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J.L. Granatstein fonds
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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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 : 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 Great War, 1914-1918 (2004).

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 (1950-1953).

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).

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.

Oka photos

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

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).

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).

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.

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, and other sources. Photographs depict various people and events in Canadian history.

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 collected for the book, The Last Good War: An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War, 1939-1945 (2005).

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: The Years of Uncertainty and Innovation (1986).

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.

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 federal government under Stephen Harper.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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).

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