Fonds F0106 - Ian Gentles fonds

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Ian Gentles fonds

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3.58 m of textual records
19 photographs : b&w and col. ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm or smaller
6 photographic negatives : b&w ; 35 mm
35 photographic slides ; b&w and col. : 35 mm
4 computer disks ; 9 x 9 cm
1 video cassette : Umatic

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(25 October 1941-)

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Ian James Gentles (b. Kingston, Jamaica, 25 October 1941) is a professor of history at Glendon College, York University. Gentles earned a BA (Hons.) in English and History (1963) and an MA in Modern American History (1965) from the University of Toronto before completing a PhD in English History from the University of London (1969). His historical research, focused on early modern England, has been published in Historical Journal, English Historical Review, Historical Research, Economic History Review and others. His monograph, The New Model Army in England, Ireland and Scotland, 1645-1653, was published by Oxford University Press in 1992. He was the recipient of the Principal’s Teaching Excellence Award from Glendon College in 2001 and has received numerous research fellowships throughout his career. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Gentles is an active pro-life advocate and researcher and Vice-President and Research Director of the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research (formerly the Human Life Research Institute), a pro-life thinktank based in Toronto.

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Fonds consists of records pertaining to Gentles’ roles as a professor of history at York University, as an active member of the Coalition for Life, and as Vice-President and Research Director of the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. These include files related to Gentles' teaching at Glendon College, York University and Tyndale University College, his research and publishing activities in the field of history, as well as records pertaining to his administrative activities at York. They also includes files related to Gentles’ research in bioethics—primarily on the subjects of abortion and assisted suicide—as well as records related to the administrative activities of the Coalition for Life and the deVeber Institute.

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Series is arranged into 4 series.

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  • English
  • French

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Files 2015-045/001(09), 2015-045/001(10), 2015-045/001(12), and 2015-045/002(01) restricted.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1995-019, 2015-045, 2017-033. Further accruals are expected.

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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/04 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/10 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording in Access restrictions and Accruals notes.
2003/04/09 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2016/01/08 C. Falls. Added 2015-045. Updated fonds-level description; added series.
2017/10/30 C. Long. Added 2017-033.
2020/03/29 KCP. Added access point(s).

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