Fonds MSS 218 - Michael Kinnear fonds

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Michael Kinnear fonds

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  • 1639-2004 (Creation)
    Kinnear, Michael

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3.25 m of textual records.
19 maps.
29 computer diskettes.
3 microfilm reels.

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Michael Stewart Read Kinnear is a Professor of History at the University of Manitoba. In 1960, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.A. in history. 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. As of 2010, he is still teaching courses in European history. In 1996 and 1997, Dr. Kinnear was a consultant for Election Canada and in 2001 and 2002 was a Legislation Consultant for a Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. He has 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 (1981), The Fall of Lloyd George (1974), A History of the Vote in Canada (1997), 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.

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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 accrual 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 accrual 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 accrual 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.

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  • English

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No further accruals are expected.

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Revised by N.Courrier (January 2019).

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