Edgar S. Russenholt fonds Help




Edgar S. Russenholt fonds


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


1.96 m of textual records
233 photographs
9 maps
3 posters
5 audio reels
1 film reel


Scope and Content 


Records document many of the activities in which Edgar S. Russenholt was involved throughout his life. Records include photographs and correspondence from Edgar S. Russenholt to his family during the First World War documenting his enlistment in the 44th Battalion, training in Canada and England, and his service in France. Records also include 3 British First world War recruiting posters. Records also document his involvement in the 44th Battalion association following the war, as well as his service with the Winnipeg Grenadiers (Reserve) during the Second World War. Records also include family correspondence from 1933 to 1969.

Records document Russenholt's involvement with Ducks Unlimited, including his drawings and articles. There are also records relating to the operation of the Winnipeg Citizen newspaper from 1946-1951. Records include files relating to Russenholt's activities and interests including the Historic Sites & Monuments Board, the Historical Museum Association of St. James-Assiniboia, and the St. James-Assiniboia Pioneer Citizen Association, 1969-1978, as well as articles, publications, speeches and drawings by Russenholt throughout his life. Records also document his candidancy for the federal Liberal Party in 1962. Records also include 5 maps created or annotated by Russenholt showing historic sites, trails and routes across Manitoba and western Canada and 3 maps relating to the history of St. James-Assiniboia. Records also document Russenholt's family life and marriage and include genealogical information and family history documents compiled by Russenholt.

Records also include 3 audio recordings of the John Harvard radio show on CJOB on July 1, 1970, which includes an interview with Ed Russenholt, and 2 audio recordings of Russenholt reciting poems by Willliam Henry Drummond. Records also include a film documenting Russenholt's daughter, Lynne's visit to England in 1955.


Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


Ed Russenholt (1890-1991) farmed in western Manitoba before serving in the First World War in the 44th Battalion. He was an artist, historian, author and CBC Winnipeg television's first weather reporter.

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Russenholt, Edgar Stanford (Ed)


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


Records were donated to the Archives of Manitoba in 1983 and 2006 by Ed Russenholt's children, Lynne MacFarlane, Ben Russenholt, and E. Champ Russenholt. Shannon MacFarlane, Russenholt's granddaughter, donated additional records in 2018 and 2020.


How to proceed

Records must be consulted in the Archives Research Room. Consult listings database to find location codes.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

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