Inventory of the
H.V. Nelles fonds

Inventory #F0464

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0464
Title:H.V. Nelles fonds
Extent:1.56 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
H.V. (Henry Vivian) Nelles was born in 1942 and educated at the University of Toronto where he received his B.A. (1964), M.A. (1965) and his PhD. (1970). A professor in the Department of History at York University since 1970, he was appointed Distinguished Research Professor of History at York in June 2001. In July 2004 he was appointed first L.R. Wilson Professor in Canadian History at McMaster University, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, and in Japan. In addition to teaching, Nelles was the Chair of the Ontario Council of University Affairs (1988-1992), co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review (1988-1992) and was a general editor of the Social History of Canada series (1978-1988). He is the author and/or editor of numerous books, among them "The Art of Nation-Building: Pageantry and Spectacle at Quebec's Tercentenary", "Monopoly's Moment: The Organization and Regulation of Canadian Utilities, 1830-1930", "The Politics of Development: Forests, Mines and Hydro-Electric Power in Ontario, 1849-1941" and, most recently, "A Little History of Canada". He is the recipient of several awards including Le Prix Lionel Groulx, the Toronto Book Award, and has twice received the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize of the Canadian Historical Association for the best book on Canadian History.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of material created and/or accumulated by Nelles during the course of his career as a professor, scholar and writer and includes notes, drafts and correspondence related to a number of his books including "The Art of Nation Building", Social History Series of Canada, "The Politics of Development", "Private Property and Community Property", and "Southern Exposure"; material that documents his work on the Ontario Seismic Data Improvement Project, the Task Force on Resource Centres at York, the Ontario Council on University Affairs as well as his work on various editorial boards and research projects.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 2004-020. Further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by H.V. Nelles in 2004.
Provenance Access Points:Nelles, H. V.

Date of creation: 2004/06/30
Date of last revision: 2005/06/21
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