Fonds 15-1997 - Brandon - Great Depression Project fonds

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Brandon - Great Depression Project fonds

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CA MCK 15-1997

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  • 1929-1986, predominant 1929-1939 (Creation)

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93 cm textual records : textual records

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The Great Depression Research Project was initiated by Dr. W.R. Morrison and Dr. Ken Coates, in 1985. At that time, both were members of the History Department at Brandon University. It had been their intention to develop a combined documentary and oral history of the Great Depression in the Brandon region.Ultimately, only textual records of various provenance were assembled. The project was funded through a number of grants which allowed the employment of student researchers during the summer of 1985.

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This fonds was assembled in c.1985-86 by Dr. W.R. Morrison and Dr. Ken Coates. When he left Brandon in 1986, Dr. Morrison left the materials in the possession of Tom Mitchell, who donated the collection to the McKee Archives. It was accessioned by the McKee archives in 1997.

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This fonds contains clippings from the Brandon Sun, correspondence between Brandon officials and federal and provincial authorities, statistical data, minutes and various documents from the records of the City of Brandon relating to the administration of the City during the Great Depression. Topics include work relief policies and programs, and the impact of financial constraint and crisis. Also included are various papers written on topics related to Brandon during the 1930s.

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Correspondence relating to the recipients of relief during the Depression.

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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright restrictions.

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N/A as of May 2001

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