- -2006 (Creation)
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0.32 m of textual records
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This series contains records relating to Prof. Berger’s scholarly activities as writer, reviewer, assessor and editor over three decades. Prof. Berger published four books and numerous articles and reviews. This series contains files with correspondence, reviews, and notes on all four books. Unfortunately, only the manuscript for Science, God and nature will be found. His first book, The Sense of Power: studies in the ideas of Canadian imperialism 1867-1914 published in 1970 is still considered an essential work for any student of Canadian history. In 1976 he received the Governor-General’s Award for Non-fiction for The writing of Canadian history: aspects of English Canadian historical writing, 1900-1970. The file containing an original typescript of Harold Innis’ autobiography received through Mary Quayle Innis may have been acquired during the research for this book.
In addition to files on his books, this series also contains files on articles, lectures and chapters in books, as well as reviews for such scholarly journals as the Canadian Historical Review. Records relating to his editorial work on The West and the nation: essays in honour of William L. Morton (1976) with Ramsay Cook, and Literary History of Canada Vol. IV (1990) will also be found. See list below.
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Records in B2008-0012/011 (07)-(09) (Sub-series 3) are restricted for 30 years. All other files are open.