Fonds F0225 - Reg Whitaker fonds

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Reg Whitaker fonds

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2.64 m of textual records

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Reg Whitaker, author, professor and political commentator, was born in Ottawa, Ontario and educated at Carleton University where he received his BA and MA in Political Science in 1965 and 1968, respectively. He received a PhD in Political Economy from the University of Toronto in 1975. He was a lecturer, assistant and associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Carleton University beginning in 1972, and Whitaker was the director of Carleton's Institute of Canadian Studies from 1979-1981. He joined York as a professor of political science in 1984. At York, he has served as coordinator of the Public Policy and Administration Program, 1986-1989, and as director of the Graduate Program in Political Science, 1990-1992. In 2001, he was named Distinguished Research Professor. Whitaker is a prolific and leading authority in the study of political parties, federalism, security and intelligence, immigration policy and the history of political thought in Canada. As well, Whitaker has collaborated with historian Greg Kealey to compile, edit and publish eight volumes of RCMP security bulletins, covering the entire inter-war period and the Second World War.

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Fonds consists of records pertaining to Reg Whitaker’s writing and research projects and his work as an academic. Records include correspondence, drafts, research materials and subject files.

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Donated by Reg Whitaker in 2001. Accrual donated by Whitaker in 2022.


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The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2001-041 and 2022-033. Further accruals may be expected.

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2003/05/15 Sean Smith:. (Creation)
2003/05/15 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/11/19 Ken Hernden. Updated provenance access point.
2003/11/20 Ken Hernden. Updated biographical sketch, scope and content, immediate source of acquisition and URL of Finding Aid Note.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2020/04/03 KCP. Added access point(s).
2022/12/14 J. Grant. Post migration metadata clean up.
2023/04/25 K. Cheung. Metadata updated to include accrual.

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