Margaret McWilliams Award Past Winners

Polular HistoryOsborne Village – An Architectural TourSusan Algie and James WagnerWinnipeg Architecture Foundation
Local HistoryValley of the Birdtail – An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to ReconciliationAndrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii)Harper Collins
Scholarly HistoryMedicare’s Histories – Origins, Omissions, and Opportunities in CanadaEsyllt W. Jones, James Hanley, Delia GavrusUniversity of Manitoba Press
Popular HistoryAncestors: Indigenous Peoples of W. Canada in Historic PhotographsSarah Carter and Inez LightningUniversity of Alberta Press
Local HistoryThinking Big: A History of the Winnipeg Business Community to the Second World WarJim BlanchardGreat Plains Publishing
Scholarly HistoryAuthorized Heritage: Place, Memory, and Historic Sites in Prairie CanadaRobert CouttsUniversity of Manitoba Press
Popular HistoryHistoric Photographs of Portage la Prairie, 1870-1939: From Saskatchewan Trail to Royal RoadJames Kostuchuk, Matthew D. Lacroix (editor)Portage la Prairie Heritage Advisory Committee
Local HistoryFire, Folly and Fiasco: Why it took 100 Years to Build the Manitoba MuseumJames A. BurnsWoolly Mammoth Publishing
Local history – memoirsTrailblazer in First Nations Education: Duzahan Mani Win, Doris Dowan-PrattDoris Dowan-Pratt, Leona Devuyst, and Ed LedohowskiManitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
Scholarly HistoryCivilian Internment in Canada: Histories and LegaciesRhonda Hinther and Jim Mochoruk (editors)University of Manitoba Press
Popular HistoryThe WittenbergsSarah KlassenTurnstone Press
Scholarly HistoryBreathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty: An Anishinabe Understanding of Treaty OneAimée CraftPurich Publishing
Popular HistorySilver Screens on the Prairie: An Illustrated History of Motion Picture Theatres in ManitobaRuss GourluckGreat Plains Publications
Scholarly HistoryInside the Ark: The Hutterites in Canada and the United StatesYossi Katz & John Lehr

University of Regina Press
Local history

For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle HomesteadOriole A. Vane VeldhuisOriole A. Vane Veldhuis
Popular HistoryThe Home Front: Hopscotch and Heartache While Daddy was at WarMargaret Dennis OwenHeartland Associates
Scholarly HistoryCommunity and Frontier: A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian ParklandJohn C. Lehr

University of Manitoba Press
Local history

Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900-1967Dale BarbourUniversity of Manitoba Press
Much Ado About Squat: Squatters and Homesteaders
Ravage Riding Mountain Forest

Ronald Herbert StevensHeartland Associates
Scholarly HistoryManitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th CenturiesBarry Ferguson and Robert Wardhaugh (editors)Canadian Plains Research Centre
Local historyThe Mosaic Village: An Illustrated History of Winnipeg’s North EndRuss Gourluck

Great Plains Publications
Popular History
Winnipeg’s Great War: A City Comes of AgeJim BlanchardUniversity of Manitoba Press
Scholarly HistoryNegotiating the Numbered Treaties: An Intellectual and Political Biography of Alexander MorrisRobert J. TalbotPurich Publishing Ltd.
Local historyBetween Earth and Sky: Steinbach, the First 50 YearsRalph Friesen

The Steinbach Heritage Committee
Popular History
Coming of Age: A History of the Jewish People in ManitobaAllan LevineJewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada and Heartland Publications
Scholarly HistoryThe Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada in 1915Sarah Carter
University of Alberta Press
Local historyPauline Boutal: Destin d’artiste, 1894-1992Louise Duguay
Les Éditions de Blé
Laurent Desjardins: Un sportif en politiqueBernard BocquelLes Éditions du Blé
Popular History
A Son of the Fur Trade: The Memoirs of Johnny GrantGerhard J. EnsUniversity of Alberta Press
Scholarly HistoryInfluenza 1918: Disease, Death, and Struggle in WinnipegEsyllt JonesUniversity of Toronto Press
Local historyA Place Out of TimeRobert Leslie “Alf/Bob” SilverGreat Plains Publications
Popular History
Arc of the Medicine Line: Mapping the World’s Longest Undefended Border Across the Western PlainsTony ReesDouglas & McIntyre Publishing Group
First-person memoirA Glowing Dream: A MemoirRoland PennerJ. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Scholarly History“I Will Fear No Evil:” Ojibwa-Missionary Encounters Along the Berens River, 1875-1940Susan Elaine GrayUniversity of Calgary Press
Mennonites, Politics, and Peoplehood: Europe – Russia – Canada, 1525 to 1980 (honourable mention)James UrryUniversity of Manitoba Press
Organizational historySt. John’s College: Faith and Education in Western CanadaJohn Michael “Jack” BumstedUniversity of Manitoba Press
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church: Celebrating 100 Years, Together for TomorrowSt. Nicholas Church & June DutkaSt. Nicholas Church
Local historyVista Tales from Islay School District No. 733 in Vista, ManitobaGerald R. Brown
Popular History
Going Downtown: A History of Winnipeg’s Portage AvenueRuss GourluckGreat Plains Publications
Scholarly HistoryThe Courts and the Colonies: The Litigation of Hutterite Church DisputesAlvin J. EsauUniversity of British Columbia Press
Institutional historyMemoir of a Living Disease: The Story of Earl Hershfield and Tuberculosis in Manitoba and BeyondMaurice Mierau
Great Plains Publications
Local historyPhantom Lake: North of 54Birk Sproxton
University of Alberta Press
Au Pays de Gabrielle Roy (honourable mention)Annette Saint-Pierre
Éditions des Plaines

Historical fictionTurned Away: The World War II Diary of Devorah BernsteinCarol MatasScholastic Canada
Popular History
Winnipeg 1912: Diary of a CityJim BlanchardUniversity of Manitoba Press
A View From the Ledge: An Insider’s Look at the Schreyer Years (honourable mention)Herb SchulzHeartland Associates
Audiovisual presentationKen Leishman: The Flying BanditJamie Brown & Lynne SkromedaFrantic Films
Scholarly bookFormidable Heritage: Manitoba’s North & the Cost of DevelopmentJim MochorukUniversity of Manitoba Press
Popular bookA Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of WinnipegRuss GourluckGreat Plains Publications
Local historySaint-Laurent, Manitoba – Evolving Métis Identities 1850-1914Nicole St-OngeCanadian Plains Research Center – University of Regina
OrganizationSt. Charles Country Club: A Centennial HistoryBarbara Huck & Doug WhitewayHeartland Associates Inc.
Historical fictionLouis, fils des PrairiesNoëlie Palud-PelletierLes Éditions des Plaines
Short articleIndigenous Knowledge, Literacy and Research on Métisaage and Métis Origins on the Saskatchewan River: The Case of the Jerome FamilyRuth Swan & Edward A. JeromePrairie Forum, volume 29, number 1 (Spring 2004), pages 1-24.
Scholarly bookArchbishop A.-A. Taché of St. Boniface: The “Good Fight” and the Illusive VisionRaymond Joseph Armand HuelUniversity of Alberta Press
Popular bookThe Canadian Crucible: Manitoba’s Role in Canada’s Great DivideFrances RussellHeartland Associates Inc.
Local historyCrossroads of the Continent: A History of the Forks of the Red and Assiniboine RiversBarbara Huck (editor)
Heartland Associates Inc.
Scholarly bookWalk Towards the GallowsReinhold Kramer & Tom MitchellOxford University Press
Popular book1000 Miles of PrairieJim BlanchardUniversity of Manitoba Press
Historical fictionFootsteps in the SnowCarol MatasScholastic Canada
Local historyFrom Fire to Flood: A History of Theatre in ManitobaKevin LongfieldSignature Editions
Local history
(honourable mention)
David Heinrich Friesen FamilyLynne Ward
(honourable mention)
Riverview Health Centre: The First Century of Legacy and CareRiverview Health Centre Educational Special Projects
Scholarly bookA Year Inland: The Journal of a Hudson’s Bay Company WintererBarbara Belyea (editor)Wilfrid Laurier Press
Popular bookIn Search of the Western Sea: Selected Journals of La VérendryeDenis CombetGreat Plains Publications
Historical fictionOver the Prison Wall: The Story of Percy MoggeyJohn WarmsRoviera Publishing
Local historyMission to Little Grand Rapids: Life with the Anishinabe 1927-1938John WarmsSignature Editions
University thesisThe Rossville Scandal, 1846: James Evans, the Cree and a Mission on TrialRaymond Morris Shirrit-BeaumontUniversity of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg
OrganizationsThe University of Manitoba: An Illustrated HistoryJohn Michael “Jack” BumstedUniversity of Manitoba Press
Scholarly bookThe Road to the Rapids: Nineteenth Century Church and Society at St. Andrew’s ParishRobert J. CouttsUniversity of Calgary Press
Popular bookMisthay Sakahegan, The Great Lake: The Beauty and the Treachery of Lake WinnipegFrances RussellHeartland Associates Inc.
Historical fictionA Reckoning of AngelsStuart James WhitleyGreat Plains Publications
OrganizationsThe People’s Co-op: The Life and Times of a North End InstitutionJim Mochoruk with Nancy KardashFernwood Publishing
Local history (honourable mention)Niddrie of the North-WestJohn J. Chalmers & John W. ChalmersUniversity of Alberta Press
Local history (honourable mention)Rites of Passage (Eriksdale)Lucy B. Lindell
Special projectsHeritage StewBoissevain and Morton Regional Library and Community Archives
Scholarly bookA National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System 1879-1986John S. MilloyUniversity of Manitoba Press
Local historyWinnipeg: Heart of the ContinentChristopher DafoeGreat Plains Publications
Popular bookCartoon Charlie: The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles ThorsonGene WalzGreat Plains Publications
Historical fictionThe Blood LibelAllan LevineGreat Plains Publications
Popular book (honourable mention)Fur Trade Wars: The Founding of Western CanadaJohn Michael “Jack” BumstedGreat Plains Publications
Local history (honourable mention)Rites of Passage (Eriksdale)Lucy B. Lindell
Special projectsHeritage StewBoissevain and Morton Regional Library and Community Archives
Scholarly bookT. A. Crerar: A Political LifeJames Edgar ReaMcGill-Queen’s University Press
Popular bookBarker VC: William Barker, Canada’s Most Decorated War HeroWayne RalphDoubleday Canada Ltd.
University thesisFriesens Corporation: Printers in Mennonite Manitoba 1951-1995Janie ThiessenUniversity of Manitoba
Institutional projectBuilding on a Tradition of Caring – The Sharon HomeJim Carr (editor), Annalee Greenberg (research and writing)The Sharon Home Inc.
Popular book (honourable mention)Faces of the Flood: Manitoba’s Courageous Battle Against the Red RiverJake MacDonald and Shirley Sandrel, photos by Tom ThomsonStoddart Publishing Co.
Scholarly bookThe Red River RebellionJohn Michael “Jack” BumstedWatson & Dwyer / J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Profiles in Dissent: The Shaping of Radical Thought in the Canadian WestHarry Gutkin & Mildred GutkinNeWest Publishers Ltd.
Local historyVoices from Hudson Bay – Cree Stories from York FactoryFlora Beardy & Robert CouttsMcGill-Queen’s University Press
Institutional historyOur Heritage – The Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, 1883-1995The Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg Historical SocietyThe Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg Historical Society
University essay (honourable mention)Silver Crosses and Victory Loaves: The Rural Municipality of Morton at War, 1914-1918Major Marc Wilson James George CDUniversity of Manitoba
Audio-visualTo Cross a Frozen SeaAlexander DmytryszynParks Canada
Scholarly book“As Their Natural Resources Fail:” Native Peoples and the Economic History of Northern Manitoba, 1870-1930Frank ToughUniversity of British Columbia Press
Popular bookShoestring Glory: A History of Semi-Pro Ball on the Prairies 1886-1994Lewis St. George StubbsTurnstone Press
Institutional historyA City at Leisure: An Illustrated History of Parks and Recreation Services in Winnipeg 1893-1993Catherine Macdonald

City of Winnipeg Parks and Recreation Department
Scholarly bookSevering the Ties that Bind: Government Repression of Indigenous Religious Ceremonies on the PrairiesKatherine PettipasUniversity of Manitoba Press
Subjects or Citizens? The Mennonite Experience in Canada, 1870-1925Adolf EnsUniversity of Ottawa Press
Local historyThe Winnipeg General Strike of 1919John Michael “Jack” BumstedWatson & Dwyer Publishing Ltd.
Scholarly book (honourable mention)The Ojibwa of Western Canada, 1780 to 1870Laura PeersUniversity of Manitoba Press
Popular bookElijah: No Ordinary HeroPauline ComeauDouglas & McIntyre
Local historyCrescentwood: A HistoryThe Crescentwood Home Owners Association & Randy RosteckiThe Crescentwood Home Owners Association
University thesisThe Hudson Bay Lowland Cree in the Fur Trade to 1821: A Study in Historical GeographyVictor Petro LytwynUniversity of Manitoba
Popular book (honourable mention)SagkeengGeorge T. LalorPemmican Publications Inc.
Local history (honourable mention)The First Hundred Years, 1893-1993. R.M. of RosserThe RM of Rosser Centennial History Book CommitteeThe R.M. of Rosser Centennial History Book Committee
University thesis (honourable mention)The Public Career of Stuart Garson: The Manitoba YearsMark Eric VajcnerUniversity of Manitoba
Scholarly bookTell the Driver: A Biography of Elinor F. E. Black MDJulie VandervoortUniversity of Manitoba Press
Popular bookThe Iron Rose: The Extraordinary Life of Charlotte Ross MDFred Edge
University of Manitoba Press
University essayRestoring Order: The RNWMP and the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919Eric AngelQueen’s University
University thesisQuiet Dignity: Aspects of Building Schools in the Winnipeg School Division No. 1, 1871-1928Giles BugailiskisUniversity of Manitoba
Special project (honourable mention)Tapestry: Winnipeg West EndGordon Bell Grade 12 StudentsGordon Bell High School
Audio-visualIl Regalo Degli Amatesi: A Social History of Italians in WinnipegStanislao Carbone
University thesisSomething More Than Mere Ornament: Cloth and Indian-European Relationships in the Eighteenth CenturyErica SmithUniversity of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg
University essayOrigins and Influences: The First Years of the Reverend Henry BuddRaymond M. BeaumontUniversity of Winnipeg
Scholarly bookMetis Lands in ManitobaThomas FlanaganUniversity of Calgary Press
Scholarly book (honourable mention)Margaret McWilliams – An Interwar FeministMary KinnearMcGill-Queen’s University Press
University thesis (honourable mention)Ethnicity and the Canadianization of Red River PoliticsRuth SwanUniversity of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg
Popular book (honourable mention)Sigfusson’s RoadsSvein SigfussonWatson & Dwyer Publishing Co.
Special projectWhere the Spirit LivesNeal PuttPemmican Publications
Popular bookJoe Zuken: Citizen and SocialistDoug SmithJames Lorimer & Co.
University thesisManitoba Mennonites and the Winnipeg Mobilization Board in World War IIKenneth Wayne RiddigUniversity of Manitoba
University essayImages of Peguis as a Manitoba Folk Hero and Ojibwa Leadership PatternsIngrid BottingGreat Plains Publications
University thesis (honourable mention)Constructing Corporate Images of the Fur Trade: The Hudson’s Bay Company, Public Relations and The Beaver Magazine, 1920-1945Peter G. GellerUniversity of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg
Scholarly bookCurling Capital: Winnipeg and the Roarin’ Game, 1876-1988Morris Mott and John AllardyceUniversity of Manitoba Press
University thesisThe Keewatin Inuit and Interband Trade and Communication, 1717-1900Renee Fossett JonesUniversity of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg
University essayFarming the Frontier: Agriculture in the Fur Trade, A Case Study of the Provisional Farm at Lower Fort GarryThomas FlanaganUniversity of Calgary Press
Scholarly book (honourable mention)Singing Mennonite: Low German Songs Among the MennonitesCarolyn PodruchnyMcGill University
University thesis (honourable mention)Ethnicity and the Canadianization of Red River PoliticsDoreen Helen KlassenUniversity of Manitoba Press
Popular book (honourable mention)Trader, Tripper, Trapper: The Life of a Bay ManSydney Augustus KeighleyUniversity of Winnipeg / Watson & Dwyer
Scholarly bookAs Long as the Rivers Run: Hydroelectric Development and Native Communities in Western CanadaJames B. WaldramUniversity of Manitoba Press
University thesisThe Anglo-Protestant Churches of Manitoba and the Manitoba Schools Question, 1889-1896Christopher HackettUniversity of Manitoba
University essayFamily Memory, Photography and the Fur Trade: The Sinclairs at Norway House, 1902-1911Thomas FlanaganUniversity of Calgary Press
Local history (honourable mention)Dogtown to DauphinAdam Sharp Little
Local history (honourable mention)Thompson, A City and Its PeopleGraham BuckinghamThompson Historical Society
Scholarly book (honourable mention)The Plains Cree: Trade, Diplomacy, and War, 1790-1870John S. MillroyUniversity of Manitoba Press
Scholarly bookFirst Days, Fighting Days: Women in Manitoba HistoryMary KinnearCanadian Plains Research Center
Popular book
The Worst of Times, The Best of TimesHarry Gutkin & Mildred GutkinFitzhenry and Whiteside
University thesisAn Ethnohistory of the Western Ojibwa, 1780-1830Laura L. PeersUniversity of Manitoba
Local historyGretna: Window on the NorthwestF. G. EnnsVillage of Gretna History Committee
Institutional historySearch for Renewal: The Story of the Rudnerweider/EMMCJack Heppner
Popular book (honourable mention)A Mennonite OdysseyRhinehart FriesenHyperion Press
Scholarly bookIndian-European Trade Relations in the Lower Saskatchewan River Region to 1840Paul C. ThistleUniversity of Manitoba Press
Popular book
People of the InterlakeAndrew Blicq and Ken GigliottiTurnstone Press
University thesisBusiness, Art and Labour: Brigden’s and the Growth of the Canadian Graphic Arts Industry 1870-1950Angela Elizabeth DavisUniversity of Manitoba
Local historyThe Wheat King: The Selected Letters and Papers of A. J. Cotton, 1888-1913Wendy OwenManitoba Record Society
Special projectPlanting the Garden: An Annotated Archival Bibliography of the History of Women in ManitobaMary Kinnear and Vera K. FastUniversity of Manitoba Press
Popular book (honourable mention)The Foot of the RiverGeorge Lalor, illustrated by Real BerardPemmican Publications
Scholarly bookSymbol in Stone: The Art and Politics of a Public BuildingMarilyn BakerHyperion Press
Popular book
Pride of the Land: An Affectionate History of Brandon’s Agricultural ExhibitionsKen Coates and Fred McGuinnessPeguis Publishers
University thesisMethodist Indian Day Schools and Indian Communities in Northern ManitobaSusan Elaine DueckUniversity of Manitoba
Local historyIcelandic River SagaNelson GerrardSaga Publications
Special projectGhost Towns of ManitobaHelen Mulligan and Wanda RyderHeritage House
Institutional historyThe Lion Rampant: A Pictorial History of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 1910-1985Grant C. A. TylerQueen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
Institutional history (honourable mention)The Story of Home Street Mennonite Church 1957-1982Dennis StoeszforHome Street Mennonite Church
Local historyVolost and Municipality, The Rural Municipality of Rhineland 1884-1984Gerhard John Ens
Popular book
The North I LoveGerald William Malaher
Barns of Western CanadaBob Hainstock
Adult essayThe Jewish Farmers of Western CanadaCyril E. Leonoff
Special projectTreasures and Traditions, A Catalogue and ExhibitManitoba Multicultural Museums Committee
Institutional historyFootprints of a Pilgrim PeoplePeter D. Zacharias
Local history (honourable mention)Lasting Impressions: Historical Sketches of the Swan River ValleySwan Valley Historical Society
Scholarly book (honourable mention)The Battle of BatocheWalter Hildebrandt
The Icelandic Unitarian ConnectionRev. V. Emil Gudmundson
Popular book (honourable mention)The Native LinkRupert Leslie Taylor
University essayMayoralty Candidates of WinnipegHenry Huber
Institutional historyA Boundless Horizon: The Winnipeg Art GalleryVirginia Berry
Institutional historyBGH – 100: A History of Brandon General Hospital 1883-1983F. Madeline Perry
Local historyAltona: The Story of a Prairie TownEsther Epp-Tiessen
Special projectCanadian Airways LimitedShirley Render
Local history (honourable mention)Blumenort, A Mennonite Community in TransitionRoyden Loewen
Book (honourable mention)The Vernacular Architecture of Three Ethnic Groups in Manitoba: A Comparative AnalysisGwendolyn Edna Dowsett
Little Black Devils, A History of the Royal Winnipeg RiflesBruce Tascona and Eric Wells
Institutional history (honourable mention)Winnipeg’s Villa Rosa: Total Assistance for Single ParentsGina Sylvestre
Institutional history100 Years of Caring: The History of the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg 1883-1983Lesley Thomson
Local historyThe Rural Municipality of Dufferin 1880-1980June M. Watson (compiler & editor)
Institutional history (honourable mention)Once More Unto the Breach: St. George’s Anglican Church 1880-1980Mary Lile Benham
Local history (honourable mention)Reapers of the Valley 1882-1982, History of the Municipality of MontcalmBernard R. Ayotte (coordinator)
A Century of Living Hartney 1882-1982Hartney and District Historical CommitteeHartney and District Historical Committee
Ox Trails to BlacktopOak Lake History Committee
University essay (honourable mention)The Building of Holy Trinity Anglican ChurchGiles BugailiskisUniversity of Winnipeg
University thesisDisorder, Dependency and Fiscal Responsibility: Unemployment Relief in Winnipeg, 1907-1942Michael R. Goeres
Reform, War and Industrial Crisis in Manitoba: F. J. Dixon and the Framework of Consensus, 1903-1920Duncan Norman Irvine
Local historySelkirk: The First Hundred YearsBarry Potyondi
BookPorridge and Old ClothesEileen M. Scott
Student essayUkrainian Immigration to Western CanadaScott Armstrong
BookThe ‘Feminist’ Movement in Canada, 1880-1920, and its Manifestation by Winnipeg WomenMargaret McPherson
The Internment of Ukrainians in Canada During the First World WarPeter Melnycky
The Conditions Within and Outside Manitoba that Led to the Destruction of Denominational Schools Within Manitoba and the Creation of a Public School SystemDoreen M. Craton
Local historyCome Into Our HeritageRural Municipality of Argyle
Beckoning Hills RevisitedBoissevain History Committee
Reflections 1882-1982: A Community History of the Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain and the Town of KillarneyJ. A. Victor David Museum and New Horizons
Brandon: A Prospect of a CityMary Hume (editor)
Golden Memories of BissettR. J. Minton
BookAndrew and Agnes Rutherford and Their Descendants 1882-1982Agnes L. Florence
Local historyHugging the Meridian: A Manitoba Municipal History 1881-1981Betty Dyck
BookPioneer Profiles: Ukrainian Settlers in ManitobaMichael Ewanchuk
Audio-visualFlight Into the 20th CenturyDepartment of Education
BookJourney Into Our HeritageHarry Gutkin
Local historyMemories of Lorne 1880-1980Yvette Brandt and the RM of Lorne
University thesisThe Growth of Winnipeg 1870-1886Randolph Rostecki
Student essayReligious History of WinnipegDavid Lowry
Local historyGolden Memories, History of the Pioneers of the School Districts of Golden Stream, Palestine, Steele Bridge, and WoodsideThe Four Districts History Group
Local historyHome to Harding 1879-1981Constance Howey
Institutional historyBy Steps Not Leaps, St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, Brandon 1881-1981St. Augustine’s History Committee
Special projectBeckoning Hills Historical CalendarBoissevain and Morton Regional Library
Adult essayVignettes of the Working Poor in Winnipeg 1920-1928Anna McDonald
Student essayThe Icelandic Settlement in the Interlake of ManitobaGordon Strachan
Student essayWinnipeg: A HistoryManley Chan and Allan Moore
Student essayManitoba’s Aviation in HistoryBarbara Grant
Student essayThe History of Wheat in ManitobaMargaret Racz
Student essayMennonites in ManitobaJulia Kim and Michelle Archambeau
Special projectWestern Canada Pictorial IndexEric Wells
Local historyManitoba Agricultural Museum, 25 Years of ProgressPenny HamManitoba Agricultural Museum
Scholarly bookJohn Bracken, A Political BiographyJohn KendleUniversity of Toronto Press
University thesisManly Sports and Manitobans, Settlement Days to World War OneMorris Kenneth MottQueen’s University
Local history (honourable mention)Trails to Rails to Highways, A History of the Rural Municipality of WhitemouthBob Porth and Craig MacKenzie
Local history (honourable mention)Deloraine Scans a Century 1880-1980Verna Hasselfield
Local history (honourable mention)Our First Hundred Years, History of St. Francois Xavier MunicipalityHistorical Committee of St. Francois Xavier Municipality
Book (honourable mention)The Militia of Manitoba, A Study of Infantry and Cavalry Regiments Since 1883Bruce Tascona
University thesisA Political History of the Ukrainian Community in Manitoba 1899-1922Peter Melnycky
Adult essaySingle Tax, Socialism and the Independant Labour Party of Manitoba: The Political Ideas of F. J. Dixon and S. J. FarmerAllen Mills
Local historyYesteryears – Woodlands Municipal MemoirsOpal Langrell
University essay (honourable mention)The Conservation of Historic BuildingsRobert John Moskal
Student essay (honourable mention)Reflections on a Manitoba Heritage: Short Biographies of Three Early ManitobansRobert Clark
University essay or thesisAlexander Morris and the Creation of the Office of Premier: A Historical Analysis of the Evolution of Responsible Government in ManitobaLaurence F. Wilmot
University essay or thesisOne Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganizations and Dissolution (1878-1971)Mary B. Perfect
University essay or thesisThe Commissioned Officers of the Hudson Bay Company and the Deed Poll in the 1870s with Particular Emphasis on the Fur Trade Party (1878-1879)Robert V. Oleson
University essay or thesisCountry Town: The History of MinnedosaBarry S. Potyondi
University essay or thesis (Honourable mention)Winnipeg: A Theatrical HistoryJohn Kiernan
Local historyRiverton and the Icelandic SettlementSteinn O. Thompson
Local historyGimli SagaGimli Women’s Institute
Local historyMennonite MemoiresL. Klippenstein and J. G. Toews
Local historySpringfield: First Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973Dugald Women’s Institute
Local historyThe Grosse Isle StoryGross Isle Women’s Institute
Popular bookThe NonsuchLaird RankinClarke, Irwin & Co.
Popular bookWinnipeg: An Illustrated HistoryAlan F. J. ArtibiseJames Lorimer
Popular book (honourable mention)Off and RunningKeith Wilson and Antoine S. LussierPeguis Publishers
Popular book (honourable mention)The Diary of Mary Louise Pickering-ThomsonNorman Williamson (editor)Norman J. Williamson
Popular book
Mrs. Doctor, Reminiscences of Manitoba Doctors WivesAudrey Peterkin and Margaret Shaw
Institutional historyLearned Friends, Reminiscences, Pitblado & Hoskin, 1882-1974Ethel Anna Sankey TilleniusPitblado & Hoskin
Local historyReinland – An Experience in CommunityPeter D. Zacharias
Scholarly bookDictionary of Ukrainian Canadian BiographyVladimir J. Kaye (editor and compiler)
Adult essayEarly Electric Street Lighting in WinnipegHerbert W. Blake
Special projectThe Restoration of the Bank of Montreal, Main Branch, Portage and MainBank of Montreal
Local history (honourable mention)Hazeldell in Review 1890-1960, School District 611, Sec 27 Twp 2 R15WElva McDonald
Student essay (honourable mention)Peter Ratuski, The Story of a Ukrainian ImmigrantAndrea Ratuski
Adult essayA Hundred Years of Health – A Brief Survey of the Winnipeg General HospitalBeatrice Ellen Fines
University essayThe Knights of Labour in Winnipeg, 1883-1891David Spector
Local historyIt’s Time to Remember, 1874-1974. A Hundred Years of Progress, Tremain-Hunterville AreaJ. Tully McKenzieTremain Activity Group
Local historyStrathcona – Portrait of a Prairie MunicipalityFreida RajotteUnited Churches of Belmont and Hilton
Scholarly bookThe University of Winnipeg, A History of the Founding CollegesAllen Gerald BedfordUniversity of Toronto Press
Scholarly bookWinnipeg in Maps 1816-1972Alan F. J. Artibise and Edward H. DahlPublic Archives of Canada
Local historyCriddle-de-diddle-ensis, A Biographical History of the Criddles of Aweme, Manitoba Pioneers of the 1880sAlma Criddle
Adult essay (honourable mention)Carriages at 10:45, The History of Early Winnipeg TheatresDorothy Garbutt
Adult essay (honourable mention)My Father – A RemembranceRita C. Trudel
Individual contributions (honourable mention)Research and writing on Hudson’s Bay Company’s “Winter Packet”Rupert Leslie Taylor
Popular book
Winnipeg Architecture 100 YearsWilliam Paul Thompson and Henry D. KalenQueenston House
Local historyA View of the BirdtailMarion Abra (compiler and editor)History Committee of the Municipality of Birtle
Local historyA History of Winkler, 1892-1973Frank Brown
University thesisThe Influence of Religion on Education for Native People in Manitoba Prior to 1870Arthur Rempel
Adult essayTransportation in the Western Fur Trade EraH. B. Brehaut
Individual contributionsPersonal achievement in the field of Manitoba historyReal Berard
Individual contributionsPersonal achievement in the field of Manitoba historyNan Shipley
Individual contributionsPersonal achievement in the field of Manitoba historyWilson F. Green
Local history (honourable mention)The Old Stone Church. The History of Little Britain United Church (est. 1852)K. Schneider and Gwen Fox
Local history (honourable mention)St. Laurent, ManitobaSoeur Pauline Mercier
Audio-visualIn Memory of Margaret McWilliamsUniversity Women’s Club of Winnipeg
Individual contributionsSeven articles in Jewish Post and The Canadian Jewish News on Jewish immigration to Manitoba in the 1880sAbraham J. Arnold
University essayEmerson During the 1880s: The Town, the People and the RailroadJames McClelland
Local historyHomesteaders and Homemakers: A History of Elton Municipality in its First CenturyThe Elton Historical Committee
Adult essay (honourable mention)The Fort Brandon StoryRoy Brown
Adult essay (honourable mention)Reports and Letters of the Reverend W. H. TaylorAnita Schmidt
Adult essay (honourable mention)The Railroads of Manitoba: The First Forty YearsGeorge A. Moore
Individual contributions (honourable mention)“Historical Diary” broadcast on CBC radio since 1970Maurice Burchell
Scholarly bookBy Section, Township and RangeJohn Langton Tyman
Popular bookReflections On Our HeritageAbe Warkentin
University essayWalk For LabourRandolph Rostecki
Special projectThe Golden Thread: Or, The Last of the Pioneers. A Story of the Districts of Basswood and Minnedosa, Manitoba, from Community Beginnings to the Present DayReverend George H. Hambley
Local history (honourable mention)Next Stop – Winnitoba!D. A. Patterson and A. L. Crossin
Local history (honourable mention)Grandmother IsaacA. G. Isaac
University thesisThe Urban Development of Winnipeg 1874-1914Alan F. J. Artibise
Adult essayThe Brandon Teachers “Strike”Margaret Mann
Student essayRussian Jewish Immigration Into Manitoba and its Effects UponMara Ludwig and Janice Karlinsky
Special projectRed River House Museum, St. Andrew’sDr. E. C. Shaw
Special projectDugald Fashion ReviewMrs. Van Slyck
Popular bookThe Era of Streetcars in Winnipeg 1881-1895Herbert W. Blake
University essayTo Evangelize? To CivilizeN. Jaye Goossens
Adult essayCanadian Mennonites and World War IGeorge H. Reimer
Adult essayWhat’s in a Manitoba Place NamePenny Ham
Scholarly bookManitoba Mosaic of Place NamesJ. B. Rudnyckyj
Special projectShort History of the Minnedosa Post OfficeE. M. Macdonald
Special projectSignificant work in the History of Assiniboine Valley BoatsRoy Brown
Special projectLorette Collegiate students under the direction of Sister Lucie Arpin
Local historyNewdale, A History from 1870 to 1970Newdale Historical Society
University essaySouth Central Manitoba: A Study of Rural SocietyMel Mitchell
Local history (honourable mention)Between Mountain and LakeOchre River Women’s Institute
Special project (honourable mention)Centennial 100 EssaysG. Kroeker and students of Grant Park Collegiate
Special project (honourable mention)Time TunnelG. Langton and students of Cartwright Collegiate
Special project (honourable mention)St. Vital HistoryStudents of Glenwood Junior High School
Special project (honourable mention)Louis Riel – A PlayFrancis Peterman, Greenway School
Popular bookThe Prairie W.A.S.P.J. A. D. Stuart
University essayJames Ross – An English Speaking Halfbreed in the Red River SettlementLeonard Remis
University essayThe Emergence of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in Manitoba, 1932-1936N. Paul Cloutier
University essayDepression, Civic Politics and Market Square: Jake Penner’s First Year on CouncilBrian McKillop
Adult essayThe Saga of Turtle Mountain CoalAnthony D. Doerksen
Local historyLocal history of BenitoBenito Collegiate Grade 11 class
Individual contributionsLong-time residents and works on Churchill historyMr. and Mrs. Angus MacIver
Individual contributionsContribution to history and geography of ManitobaMartin Kavanagh
Individual contributionsRecording and promoting history of Selkirk and areaElsie McKey
Special projectRestoration and preservation of Newmac Building, 436 Main Street, an example of Winnipeg 1890 architectureNewman, MacLean and Associates
Local historyRipples From the CreekMrs. F. D. Baragar
Adult essayThe St. Boniface Cathedral-BasilicaE. G. Lysak
University essayRev. Dr. Salem G. Bland. A Study of His Activities and Influence in the Politics, Reform, Church and Society of Manitoba and Western Canada, 1903-1919Dennis L. Butcher
University essayArchibishop Langevin, Schools and Politics in Manitoba 1895-1915Gilbert L. Comeault
University essayThe Dissolution of the Coalition – Roblin’s Rise to Leadership 1949-1954D. McCormick
Scholarly bookLes La Verendrye et la Poste de l’OuestFather Antoine Champagne
Popular bookHeart of the ContinentE. S. Russenholt
Local historyBanner CountryRussell Centennial Committee
Local history
Trails Old & NewR. L. Taylor (editor)MacGregor and District History Committee
Individual contributionsWriting in Winnipeg Free Press, including “It Happened Here”Edith Paterson
Individual contributionsWork for Manitoba museumsBarbara Johnstone
Individual contributionsWork for Manitoba archaeologyChris Vickers
Individual contributionsWritings about Jewish community in Western Canada and elsewhereLouis Rosenberg
BookThrough Narrow GatesSimon BelkinThe Eagle Publishing Company (Montreal), 1966
BookA Clear SpiritCanadian Federation of University Women
University essay
James Evans, Missionary (1801-1846)John H. ThompsonUniversity of Winnipeg
Adult essayJames Evans, Missionary (1801-1846)Rev. J. Cameron Reid
NewspapersA Sociological History of Government House in WinnipegKaye RoweThe Brandon Sun, Centennial Edition, Section B, 30 June 1967
Newspapers (honourable mention)PeguisBetty WoodsThe Western Producer, 18 August 1966
Newspapers (honourable mention)Alexander Kennedy IsbisterBetty WoodsThe Western Producer, 6 July 1967
Local historyA Rear View Mirror, A History of Austin and Surrounding DistrictsAnne M. CollierFriesens, Altona, 1967
Local history (honourable mention)Golden MemoriesDand Women’s InstituteLeech Printing, Brandon, 1967
Local history (honourable mention)Banner CountryRussell Women’s InstituteDerksen Printers, Steinbach, 1967
Organizations90 Years of Jewish LifeCanadian Jewish Congress
High school essay (honourable mentionCold Copper CitySir Maurice Roche School Centennial ProjectFlin Flon, 1967
Local historyTrails and Crossroads to KillarneyAileen Garland
Popular bookPeter Fidler: Canada’s Forgotten SurveyorJ. G. MacGregor
Popular bookThe Winter YearsJames H. Gray
University essayManitoba Politics and the Origins of the North West Mounted Police 1870-1873R. C. MacleodQueen’s University
University thesisSome Aspects of the Historical Geography of the Red River Settlement 1812-1870Barry KayeUniversity of Manitoba
Adult essayWhy Did Donald Creighton Cut Short His ‘Long View’?Abraham J. Arnold
Individual contributionsEstablishment of “Peguis Publishers” and publication of various booksMary Scorer
Individual contributionsHistorical writingRoy Stubbs
Scholarly bookAll Things CommonVictor Peters
University thesisDominion Railway Policy and Manitoba Politics, 1870-1883Leo A. JohnsonUniversity of Toronto
Adult essayVoices in the WildernessFrancis Walker “Frank” Armstrong
Individual contributionsTeaching and numerous publicationsW. L. Morton
Individual contributions“In The Beginning” and series “This Week in History”Gwain Hamilton
Individual contributionsThe Bison and promotional work for the SocietyFrank Hall
Local HistoryWinnipegosis … Little Muddy WaterEva Matilda Ferguson
Local HistoryChief PeguisAlbert E. Thompson
Local HistoryMemories of ManitouThomas Turnbull
Local HistoryFoxwarren: The Little Red Schoolhouse Grows UpGeorge S. Belton
Local HistoryA Short History of the Town of WinklerFrank Brown
Local HistoryNew Light on the Old Forts of WinnipegWilliam Douglas
Local historyThe Story of Dauphin Pioneer DaysEva Matilda Ferguson
Local historySt. Andrews – The Retired Fur Traders’ ParishBarbara A. Johnstone
Local historyThe Pemmican War, 1813-1815G. Cameron McMillan


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