Fonds F0379 - Norman Penner fonds

Accession 2002-043 Accession 1989-021 Accession 1994-018
Open original Digital object

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Norman Penner fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

2.5 m of textual records

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Norman Penner (1921- ), educator and author, was born in Winnipeg and educated at the University of Toronto (PhD 1975). He was employed as a full-time officer of the Communist Party of Canada (1938-1941), and later held a similar position with the Labour-Progressive Party (1947-1957). He did not embark upon an academic career until 1972, when he joined the staff of the Glendon College Department of Political Science. In 1990 he was named Professor Emeritus at Glendon. Penner is the author of several books and articles on the Left in Canadian history including, 'The Canadian Left: a critical analysis,' (1977), 'Canadian communism: the Stalin years and beyond,' (1988), and 'From protest to power: Canadian social democracy, 1900-1992,' (1992).

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds mainly documents Norman Penner's research activities on the history of the Canadian Left.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Series description appended as .pdf document at fonds level. File inventories appended as .pdf document at accession level.

Associated materials

Related materials


The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1989-021, 1994-018, 2002-043. Further accruals are expected.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area



Level of detail


Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2002/04/05 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/05 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/05/01 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in access restrictions, accruals.
2018/03/23 KCP. Added GMD.
2018/11/13 KCP. Added 2002-043 accrual note. Uploaded legacy finding aids.
2020/04/03 KCP. Added access point(s).

Language of description


Digital object (Master) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres