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Call Number: Mss 218 (A.05-62)

Title: Michael Kinnear fonds.

Dates: 1915-1985.

Extent: 75 cm of textual material, 8 maps.

Biographical sketch: Michael Stewart Read Kinnear is a Professor of History at the University of Manitoba. In 1960 he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA in history. He completed his MA (1961) in history at the University of Oregon and PhD (1965) in Politics at the Oxford University. Dr. Kinnear became a professor of history at the University of Manitoba in 1965. He is still teaching courses in European history at the Faculty of Arts. In 1996-97 Dr. Kinnear was a consultant for Election Canada and in 2001-2002 a Legislation Consultant for a Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. He held many academic and research positions during his years at the University of Manitoba: 1986-87 and 1993-94 Bye Fellow at the Robinson College at the Cambridge University; 1993 Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University; 1990-96 Manitoba Member at Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada. He is an author of numerous publications on Britain, Canada, and US elections: The British Voter (1981); The Fall of Lloyd George (1974); A History of the Vote in Canada (1997) and about 80 articles on Canadian Elections. Dr. Kinnear is currently working on a long-term study of US Presidential Elections since 1856 and on roll-call votes in the US Congress on trade related issues in the period 1914-2000.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of Michael Kinnear's study Liberal Seceders; his research material; and Manitoba, Saskatchewan poll maps from Federal, Civic and Provicial Elections.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to the Archives & Special Collections by Michael Kinnear in 2005.

Restrictions on access: No restriction on access.

Accruals: No further accruals expected.

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