Fonds MSS 114 (MSS SC 58) - W.J. Waines fonds

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W.J. Waines fonds

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  • 1924-1973 (Creation)
    Waines, William John

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0.36 m of textual records, 1 audio-cassette

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William John Waines was born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan in 1901, where his father had homesteaded. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. in 1924, and an M.A. in 1925, receiving Gold Medals in Economics. He did post-graduate work at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He lectured at Lake Forest College in Illinois in 1927-1928 before returning to the University of Manitoba in 1928. Waines was appointed Assistant Professor in 1937 and made Professor and Head of the Department of Political Economy in 1941. In 1947, he became the Vice-President (Academic) of the University of Manitoba, but left the position in 1966 to accept the appointment of Association Director of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. Waines served on numerous boards, commissions, consultations, and public inquiries including the Rowell-Sirois Commission. The University of Manitoba honoured him in 1966 with his appointment as Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Science, and again in 1967, when he was awarded an Honourary Doctor of Law. His wife, Do, was a strong support throughout his career.

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In 1979, MSS SC 58 and TC 15 (A.79-38) were donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Mrs. H. Pentland. MSS 114 (A.85-04) was acquired by University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections from W.J. Waines in 1985.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, theses, citations, speeches and addresses, pamphlets, publications, articles, and reports pertaining to W.J. Waines and his career. TC 15 consists of an original cassette audio recording of Waine's speech, "University of Manitoba Presidents I Have Known: Recollections and Impressions".

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A printed finding aid for MSS 114 is available in the Archives reading room.

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Fonds consists of two accruals: A1979-038 and A1985-004

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TC 15

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