Accession A1992-061, A1992-067, A1996-098 - Henry E. Duckworth accrual

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Henry E. Duckworth accrual

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CA UMASC MSS 119-A1992-061, A1992-067, A1996-098

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  • 1938-1996 (Creation)
    Duckworth, H. E. (Henry Edmison)

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7.2 m of textual records; 2 photographs

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Biographical history

Henry Duckworth was born in Brandon, Manitoba. He was the only child of a United Church minister. He graduated from Wesley College with a B.A. (1935), and the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. (1936) and a Teaching Certificate (1937). Following three years of secondary and junior college teaching, he enrolled at the University of Chicago where he earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 1942. He undertook three years of war research with the National Research Council of Canada. He worked at the University of Manitoba (1945-1946), Wesleyan University (1946-1951) and McMaster University (1951-1965). In 1965 he became vice-president of the University of Manitoba, and then president of the University of Winnipeg (1971-1981). He was chancellor of the University of Manitoba (1981-1991). Dr. Duckworth gained international acclaim for his work in atomic energy, especially his work in mass spectroscopy. He was able to accurately predict the energies released in various nuclear transmutations. Dr. Duckworth died December 18, 2008.

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The fonds was donated by Dr. Henry E. Duckworth and transferred to Archives & Special Collections in several installments in 1992 and 1996. Dr. Duckworth and his daughter, Jane Duckworth Maksymiuk, delivered hundreds of his speeches and the complete set of his University of Winnipeg presidency desk journals in October 1996.

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The fonds is comprised of biographical data, correspondence, desk journals, hundreds of speeches and academic papers, University of Manitoba vice-presidential and chancellorship papers, University of Winnipeg president papers and affiliation papers documenting his various positions in international and national scientific organizations.

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This collection is arranged into six series: Biography; Presidential Papers and Journals, University of Winnipeg; Speeches and Papers; Vice-Presidential Papers, University of Manitoba; Affiliational Papers; and Photographs.

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Winnipeg Tribune fonds - Dr. Henry E. Duckworth Personality Clipping file, 1940s-1980

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Inventory prepared by John E.L. Richthammer (October 1996)
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