Laird Rankin fonds:

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

Inventory prepared by Andrea Martin
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(May 2014)

Finding aid encoded by Andrea Martin (May 2014)
Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Laird Rankin

Laird Rankin fonds

1988-2012; predominant 2009-2012

0.25 m of textual records and 2 compact disks

MSS 417 (A13-06)

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Biography of Laird Rankin

Laird Rankin is a Winnipeg resident. Rankin has a Bachelor of Arts degree (1962) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1964) from the University of Manitoba. He worked in the head office at the Hudson’s Bay Company (1967-1974). Since then, he has worked in the non-profit sector with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, as President of the University of Manitoba’s Alumni Association (1975-1994), as founding Executive Director of Canada's National History Society and publisher of it magazine The Beaver, now known as Canada's History (1994-2001). He is a published journalist and author of several books.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This fonds consists of research materials and drafts for two publications by Rankin: "Open for Business: The History of Business Education at the University of Manitoba," and "Assessing the Risk: The History of the Actuarial Program at the University of Manitoba".

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into two series:

  • 1. Research Material for "Assessing the Risk"
  • 2. Research Material for "Open for Business"

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Restrictions on Access

One folder containing student numbers and information is restricted, the file is marked.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

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Custodial History

The fonds (A13-06) was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Laird Rankin in 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Research Materials for "Assessing the Risk" [ 1988-2010, predominant 2009-2010 ]
11 Actuarial History - Notes, Comments, Final Draft - 1 Compact Disk 2009-2010
2 File re: Controversy between Dean William Mackness and the Actuarial Department 1989-1993, 2010
3 Preliminary and Partial Drafts, Initial Project Specifications 2009-2010
4 Actuarial Alumni Information and Edited Proof for "Assessing the Risk: A History of Actuarial Science at the University of Manitoba" 2003, 2009-2010; predominant 2009-2010
5 Research on Lloyd A.H. Warren and L.F.S. Ritcey 2001, [2009 or 2010]
6 Research Material from Jerry Gray 2003, [2009 or 2010]
7 Research re: Photos for "Assessomg the Risk: A History of Actuarial Science at the University of Manitoba" 2010
8 Dean William Mackness era, Ernst Richard "Ernie" Vogt; Dr. L.A.H. Warren Chair in Actuarial Science 1988-1989, 2006, 2008-2010

Restricted Material

9 Actuarial Department Heads and Directors; Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research; Warren Chairs 1993-1995, 2009-2010

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2. Research Material for "Open for Business" 1989-2012, predominant 2010-2012
21 Asper History - Draft 2 (as submitted) - 1 Compact Disk November 2011
2 Various Proofs, Layouts, Design Changes, and Edits re: Open for Business [2010?]-2012
3 Asper School of Business History Project - Terms, Correspondence, Research Materials 2010-2012
4 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award (IDEA) Information and Correspondence; includes copy of "I.D.E.A.: What Business Award has the Whole World Talking" by Albert D. Cohen 2005; 2010-2011
5 Research on Dr. Glenn Feltham 2011
6 Research on Ralph Harris 2010-2011
7 Research on John B. Rollit [2010 or 2011]
8 The History of the Department of Commerce (1938) - The I.H. Asper School of Business (2010) by Jerry L. Gray July 2007
9 Research on William Mackness 1989-1995

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