Fonds F00683 - Kenneth Grant Crawford fonds

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Kenneth Grant Crawford fonds

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CA ON00239 F00683

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  • 1924-1968 (Creation)
    Crawford, Kenneth Grant

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4.5 m of textual records

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Professor Crawford was born in Great Village, Nova Scotia in 1904. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in 1924 and an M.A. in 1926 in Political Science. From 1926 to 1934 he was assistant city clerk of London and city clerk from 1934 to 1944 when he came to Queen's University as director of the Institute of Local Government. For two years (1956-1958) he was on loan to the Ontario Government as Deputy Minister of the Department of Municipal Affairs and in 1962 Premiere John Robarts appointed him to a three-member commission set up to prepare a complete redistribution of Ontario's electoral districts. Professor Crawford was elected alderman of the City of Kingston in 1946 and held the post for ten years. He was also a member of the Kingston Planning Board. He was widely known as the author of a leading reference book Canadian Municipal Government. He died July 6, 1970.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, subject files, and clippings relating to his work on annexation issues in Brantford, London, and Kingston, Ontario; manuscipts; speeches; scrapbooks; and publications.

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Donated by Mrs. K. Crawford and Dr. Stewart Fyfe of the Department of Political Studies.


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  • English

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