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J.L. Granatstein fonds File
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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."

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.

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 Macdonald-Laurier Institute.

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 unidentified singer.

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 -- Canada's Limited Wars (1991).

CDFAI

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

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's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

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's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

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 military history, predominantly Canada's involvement in World War I. The material was likely collected for the book, Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 (2004).

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 includes correspondence, the schedule for a workshop for the book held in May, and a draft of the chapter written by J.L. Granatstein, "To win at any cost" : The War at Home, 1917."

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.

CDFAI Ottawa Adv. Council

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

Legion Magazine

Files consist of correspondence and text for columns written by J.L. Granatstein for the magazine of the Royal Canadian Legion, pertaining to Canadian military history.

Nellestyn : Afghanistan intro

File consists of articles from magazines and websites and correspondence for the book project Afghanistan : a soldier's story that involved Colonel (retired) Andrew Nellestyn.

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 Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute and the Canadian International Council, and a speech on the Battle of Vimy Ridge delivered at Mount Royal University, Calgary.

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 Ontario Museum, Toronto.

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 of The Ottawa Citizen.

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: The Years of Uncertainty and Innovation (1986). The photographs depict Mitchell W. Sharp, Associate Deputy-Minister of Trade and Commerce, Brooke Claxton, Minister of National Defence, Douglas C. Abbott, Minister of National Defence, and Rear Admiral E.R. Mainguy RCN.

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.canadianletters.ca.

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).

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.

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.

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).

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 military history, predominantly Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

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 military history, predominantly Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

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 project which includes its synopsis, correspondence, a draft of the chapter written by J.L. Granatstein, "To win at any cost" : The War at Home, 1917," and research material.

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 (University of Toronto Press, 2002).

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 Cooperation."

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.

Who killed Canadian history?

File consists of articles from magazines and websites, reports, and correspondence relating to teaching history in secondary schools, the connection between history and citizenship, the role of Remembrance Day and commemoration in society, and revisions to J.L. Granatstein's book, Who Killed Canadian History?

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 : debate 1, Toronto : Prime Minister, Copps/Coyne

File consists of correspondence, a brochure, J.L. Granatstein's speaking notes as moderator, and a newspaper article regarding the debate between Sheila Copps and Andrew Coyne on the resolution, "That power corrupts Canadian Prime Ministers," held at the Royal Ontario Museum on 25 October 2011.

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 architectural design. It was prepared for the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust.

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 History of Canada's Great War, 1914-1918 (2004). File also includes a photograph of Rev Captain Thomas George M'Gonigle, sent by M'Gonigle's granddaughter in 2002.

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.

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.

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 Advisory Council held on 25 June 2013.

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.

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.

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 Sebringville, Ontario, titled, "Bloody Marvellous! Why the Great War Ended Early: The Unheeded Story of the Canadian Corps and General Sir Arthur William Currie" (2013).

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 Canada's involvement in World War II. The material was likely collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

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 federal court decision, released 10 May 2016, a copy of Exhibit 11, which lists instances of passages from the documentary No. 4 Street of Our Lady, copied in the book My Mother's Story by J.L. Witterick, are also included.

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 the motion and Noah Richler speaking against it.

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