Fonds IN-10 - A.S. Cummings Papers

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A.S. Cummings Papers

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4 cm of textual records.

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In 1917, Arthur Stewart Cummings moved from Edmonton and began work as registrar and general assistant of Wesley College in Winnipeg. Until his retirement in 1943, Cummings served as both registrar and the secretary for nearly every administrative committee created by Wesley College, including the faculty, the senate and the board.

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The University of Winnipeg Archives acquired the papers in 1985.

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The papers are divided into two series, including the manuscript for A History of Wesley College written by Cummings, and miscellaneous papers. The first series contains the handwritten manuscript--often written on the backs of meeting minutes and class lists--for Cummings history of Wesley College published in 1938. His manuscript details the history of the college from the 1880s until the 1930s. The second series consists of miscellaneous papers, including the draft of the table of contents for his book, and lists of award recipients.

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The original order and arrangement of the records has been maintained since their donation to the University of Winnipeg Archives.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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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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July 13, 2012

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  • English

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Bedford, A.G. The University of Winnipeg: a History of the Founding Colleges. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976. Pg. 217, 245.

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