Fonds UC - United College fonds

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United College fonds

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CA UWA UC

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  • 1912 - 1971 (Creation)
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    United College

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7.0 m of textual records

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(1938-1967)

Administrative history

United College was formed in 1938 by an amalgamation between Wesley College and Manitoba College. The two colleges had enjoyed informal unity for two periods in the past, and a formal unity was convenient due to several causes: their physical proximity, their long co-operation in instruction, the sale of the Manitoba College building, and the formation of the United Church of Canada which incorporated the separating denominations of the colleges, Methodist and Presbytarian respectively.

United College took the site of Wesley College as its headquarters, and added several buildings to the campus over its existence: Bryce Hall in 1951, Manitoba and Ashdown Halls in 1959, and Graham and Riddell Halls in 1962. Eventually, United College sought incorporation as the University of Winnipeg in 1967.

Custodial history

The records in this fonds were originally accumulated in the United College administrative offices and library, and moved to various locations around campus as the College expanded and grew into United College and later the University of Winnipeg. Between 1980 and 1984, Shirley Payment and Delza Longman consolidated the archival records on campus in the University of Winnipeg Library and arranged the Wesley College records into this fonds. In the 2000s some of the records in the fonds were removed and assigned into separate record groups.

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Records in this fonds were generated through the administration of United College, including its teaching faculty, governing bodies, committees, and fundraising drives. They include student records, financial records, minutes, and correspondence. Additionally, the fonds contains a group of reports, correspondence, and publications from the Crowe Affair, 1958-1959, documenting the dismissal of Professor Harry Crowe and the subsequent legal ramifications for professorial tenure and free speech across Canada. The fonds also contains records documenting the 1913-1914 joint administration between Manitoba and Wesley Colleges, at the time entitled the United Colleges, that served as a beginning of their administrative cooperation that led to their permanent 1938 merger. Fonds is arranged in twenty-one series.

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Final

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Description created 9 April 2019 -- Daniel Matthes

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