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#10B United Church Materials

A variety of types of records comprise the sub-series. Many of the records in this sub-series originate in direct relation to – or directly from – the United Church of Canada. Many of the records in this sub-series were collected, rather than originated, by Carl Ridd. This sub-series pulls together records pertaining to the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario and Winnipeg Presbytery. Prominent topics found in the sub-series include education in the church, Ridd’s participation in several Winnipeg churches, outreach efforts of the United Church, changing theological positions in the United Church and the role of the church in the larger social world.

John Carl Ridd

#10C Theological Matters

A variety of types of records comprise the sub-series. Many of the records in this sub-series have been collected, rather than originated, by Carl Ridd. This sub-series pulls together records in the collection that pertain to Christian theological matters without relating directly to either Ridd’s work as a minister or the United Church of Canada. The prominent topic in the sub-series is new or evolving theological positions, particularly in regard to liberation theology.

John Carl Ridd

#12B Christine Lamont and David Spencer Case

A wide variety of records make up the series, many of which were originated or gathered by members of the Lamont family and passed on to Carl Ridd. The sub-series gathers together records documenting the [allegedly unfair] detainment of Christine Lamont and David Spencer in Brazil in relation to a kidnapping ring. Prominent issues include the nature of Lamont and Spencer’s involvement in the kidnapping (and thus their guilt or innocence), lobbying by a group in Canada to have Lamont and Spencer returned to Canada and (predominantly) the unjustness of the sentence levelled against Lamont and Spencer by Brazilian authorities.

John Carl Ridd

#1A Afghanistan and Iraq

The series is comprised of a wide variety of types of records. Most of the records within this sub-series were collected, rather than originated, by Carl Ridd. This sub-series gathers together records covering the Gulf War, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the American-led “War on Terror” (especially in Afghanistan) and the war against Iraq.

John Carl Ridd

#1B Israel - Palestine

A wide variety of types of records make up the sub-series, including a large number of records originating from local, national and international news media sources. Many of the records have been collected, rather than originated, by Carl Ridd. The sub-series pulls together records pertaining to ongoing conflict and violence in the State of Israel, as well as conflict and violence on an international level directly or indirectly related to the State of Israel. Prominent topics in the sub-series include hostility between Israelis and Palestinians, anti-Semitism, the history of the Jewish people and foreign policies pertaining to the State of Israel.

John Carl Ridd

#3A Free Trade

The sub-series is comprised of a wide variety of types of records. Many of the records in this folder have been collected, rather than originated, by Carl Ridd. This sub-series gathers together records pertaining to Canada’s entry into the Free Trade Agreement. Specifically, the sub-series depicts a negative view of Free Trade (focussing on concerns and dangers).

John Carl Ridd

#4A Nuclear Energy and Waste

The sub-series is comprised of a wide variety of types of records, including a number of records generated by the government or published to inform the public. Many of the records have been collected, rather than originated, by Carl Ridd. This sub-series gathers together records pertaining to new developments in the field of nuclear energy, the production of nuclear energy, nuclear as a commodity and – predominantly – the question of what to do with nuclear waste. In particular, the question of storing nuclear waste below ground (and the resulting environmental impact) is addressed. The records in this sub-series focus on Canada and Manitoba.

John Carl Ridd

#5A Carl Ridd Reference Documents

Most of the records in this sub-series have been originated by Carl Ridd, although a large number of supporting records collected by Ridd are also found in the sub-series. The sub-series gathers together records written by Ridd that he appears to have kept near-at-hand for referential use or to duplicate and pass on to others.

John Carl Ridd

#9A Jets / Arena

The sub-series includes a wide variety of types of records, some of which were generated by the Thin Ice coalition and a large number of which were generated from Winnipeg news media sources. This sub-series gathers together records pertaining to the Winnipeg Jets prior to their departure from Winnipeg in the mid-1990s. Prominent issues covered in the sub-series include the financial burden of the Jets on Winnipeg (and especially on tax-payers), plans to re-structure the organization and plans to sell the organization to various groups, the “Save the Jets” campaign, arguments for and against building a new sports arena in Winnipeg, arguments for and against trying to retain a professional sports team in Winnipeg, professional sports as an industry and the Thin Ice coalition. Ridd, it should be noted, believed that retaining the Jets was neither profitable nor fiscally responsible.

John Carl Ridd

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