Fonds Mss 168 (A.01-09) - Paul D. Earl fonds

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Paul D. Earl fonds

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CA UMASC Mss 168 (A.01-09)

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  • 1941-2000 (Creation)

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0.75 m of textual material.

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Paul D. Earl was born in 1941 in eastern Canada. He received his M.A. in Transportation Planning from the University of Toronto and proceeded in 1970 to join the "Grains Group," an interdepartmental advisory body. In 1975 he became Director of Corporate Planning at United Grain Growers Limited (UGG). Four years later Earl took a job with the Grain Transportation Agency (GTA). In 1986 he left in order to complete a PhD. studying the roots of the Canadian grain industry since the 1920s. Earl initially returned to the GTA and then to UGG for five years. In the 1990s he began work on a book which was published as Mac Runciman: A Life in the Grain Trade (2000). His experience in the industry gave him a unique insight into Runciman, a former president of UGG. Since 1996 Earl has held the position of Policy Manager in Manitoba for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers.

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2001 by Paul Earl.

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The fonds consists of annotated drafts and proofs of the manuscript for Mac Runciman: A Life in the Grain Trade. Some of the manuscript material contains conrrespondence. Mac Runciman was published by the University of Manitoba Press in 2000.

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  • English

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A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room.

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No further accruals to this fonds are expected.

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