Fonds 04.002 - Allen Mills fonds

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Allen Mills fonds

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CA UWA 04.002

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  • 1970-1972 (Creation)
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    Mills, Allen

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0.02 m of textual records.

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(1945-)

Biographical history

Allen Mills was born in 1945. His academic achievements include graduating with Honors from Trinity College at Dublin University in 1967; receiving an MA from York University in Toronto in 1968; and earning a Ph.D from University of Western Ontario in 1976. Mills has written articles focusing on Canadian Socialism, the Canadian Forum, Early Winnipeg Radicalism, J.S. Woodsworth, Frank Scott, Ernest Gellner, and media in post-communist Czechoslovakia. He has been a visiting fellow at Edinburgh University in 1992 and that same year was a visiting lecturer at Charles University of Prague.

Allen Mills is currently working as a professor of Political Science at the University of Winnipeg, and was the head of the department from 2000-2005. He is also an accomplished author, having published his book, Fool for Christ: the political thought of J.S. Woodsworth in 1991 by the University of Toronto Press. He was also the editor of the government and politics entries for The Encyclopedia of Manitoba from 2004 to 2007, which was published in November 2007. He is currently working on a book focusing on the Political Thought of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1950-1965. His current research interests include: Canadian politics, Canadian socialism and liberalism, eastern Europe and the thought of Trudeau, Charles Taylor, and Will Kymlicka.

Custodial history

The fonds was donated to the University of Winnipeg Archives and Records Centre by Allen Mills on May 13, 2005. Mills collected this material as a graduate student in the 1970s and retained it until he made his donation.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records, mostly publications, pertaining to the Waffle Movement, a radical-left political movement that grew in popularity in the early 1970s. The fonds is divided into eight categories:

1 For an Independent Socialist Canada - articles on the benefits of an Independent Socialist Canada
2 Public Ownership - the benefits of nationalizing industries and natural resources
3 Quebec - How the movement would deal with the sovereignty issue
4 Policy Issues - various political policies the movement promotes
5 Waffle in the New Democratic Party - dealing with the larger political party of the NDP
6 Waffle-Ontario - the Waffle movement in Ontario
7 Waffle-Saskatchewan - how a socialist Saskatchewan would work in a socialist Canada
8 Oversize - oversized copies of the 'Waffle News', the 'Ontario Waffle', and assorted news clippings

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Mills, Allen

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  • English

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Printed finding aid available at the Archives.

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mills_a

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UWARC

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Final

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Created 04/30/2015 by Daniel Mathen

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