Fonds MSS 417 (A13-06) - Laird Rankin fonds

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Laird Rankin fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 417 (A13-06)

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  • 1988-2012; predominant 2009-2012 (Creation)
    Rankin, Laird

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0.25 m of textual records and 2 compact disks

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([1940] -)

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Laird Rankin is a Winnipeg resident. Rankin has a Bachelor of Arts degree (1962) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1964) from the University of Manitoba. He worked in the head office at the Hudson’s Bay Company (1967-1974). Since then, he has worked in the non-profit sector with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, as President of the University of Manitoba’s Alumni Association (1975-1994), as founding Executive Director of Canada's National History Society and publisher of it's magazine The Beaver, now known as Canada's History (1994-2001). He is a published journalist and author of several books.

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The fonds (A13-06) was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Laird Rankin in 2013.

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This fonds consists of research materials and drafts for two publications by Rankin: "Open for Business: The History of Business Education at the University of Manitoba," and "Assessing the Risk: The History of the Actuarial Program at the University of Manitoba".

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This collection is arranged into two series:

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One folder containing student numbers and information is restricted, the file is marked.

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Created and revised by Andrea Martin, May 2014.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo-Barcelona on 07 June 2017.

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