Fonds MG 429 - Joe Cherwinski fonds

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Joe Cherwinski fonds

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MG 429

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  • 1914-2006 (inclusive); 1965-2000 (predominant) (Creation)
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    Cherwinski, Walter Joseph Carl

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5.08 m of textual records
127 phtographs, 11 negatives, 133 slides
1 reel-to-reel, 2 DVD, 8 reels of microfilm, 82 fiche, 1 disc
23 posters
memorabilia
library

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(1942 - .)

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Walter Joseph Carl Cherwinski was born on 26 April 1942 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He earned both his BA (1964) and MA (1966) from the University of Saskatchewan, and his PhD (1972) from the University of Alberta. He worked as research assistant to Eugene Forsey, and as a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina and the University of Alberta, prior to accepting a permanent position in the history department at Memorial University, Newfoundland.
His research related primarily to prairie agricultural labour. He is author of numerous articles relating to labour issues, migrant workers on the prairies, and prairie history.

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This fonds contains the drafts, notes, and reference materials relating to Cherwinski’s research on prairie labour and history. It has been organized into 9 series:
1. Personal
2. Letters to Albert: The Main Family Correspondence from Saskatchewan, 1908-1925.
3. Prairie Farm Labour
4. Research – Various
5. Saskatchewan Organized Labour
6. Schwinghamer General Store
7. Winter on the Prairies: 1906-1907
8. Posters
9. Library

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Donated to the University Archives and Special Collections by Joe Cherwinski

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