Fonds MG 13 - V.C. Fowke fonds

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V.C. Fowke fonds

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MG 13

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  • 1907-1964 (inclusive) ; 1936-1960 (predominant) (Creation)

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6 m of textual records

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Vernon Clifford Fowke, born on 5 May 1907 in the district of Parry Sound, Ontario, grew up in Melville, Saskatchewan and attended Regina College for his secondary education. He went on to the University of Saskatchewan where he earned both a B.A. (1928) and MA. (1929). In 1942 he was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Dr. Fowke also studied at the Universities of Chicago and Toronto and the London School of Economics. He joined the faculty of the U of S as an Instructor in Economics in 1930 and became full Professor in 1948. Dr. Fowke spent 1957-1958 at the University of Toronto as the Harold Innis Visiting Research Professor and in 1962 was named Britnell Professor of Economics at the U of S. Dr. Fowke was a prolific writer, authoring three books and over seventy articles. He also served in various capacities on several royal commissions and government sponsored committees. In February of 1966, Dr. Fowke died suddenly while on sabbatical at Stanford, California.

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This fonds contains correspondence, articles, speeches, radio broadcasts, notes, briefs, minutes, reports, and memoranda pertaining to the personal, academic and public interests and activities of V.C. Fowke. Topics include monetary policy, finance, taxation, banking, agricultural economy and policy, transportation and freight rates.

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I. Correspondence.
II. Associations and Societies.
III. Royal Commission Brief Committee. – 1937.
IV. Urban Assessment Committee.
V. Saskatchewan Reconstruction Council.
VI. Economic Advisory Committee.
VII. Royal Commission on Co—operatives.
VIII. Committee on Municipal Boundaries.
IX. Research Committee on Land Tenure.
X. Royal Commission on the South Saskatchewan River Project.
XI. Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life.
XII. Canadian Social Science Research Council.
XIII. Freight Rates.
XIV. Co-op Essay Contest.
XV. Coyne Affair.
XVI. Wheat Policy.
XVII. University of Saskatchewan.
XVIII. Courses at other Universities and Institutions.
XIX. Manuscripts.
XX. Newspaper Clippings.
XXI. Research Notes.
XXII. Printed Material Collected by Dr. Fowke.

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Related material: See also Faculty Biographies, Faculty Publications, and alumni files.

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