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Kenneth Dewar fonds
PR-002 · Fonds · 1970 - 2019

This fonds contains records created and accumulated by Dr. Kenneth Dewar during the course of his career as a professor of History. The fonds consists of four main series: Teaching activities, Committee work, Frank H. Underhill research and Charles Clarke research.

The Teaching activities series includes course outlines, readings, lecture and discussion notes for various courses that were taught by Dr. Dewar. These include courses at Mount Saint Vincent University, University of Toronto, University of Victoria and Wilfred Laurier University.

The Committee work series includes minutes, memoranda and reports from various committees on which Dr. Dewar participated in during his time at Mount Saint Vincent University. These include Department of History Committee, Committee on Academic Policy and Planning, Library Committee, and the Arts and Science Promotion Committee.

The fonds also contains Dr. Dewar’s research files, notably his work on Frank H. Underhill and Charles Clarke. In these series, types of records that can be found include photocopies of primary and secondary source documents that were consulted, notes, bibliography, publisher correspondence, and reviews.

Dewar, Kenneth C.
Teaching activities
PR-002-1 · Series · 1970-2011
Part of Kenneth Dewar fonds

The Teaching Activities series contains mainly course lecture notes, discussion questions, and in class activities including copies of quizzes and tests. The series also contains copies of primary source documents that were assigned as required reading to students.

The records cover the years 1970 to 2011 and include material from Kenneth Dewar’s time with various universities, including Mount Saint Vincent University, University of Victoria, University of Toronto and Wilfred Laurier University. History courses covered include The West and the World, Social and Cultural History of Canada, History of Childhood, Canadian Political Culture, Pre-Confederation and post-Confederation Canada, Canadian women and upper-level history seminars on various topics.

Dewar, Kenneth C.
Committee work
PR-002-2 · Series · 1975-2011
Part of Kenneth Dewar fonds

The Committee work series contains records relating to Dr. Kenneth Dewar’s participation in various university committees, mainly at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Professor Dewar was an active member and chair of the History Department at MSVU. Files related to this committee work include statistical information about the history department that were discussed in meetings, such as enrolment, faculty and academic plan data. The records also include memos, correspondence and evaluations. Agenda and meeting minutes cover announcements, regular business and issues related to the university or departmental programs.

Other committee files cover work done with the Library Committee, Committee on Academic Policy and Planning, Arts & Science Promotion Committee, Strategic Planning, Bookstore Consultative Review Committee. The series also contains documents, such as reports, relevant for discussions in these committees, including academic implications of disproportionate funding, the Dalhousie-Mount shuttle bus, senate, evaluations, planning documents, and reviews, among others.

There is also a copy of Insight Vol. 4 No. 2, Jan 1975 filed within the records.

Dewar, Kenneth C.
PR-002-3 · Series · 1983-2014
Part of Kenneth Dewar fonds

This series contains research and publication files related to Dr. Kenneth Dewar’s work on Charles Clarke (1857-1924), psychiatrist and politician from Elora, Ontario. The records contain copies of primary and secondary source documents sourced from various archives. The series also includes hand written notes written by Dewar about these documents for his book ‘Charles Clarke: Pen and Ink Warrior’. The series also contains files related to the publication process, such as funding and submissions to publishers. There are a number of documents related to McGill-Queen’s University Press, who published the book in 2002.

Dewar, Kenneth C.
Frank H. Underhill research
PR-002-4 · Series · 2005-2019
Part of Kenneth Dewar fonds

This series contains research notes and photocopies of sources relating to the development of Dewar's book "Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas" published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2015. The series contains several handwritten research and bibliographic notes, as well as correspondence with publishers and a copy of Dewar's introduction for "In Search of Canadian Liberalism" published by Oxford University Press.

Dewar, Kenneth C.