Accession A1989-031/MSS 072 - J. Edgar Rea fonds

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J. Edgar Rea fonds

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A1989-031/MSS 072

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  • 1969-1988 (Creation)
    Rea, J. Edgar

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1.2 m of textual records

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(May 11, 1931- October 26, 2003)

Biographical history

Ed Rea, professor of history at the University of Manitoba, received his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Manitoba and his Ph.D. at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he was born and raised. Rea is the author of The Winnipeg General Strike (1973), Parties and Power: An Analysis of Winnipeg City Council 1919-1975 (1976), and other books and has published a large number of professional articles, particularly on western Canadian history and national politics. Dr. Rea passed away in 2003.

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A1989-031/MSS 072 was donated by Professor Rea in 1991.

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This collection contains 203 unpublished student research papers submitted to Professor Rea by his leading students between 1968 and 1987 on the broad subjects of Manitoba and western Canadian history. Topics include Manitoba and Winnipeg biographies (43), Manitoba provincial and Winnipeg municipal politics (28), labour history (16), ethnic history (15), social history (10), business history (9), Native history (7), agriculture history (7), educational history (7), fur trade history (5), Red River Settlement history (5), women's history (4) and medical history (4).

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This collection is organized into 2 series:

Essays Arranged Alphabetically, by Author
Essays, Random Arrangement

This collection appears to have been left in order in which it arrived in Archives & Special Collections. Hence, the essays from Box 1 to the first half of Box 7 are arranged alphabetically, by author. I have designated this group of essays as Series 1. The essays in the second half of Box 7 to Box 9 are arranged in no apparent order. Therefore, I have designated them Series 2.

Julianna Trivers, September 2002

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Finding aid created by Deborah Prokopchuk (1991). Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (September 2002). Revision History:
July 26, 2005 - MSS 72 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
Revised by N. Courrier (April 2019).

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