Papers of the Algonquian Conference fonds

Call Number: Mss 327 (A.10-22)

Title:  Papers of the Algonquian Conference/Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes fonds.

Dates:  1974-2008.

Extent: 5 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: D.H. Pentland (Ph.D., University of Toronto) and H.C. Wolfart (Ph.D, Yale University, 1969) are professors in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Manitoba and organizers and editors of the Papers of the Algonquian Conference. They are instrumental in developing Algonquian Linguistics Studies at the University of Manitoba. Together they published the Bibliography of Algonquian Linguistics (1974, 1982) based on Philling's Bibliography of Algonquian Languages (1891). They have also written numerous articles and papers for academic journals and conferences.

The Algonquian Conference is an annual conference that has now been held for more than 30 years. It is scheduled for the last weekend of October and attracts a large audience, since both academics and non-academics interested in the subject can contribute papers. Organizers usually put out a call for papers in April or early May. The program committee has the right to decline unsuitable papers.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by D.H. Pentland and H.C. Wolfart in 2010.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of organizational, fiscal, and editorial records, the cumulative index, orders, and type-settings (camera-ready artwork) for papers of the Algonquian Conference.

Restrictions:  There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding aid:  An online finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 327 (A.10-22).