Inventory of the
Robert H. Winters fonds

Inventory #F0446

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0446
Title:Robert H. Winters fonds
Dates:1922-1969, predominant 1950-1969
Extent:0.60 m of textual records
0.25 m of photographs : b&w
8 scrapbooks
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Robert Henry Winters (1910-1969), politician and businessman, was member of parliament for Lunenburg (1945-1957) and served as minister of Reconstruction & Supply, Resources and Development, and of Public Works (1948-1957). Defeated in 1957, he became president of Rio Tinto Mining Co. (Rio Algom Mines). In 1965 he returned to politics as the member for York and to the cabinet as Minister of Trade and Commerce. Defeated in his bid for the Liberal Party leadership (1968), he retired from politics and became president of Brazilian Light and Power Co. (now Brascan). Winters also served as chairman of the Board of Governors of York University (1960-1965) and that school named one of its first colleges in his honour.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of business and political correspondence, records relating to Robert Henry Winter's membership on the York University Board of Governors, and scrapbooks detailing his business and political careers.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/submissions/fonds/ON00370-f0000446.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1972-007. Further accruals may be expected.
Provenance Access Points:Winters, Robert Henry, 1910-1969

Date of creation: 2002/04/09
Date of last revision: 2003/04/08
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