Winks, Robin W.
Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Originals: 6.8 lin. ft.
- Copies: 12 microfilm reels.
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Access to Wink's correspondence closed until 2041.
Correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials related to Winks' authorship of Blacks in Canada: a History (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1971) and other articles concerning the history of blacks in Canada. Research material consists of notes taken by Winksin the field and in archives, and printed matter composed of articles, pamphlets, magazines, newspaper clippings, and correspondents with informants and reviewers.
Robin W. Winks, a professor of history at Yale University during the major part of his research for "The Blacks in Canada: A History" (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1971), received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1957. His career had been spent for the mostpart at Yale University, beginning as an instructor in 1957 through his appointment in 1977 as Master of BerkeleyCollege at Yale. Additionally, Winks was a visiting professor at the University of Malaya (1962-1963), and theUniversity of Sidney (1963) and was a State Department lecturer in the Middle East (1966) and West Africa (1972).He conducted research in a number of areas besides race relations, including Canadian-American diplomatic and cultural relations, and the role of Australia, New Zealandand Britain in the Pacific. Among his publications are "Failed Federations: Decolonization and The British Empire" (1970), "Myth of the American Frontier" (1971), and "The Relevance of Canadian History" (1978). He died in2003.
Controlled Access Terms
- Blacks -- Canada -- History -- Sources.
- Blacks -- Canada -- Social conditions.
- Canada -- Race relations.
- Canada -- History.
Additional Creator Names
- Winks, Robin W.
- Winks, Robin W. Blacks in Canada.