992
1938
1940
1956
1960
1970-1980
1977
1983
1992
Reference Code
M573 / I / 3-15
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Newspaper clipping
Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M573 / V797 / S60
Series
M573 / I : Personal Papers
Sous-Fonds
M573
Accession Number
2019.111
Reference Code
M573 / I / 3-15
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Newspaper clipping
Date Range
ca.1938-ca.1992
1938
1940
1956
1960
1970-1980
1977
1983
1992
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records (21 x 35 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 12 cm of textual records, 21 x 35 cm or smaller. File pertains to Jean Hembroff MacDonald's various talks, research and notes, and papers that she delivered and wrote of the course of her career. File includes related correspondence and newspaper clippings pertaining to individual topics.
File includes the following titles:
The West Indies, 1938
Wake Up and Live, April 29, 1940
June Magic or Wake Up and Live, 1956
Girl Guides of Canada, 1960
England, ca.1970-1980
The Chambered Nautilus, 1977
Robert Louis Stevenson, October 1977
Tales Historical and Hysterical, May 14, 1983 (given at the Manitoba Historical Society for their annual meeting)
A Christmas Story, 1992 (copy of a transcript of Jean's story she recorded at the CBC)
Rose Fyleman and "Winnipeg at Christmas" (no date)
Ireland (including correspondence with Arthur Stringer, poet and author)
Awareness (no date)
Mary Kennedy (no date)
Notes
Talks were given to organizations like Kiwanis or Rotary, Eaton's, Canadian Women's Club, CBC, and various historical societies and churches.
Name Access
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Subject Access
Public Speaking
Arts
Christmas
Community life
History
Lecture
Poets
Professional and Personal Life
Research
Travel
Women
Girl Guides of Canada
Geographic Access
Manitoba
Winnipeg
Canada
West Indies
Europe
Language
English
Related Material
M573 / I / 12 is related to V60.
Creator
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Category
Arts
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 cm of textual records, 21.5 x 28 cm or smaller. File pertains to miscellaneous records related to Jean and her life and work. File includes various notes and works created by Jean (including a talk Jean gave to the Citizenship Court at Parliament on May 18, 1966; a paper about he…
Date Range
1938-ca.2005
1938-1939
1940
1956
2005
Reference Code
M573 / I / 16-17
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M573 / V797 / S60
Series
M573 / I : Personal Papers
Sous-Fonds
M573
Accession Number
2019.111
Reference Code
M573 / I / 16-17
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1938-ca.2005
1938-1939
1940
1956
2005
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (21.5 x 28 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 cm of textual records, 21.5 x 28 cm or smaller. File pertains to miscellaneous records related to Jean and her life and work. File includes various notes and works created by Jean (including a talk Jean gave to the Citizenship Court at Parliament on May 18, 1966; a paper about her first ride on a streetcar in Winnipeg in 1914; and a personal essay on survival); a handwritten account of meeting and courting Jean written by her husband Jack in 1938, entitled "Vagabond Honeymoon;" miscellaneous notes and travel talks, including an itinerary for the 1938-1939 season; a copy of Jean's payment/invoice from the Canadian Pacific Railway for her January 18, 1938 talk in Winnipeg; Jean's Canadian Pacific Railway itinerary for 1940 (to Banff, where she participated in a trail ride with Skyline Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, and British Columbia from Winnipeg); copies of work by others (including Nellie McClung); a copy of Jean's resume; and various other miscellaneous records (including a piece about Jean and her life written in 2005 by Roger Currie).
Name Access
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Subject Access
Lecture
Public Speaking
Hiking
Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Canadian Pacific Railway
Women
Poetry
Geographic Access
Winnipeg
Manitoba
Banff
Alberta
British Columbia
Canada
Language
English
Category
Arts
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 cm of newspaper clippings, 36 x 28 cm or smaller. File pertains to Jean's personal and professional life, and most articles were published in the Winnipeg Tribune. File documents articles that Jean wrote about her travels (India, British Guiana, Ireland), articles about various t…
Date Range
1924-1992
1924
1928
1930
1935
1938
1939
1943
1947
1967
1992
Reference Code
M573 / II / 2-3
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Published record
Textual record
Part Of
Jean A. Hembroff MacDonald fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M573 / V797 / S60
Series
M573 / II : Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings
Sous-Fonds
M573
Accession Number
2019.111
Reference Code
M573 / II / 2-3
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Published record
Textual record
Date Range
1924-1992
1924
1928
1930
1935
1938
1939
1943
1947
1967
1992
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (36 x 28 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 cm of newspaper clippings, 36 x 28 cm or smaller. File pertains to Jean's personal and professional life, and most articles were published in the Winnipeg Tribune. File documents articles that Jean wrote about her travels (India, British Guiana, Ireland), articles about various talks that Jean delivered (including at the Rotary Club and the Commercial Girls' Club), and articles relating to recitals that her students performed (late 1920's-mid 1940's). File also includes photographs taken from newspaper and magazine clippings, including photos related to the Trail Rides that Jean participated on (1937 and 1939, including a photograph of Nicholas Morant), photos of her family (husband, Jack and son, Bruce), and several portraits (with short bios) of Jean.
Notes
"British Guiana" is now called Guyana.
The images of the trail rides were taken by Nicholas Morant but are in the form of a newspaper/magazine clipping. The image at Ptarmigan Lake includes Jean, her sister-in-law Anna Cran, and two other unidentified women.
Name Access
Hembroff MacDonald, Jean
Subject Access
Newspaper
Lecture
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Family and personal life
Professional and Personal Life
Travel
Women
Geographic Access
Winnipeg
Manitoba
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Canada
Language
English
Category
Arts
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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