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H. Clare Pentland fonds

Call Number: Mss 46 (A.80-39, A.81-22)

Title: H. Clare Pentland fonds.

Dates: 1933-1981.

Extent: 3.5 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: Harry Clare Pentland was born in 1914 in Justice, Manitoba. He grew up in Brandon, Manitoba, where he attended Brandon Normal School and Brandon College, then affiliated with the University of Manitoba. In 1940, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and won the University gold medal.  He then went on to study for a Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Oregon. Following four years service in the Canadian Army during the Second World War, he studied at the University of Toronto, which subsequently awarded him the Ph.D. degree in Economics. Pentland joined the Department of Economics of the University of Manitoba in 1949 where he taught for several years, specializing in economic history and labour studies. In addition to his teaching, he was also President of the Faculty Association and a faculty representative on the Senate, President of the Manitoba Historical Society, and President of the Manitoba Records Society.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by H. Clare Pentland's wife in 1980 and 1981.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of the professional papers from Pentland's academic and public career extending from his undergraduate studies (1938) to the posthumous publication of his doctoral thesis (1981). Included are student papers, reading and lecture notes, portions of drafts of his doctoral thesis, and material relating to the history, administration, and curriculum of the University of Manitoba's Department of Economics. Personal documentation is present only incidentally.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material. Pentland's family retains right of first publication.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 46 (A.80-39, A.81-22).