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Michael Bliss fonds
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Personal and professional records of J. W. Michael Bliss, Professor in the Department of History.

Personal records of Michael Bliss, professor of history, consisting of correspondence, consulting and editorial work, manuscripts and publications, lecture notes and associated teaching files, addresses, references; 1,216 slides illustrating a wide variety of subjects in Canadian history; 93 slides illustrating the Montreal smallpox epidemic of 1885; photographs relating to themes in Canadian business and general history.

Michael Bliss fonds

  • UTA 1070
  • Fonds
  • 1881-2006

Fonds consists of 4 accessions

B1986-0032: Personal records of J. W. Michael Bliss, Professor in the Department of History. (9 boxes, 1958-1975)

B1987-0043: Personal records of J. W. Michael Bliss, Professor in the Department of History. (11 boxes, 1962-1982)

B1988-0076: Correspondence regarding and drafts, with comments, of manuscript for J. W. Michael Bliss's book, "Northern Enterprise: five centuries of Canadian Business" published by McClelland and Stewart, 1987. (5 boxes, 1985-1986)

B2006-0015: Personal records of Michael Bliss, professor of history, consisting of correspondence, consulting and editorial work, manuscripts and publications, lecture notes and associated teaching files, addresses, references; 1,216 slides illustrating a wide variety of subjects in Canadian history; 93 slides illustrating the Montreal smallpox epidemic of 1885; photographs relating to themes in Canadian business and general history. (31 boxes, 1881-2005)

Bliss, Michael

Flavelle illustrative material

Flavelle illustrative material: pictures, cartoons, etc. used in A Canadian Millionaire, w. alternatives and discards; assembled from a wide variety of sources, inc. signed photo of Grey of Fallodon.

Slides and pictures

Box 002P: Canadian History Slide collection: 12 double-trays of slides containing 1,216 black-and-white and colour illustrations relating to the widest possible number of subjects in Canadian history. Printed list of the contents. [includes double tray of slides (#501-600) removed from box 012 – note by Harold Averill].

Box 003P: Smallpox slide collection: Two double-trays containing 93 slides of illustrations relating to the Montreal smallpox epidemic of 1885; compiled to illustrate Plague: A Story of Smallpox in Montreal. Printed list of slides. (Some, but not all of these slides were made from prints in the folder in Box 24)

Prints, negatives, relating to themes in Canadian business history – and general history. 3 folders, approx 300 pictures. Most of these were accumulated as possible illustrations for Northern Enterprise: Five Centuries of Canadian Business; most came from collections I had access to as described above. Some of the best of the prints were made into slides, as above; but not all.