F0592 - Donald G. Simpson fonds


Series Number:S00516
Series Title:Education theses and other material
Extent:0.3 m of textual material
Scope and Content: Series consists of bound copies of Simpson's Masters and Ph.D. theses and other records collected during his years at school. His 1964 M.A. thesis was called "British radicals and the New Imperialism 1880-1886." His Ph.D. grew from his research for the Black community in Buxton, Ontario, which was working to build the country's first museum of Black Canadian history. Simpson completed this thesis in 1971 under the title "Negroes in Ontario from early times to 1870." The records in the series include yearbooks from Mimico High School, 1948-1952; souvenir football programmes and magazines, most of them for games between the Varsity Blues of the University of Toronto and the Western (UWO) Mustangs, for which Don was a fullback and a guard; a UWO student handbook; research proposals; clippings; American graduate school information and applications; and programmes and photographs of the Kappa Alpha Society, a fraternity to which Simpson belonged as an undergraduate.
Arrangement: The series is arranged in chronological order.
Other Notes:1. Research files from Simpson's thesis remain as received with his correspondence and general files in S00515. His thesis was re-discovered by scholars at the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, edited by Paul E. Lovejoy and published in 2005 as "Under the North Star: Black communities in Upper Canada before Confederation (1867)." This volume can be found in series S00513.

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