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Sol Sinclair fonds, 1904-1988

MSS 86

4 m of textual records

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Sinclair received his BSA and M.Sc from the University of Saskatchewan and his Ph.D from the University of Manitoba. Before becoming a professor, he worked as an agricultural representative, a farm manager, and a civil servant and was instrumental in formulating various prairie farm assistance programs. In 1953 he was asked to be the first head of the newly-formed Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Manitoba and held that post for several years. From 1966 to 1968, he was an agricultural advisor to the Kenyan government and in 1968 was appointed the first director of the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba, largely because of his lifelong interest not only in agriculture but also in the Canadian fishing industry.

Transferred by the Department of Agricultural Economics, the University of Manitoba, 1989

The collection consists of Sinclair's personal and professional papers from 1932 to 1986 and include his lecture notes and course outlines on various fields of agricultural economics, his many radio talks and addresses, academic papers (both published and unpublished), various studies and reports, farm account books, his records of the University of Manitoba's Department of Agricultural Economics, and extensive personal correspondence.

Open to all researchers

No further accruals are expected

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