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Michael Kinnear fonds
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CA UMASC MSS 218
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1639-2004 (predominantly 1915-2004) (Creation)
- Kinnear, Michael
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3.237 m of textual records.
29 computer diskettes.
3 microfilm reels.
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Michael Stewart Read Kinnear taught in the University of Manitoba's History department for almost 50 years. Dr. Kinnear graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.A. in history in 1960. He completed an M.A. in history at the University of Oregon in 1961 and a Ph.D. in Politics at Oxford University in 1965. Dr. Kinnear became a professor of history at the University of Manitoba in 1965 and retired in 2014.
In 1996 and 1997, Dr. Kinnear was a consultant for Election Canada and in 2001 and 2002 he was a Legislation Consultant for a Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Kinnear held many academic and research positions during his years at the University of Manitoba. In 1986-1987 and 1993-1994, he was a Bye Fellow at Robinson College at Cambridge University. In 1993, he was a Visiting Fellow at Australian National University. Between 1990 and 1996, he was a Manitoba Member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He is an author of numerous publications on British, Canadian, and American elections, including the books The British Voter: An Atlas and Survey since 1885 (1981), The Fall of Lloyd George: The Political Crisis of 1922 (1974), A History of the Vote in Canada (1997, co-authored with Pierre Dufour), and about 80 articles on Canadian Elections. Dr. Kinnear is currently working on a long-term study of U.S. Presidential Elections since 1856 and on roll-call votes in the U.S. Congress on trade related issues between 1914 and 2000.
The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Michael Kinnear in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2015.
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The 2005 accession consists of Michael Kinnear's study titled Liberal Seceders, his research material, and Manitoba, Saskatchewan poll maps from Federal, Civic and Provincial Elections.
The 2007 accession consists of eight series. They include British Liberal seceders research material, Kinnear's notes on Liberal seceders, Kinnear's notes while a student at Oxford, research material, Kinnear articles, pamphlets, maps of the United States, election buttons, and banners.
The 2009 accession consists of three series. They include Manitoba election material, electronic records (EL 19), and maps (MC 27).
In total, the map collection consists of 19 maps, the electronic records collection consists of 29 3.5" computer diskettes, and the microform collection (MF 28) consists of 3 reels of microfilm.
The 2015 accession has two series that include research notes and appendices for Kinnear's published and unpublished work.
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