Judith Fingard

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Judith Fingard

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MS-2-713.2014-031

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1 m of textual records

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Judth Fingard (b. 1943) is an historian with research interests in Canadian social history, including religion, class, gender, race and disability. She was educated at Dalhousie University and the Univerity of London, from which she earned her PhD in 1970. From 1967-1997 she taught history at Dalhousie University, where she also served as the Dean of Graduate Studies (1990-1995), Assistant Dean (1989-1990), and Co-ordinator of Women's Studies (1989).

Since the late 1990s Fingard has served terms as president of the Canadian Historical Association and the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Association. For her contributions to Canadian history she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1991. She has received a number of awards and honours, including the John Lyman Book Award (1982), the Hilda Neatby Prize (1990) and the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Award (1990).

In addition to a wide range of scholarly articles, biographical entries and book reviews, Fingard is the author of the following books: The Anglican Design in Loyalist Nova Scotia (1972); Jack in Port: Sailortowns of Eastern Canada (1982); The Dark Side of Life in Victorian Halifax (1989); Halifax (Canada): The First 250 Years (1999), with Janet Guilford and David Sutherland; Mothers of the Municipality: Women, Work, and Social Policy in Post-1945 Halifax (2005), with Janet Guildford; and Protect, Befriend, Respect: Nova Scotia’s Mental Health Movement, 1908–2008 (2008), with John Rutherford.

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Records were donated by Judith Fingard in August 2014.

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The records in this accession include notes and photocopied primary materials relating to Judith Fingard's research on seamen in 19th-century Eastern Canada, the Halifax retail liquor trade in the 19th and early 20th centuries, James Robinson Johnston, George Liston and Isaac Sallis. Also included is one folder of professional correspondence and Fingard's MPhil and PhD diplomas from the University of London.

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The records in this accession remain in the original order in which they were received. Series titles are based on the donor's own file lists.

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  • English

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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There are five earlier accessions of Judith Fingard's papers, which were received between 1997-2009. These records have not been processed; file lists are available at the Archives.

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This accession description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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