Fonds Mss Sc 23, Tc 3 (A.78-29, A.96-52) - George McLeod Brownell fonds

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George McLeod Brownell fonds

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CA UMASC Mss Sc 23, Tc 3 (A.78-29, A.96-52)

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  • 1927-1974 (Creation)

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0.04 m of textual records.
1 audio reel.

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George McLeod Brownell received a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba and joined the staff of the Department of Geology in 1928. He became head of that department in 1944. Brownell began his career as a geologist with the Manitoba Mines Branch where, during the Second World War, he discovered chromite deposits in the Bird River area of Manitoba. He also collaborated in establishing Nuclear Enterprises Ltd. for the production of aircraft model scintillometers and berylometers. He retired from the University of Manitoba in 1965. Brownell was a member of the Scientific Club of Winnipeg, the Society of Economic Geologists, and the Geological Association of Canada.

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Professor Brownell in 1978 and by Ed Leith in 1996.

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The fonds consists mainly of his geological papers. Included are some biographical materials on Brownell and a biographical note on J.S. Delury. TC 3 consists of an oral history recording of Dr. Brownell conducted by Richard Bennett on October 11, 1978.

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  • English

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A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room.

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No further accruals to this fonds are anticipated.

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