Call Number: Mss Sc 92
Title: Leonard Brockington fonds.
Extent: 0.01 m of textual records.
Biographical sketch: Leonard Brockington was born
in 1888 in Wales, and immigrated to Canada in 1912, before moving
to Edmonton, Alberta. He worked as a journalist while he attended
Law School at the University of Alberta. He was the first chairman
of the newly formed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and
he was elected to the board of directors of the Globe and Mail in
1959. He held honorary degrees from the University of Wales, Queen's
University, University of Western Ontario, and Syracuse University.
He was an honorary life member of the Canadian Bar Association.
He was also an honorary member of the American Bar Association,
the Bar of New York City and New York State. He traveled around
the world writing speeches and giving reports for CBC Radio. Brockington
died in 1966 at the age of 78.
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University
of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1984 by Kay Rowe.
Scope and content: The fonds consists of correspondence
between friend Kay Rowe, news clippings, a speech honoring Sir Winston
Churchill, and a speech honoring Vincent Massey.
Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.