Fonds MG 94 - G. Bilson fonds

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G. Bilson fonds

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MG 94

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  • 1960-1987 (inclusive) ; 1975-1987 (predominant) (Creation)

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4.4 m of textual records

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Geoffrey Bilson was born 27 January 1938 in Cardiff, Wales. He obtained his early education at the Liverpool Institute, then went on to the University of Wales where he received a B.A. in history in 1960. Bilson continued his education in the United States, earning a MA from the University of Omaha (1963) and a Ph.D. from Stanford (1970). In 1964 he came to the University of Saskatchewan as an Instructor and rose through the ranks, becoming full Professor in 1980. The majority of Dr. Bilson's academic writings centred on 19th and 20th century Canadian history with a strong interest in immigration and health. In addition to his academic writings, Dr. Bilson established himself as a writer of children's books and plays. He died 25 July 1987.

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This fonds contains correspondence with family, friends and colleagues; biographical and research grant information; research and bibliographic files and notes; manuscripts and typescripts of published and unpublished scholarly articles, book reviews, addresses and books; lecture notes and course materials; as well as drafts and typescripts of plays, short stories and several books for youth. A large percentage of the research files contain photocopies of secondary and primary materials.

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