Clarence Barber:

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1995, 2002)

Finding aid encoded Vladimira Zvonik (September 2003)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 165, (Mss Sc 96, A. 02-55) converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Clarence Barber

Title:
Clarence Barber fonds

Dates:
1953-1998

Quantity:
.37 of textual records, 8 books

Identification:
MSS 165, (Mss Sc 96, A. 02-55)

Language
English.

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Biographical Sketch:

Clarence L. Barber was born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, on May 17, 1917. He was educated at the Universities of Saskatchewan (BA, 1939), Clark (MA 1941), and obtained his PhD. from the University of Minnesota in 1952. In 1947 he married Barbara Anne Patchet and together they had four sons. Barber taught at the McMaster (1945-48), Queen's (1954-55), McGill (1964-65) and at the end of his career at the University of Victoria as an adjunct professor. However, he did the majority of his work in economics at the University of Manitoba from 1949-1983, serving as head of the economics department from 1963-1972. Barber's interests centred on macroeconomic theory, international economics, and monetary theory. In 1982, he was a member of the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada (Macdonald Commission). Barber was made a "Distinguished Professor" of the University of Manitoba in 1982, and an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1988, confirming Barber as one of the most respected economists in Canada.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

A small collection of economic papers and reports collected and written by Clarence Barber, Professor of Economics at the University of Manitoba. Included are memoranda drafts of the final version of the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects of Canada (1984-85), several economics reports authored by others, and six other economic reports of his own. The fonds also consists of correspondence (including the letters of prominent economists such as D.H. Robertson and John Kenneth Galbraith).

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on this collection.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba in 1985, 1987, and 2002.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Mss Sc 96, 1959-1984

The fonds consists of correspondence, and economic papers collected and written by Clarence Barber and others.

Works by C.L. Barker re: Royal Commission: 1983-85
BoxFolder
11 Comments on drafts of the final report of the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects of Canada, C.L. Barber, 1984-85
2 Research memoranda - prepared and circulated to Commissioners and senior research staff, C.L. Barber, 1983-1985
BoxFolder
13 Comments by C.L. Barber re: Economic papers: 1983-1984

Other Economic Writings by C.L. Barber:
BoxFolder
14 "The Pattern of Wage, Price and Productivity Change in Canada", 1961-1965
5 "How a University Spends its Money", 1968
6 The Economics of Universities and Colleges: a Comment"
7 "Canada and the Great Depression"
8

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A. 02-55 1953-1998

The fonds consists of correspondence (including the letters of prominent economists such as D.H. Robertson and John Kenneth Galbraith) economic papers, and research materials created by Clarence Barber and others.

BoxFolder
11 Personal (CV, notebooks, appointment)
Correspondence
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12 Correspondence (including letters to the editor), c. 1962-1993
3 Correspondence, c. 1963-1993
4 Correspondence, 1978-1981
5 Correspondence, 1986-1988
6 Correspondence, 1987-1990
7 Correspondence, 1988-1989
8 Correspondence, 1991-1992
9 Correspondence, 1993-1994
10 Correspondence, 1995-1998
Research Files (includes works by Barber)
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21 D.H. Robertson - critique of system (includes correspondence with), 1953-1991
2

3 Sector Summary, 1991
4 Monetary Policy, 1961-1991
5 Unnecessary Foreign Borrowing, 1993-1994
6 The Great Depression, file 1, 1953- c. 1990
7 The Great Depression, file 2, c. 1970's
8 Essay on Keyes, c. 1979
9 University of Manitoba Seminars, 1990's
10 Flood Cost/Benefits, 1996-1997
11 Research Notes, c. 1980's-1990's
Works by Barber
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31 C. Barber articles and reports, c. 1980's-1990's
2 C. Barber offprints of articles, c. 1955-1990
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3 Books:

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