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Bernard M. Rasch fonds: Finding Aid (MSS 190 (A.04-104))

Bernard M. Rasch Fonds Finding Aid

An Inventory of His Files and Collected Books donated to the Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Vladimira Zvonik and Michelle Strutt
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (October 2004)
Finding aid converted by Justin Fuhr (July 2016)
Finding aid written in English. 

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - Mss 190 (A.04-104) converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Collection Summary

Archives & Special Collections 
University of Manitoba
Bernard M. Rasch
Bernard M. Rasch fonds
48 cm of textual material, 502 books
Mss 190 (A.04-104)

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Biographical Information

Ontario architect, Bernard M. Rasch obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Manitoba's School of Architecture. Following graduation he relocated to the Toronto area and, since 1973, has been a partner in several firms and most recently retired from Area Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd. His career highlights include: receiving the Canadian Architect Design Award in 1976; his first overseas work on a shopping centre in China in 1983; holding the position of the president of the Ontario Association of Architects in both 1983 and 2000; as well as publishing in many design journals, both Canadian and American. His firm, Area Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd., received the City of Toronto Business Recognition Award in 1999. He has also been a long time donor to The Winnipeg Foundation. Throughout his life Mr. Rasch collected books and other materials on UFO sightings, paranormal phenomena, and occult societies and he donated this collection to the University of Manitoba in 2004.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The fonds contains various newsletters, pamphlets and publications on UFOs, occult societies, psychics and natural healers. It also contains Rasch's scrapbook of the Monarchy; as well as Margaret Hamilton's newspaper articles about her father, well know paranormal inverstigator, Dr. T. G. Hamilton.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into four boxes.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into four boxes.

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

No restrictions on use.

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Index Terms





Hamilton, T. G.

Royal Family

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated by Bernard M. Rasch to the Archives & Special Collections, the University of Manitoba in 2004.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Box Folder  
1 1 Bernard M. Rasch - Curriculum Vitae,[ 2004 ]
  2 List of the books donated to the University of Manitoba by B. M. Rasch,[ 2004 ]
  3 Benjamin Hatskin - B. Rasch's uncle,[ 1988, ]

newspaper clippings

  4 Royal Family - Rasch's scrap book of the Monarchy,[ 1937, ]

includes two photographs of Queen Elizabeth's visit to Toronto, 1972

  5 Dr. T. G. Hamilton - articles by M.L. Hamilton; collected in a scrap book by Dora Dibney,[ 1958-1966, ]

newspaper clippings

  6 UFO - articles, newsletters, other information sources,[ 1964-1996 ]
  7 Psychics, Psychic Societies - articles, newsletters, other information,[ 1979-1980 ]
Natural healers - articles, newsletters, other information,[ 1974-1980 ]
  9 Astrology - articles, newsletters, other information,[ n.d. ]
  10 The Mind Institute, Toronto - supporting information,


  11 Conferences, Festivals, Seminars on esoteric sciences and yoga - supporting information,[ 1979-1980 ]
  12 George Walter de la Warr's invention - Improvements relating to multi-frequency signal generating apparatus,[ 1967 ]
  13 UFO's - newspaper clippings,[ 1964-2003 ]
  14 Psychics - newspaper clippings,[ 1965-1985 ]

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Box 2
Box Folder  
2 1 Publisher's Catalogues - notes,[ n.d. ]
  2-6 Publisher's Catalogues, pt.1-5,[ 1970-80 ]


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Box 3
Box Folder  
3 1 Various journals, newsletters, pamphlets on UFO's, occult societies, psychics, and natural healers.


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Box 4
Box Folder  
4 1 Inner Life: Toronto'Aquarian Age Newsletter,[ 1974, no.15 ]
  2 Inner Life: Toronto's Aquarian Age Newsletter,[ 1975, no.1-4 ]
  3 Inner Life: Toronto's Aquarian Age Newsletter,[ 1975, no.19-24 ]
  4 Inner Life: Toronto's Aquarian Age Newsletter,[ 1980, no.7 ]
  5 Flying saucers journal,[ 1961-1975 ]
  6 Forum - newsletter,[ 1966-1975 ]
Negatives, photographs - Downtown Winnipeg,[ 1967 ]
Alien Autopsy- Roswell, August 28, 1995, Fox Network, Documentary,




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