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H. Clare Pentland fonds, 1914-1981

3.5 m of textual records

MSS 46

Harry Clare Pentland was born in 1914 at Justice, Manitoba. He grew up in Brandon, Manitoba, where he attended Brandon Normal School and Brandon College, then affiliated with the University of Manitoba. In 1940 he received his Bachelor of Arts with the University gold medal and went on to study for his Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Oregon. Following four years service in the Canadian army during the Second World War, he studied at the University of Toronto which subsequently awarded him the Ph.D. degree in Economics. Pentland joined the Department of Economics of the University of Manitoba in 1919 where he taught for several years specializing in Economic History and Labour studies. In addition to his teaching he was also president of the Faculty Association and a faculty representative on the Senate, president of the Manitoba Historical Society, and president of the Manitoba Records Society.

Donated by Mrs. H. Clare Pentland, 1980 and 1981

The collection consists of the professional papers from Pentland's academic and public career extending from his undergraduate studies (1938) to the posthumous publication of his doctoral thesis (1981). Included are student papers, reading and lecture notes, portions of drafts of his doctoral thesis, and material relating to the history, administration, and curriculum of the University of Manitoba's Department of Economics. Personal documentation is present only incidentally.

Open to all researchers. Family retains right of first publication

No further accruals are expected

Finding aid available