Fonds 02.004 - Canadian-American Conference fonds

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Canadian-American Conference fonds

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CA UWA 02.004

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  • 1940-1971 (Creation)

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18 cm. of textual records
12 photographs : b & w ; 20 x 25 cm

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The Canadian-American Conference, a joint project of United College and Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, had its first meeting in 1941. The annual conference, which met at each college in alternate years, offered faculty and students the opportunity to hear reports and discuss issues in international affairs. Over the thirty years of its existence, the Conference heard papers on the new internationalism, the end of White Imperialism, the British Commonwealth in world affairs, ehtnic tensions in the modern world, the nation in the future, The Middle East, and the Pacific and the New World Order. Prominent academics, politicians and businessmen were members of the Institute while at United College, including Lloyd Axworthy, Arthur Lower, Serling Lyon, Kenneth McNaught, William Norrie, Margaret Prang, and Peter Gordon White.

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The records of the Conference were acquired from different sources in United College/University of Winnipeg and assembled by H.V. Rutherford, chair of the History Department and the United College faculty adviser to the Conference during the years 1959-1971. The records remained in the History Department office and were donated to the University Archives in 2002 by the current chair, David Burley.

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Fonds consists of reports of the annual conferences, bibliographies of readings for meetings, membership lists, newsclippings from student newspapers, correspondence, and photographs.

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Researchers are permitted to photocopy and publish in accordance with standard copyright procedures.

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A hard copy finding aid is available in the Archives Reading Room.

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Associated material: Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. has a companion set of records located in the Archives.
17.014 Media Services fonds has audio recordings of the 1942 conference.

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  • English

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