Fonds F0446 - Robert H. Winters fonds

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Robert H. Winters fonds

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  • 1950-1969 predominant (Creation)
  • 1922-1969 (Creation)

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0.60 m of textual records
0.25 m of photographs : b&w
8 scrapbooks

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Robert Henry Winters (1910-1969), politician and businessman, was member of parliament for Lunenburg (1945-1957) and served as minister of Reconstruction & Supply, Resources and Development, and of Public Works (1948-1957). Defeated in 1957, he became president of Rio Tinto Mining Co. (Rio Algom Mines). In 1965 he returned to politics as the member for York and to the cabinet as Minister of Trade and Commerce. Defeated in his bid for the Liberal Party leadership (1968), he retired from politics and became president of Brazilian Light and Power Co. (now Brascan). Winters also served as chairman of the Board of Governors of York University (1960-1965) and that school named one of its first colleges in his honour.

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The fonds consists of business and political correspondence, records relating to Robert Henry Winter's membership on the York University Board of Governors, and scrapbooks detailing his business and political careers.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1972-007. Further accruals may be expected.

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2002/04/09 Marie-Josee Levesque:. WordPerfect (Creation)
2002/04/09 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/08 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording: extent, accruals.
2014/06/22 Last updated
2018/04/03 KCP. Added GMD, finding aid note, and published
2021/11/29 KCP. Uploaded legacy file inventory.

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