Michael Kinnear:

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

Inventory prepared by V. Zvonik
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2006)

Finding aid encoded by V. Zvonik (2006)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

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

Creator:
Michael Kinnear

Title:
Michael Kinnear fonds

Dates:
1915-1985

Quantity:
0.75 m of textual material, 8 maps

Identification:
Mss 218 (A.05-62)

English

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Biography of Michael Kinnear

Michael Stewart Read Kinnear is a Professor of History at the University of Manitoba. In 1960 he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA in history. He completed his MA (1961) in history at the University of Oregon and PhD (1965) in Politics at the Oxford University. Dr. Kinnear became a professor of history at the University of Manitoba in 1965. He is still teaching courses in European history at the Faculty of Arts. In 1996-97 Dr. Kinnear was a consultant for Election Canada and in 2001-2002 a Legislation Consultant for a Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. He held many academic and research positions during his years at the University of Manitoba: 1986-87 and 1993-94 Bye Fellow at the Robinson College at the Cambridge University; 1993 Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University; 1990-96 Manitoba Member at Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada. He is an author of numerous publications on Britain, Canada, and US elections: The British Voter (1981); The Fall of Lloyd George (1974); A History of the Vote in Canada (1997) and about 80 articles on Canadian Elections. Dr. Kinnear is currently working on a long-term study of US Presidential Elections since 1856 and on roll-call votes in the US Congress on trade related issues in the period 1914-2000.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of Michael Kinnear's study Liberal Tragedy ; his research material; and Manitoba, Saskatchewan poll maps from Federal, Civic and Provicial Elections.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged

  • 1. British Liberals, 1915-1980
  • 2. Winnipeg Civic Elections, 1977-1983
  • 3. Saskatchewan Elections, 1970-77
  • 4. Federal Poll Maps, 1978-79
  • 5. Federal Elections, 1962-84
  • 6. CKY TV Poll - Public Opinion Survey, 1977
  • 8. Brandon-Souris Federal Constituency, 1977-88
  • 9. Progressive Conservative Leadership Convention, 1975
  • 10. MC 13 - Map Collection

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Restrictions on Access

There is no restriction on access.

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Restrictions on Use

There is no restriction on use.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the Archives & Special Collections by Michael Kinnear in 2005.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

British Liberals [ 1915-1980 ]
BoxFolder
11 Liberals Seceders by M. Kinnear - study

includes The effect of rapid expansion of the franchise on turnout by Michael Kinnear

2 Liberal Tragedy by Ralph Cleworth - paper, 1974

"Anyone who may wish to publish any part of his work, must consult Prof. Kinnear before making use of this paper other than for the purpose of private reading."

3 Bibliography
4 Newspaper clippings, 1915-1929
5 Newspaper clippings, 1918-1940
6 Newspaper clippings - Ireland, 1933
7 Newspaper clippings - Liberals, Social Democratic Party, 1979-82
8 Book reviews, 1981-85
9 Articles - ca 1980's

Sense of an Impending Clash: English Working-Class Unrest before the First World War by S. Meacham;

Time Space, and the Geographic Past: a Prospectus for Historical Geography by J. A. Jakle;

Critical Election Theory and the Reality of American Presidential Politics, 1916-40 by A. J. Lichtman

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Winnipeg Civic Elections, 1977-1983
BoxFolder
21 Civic Election, October 26, 1977
2 Civic Election, October 22, 1980
3 Civic Election, October 26, 1983
4 Winnipeg Municipal Pollmaps, pt.1, 1983
5 Winnipeg Municipal Pollmaps, pt.2, 1983
6 French Language Survey - Datacom Opinion Research, October 1983
7 Profiles in Manitoba - Research Bulletin: Institute for Social and Economic Research, October 27. 1983

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Saskatchewan Elections, 1970-77
BoxFolder
28 Saskatchewan Executive and Legislative Directory, 1905-1970, 1971
9 Provincial Elections - Tables, Election Results, 1975-77
10 Report of the Chief Electoral Officer: Eighteenth General Elections, 1975
11 Constituency of Pelly, 1974-77
12 Constituencies - maps, 1974
13 Newspaper - Saskatchewan Horizons, April, 1977

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Federal Poll Maps, Manitoba, 1978-79
BoxFolder
214 Maps - Fort Garry, St. Boniface, 1978-79
15 Election Canada Ad in Winnipeg Free Press, April 19, 1979

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Federal Elections, 1962-1984
BoxFolder
31 Reports of the Electoral Officer - tables, 1962-72
2 Reports of the Electoral Officer - tables, 1974-93
3 Federal Election - maps and results, pt.1, 1984

Portage

Lisgar

Brandon

Provencher

Dauphin

4 Federal Election - maps and results, pt.2, 1984

Fort Garry

Bird Hill

Selkirk

Churchill

Saskatoon

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CKY TV Poll - Public Opinion Survey, 1977
BoxFolder
41 Assiniboia, 1977
2 Charleswood, pt.1, 1977
3 Charleswood, pt.2, 1977
4 Elmwood, 1977
5 Fort Rouge, pt.1 1977
BoxFolder
51 Fort Rouge, pt.2, 1977
2 Osborne, 1977
3 Radisson, 1977
4 Rossmere, 1977
5 Wolseley, 1977

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Brandon-Souris Federal Constituency, 1977-1988
BoxFolder
56 Brandon-Souris Federal Constituency, 1977-1988

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Progressive Conservative Leadership Convention, 1975
BoxFolder
61 List of All Delegates, A-G, December 6, 1975

includes Joe Clark's letter to Michael Kinnear, 1982

2 List of All Delegates, H-P December 6, 1975
3 List of All Delegates, Q-Z, December 6, 1975

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MC 13 - Map Collection

no.1 - Manitoba poll map, 1966

no.2 - Manitoba poll map, 1969

no.3 - Manitoba poll map, 1981

no.4 - Manitoba poll map, 1973

no.5 - Manitoba poll map, 1977

no.6 - Predominant ethnic groups, 1971

no.7 - Saskatchewan poll map, 1975-78-82

no.8 - Saskatchewan - Electoral divisions, 1944-48-52-56-60-64-67-71

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