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J.L. Granatstein fonds
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J.L. Granatstein fonds

  • F0316
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 2017

Fonds consists of research files, committee files (including minutes, memoranda, etc.), correspondence, professorial files (including notes, lectures, departmental business), financial records, publication files, printed materials, and other mater...

Granatstein, J. L.

P.E. Trudeau interviews : Pirouette, Trudeau's World

File consists of interviews done by J.L. Granatstein or Robert Bothwell for the book, Pirouette: Pierre Trudeau and Canadian foreign policy (University of Toronto Press, 1990) and used again for Trudeau's World: Insiders Reflect on Foreign Po...

P.E. Trudeau interviews : Pirouette, Trudeau's World

File consists of interviews done by J.L. Granatstein or Robert Bothwell for the book, Pirouette: Pierre Trudeau and Canadian foreign policy (University of Toronto Press, 1990) and used again for Trudeau's World: Insiders Reflect on Foreign Po...

P.E. Trudeau interviews : Pirouette, Trudeau's World

File consists of interviews done by J.L. Granatstein or Robert Bothwell for the book, Pirouette: Pierre Trudeau and Canadian foreign policy (University of Toronto Press, 1990) and used again for Trudeau's World: Insiders Reflect on Foreign Po...

Never Forgotten National Memorial

File consists of correspondence, clippings, and press releases documenting the proposal for, and the subsequent controversy regarding, the Never Forgotten National Memorial project. File also includes audio recordings of music by Bruce Cockburn an...

Best Little Army : Harper Collins

File consists of correspondence, including with Patrick Crean, Publisher and Editor, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., regarding the publication of the book, The Best Little Army in the World : the Canadians in northwest Europe, 1944-1945 (Toronto: P...

H of C Defence Committee : 12 June

File consists of speaking notes and other material related to a lecture delivered to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, titled "NATO's Strategic Concept and Canada's Role in International Defence Cooperatio...

Ottawa CW event : 21 November 2016

File consists of material related to the dedication ceremony of the J.L. Granatstein Reading Room at the Canadian War Museum, including correspondence, event schedules, and speaking notes.

CDFAI Ottawa Adv. Council

File consists of records of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute Advisory Council (AC), including correspondence, meeting agendas, and other material.

M. Gen. Harry Foster diary : WWII

File consists of reproductions of wartime diaries by Maj.-Gen. Harry Wickwire Foster from September 1939 to January 1944. The file was likely created as research material for J.L. Granatstein's book, The Generals: The Canadian Army's Sen...

S. Africa conference + paper : 11-20 May

File consists of speaking notes for a lecture titled, "Canadian Foreign and Defence Policies: Getting Along with the Americans," delivered to the Canada-South Africa Relations colloquium in Johannesburg.

Harry Jolley letters : WWII

File consists of reproductions of wartime diaries by Maj.-Gen. Harry Wickwire Foster from September 1939 to January 1944. The file was used as research material for J.L. Granatstein's book, Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace...

Hill 70 paper + book

File consists of material related to the book project, Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War, edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger (UBC Press, 2016). The file includes a briefing package on the proje...

Hill 70 Kgtn : 20-22 May

File consists of material related to a book project which would culminate in the publication of Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War, edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger (UBC Press, 2016). The file...

My publications

File consists of clippings of articles and opinion pieces published in Legion Magazine, the Globe and Mail, The Dispatch, The National Post, and other news outlets.

MLI debate : 28 March

File consists of speaking notes and other material related to the Great Canadian Debate held by the Macdonald Laurier Institute, centred on the motion, "Canada’s history is nothing to be ashamed of," with J.L. Granatstein speaking for th...

The Weight of Command (UBC Press)

File consists of correspondence and other material related to the book, The Weight of Command: Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them (2016).

Richard Holt MSS

File consists of correspondence with historian Richard Holt, regarding his manuscript, "Filling the Ranks: Manpower in the C.E.F."

Maltz vs Witterick copyright case

File consists of clippings regarding the copyright case between Judy Maltz, Barbara Bird, and Richie Serman, and Jennifer L. Witterick and Penguin Canada Books Inc, for which J.L. Granatstein was an expert witness as a historian. A copy of the fed...

Reprint books : Rock's Mills Press

File consists of memorandum of agreement and related correspondence with the publisher Rock's Mills Press regarding the reprint publication of the book, The Ottawa men: The civil service mandarins, 1935-1957.

WWI + misc. photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canadian mi...

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canadian mi...

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canadian mi...

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canada'...

Pics in chronological order

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Manitoba Archives, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canada'...

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the National Archives of Canada (formerly known as Public Archives of Canada prior to 1987), the City of Toronto Archives, Saskatchewan Archives Board, and the Canadian War Museum, depicting C...

Breakout Currie project (failed)

File consists of correspondence and research material related to a project to write a biography of General Sir Arthur William Currie. The project was later abandoned. The file also includes a text by John Wood, an amateur historian from Sebringvil...

CSIS/ECO Club : 29 February

File consists of a contract hiring J.L. Granatstein as a consultant to the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), to present on the topic, "Afghanistan: Lessons Learned," and related correspondence.

Halifax ISF : 16-18 November

File consists of correspondence, including an RSVP and itinerary, related to the Halifax International Security Forum, to which J.L. Granatstein was invited but did not attend.

CDAI Ross Munro Award

File consists of correspondence and other material related to J.L. Granatstein's invitation to sit on the selection committee for the 2012 Ross Munro Media Award offered by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute.

Canada's War : correspondence

File consists of correspondence, predominantly letters of praise for the book, Canada's War: The Politics of the Mackenzie King Government, 1939-45 (1975).

CDFAI

File consists of correspondence and other material related to Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.

Library and Archives Canada cuts

File consists of correspondence and a clipping of an article by J.L. Granatstein titled, "Cuts to our past harm our future," (Globe and Mail, June 12, 2012, A19), related to budget cuts to Library and Archives Canada proposed by the fede...

Ottawa CDFAI : 21-25 June

File consists of notes, agendas, and correspondence related to a meeting of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute Advisory Committee and Strategic Studies Working Group.

CDFAI

File consists of material related to Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, which was chaired by J.L. Granatstein from 2005 to 2009, including the profiles of the former Advisory Council, correspondence, and meeting agendas of the CDFAI A...

1960s photos

File consists of reproductions of historical photographs collected by J.L. Granatstein from the Public Archives of Canada (renamed the National Archives of Canada in 1987), possibly collected as research material for his book, Canada 1957-1967: Th...

1920s photographs

File consists of reproductions of portraits of Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, and Prime Minister Mackenzie King, retrieved from the Public Archives of Canada.

WWII photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the Public Archives of Canada (renamed the National Archives of Canada in 1987) and the Canadian War Museum, depicting Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collec...

Frank Teskey : diary + letters WWI

File consists of correspondence with D.C. Teskey, regarding excerpts from letters and diaries written by Frank Teskey, who served in World War I, and photocopies of the documents.

Miscellaneous photos

File consists of historical photographs collected from the Public Archives of Canada (renamed the National Archives of Canada in 1987), Saskatchewan Archives Board, British Columbia Archives, the National Film Board of Canada, Glenbow Archives, an...

Who Killed Canadian History

File consists of correspondence and articles related to the debate over the teaching of Canadian history and the book, Who Killed Canadian History? (1998).

WWI documents

File consists of reproductions of primary source documentsl, notes, and correspondence related to research on the experience of Canadian soldiers in the First World War. File includes printed copies of letters from the front, retrieved from www.ca...

Afghanistan : Lessons Learned?

File consists of correspondence and clippings related to the debate over the Afghanistan war and the book, Lessons Learned? What Canada Should Learn from Afghanistan (2011).

1950s photos

File consists of reproductions of historical photographs collected by J.L. Granatstein from the Public Archives of Canada (renamed the National Archives of Canada in 1987), possibly collected as research material for his book, Canada 1957-1967: Th...

Korean War photos

File consists of historical photographs collected by J.L. Granatstein from the National Archives of Canada and the U.S. Department of National Defence, likely used as research material for a publication on the Canadian army in the Korean War (1950...

Peacekeeping photos

File consists of reproductions of historical photographs collected by J.L. Granatstein from the National Archives of Canada and other sources, likely used as research material for his book, War and Peacekeeping: From South Africa to the Gulf -- Ca...

Oka photos

File consists of photographs collected by J.L. Granatstein depicting the events of the Oka Crisis.

WWI photos

File consists of historical photographs, posters, and postcards collected by J.L. Granatstein from the National Archives of Canada and the Canadian War Museum, likely used as research material for his book, Hell's Corner: An Illustrated Histo...

WWI photos

File consists of historical photographs collected by J.L. Granatstein from the National Archives of Canada and the Canadian War Museum, likely used as research material for his book, Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Grea...

Battle of the Atlantic Place

File consists of a promotional booklet for a development to be built around HMCS Sackville and adjacent to the Marine Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. The booklet provides an overview of the concept, historical context, exhibits, and architectur...

Never Forgotten National Memorial

File consists of a promotional booklet for a monument commemorating Canadians killed in overseas conflicts and military missions proposed to be built at Green Cove, Cape Breton Island.

Debate : War of 1812, Ottawa, 7 December 2012

File consists of correspondence and J.L. Granatstein's speaking notes for his debate with Jeffrey Simpson on the question, "Has the War of 1812 been overhyped?," with the text of both speakers' remarks printed from the website ...

Great Canadian Debate, 20 June 2013

File consists of correspondence and reference material relating to the debate between Stéphane Dion and Daniel Turp on the theme, "Resolved: The Government of Quebec can decide unilaterally to secede from Canada," organized by the Macdon...

Compact discs

File consists of a blank disc with a label showing a wreath of poppies at a war memorial with the text, "Each one lost / Bruce Cockburn," and a second disc with a rendition of the song, "I'll be seeing you," by an unidenti...

History Wars : ROM, year 3

File consists of correspondence and a list of potential topics for a series of debates on Canadian history held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto that were moderated by J.L. Granatstein and J. Michael Bliss.

History Wars : Canada-U.S. debate, 8 June 2012

File consists of correspondence, research material, and J.L. Granatstein's speaking notes for his debate with Stephen Clarkson on the resolution, "The United States has coveted Canada since the War of 1812, " held at the Royal Ontar...

History Wars

File consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, brochures, and speaking notes regarding a series of debates on Canadian history held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto that were moderated by J.L. Granatstein and J. Michael Bliss.

History Wars

File consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, brochures, and speaking notes regarding a series of debates on Canadian history held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto that were moderated by J.L. Granatstein and J. Michael Bliss.

History Wars

File consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, brochures, and speaking notes regarding a series of debates on Canadian history held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto that were moderated by J.L. Granatstein and J. Michael Bliss.

History Wars

File consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, brochures, and speaking notes regarding a series of debates on Canadian history held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto that were moderated by J.L. Granatstein and J. Michael Bliss.

Western trip

File consists of correspondence and speaking notes for J.L. Granatstein's presentations in Victoria and Vancouver on the Canadian Government's modern shipbuilding program for the Royal Canadian Navy that were organized by the Canadian De...

Churchill College : Canada-U.K. symposium

File consists of correspondence, programmes, and draft manuscripts for a paper presented by J.L. Granatstein, "From Mother Country to Far Away Relative : the Canadian-British military relationship from 1945."

Bring Back the Act

File consists of correspondence and newspaper articles regarding the campaign to bring the British North America Act to Canada.

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