Algonquian Conference, Papers

An Inventory of Their Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by D.H. Pentland and H.C. Wolfart, Linguistics Department
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba,

Finding aid encoded by V. Zvonik (2010)
Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

D. H. Pentland and H.C. Wolfart

H.C. Wolfart and D.H. Pentland fonds


5 m of textual records and other material

Mss 327, A.10-22


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Administrative History of the Papers of the Algonquian Conference/ Actes du Congres des Algonquinistes

H.C. Wolfart (Ph.D Yale University, 1969) and D.H. Pentland (Ph.D. University of Toronto) are professors in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Manitoba and organizers and editors of Papers of the Algonquian Conference. They are instrumental in developing the Algonquian Linguistics Studies at the University of Manitoba. Together they published the Bibliography of Algonquian Linguistics (1974, 1982) based on Philling's Bibliography of Algonquian Languages ( 1891). They have written numerous articles and papers for academic journals and conferences.

The Algonquian Conference is an annual conference being held for more than 30 years now. It is scheduled for the last weekend of October and attracts a large attendance, since both the academics and the non-academics interested in the subject can contribute their papers. Organizers call for the papers usually in April or early May.The program committee has the right to decline unsuitable papers. H.C. Wolfart and D.H. Pentland material covers years (1974-2008)

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of organizational, fiscal and editorial records,the cumulative index, orders for the papers, and type-settings (camera-ready artwork) for papers of the Algonquian Conference.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into four series:

  • 1. Algonquian Conference
  • 2. Papers: Camera-ready artwork
  • 3. Editorial records
  • 4. Fiscal records

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

No restrictions on use.

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Related Materials

Papers of the Thirty-Eight Algonquian Conference edited by D.H. Pentland and H.C. Wolfart published in 2007 - located in the E. Dafoe Library

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by H.C. Wolfart and D.H. Pentland in 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Algonquian Conference, 1974-1992 (6th - 24th Conference )
1 Algonquian Conference, 1974-1992

(includes camera-ready artwork for vol. 25 (Papers of the 25th conference)

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Papers (PAC): Camera-ready artwork
2 PAC vols. 8, 13, 14, 15,16, 17, 18

  • Papers of the 13th Algonquian Conference, 1982
  • Surnames at Treaty, Evolution Charts, 1980

3 PAC vols. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

(includes Cumulative Index 1974-1990 by A.L. Thiele, Carleton University, 1990)

4 PAC vols. 24,30,31,33

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PAC: Editorial records
5 Original manuscripts vols: 26-30
6 PAC vol. 26
7 PAC vol.27

(27 papers)

8 PAC vol. 28

(includes camera-ready artwork for the Cumulative Index 1974-1994 by A.L. Thiele, Carleton University, 1994)

9 PAC vols. 29, 30
10 PAC vol.31

(includes correspondence)

11 PAC vol. 32

(includes correspondence and 21 floppy discs)

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Fiscal records, 1994-2008
12 Miscellaneous fiscal papers, 1994-2008
13 PAC orders, 1998-2002

(includes a mailing list 1997 and fiscal records)

14 Miscellaneous fiscal and organizational records

  • PAC (Papers of the Algonquian Conference) - Organizational records,1996-2004
  • Algonquian Conferences 30th - 38th
  • Papers - 37 floppy discs
  • PAC (Papers of the Algonquian Conference), Orders, 2003-2008, 3 binders

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