Fonds Mss 440 (A14-46) - Richard Lebrun fonds

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Richard Lebrun fonds

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CA UMASC Mss 440 (A14-46)

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1 m of textual records.

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Richard A. Lebrun was born in Milton, North Dakota, USA on October 1, 1931. He is married and has six children. He has resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 1966. Lebrun graduated from St. John’s University in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1953. In 1957 he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts in History, followed by a PhD in History in 1963. He specializes in the histories of modern Europe, France, Catholicism, and in particular 18th- and 19th-century French intellectual history.

Lebrun held various positions from lecturer to Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa from 1960 to 1966. In 1966 he became an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba; he was promoted to Professor in 1972. He was Associate Head of the Department of History from 1968 to 1969 and Acting Head of the department from 1969 to 1971. He was then Associate Dean of Graduate Studies from 1971 to 1973. Lebrun has been a Professor Emeritus since 2002.

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The fonds was donated by Richard Lebrun in May of 2014.

Scope and content

The Richard Lebrun fonds consists of correspondence between Lebrun and colleagues, students, professional associations, and personal acquaintances. The correspondence is often communication pertaining to his areas of academic specialty. This fonds also includes Lebrun's curriculum vitae, and drafts and reviews of some of his work.

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The fonds is arranged into 5 series, respecting the order of the donor:

  1. Biographical material
  2. Correspondence
  3. Drafts of academic work
  4. Reviews
  5. Others' work

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  • English

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Collection is currently being processed by University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. Access will be available once processing has been completed.

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No further accruals are expected.

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MSS 440 (A14-46)

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Created February 2015 by Leesha Cowan.
Entered March 2015 by Tyyne Petrowski.
Revised January 2016 by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson.

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  • English

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  • Hollinger box: UMASC MSS 440 Box 1
  • Hollinger box: UMASC MSS 440 Box 2
  • Hollinger box: UMASC MSS 440 Box 3
  • Hollinger box: UMASC MSS 440 Box 4
  • Hollinger box: UMASC MSS 440 Box 5
  • Hollinger box: UMASC MSS 440 Box 6
  • Hollinger box: UMASC MSS 440 Box 7
  • Hollinger box: UMASC MSS 440 Box 8