Fonds F0667 - Stephen Lyon Endicott fonds

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Stephen Lyon Endicott fonds

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ca. 18.8 m of textual records
572 photographs
194 photographs : negatives
7 audio reels
4 audio cassettes
3 compact discs

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Stephen Endicott (1928-2019) was an educator, labour historian, and political organizer. Born in Shanghai of Canadian missionary parents James G. Endicott and Mary Austin, Endicott grew up in China before the Chinese Communist revolution that began in 1946. His family lived in Sichuan province for three generations. Home-schooled by his mother in China, Endicott graduated from Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute of Toronto in 1945, and earned his BA (1949), and MA (1966) in history from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in history from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London in 1973. During the 1960s Endicott was a secondary school teacher with the South Peel Board of Education, and began his graduate studies at the University of Toronto. He taught as a visiting scholar at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China in the 1980s. He received a Killam Senior Fellowship and other academic awards while teaching East Asian history at York University in Toronto beginning in 1972-73 as a sessional lecturer until his retirement as a Senior Scholar in 1990. His books include Diplomacy and enterprise : British China policy 1933-1937 (1975); James G. Endicott : rebel out of China (1980); Wen Yiuzhang Zhuan (the Biography of James G. Endicott) (1983); Red earth : revolution in a Sichuan village (1988); The red dragon : China 1949-1990 (1991); The United States and biological warfare : secrets from the early cold war and Korea (1999) with colleague Edward Hagerman; Bienfait : the Saskatchewan miner's unrest in '31 (2002); and Raising the workers' flag : the workers' unity league of Canada 1930-1936 (2012).

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Fonds consists of Endicott's detailed and extensive research files and drafts pertaining to his books; learning and teaching files; academic correspondence; occasional papers and presentations; and other material. Files are arranged in series as defined by him prior to donation.

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Donated by Stephen Endicott in 2015, 2017, and 2018.


Files were arranged into series by the donor prior to receipt, and have been processed in the same order they were received.

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  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian

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Some restrictions on access apply. See notes at the series level for specific details.

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See the James G. Endicott and family fonds at Library and Archives Canada.

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Fonds consists of the following accessions: 2015-001, 2015-022, 2017-027, and 2018-016.

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2019-05 S. Dubeau. Creation of finding aid.
2020/07/15 T. Rayan. Updated dates of creation.
2020/07/16 T. Rayan. Updated physical description and note on language of material.

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  • English


Stephen Lyon Endicott fonds.

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