Collection C001 - Quinn collection

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Quinn collection

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  • 1931-[197-] (Creation)
    Quinn, Herbert Furlong

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250 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Herbert F. Quinn received a B.A. degree from Sir George Williams College in 1941. He was noted for involvement in student politics. He joined the Sir George Williams teaching staff in 1942 as a lecturer in the Humanities Division. In 1943, he became a lecturer in the Social Science Division. From 1944 to 1946, he was a lecturer in political science. In 1947 he was appointed assistant professor of social and political science. In 1950 he was promoted to associate professor and in 1955 to professor of political science. In 1976 he became a part-time lecturer in political science.

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Collection is composed of Canadian political pamphlets covering the period from the 1930's to the mid-1970's. The pamphlets present the platforms and agendas of a dozen Canadian political parties as well as several foreign parties. Political parties include: Quebec Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, Labour-Progressive Party, Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Progressive Conservative Party, Confédération des travailleurs catholiques du Canada, Union Nationale, Social Credit Party of Canada, BLOC Populaire, Parti Québécois, among others.

Collection also includes ancillary materials, including statements, newsletters, addresses, policy statements, transcripts, manifestos, and newspapers, and clippings related to the activities of Canadian political parties. Newspapers include, among others: Public Opinion, Le Fasciste Canadien, Le Temps, C.C.F. New Commonwealth, Canadian Tribune, C.C.F. Challenge, La Victoire, Le Canada Nouveau, Renaissance, and Canadian Student Assembly. Other items include court transcripts relating to the occupation of the Sir George Williams Computer Center (1969), and a manuscript of Quinn's book "The Union Nationale: Quebec Nationalism from Duplessis to Lévesque" (1979). Materials also document student involvement in the 1940s anti-conscription movement, the 1964 American presidential campaign, the German Christian Democratic Party, and Portuguese politics in the 1930s.

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Donated to Concordia University Libraries Special Collections by Herbert Furlong Quinn, professor in the Department of Political Science, between 1970 and 1980.


Materials are arranged by political party.

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  • English
  • French

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Reproduction for research or private study is permitted. Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder.

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