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C. Thomas Shay fonds
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CA UMASC MSS 155-A2018-091
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1746-2010, predominantly 1951-2010 (Creation)
- Shay, C. Thomas
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3.6 m of textual, graphic and electronic records including: 524 computer disks; 3 VHS; 3 audio cassettes; 2448 slides; 146 photographs; 73 negatives; 1 contact sheet; 1 book; 1 object.
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Dr. Creighton Thomas Shay received a B.A. (1960), M.A. (1965), and Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Minnesota in Anthropology. In 1961, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to train and study at the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen. In 1964, he became an instructor in the Extension Division of the University of Minnesota and the following year was appointed an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University. In 1967, Shay took an appointment as a Lecturer at the University of Manitoba, which became an Assistant Professorship in 1970 upon completion of his doctorate. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1972, a rank he held until his retirement in 1993 when he was made a Senior Scholar of the University. Dr. Shay has undertaken research in a variety of different areas of anthropology over his career focusing much of his research in ethnobotany and paleobotany in Greece, but more importantly in the northeastern prairies and plains of Canada and the United States, in particular Manitoba and Minnesota. He has published extensively in monographs, refereed journals, and local publications. Many of these works were co-authored with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Shay, a former Botany professor at the University of Manitoba and recipient of the Order of Canada for her work on environmental causes. In honour of the contributions that Dr. Shay has made to the University of Manitoba, former students, friends and colleagues established the C. Thomas Shay Scholarship for graduate study in Anthropology in 1993. Dr. Shay was also awarded the Manitoba Prix Award for Heritage Education in 1997. Dr. Shay continues to remain active and his current research interests include human ecology in Western Canada 3000 years ago until 1870, and the human ecology of the Bronze Age in Greece and the Mediterranean.
This accession was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2018. Dr. Shay hired students to remove the records from Room 309.
Scope and content
This series consists of field books, research and site files, research assistant notes, photocopies of bibliographic articles, slides from field work and Greece, computer disks and directories. Also included are a few personal items from his retirement and his home. This series includes the Jennifer Shay sous-fonds.
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Arrangement maintains the order of the files as they were stored in Dr. Shay's filing cabinets.
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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.
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Jennifer Shay fonds: http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives/collections/rad/shay_j.html
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University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections
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Finding aid created by M. Horodyski (Nov 2018).
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