Fonds 02.011 - R.O.A. Hunter fonds

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R.O.A. Hunter fonds

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CA UWA 02.011

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  • 1976-2000 (Creation)
    Creator
    Hunter, Roderick

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Physical description

0.13 m of textual records
1 photograph

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(1915-2001)

Biographical history

Roderick Oliver Alexander Hunter received his undergraduate education at United College and graduated with a law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1941. He went on to serve in the Second World War, and after its completion he returned to Winnipeg, where he would spend the next 25 years working for the Great West Life Assurance Company. He served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of United College and as the third Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg from 1978 to 1984. He was a founding member of the Manitoba Universities Grants Commission. In order to help encourage students he set up scholarships at the University of Winnipeg; in the communities of Mather, Manitou and Baldur; and served as a trustee for the Sir William Stephenson Scholarship. He was awarded an honourary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg in 1971. Hunter passed away on December 2nd, 2001.

Custodial history

R.O.A Hunter collected this material during and after his tenure as Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg. Janet Walker of University Relations transferred the records to the University of Winnipeg Archives in July of 2002. The records were initially assigned the collection number IN-11 before being absorbed in the backlog and assigned the numbers BL-33 and BL-146.

Scope and content

The fonds contains newspaper clippings, both originals and copies, about Sir William Stephenson related to his life, military service, business and philanthropic activities, and funeral. The fonds also contains clippings from magazine articles on Stephenson, as well as pamphlets from events related to him. It also contains correspondence, minutes, and reports related to the Sir William Stephenson Scholarship fund, founded to encourage students with high academic standing and leadership capabilities to study at the University of Winnipeg and develop their potential. One file contains correspondence between the Stephenson family and R.O.A. Hunter. The fonds also includes correspondence between Hunter and Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, in regards to Hunter's nomination of Stephenson for acceptance into the Hall. Stephenson and Hunter were personal friends.

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Physical condition

Some records have water damage and some are original news clippings and correspondence that are older and have been folded causing some damage.

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Records organized according to the original order in which they were donated to the Archives.

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  • English

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Restrictions on access

Box 1, file 2 is restricted due to the presence of personal information. Please contact Archives staff for more information.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright is retained by the creators of the records.

Finding aids

Preliminary inventory of accession 02.011 on file in the Archives.

Associated materials

More information on the Sir William Stephenson Scholarship Fund can be found in the offices of Awards and Financial Aid.

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Rules for Archival Description (RAD), Canadian Committee for Archival Description, 2008

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Final

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Tyler McNally on February 9th, 2016
Revised by Brett Lougheed on March 7th, 2016

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