Edgar J. Tarr:

An Inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Inventory prepared by Archives staff,
University of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(July 1991.)

Finding aid encoded by Allan Neyedly (March 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 4 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Mr. E. J. Tarr

Title:
Edgar J. Tarr fonds

Dates:
1881-1950

Quantity:
1.8 m of textual records (14 boxes)

Identification:
MSS 4

Language
English.

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Biography of Edgar J. Tarr

Born in Ottawa in 1881, Tarr was educated at Ottawa Collegiate, Woodstock College, and McMaster University finishing with a B.A. Honours and a law degree. He was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1905. In 1908 he married Kathleen A. Burke, daughter of the late Edmund Burke, a Toronto architect. Tarr went on to become Director of the Bank of Canada, national president of the Association of Canadian Clubs and the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, president of the Monarch Life Assurance Company, president of the Winnipeg Canadian Club, and International Chairman of the Institute of Pacific Relations. He also represented Canada several times at international conferences around the world.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The collection contains primarily the papers and proceedings of Tarr's involvement with various Institutes, in particular, the Institute of Pacific Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, the American Institute of Pacific Relations, the British Commonwealth Relations Conference, and the Conference of North Atlantic Relations.

Also included is correspondence by and concerning the publication Pacific Affairs, a monthly journal of the Pacific.

Publications of the different Institutes have been removed and separately catalogued.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 2 series and 8 sub-series.

  • GENERAL
  • INSTITUTE OF PACIFIC RELATIONS, 1929-1947,

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Detailed Description of the Collection

GENERAL,
BoxFolder
11 E.J. Tarr: Correspondence

(1 folder)

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INSTITUTE OF PACIFIC RELATIONS, 1929-1947,
1. Correspondence
BoxFolder
12 Incoming
3 Outgoing
4 Telegrams
2. Conference Proceedings, 1929-1947
Third Biennial Conference, held in Kyoto, Japan, October 28 - November 10, 1929
BoxFolder
15 List of Members, Agenda and addresses.
6 Round Tables
7 Conference Papers
8 Delegation Papers
9 Correspondence
10 Meetings: Minutes
Fifth Biennial Conference, held in Banff, Canada, 1933
BoxFolder
111 Roster of Members and Family
12 Conference Papers
13 Delegation Papers
14a Meetings: Minutes
14b Correspondence
Sixth Conference, held at Yosemite, California, August 15 - 19, 1936
BoxFolder
215 Agenda
16 Conference Papers
17 Delegation Papers
Eighth Conference, held at Mont Tremblant, Quebec, 1942
BoxFolder
218 Conference Papers
19 Delegation Papers
20 Delegation Papers
BoxFolder
321 Delegation Papers
22 Delegation Papers
Ninth Conference, held at Hot Springs, Virginia, 1945
BoxFolder
323 Conference Papers
(papers are missing)
24 Delegation Papers
25 Delegation Papers
26 Delegation Papers
BoxFolder
427 Delegation Papers
28 Delegation Papers
Tenth Conference, held at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, September, 1947
BoxFolder
429 Delegation Papers
30 Delegation Papers
BoxFolder
531 Delegation Papers
32 Delegation Papers
Eleventh Conference, held at Lucknow, India, 1950
BoxFolder
533 Agenda
34 Conference Papers
35 Delegation Papers
36 Delegation Papers
Second British Commonwealth Relations Conference, Lapstone Hotel, Sydney, Australia, September, 1938
BoxFolder
637 List of Conference Members and Observers
38 Agendas
39 Addresses
40 Conference Papers
41 Conference Papers
42 Meetings-Agendas & Minutes
Third British Commonwealth Relations Conference, Chatham House, London, 1945
BoxFolder
643 Lists of Delegates
44 Agendas
45 Round Tables
46 Conference Papers
BoxFolder
747 Delegation Papers
48 Correspondence
Study Meeting, Empress Hotel, Victoria, B.C., Hotel Cavalier, Virginia Beach, 1939
BoxFolder
749 Round Tables
50 Correspondence
I.P.R. Conference, Hotel Claridge, Atlantic City, 1944
BoxFolder
751 Lists of members attending Conference
52 Agendas
Conference on North Atlantic Relations, Prout's Neck, Maine, 1941
BoxFolder
753 Round Table
54 Conference Documents
BoxFolder
855 Conference Documents
International Studies Conference, Tenth Paris, 1937
BoxFolder
856 List of members attending Conference
57 Agendas
58 Round Tables
59 Conference Papers & Supplementary Documents
60 Conference Papers & Supplementary Documents
BoxFolder
961 Delegation Papers
62 Delegation Papers
63 Meetings-Minutes
BoxFolder
964 3. Constitution

(1 folder)

4. American Institute of Pacific Relations
BoxFolder
965 Correspondence
66 Publications/Annual Reports
BoxFolder
1067 Working Papers
68 Working Papers
5. Canadian Institute of International Affairs 1934-1950
Correspondence
BoxFolder
1069 Incoming. Mr. Tarr
70 Outgoing. Mr. Tarr
BoxFolder
1071 Presidents & Members
Conference Proceedings 1935-1950
BoxFolder
1072 Second Study Conference, Kingston, 1935

- Round Tables

73 Third Study Conference, Ottawa, May 23-24, 1936

- Conference Papers

74 Fourth Annual Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, 1937

- Round Tables

75 Fifth Annual Conference, Ottawa, 1938

- Round Tables

76 Seventh Annual Conference, London, Ontario, 1940

- Round Table

77 Twelfth Annual Study Conference, Kingston, 1945

- Conference Papers

78 Sixteenth Annual Study Conference, 1949

- Agendas

79 Montebello Conference

- Round Tables

80 Edmonton Study Group

- Round Tables

81 Halifax Study Group

- Round Tables

82 St. Johns Study Group, 1938

- Round Tables

83 Saskatoon Study Group

- Round Tables

84 Winnipeg Study Group, 1934 - 1950

- Round Tables

BoxFolder
1085 Financial Papers
86 Legal Papers & Documents: Constitution
87 Legal Papers & Documents:
88 Publications: Special Reports
BoxFolder
1189 Working Papers: Miscellaneous Papers

(3 folders)

92 Minutes: National Council Annual Meetings
93 Executive Council: Minutes
BoxFolder
1294 Research Committee: Minutes
95 Research Committee: Working Papers
6. Pacific Council, 1944-1946
BoxFolder
1296 Correspondence

- Outgoing

Conference Proceedings: 1944
Meeting of the Pacific Council, Atlantic City, 1944
BoxFolder
1297 Agenda
98 Reports
Meeting of the Pacific Council, Atlantic City, 1946
BoxFolder
1299 List of Members
100 Agenda
101a Reports
BoxFolder
12101 Financial papers
102 Minutes
103 Working Papers: Secretariat Reports
7. Royal Institute of International Affairs
BoxFolder
12104 Publications
BoxFolder
13105 Working Papers: Memoranda
106 Publications: Special Documents & Reports
8. Institute of Pacific Relations
Working Papers
BoxFolder
13107 Secretariat Reports
108 Secretariat Reports
BoxFolder
14109 Reports
BoxFolder
14110 Newspapers Clippings & Scrapbooks
111 Other Publications

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