Inventory of the
W. Edward Mann fonds

Inventory #F0349

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0349
Title:W. Edward Mann fonds
Extent:18.20 m of textual records
49 audio reels
25 film reels
ca. 250 photographs
2 audio cassettes
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
William Edward Mann (1918-2012), writer and professor, was educated at Trinity College, University of Toronto (MTh 1949) where he also received his PhD in 1953. He served in the Anglican Church of Canada ministry from 1949 to 1959, during which time he was also a special lecturer at Trinity College, an assistant secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches (1948-1949) and secretary of the Toronto Diocesan Council for Social Service (1953-1958). In 1959 Mann embarked upon his second career, teaching at the Ontario Agricultural College (1959) and the University of Western Ontario (1961). He joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology at Atkinson College, York University in 1965 and remained there until 1982. He served as chairman of that department from 1965 to 1968. Mann is the author of several books including "A Mann for all seasons" (1996), "The Quest for total bliss : a sociological interpretation of Rajneeshism," (1990), "Vital energy and health," (1989), "Orgone, Reich and eros," (1973), "Society behind bars" (1969), and others. He has edited several texts including "Canada : a sociological profile" (3rd ed., 1976), and is the author of numerous reports and studies. Mann died on 12 January 2012.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of William Edward Mann's records pertaining to his education and to his teaching and research activities.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is partially restricted. Files containing student essays and questionnaires and responses are closed until the 2030.
Finding Aid: File lists are available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1991-004, 1992-023, 1996-012, 2004-018, 1999-014, 2000-017, 2001-011, 2001-048, 2004-018, 2006-049. No further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See Atkinson College fonds (F0001) for related material.
Provenance Access Points:Mann, W.E. (William Edward), 1918-2012

Date of creation: 2002/04/05
Date of last revision: 2012/01/26
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