Fonds F01157 - Gerald Tulchinsky fonds

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Gerald Tulchinsky fonds

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  • 1926-2010 (Creation)
    Tulchinsky, Gerald

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36 m of textual records

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Gerald J.J. Tulchinsky was born in in 1933 in Brantford, Ontario, where he completed his schooling. He attended the University of Toronto and McGill University and graduated with a Ph.D. from Toronto in 1971. He taught at Loyola College, Montreal, and the University of Saskatchewan before coming to Queen's in 1966 with his wife, Ruth, and three children. He taught courses on urbanization, the Jewish experience in North America and the Holocaust, in the Department of History, and was also the Director of the Jewish Studies Programme at Queen's from 1999 to 2002. He became Professor Emeritus in 2002. Dr. Tulchinsky's published work includes a two-volume history of the Jews in Canada: Taking Root: The Origins of the Canadian Jewish Community (1992) and Branching Out: The Transformation of the Canadian Jewish Community (1998) It also includes Canada's Jews: A People's Journey (2008), which is considered an update on the previous two-volumes. He also has published Joe Salsberg: a Life of Commitment (2013). Dr. Tulchinsky was a member of the Canadian Historical Association, the Association for Jewish Studies and the Canadian Jewish Historical Society and has given numerous papers and commentaries at their meetings as well as at the gatherings of the Canadian Conference on Quantitative Methods and at other historical conferences and colloquia in Canada, Israel and Britain. Dr.Tulchinsky passed away in Kingston, Ontario on December 13, 2017.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, curriculum material, research papers, manuscripts grant applications, research files and index cards, and clippings. These are records of Dr. Tulchinsky's professional life as a professor of History at Queen's University. Included here are some family and personal papers that outline his life outside of his involvement with Queen's. There is also a good deal of material relating to his involvement with and research interest in the Canadian Jewish Community and the Holocaust. The bulk of these records relate to Dr. Tulchinsky's teaching, research, and publications.

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Donated by Gerald J.J. Tulchinsky - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2008, 2013


Files have been re-arranged under series headings established for the first accession in 1987 but wherever possible original file titles have been used. Each accession is arranged and shelved separately from previous and subsequent acquisitions and as such has a separate appendix to this finding aid.

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  • English

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F3 B3.5
F5 D5
F5 E6

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Copyright provisions may apply, please see an archivist.

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Description created on 1999/08/27. Last updated 18/06/2015.
Archivist(s): Stewart Renfrew, Shirley Spragge, Bruce Riggs, Paul Banfield, Ken Willmott, Deirdre Bryden

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