Collection RC0516 - Christopher Powell collection

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Christopher Powell collection

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  • 1965-1982 (Creation)

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10 cm of textual records
19 audio cassettes

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During the course of researching his Ph.D thesis (“International Influences on the Anti-Vietnam War Movement in Canada, 1965-1975”) at the University of New Brunswick, Christopher Powell conducted interviews with a number of individuals who had been active in the protest movement against the Vietnam War during the mid-to-late 1960s . These included both Americans and Canadians; all were resident in Canada during the conflict. Many were involved with broader political and labour movements. The interviews themselves centred on participants’ anti-war activities, but also touch on broader political and biographical themes. Upon completion of his thesis, Dr. Powell donated the interviews and accompanying transcripts to McMaster University.

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The collection consists of taped interviews accompanied by typed interview transcripts, related correspondence, and relevant permissions forms consenting to participate in Powell’s research.

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The collection was donated to McMaster University by Dr. Powell upon completion of his thesis.


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Box 2 is restricted until 2090.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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