- Walter Eggertson was a Winnipeg-born, Wesley College student at the outbreak of the First World War. In 1916, Eggertson left the college and enlisted in the army. Over the course of his service in England and France with the 223rd and 27th Battalions, Eggertson kept two diaries, documenting his war experiences between 1917 and 1918. The digital material from the Walter Eggertson fonds consists of the transcription for both diaries held by Archives & Special Collections.
Archives & Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections is a department of the Libraries and is located in Room 330 on the third floor of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library. Since its establishment in 1978, the Archives' mission has been to acquire, catalogue and preserve university records and special research collections which further the educational aims of the University of Manitoba, and to promote and provide wide access to them. The Archives' wide-ranging collection mandate includes the acquisition of the records of the University of Manitoba, Canadian Prairie Literary Manuscripts, the Archives of the Agricultural Experience and rare books in the areas of western Canadiana, early Arctic exploration, early Native language syllabics, spiritualism, church history and philosophy, and agriculture among others.