Call Number: Mss 143, Pc 149, Tc 94, El 4 (A.97-56,
Title: Dian Cohen fonds.
Extent: 11.2 m of textual records and other material.
Biographical sketch: Dian Cohen (nee Nusgart)
was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1932. Before attending the University
of Toronto, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in 1956 in Economic
History and Political Science, Cohen worked in London, England as
a foreign exchange clerk. She furthered her education at McGill
University where she studied Banking, Public Policy, and Econometrics
until 1963. Cohen then embarked on a long career as an economics
commentator on television and radio, first with the CBC and then
with CTV. In 1968 she commenced a long-term position as a syndicated
newspaper and magazine columnist on personal money management, economic,
and business affairs. Cohen would later publish several popular
books on economic matters. She parlayed her talent of making economics
understandable to the general public into a successful career as
an educator on several academic radio programs and as an economics
consultant and public speaker. Cohen also volunteered her time to
several organizations, serving on numerous boards often as Director.
Cohen's talents have been recognized over the years with the many
awards and recognitions she has received including the Order of
Canada in 1993.
Custodial history: The material in the fonds
was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
by Dian Cohen in 1997 and 2004.
Scope and content: The fonds consists of 11.2
m of textual records divided into eight series and fifteen sub-series.
The eight major series of the fonds are personal information, academic
career material, correspondence, research, writings, radio and television
work, consulting work, and miscellaneous material. In addition,
there are 111 computer diskettes (5 1/4" and 3 1/2" floppies),
359 audio cassettes, 1 reel-to-reel audio tape, 197 video cassettes,
1 film reel, 33 photographs, 13 slides, and 1 negative comprising
the photograph, tape, and electronic records collections.
Source of supplied title: Title based on contents
of the fonds.
Restrictions: The fonds is generally available
for research with the exception of two files as noted in the finding
Accruals: Further accruals to this fonds are expected.
Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives
reading room and an electronic finding aid is available at the link
143, PC 149, TC 94, EL 4 (A.97-56, A.04-12).