Fonds RBSC-ARC-1751 - Jim Coleman fonds

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Jim Coleman fonds

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81.5 cm of textual records

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Jim Coleman, born October 30, 1911, in Winnipeg, Manitoba was an award winning Canadian sports journalist that focused his efforts primarily on the three sports of: horse racing, Canadian football, and hockey. He was named to the Order of Canada in 1974; was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame in 1980; won the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in 1984; and was inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

Mr. Coleman wrote prolifically for the Vancouver Province (1939-1941), and the Globe & Mail (1942-1961) newspapers, and eventually became a syndicated columnist writing for Southam Newspapers (1962-1983).

Mr. Coleman also wrote two books, both on the topic of sports. The first book, titled “A Hoofprint on my Heart” was published in 1971; and the second book, titled “Long Ride on a Hobby Horse” was published in 1990.

Mr. Coleman passed away on January 14th, 2001 in Vancouver.

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Fonds consists of Jim Coleman's published articles from multiple newspapers (predominantly the Globe & Mail and Vancouver Province), and magazine articles published in both Maclean's and Saturday Night magazines. The fonds also consists of original manuscripts from Coleman's two books: Hoofprint on my Heart, and Long Ride on a Hobby Horse.

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An accrual to the fonds was added in July 2017. This accrual included files 1-12 and 1-13, which were added to the "Original Manuscripts" series.

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Description updated by Gillian Dunks in July 2017.

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