Fonds MS-9-27 - Gregory S. Kealey fonds

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Gregory S. Kealey fonds

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  • 1969-1978 (Creation)
    Kealey, Gregory

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13 cm of textual records (14 folders)

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Dr. Greg Kealey (1948-) is a graduate of the Universities of Toronto and Rochester. He taught at Dalhousie University and Memorial University before accepting the position of Vice President of Research at the University of New Brunswick. Kealey served in this capacity until 2012. He is the founding editor of Labour/le Travail, which he edited from 1976-1997. He remains on its editorial board and is the Treasurer and Chair of the publications committee of the Canadian Committee on Labour History. He also edits the Canadian Social History Series for University of Toronto Press.He has written two prize-winning titles: Toronto Workers Respond to Industrial Capitalism (1980, second ed. 1991); and Dreaming of What Might be: The Knights of Labor in Ontario (1982; winner of the Corey Prize of the AHA and CHA).Gregory Kealey had published and edited other works and publications throughout his career. Several of his articles have been published in Canadian and international historical journals. He has completed, with Reg Whitaker and Andy Parnaby, a history of the Canadian secret service entitled Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America, that is forthcoming with the University of Toronto Press. To date he has supervised 18 PhDs to completion at Dalhousie (two), Memorial (twelve), and University of New Brunswick (four), and has supervised eight post-doctoral fellows. Kealey was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1999.

Custodial history

All materials were previously owned by Gregory S. Kealey. The papers pertaining to an arbitration between the Civil Service Commission of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association were received by the Dalhousie University Archives in 1978. The general files regarding the Canadian Association for Adult Education, Canadian Labour Congress, and the Institute of Public Affairs were later received in 1981.

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Fonds includes papers pertaining to an arbitration between the Civil Service Commission of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association. The papers include correspondence, research materials, research notes, and submissions to the arbitration board. Fonds also contains general files regarding the Canadian Association for Adult Education, Canadian Labour Congress, and the Institute of Public Affairs. These files contain correspondence from the Canadian Association for Adult Education to participating institutions about a 1977 survey of labour education programs in postsecondary institutions. Fonds also contains correspondence from the Canadian Labour Congress to Gregory Kealey, along with notes that Gregory Kealey wrote about the correspondence. These files also include reports issued by the Institute of Public Affairs titled, "Nova Scotia Joint Labour-Management Study Conference", and "Identification of Internal Development Factors in Nova Scotia: A Comparative Analysis". Fonds also includes reports issued by the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour on the Joint Labour-Management Study Committee, a report by Guy Henson titled, "The Nova Scotia Labour-Management Agreements," and a booklet of publications by the Institute of Public Affairs.

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  • English

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There are access restrictions on some of these materials. Not all materials are open for research. Permission of access must be obtained from Gregory S. Kealey.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Gregory S. Kealey fonds, MS-9-27, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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April 2013

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This fonds description comes from the <a href="">Dalhousie University Archives Catalog</a>. The complete, original description is available there.

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