Fonds FERG - George V. Ferguson fonds

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George V. Ferguson fonds

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  • 8 m of textual records

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George Victor Ferguson was born in Cupar, Fife, Scotland in 1897. His family settled in Nelson, British Columbia in 1903, and in 1912 moved to Calgary, Alberta. He served in France in the 196th Battalion during the First World War. After the war he attended the University of Alberta, and won a Rhodes Scholarship. In 1923 he received his BA from Christ Church, Oxford. He joined the staff of the Manitoba Free Press in 1925. He became Managing Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press between 1933-1944 and Executive Director between 1944-1946. In the late 1930s he also began political broadcasts on CBC Radio. He quit the Winnipeg Free Press in 1946 and worked for the international service of the CBC, and later became Editor of the Montreal Star, retiring in 1968. He died in Montreal in 1977.

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The records were donated to the Archives and Research Collections by Steve Ferguson in 2013.

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The fonds consists of 5 series that document the professional and personal life of George V. Ferguson. The series include: Subject Files (1908-1970), Personal (1920-2003), Editorials (1928-1970), Correspondence (1943-1971), Memoir Project (ca. 1960s-2014).

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Memoir Project contains a guide on context and structure in file M1.

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Some photographs are located within the fonds but have not been removed to date.

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