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John Warkentin fonds
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[194-?], 1951-2011 (Creation)
- Warkentin, John, 1928-
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ca. 2 m of textual material
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John Warkentin is a geographer, teacher and photographer. Born at Lowe Farm, Manitoba, he received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Manitoba in 1948 and a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1961. He was an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Manitoba, engaged in research on the settlement and regional geography of Western Canada,and also taught briefly in Newfoundland and Greenland. In 1963 he became an Assistant Professor at York University. Dr. Warkentin taught at York University until he retired as Professor of Geography in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Professor Warkentin is the author of "The Western Interior of Canada" (1964),and co-author with Dr. Richard I. Ruggles of "The Historical Atlas of Manitoba", published by the Manitoba Historical Society. He has also published text books on the historical geography of Canada, and more recently on public monuments in Toronto.
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Fonds consists of research notes, lectures notes, teaching material and an extensive collection of photographic slides used for research and teaching created or accumulated by John Warkentin.
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Donated by John Warkentin in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2017.
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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2006-033, 2011-020, 1999-037, 2000-029, 2003-050, 2009-029, 2011-007, and 2017-029. Further accruals may be expected.
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2006/10/12 Lisa Kuncewicz:. (Creation)
2006/10/12 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2012/09/10 Anna St.Onge - Updated biographical sketch. Updated extent.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2019/03/29 KCP, NR. Post-migration metadata clean-up. Addition of GMD and accession numbers. Published description and generated finding aid.
2019/09/18 KCP. Added 2009-029 and 2017-029 file inventories. Updated extent and dates.
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access point.
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