MSS 72, MSS 73, MSS 195 (A.89-31, A.04-18)
Title: J. Edgar Rea fonds
Extent: 1.46 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch: Ed Rea, professor of history
at the University of Manitoba, received his B.A. and M.A. at the
University of Manitoba and his Ph.D. at Queen's University in Kingston,
Ontario, where he was born and raised. Rea was the author of The
Winnipeg General Strike (1973), Parties and Power: An Analysis
of Winnipeg City Council 1919-1975 (1976), and other books
and had published a large number of professional articles, particularly
on western Canadian history and national politics. Dr. Rea passed
away in 2003.
Custodial History: The fonds was donated by J.E.
Rea in 1989 and by his estate in 2004.
Scope and Content: The first component of the
J.E. Rea fonds, MSS 72 - Research Papers in Manitoba History Collection,
contains 203 unpublished student research papers submitted to Professor
Rea by his leading students between 1968 and 1987 on the broad subjects
of Manitoba and western Canadian history. Topics include Manitoba
and Winnipeg biographies (43), Manitoba provincial and Winnipeg
municipal politics (28), labour history (16), ethnic history (15),
social history (10), business history (9), Native history (7), agriculture
history (7), educational history (7), fur trade history (5), Red
River Settlement history (5), women's history (4) and medical history
The second component of the fonds, MSS 73 - Winnipeg Labour History
Interview Collection, contains transcriptions of ten oral histories
conducted by Brian McKillop and Paul Barker in 1969-1970 with prominent
Winnipeg political, labour, and social leaders of the 1920's and
1930's. These include an interview with Stanley Knowles, C.E. Simonite,
Michael Harris, Mitch Sago, Tom Green, Fred Tipping, Gloria Queen-Hughes,
Chester King, Norman Penner, and Marshall J. Gauvin.
The third component, MSS 195 - Harry Crowe Affair Research Collection,
contains research material related to the Harry Crowe Affairs (1958/59),
and one on the University of Manitoba Land Grant. There are also
three student papers in the collection.
Restrictions: Restrictions on students' papers
may apply. Copyright restrictions also apply.
Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are
Finding Aid: Printed finding aids are available
in the Archives reading room and electronic finding aids are available
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