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Edgar J. Dosman fonds
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[ca. 1911]-2010 (Creation)
- Dosman, Edgar J.
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ca. 6 m of textual records
ca. 56 photographs
4 microfilm reels
1 compact disc
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Name of creator
Edgar J. Dosman (1941-) was born in Annaheim, Saskatchewan and earned his BA at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Munich in 1963. He was earned an MA from University College in 1965, and his PhD from Harvard University in 1970. Dosman began his teaching career as a special lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan in 1968 and went on to join York University's department of political science in 1970, being promoted to full professor in 1990. He is currently Professor Emeritus, and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) at York University. During his academic career he has served on numerous projects and committees, both at York and at other academic institutions. Throughout his career his research interests have focused on international development thought, Western hemisphere studies, Canadian foreign and public policy, and regional conflict management (Central America / southern Africa). Dosman has been internationally recognized for his biography of Raul Prebisch, "The Life and Times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986" (2008), and lauded for his work in promoting academic and cultural ties between Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015 for his studies in Latin American history and politics.
Scope and content
Consists of Dosman's project records and research files pertaining to his critically-acclaimed biography of Raul Prebisch. There are project correspondence files including photographs, notebooks, letters and notes from Prebisch's widow, interview files, and secondary biographies; special correspondence files between Prebisch and his colleagues and contemporaries; unpublished transcripts of Prebisch's "conversations" with colleagues; tributes on the occasion of Prebisch's death; manuscript drafts; copies of Prebisch texts and writings; considerable rare secondary source material from Argentina, Chile and other South American countries, CEPAL, critics and scholarly papers; correspondence files; government documents; office correspondence between CEPAL Santiago to Washington (primarily when David Pollock was Director of the Washington office of CEPAL during the period when Prebisch was resident in Washington and advisor to Enrique Iglesias, Executive Secretary of CEPAL); World Bank library documents; IMF library documents; UNCTAD correspondence and documents; Prebisch's office correspondence files; press clippings; and other material.
Most of the material is in good condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Prof. Dosman in 2009.
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Some of the material is in Spanish.
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No restrictions on access.
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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2009-026. Further accruals are expected.
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- Prebisch, Raul (Subject)
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2012/08/02 Dubeau:. (Creation)
2012/08/02 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2013/02/04 Complete fonds level description.
2013/02/21 Dubeau. Corrected typos. Added number of photos to extent info.
2013/02/22 Dubeau. Updated restrictions on access.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM
2020/03/29 KCP. Added access point(s).
2020/04/28 E. Corbett-Nicholson. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.
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