Mabel Timlin fonds
1989-1975 [1962-1969 (predominant)]
3.45 m of textual records
Sketch: Mabel F. Timlin was born in Forest
Junction, Wisconsin, on 6 December 1891. She attended
Normal School and taught for 10 years at various schools in
Wisconsin and Saskatchewan, prior to accepting a position
as secretary at the University of Saskatchewan in 1921.
Taking a few classes a year, she earned a BA in 1929, and
completed her PhD (1940) from the University of Wisconsin
during summer sessions. Timlin began lecturing in
Economics at the University of Saskatchewan in 1935.
She was promoted to full professor in 1950, and retired in
1959. Timlin was an authority on Keynesian economic
theory, monetary policy and immigration. Among her many
publications were Keynesian Economics (1942) and
“Does Canada Need More People?” (1951). Following her
retirement, the Canada Council granted her a special
Fellowship to study Canadian immigration. Later, she was
appointed research assistant with the Social Science
Research Council of Canada and co-authored The Social
Sciences in Canada: Two Studies (1968). She was a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, first woman
president of the Canadian Political Science Association,
and a member of the Order of Canada. Timlin died in
Saskatoon on 20 September 1976 at the age of 84.
Material: The digitized material from the Mabel
Timlin fonds consists of records related to Canadian
immigration laws, as well subject files pertaining to the
politics of immigration. The records include research notes,
essays on immigration, photocopies and microfilms of
some of the Laurier papers, etc., along with a manuscript
copy of Does Canada Need More People?
For a full description of the Mabel Timlin fonds search
the databases of
Canada and the Saskatchewan
Archival Information Network (SAIN).