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Gerald McKinney fonds
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- Textual record
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CA UMASC MSS 101 (A,84-27)
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- McKinney, Gerald
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0.25 m of textual material.
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Gerald "Gerry" Allen McKinney was born in 1932 in Melita, Manitoba. In 1950 McKinney enlisted as a medical assistant with B Company, First Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment. A participant in the Korean War, McKinney was captured and held as a prisoner of war for one year. McKinney remained in the Canadian Armed Forces until 1958. Subsequently, Mr. McKinney lived in Winnipeg where he was an advocate for workplace health and safety causes and tenant rights. McKinney was also active in raising opposition to large water diversion schemes, such as the Garrison Diversion Project in North Dakota, the Rafferty-Alemada Dams Project in Saskatchewan, and the Pelican Lake-Pembina River Diversion Project in Manitoba. McKinney was awarded the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1984 for his work against the Garrison Project. McKinney was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Brandon University in 1985.
The fonds was donated by Gerald McKinney to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1984.
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The fonds contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dating from 1979 to 1984, selected minutes from the Action Committee against Garrison, congressional lobby efforts, and printed material.
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There are no restrictions on this material.
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A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room.
See also the Gerald McKinney fonds at the S.J. McKee Archives.