Fonds RBSC-ARC-1387 - John A. Munro fonds

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John A. Munro fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1387

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  • 1907-1997 (Creation)
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    Munro, John A., 1938-

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12.75 m of textual records;44 audio cassettes;3 video cassettes

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John Munro has written and edited significant works in Canadian history. An M.A. graduate from the University of British Columbia in 1965, his publications include "Mike, The Memoirs of The Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson"; "One Canada, Memoirs of The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker"; "Documents on Canadian External Relations, Vol. 6"; and "The Alaska Boundary Question". A freelance writer/editor, his professional experience included positions as resident historian, Department of External Affairs and founding director, Diefenbaker Centre, University of Saskatchewan.

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The fonds consists of records created and collected by John A. Munro in the course of his research and writing on the careers of Gordon Churchill, John George Diefenbaker, Jack Horner, Carl Nickle, Lester B. Pearson, H.H. Stevens, David J. Walker, W.A.C. Bennett, Derrick Humphreys, Gordon Wilson, a holocaust survivor, Michel Mielnicki, and the Edelweiss Credit Union. It also includes Munro's works on Canadian External Relations, 1936-1939, the Atherton railway accident case, the Alaska Boundary Dispute, "Tai Tai", the China experiences of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Outerbridge (includes diaries, 1938-1950 and manuscripts), material relating to the publication of "Beyond the Moongate", research on British Columbia and Confederation, and a biography on Senator David A. Croll. Fonds includes a notebook of Lester B. Pearson and a letter to Pearson from Norman Hiller regarding the Riddell incident and material relating to screenplays, including "Blue Ribbon".

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Transferred from John Munro in 1998.

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